Law & Politics performs the polling, research and selection of Rising Stars. To be eligible for selection, an attorney must be age 40 or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of the attorneys in Southern California (Los Angeles and Orange counties) are selected as Rising Stars. Rising Stars is a comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding, emerging attorneys in Southern California, representing a wide range of practice areas, firm sizes and geographical locations. The Southern California 2005 Super Lawyers Rising Stars [are] . . . Michael M. Amir. Michael Amir is a litigation partner of the recently formed Century City law firm of Doll & Amir LLP. He recently obtained a complete defense victory in preliminary injunction proceedings filed against seven defendants in a "corporate raiding" case in Colorado. He co-chaired a five-week jury trial in a real estate dispute, which resulted in a complete defense verdict. He disposed of a $1.5 million contract claim at the pleading stage. Among other clients, he currently represents several major educational institutions, a consortium of high-net-worth investors, a prominent real estate developer, and a successful film and television producer.