Awards & Recognitions

2017 Fern M. Steiner and Jon Y. Vanderpool – Employment & Labor Law – Super Lawyers

“Best Lawyers” 23rd Edition (2017) has again honored Fern M. Steiner as among the best individual employment and labor union lawyers in America

June 2016, San Diego’s Louis M. Welsh Chapter of the American Inns of Court bestowed its Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Superior Content to Jon Vanderpool’s group’s presentation on post-trial motion procedures

2015 U.S. News has selected SSVW among Best Law Firms

2015 Fern M. Steiner and Jon Y. Vanderpool – Employment & Labor Law – Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Labor Law – Union Lawyer of the Year

Fern M. Steiner – 2014

Best Lawyers® selected Fern M. Steiner as the 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for San Diego Labor Law – Union Attorneys.

For more information go to Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year 2014

County of San Diego Supervisor Dave Roberts Proclamation

June 27, 2013 – County of San Diego Supervisor Dave Roberts presented a Proclamation to Fern M. Steiner honoring Smith, Steiner, Vanderpool & Wax for 30 years of outstanding service, leadership, and commitment to area residents

Proclamation

July 2013 – Jon Y. Vanderpool is promoted to Master of Louis M. Welsh Chapter of the American Inns of Court

Fern M. Steiner has been selected for Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers 2013

The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers is exclusive to women lawyers who have achieved the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Fern M. Steiner – 2017 San Diego Super Lawyers – Ranked as One of the Top 25 Women Lawyers

Martindale Hubbell rates Fern M. Steiner and Jon Y. Vanderpool AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer for 2016

2016 U.S. News has selected SSVW among Best Law Firms

2015 Fern M. Steiner – Labor and Employment Law – San Diego Best Lawyers

2014- 2015 Employment & Labor Law – The Top Women Attorneys in Southern California

Fern Steiner

Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Fern M. Steiner – 2013

The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers is exclusive to women lawyers who have achieved the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

US News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

2013 Smith, Steiner, Vanderpool & Wax ranked in US News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

See rankings at US News Best Law Firms.

Employment Law-Individuals Lawyer of the Year

Fern M. Steiner has been selected for inclusion in Southern California’s Best Lawyers of the Year.

For more info go to 2012 Top Rated Lawyers.

The Employee Rights Center

Fern M. Steiner – 2012

The Employee Rights Center (ERC) recognized and honored Fern Steiner on November 29, 2012, for her long-standing support for the rights and interests of San Diego’s employees. ERC

2013 Smith, Steiner, Vanderpool & Wax ranked in US News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

See ranking at:  US News-Best Law Firms