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Super Lawyers Rising Star Recognition: They Will Tell You No. You Will Tell Them Yes.

September 24, 2014

 To be a Rising Star, you have to be under 40.  Whew.  I just made the cutoff (Sept. 16th). 

I wasn’t going to write this post, but I feel compelled to do so.

 Years ago, a former boss told me that, “There can be only so many rising stars in the office and you aren’t going to be one of them.”  I was astounded. 

I knew right then and there that I would have to do things in a non traditional way in order to become the best lawyer that I wanted to be.  And, indeed, my path has had unforeseen twists and turns.  

The date I found out about the recognition, I wrote a quote on Facebook from a NIKE AD that I had pasted to my college dorm room closet in 1992. A simple Google image search later, and here is same exact ad:



When I speak to young people about success (not that I am by any means the authority), I tell them that only you yourself (not your boss, co-worker, mother, father, grandparent, best “friend”, brother, sister, teacher, boyfriend, husband, wife, child, coach) knows your capability and talent.  Mute out negative voices of people who may claim to know the depths of your intellect, drive, discipline, and talent in any aspect of your life.  Only you see your dreams at night, only you can hear your heart palpitate when something excites you.  All your life people will tell you no. NO. NO. NO.  A thousand times no. But you will tell them yes.  YES. YES. YES. A thousand times yes.  

Below is our Press Release we recently circulated regarding my recent Super Lawyers Rising Star Recognition. 


Super Lawyers Recognizes Salene Mazur Kraemer, of MAZURKRAEMER BUSINESS LAW, As “Rising Star”

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 WEIRTON, WEST VIRGINIA, September 21, 2014.  —-On June 13, 2014, Super Lawyers magazine published its annual recognition list which includes Salene Mazur Kraemer, of MAZURKRAEMER Business Law, as a “Rising Star” for the State of West Virginia in the fields of business and bankruptcy law.

Ms. Kraemer is a resident of Mount Lebanon township, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a native of Weirton, West Virginia.

Super Lawyers’ Rising Star list highlights emerging attorneys who are either under the age of 40 or who have been practicing law for 10 or fewer years.

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected based on a rigorous, multiphase rating process that includes peer nominations, evaluations and third party research of 12 key categories. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. The list is published online and in a magazine called West Virginia and Virginia Super Lawyers.Print

Just two and half percent (2.5%) of all lawyers in West Virginia are named to this “Rising Star” list each year by Super Lawyers.magazine insert

Salene earned her B.A. as a University Honors Scholar, and Masters in Business Administration, from West Virginia University, both magna cum laude. She earned her J.D. from Villanova University. An active blogger and former turnaround management consultant, she earned a Certified Turnaround Analyst designation from the Turnaround Management Association. Salene is a member of West Virginia, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania State Bars.

“I am honored to be recognized by Super Lawyers for my experience in business and bankruptcy law,” said Salene Mazur Kraemer. “My path as a lawyer has not been a traditional one. I have always been passionate about the practice of law and committed to excellence in my field. This is a great 40th birthday gift.”

Salene is the founding principal of MAZURKRAEMER, an entrepreneurial business law and consulting firm in tune with how technology has changed the legal and business landscape of our time. Your go-to business and bankruptcy confidantes, the firm offers attentive legal and business consulting services, without compromising technical skill or experience. With offices in Weirton, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, PA, MAZURKRAEMER counsels entrepreneurs and small to middle market companies at every stage of the business cycle in a broad range of business transactions, particularly reorganization.

Salene concentrates her particular practice on commercial bankruptcy law, along with general business and litigation counseling. She has and continues to represent businesses and individuals in bankruptcy courts all over the country.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2014 6:19 pm

    Congratulations! It couldn’t have happened to a more terrific lawyer!

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