Marte J. Bassi, Noel Edlin, and Fred M. Blum were named 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers. Marte was selected for the Personal Injury Defense: General category, Noel Edlin for Environmental Litigation, and Fred Blum for Environmental Law.  According to their website, the Super Lawyers Magazine research team uses a patented selection process that involves three components: creation of the candidate pool; evaluation of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area.