February 2011 Archives

In the new issue of Indiana Super Lawyers

Rubin & Levin partner Elliott Levin speaks on bankruptcy law and why he never underprepares for a case.

In the new issue of Georgia Super Lawyers

* Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears of Schiff Hardin is off the bench and in the game.

Carter Phillips on his mentor Rex Lee

Super Lawyers recently had the pleasure of talking with Carter Phillips, the managing partner of Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C. Phillips holds the record for the most arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court with an astounding 71, including five this term. He talked with us about his days clerking for Chief Justice Warren Burger, his friend Justice Samuel Alito, what he does to prep for an appearance, and his batting average before the Supremes, all of which will be detailed in the Super Lawyers section of the Washington Post Magazine on May 1.

Happy Anniversary Super Lawyers & Thomson Reuters

This week, Super Lawyers marks our one year anniversary with Thomson Reuters. It's been a great year indeed, and it's been an honor to tell the stories of amazing attorneys from a platform that continues to grow with the help of Thomson Reuters, FindLaw and Hubbard. As a twenty-year member of the Thomson Reuters family via West Publishing, I feel as if Super Lawyers is really at home here. Our motto at West was to provide "better service to the bench and bar," and of course, Thomson Reuters Trust Principles reinforce what Super Lawyers has always stood for -- freedom from bias and dissemination of information. At Super Lawyers, we name the attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice, as evidenced by their nomination by peers and the findings of our independent research team. You can't buy your way onto our list or into our editorial. We disseminate our lists widely so that consumers who need an attorney can use them as input to their important hiring decision. And we surround the lists with editorial that tells the stories of these attorneys who set the bar as jurists, community members and people. It's been a great year for Super Lawyers and I have no doubt 2011 will be even better.

Super Lawyers contributor Martin Kuz wins Peter Jennings Fellowship

We are delighted to share that the wonderful Sacramento-based freelance journalist Martin Kuz, who has penned such great pieces for us as "Can Paxil Cause Birth Defects?" for Texas Super Lawyers and "Googling Kent Walker" for Corporate Counsel Edition, has won a spot in the coveted Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution program, which convenes in Philadelphia for three days in March. Congratulations, Martin!