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Getting Social With Your Selection

Legal consumers, especially millennials, are searching for you on social media. According to a recent FindLaw study, 37 percent of millennials, and 20 percent of general legal consumers are incorporating social media into their search for a lawyer. If you aren't there, these clients will go to a firm that is.

From the Vault -- Ted Wells in the Courtroom

Ted Wells is no stranger to headlines. Those come with the territory when the NFL has you on speed dial as their must-trusted investigator into the football world's top scandals. But long before Wells was preparing reports on Tom Brady's deflated footballs or the culture of bullying in NFL locker rooms, the Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison partner appeared on the cover of the inaugural issue of New York Metro Super Lawyers in 2006. In a wide-ranging profile, we took an in-depth look at some of Wells' biggest courtroom victories on behalf of clients connected to, among others, Presidents Reagan and Clinton. An excerpt:

How Will you Prove You're the "Best of the Best"?

There's a preconceived notion out there that attorneys fashion a high opinion of themselves. Whether it's the law school they attended or their win/loss record in cases, the stigma exists. Interestingly enough, in a recent Thomson Reuters study, attorneys in small law firms ranked being "the best of the best" third out of 14 priorities when it came to goals that were most important to them.

Super Lawyers in the News: Top Listers, Pro Bono Work and Central Park

When it comes to being selected to a Super Lawyers list we evaluate attorneys based on 12 indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. One of the ways our research team goes about finding information on nominated attorneys is sifting through press clippings in scholarly journals and industry-specific magazines. In September alone we had a number of our selected attorneys make headlines. We invite you to learn a bit more about them below.

From the Vault ― Courtroom Alchemy with Dick DeGuerin

Texas legal legend Dick DeGuerin is known nationwide for representing clients like Tom DeLay, David Koresh and Robert Durst. After first profiling DeGuerin in 2007, we caught up with him again in the 2015 issue of Texas Super Lawyers, as he was continuing to represent Durst in the wake of the HBO documentary series The Jinx. An excerpt:

Reach a Network Who is Looking For Attorneys Like You

Super Lawyers Business Edition is a trusted legal resource for small and medium-sized businesses needing quality legal counsel. This directory makes it easy for selectees to connect with potential clients and referring attorneys on a local and national scale by putting your name in the hands of key decision-makers responsible for legal hiring.

Super Lawyers in the News: Uber, GoFundMe Campaign and Dean Strang

From community newspapers to The New York Times to television spots as legal analysts our Super Lawyers selectees stay busy outside of the courtroom. As an ongoing blog feature we wanted to keep you up-to-date on their happenings each month. Here is recap of what transpired in August.

How to Build a Pro Bono Effort From Scratch

In the past two posts (here and here), we've talked about the pros and cons of pro bono. The newest Super Lawyers Playbook, Doing Good While Doing Well: A Road Map to Success with Pro Bono, shows that the pros outweigh the cons-if you manage your practice right.

From the Vault -- Nice Guy Robert Van Nest

In the cover story of the 2007 issue of Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine, we sat down with the man who once bested Al Davis, former owner of the Raiders: business litigator Robert A. Van Nest. He shared why "world-class litigator" and "decent guy" don't have to be mutually exclusive concepts. An excerpt: