Announcing Board of Advisors

We are honored to announce the Super Lawyers Board of Advisors, composed of attorneys who embody excellence in practice. The board will provide advice, feedback and editorial guidance and includes lawyers from across the country, of varied firm sizes, who have consistently appeared at the top of the Super Lawyers lists.

The advisors include, among others: Gary Naftalis, who defended Disney CEO Michael Eisner; Carter Phillips, who has appeared 66 times before the U.S. Supreme Court; Joe Friedberg, who has represented police officers and professional athletes; Roy Black, whose clients include Kelsey Grammar and race driver Helio Castroneves; and Mark Lanier, who won a $253.5 million award in the nation's first Vioxx trial.

"Super Lawyers does a great service for both the legal community and the pulblic," said Lanier. "It is an honor to help further this important work."

The following are the Super Lawyers Advisory Board Members:

David Beck, Beck, Redden & Secrest, LLP, Houston

Roy Black, Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, PA, Miami

Mike Ciresi, Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi LLP, Minneapolis

Joe Friedberg, Joseph S. Friedberg, Chartered, Minneapolis

Tom Girardi, Girardi Keese, Los Angeles

E. Lynn Grayson, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

John Keker, Keker & Van Nest LLP, San Francisco

David Keltner, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, Fort Worth

Tom Kline, Kline & Specter, PC, Philadelphia

Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm, PLLC, Houston

Thomas Malone, Malone Law, Atlanta

Gary Naftalis, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, New York

Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin, LLP, Washington, D.C.

Stacy Phillips, Phillips, Lerner, Lauzon & Jamra LLP, Los Angeles

Donald Schiller, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Chicago

Nancy Shilepsky, Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP, Boston

Ted Wells, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York

Shilepsky said, "I've had the chance to learn first-hand about the Super Lawyers selection process and I'm impressed with the rigor of the multiphased approach to the list selction."

We look forward to working with this outstanding group of attorneys and will welcome their insights and good counsel.