June 2011 Archives

Everything Kelly J.C. Gallinger Learned About Legal Writing She Learned from Justice Karla Gray

We recently interviewed Kelly J.C. Gallinger, a partner at Brown Law Firm in Billings, Mont., who practices insurance defense and litigation. Gallinger spent 11 years in the Montana Army National Guard, and one year teaching ESL in South Korea--which you can read about in the latest issue of Mountain States Super Lawyers.

In the Latest Issue of Washington Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Magazine ...

In the most recent issue of Washington Super Lawyers & Rising Stars magazine (available online, digitally, via app, and of course in magazine form), we highlight Rebecca Ringer, whose lifelong campaign for justice began with a high school crusade against the Sadie Hawkins Day dance.

In the Latest Issue of Florida Super Lawyers & Rising Stars ...

In the latest issue of Florida Super Lawyers & Rising Stars magazine (available online, digitally, via app, and of course in magazine form), we sharpen our pencils to profile Top 100 attorney Jane Kreusler-Walsh, an appellate lawyer who knows what judges really want: a well-edited brief. Fortunately, that's the only kind Kreusler-Walsh knows how to produce.

A Conversation with James Lobsenz, Part III: The Awkwardness of Appeal

Our article on James Lobsenz, entitled "James Lobsenz Rewrites the Rules," about the criminal defense and appellate lawyer with Seattle's Carney Badley Spellman who was the ACLU's cooperating attorney in the Witt v. Department of the Air Force case, is now available online and in magazine form.

Super Lawyers Article on Florida's Mike Ossi Wins SPJ's Sunshine State Award

We're pleased to announce that "Star Attraction," a profile of entertainment lawyer Mike Ossi, with Ossi, Najem & Rosario in Jacksonville, which appeared in the June 2010 issue of Florida Super Lawyers magazine, was honored this weekend in the Sunshine State Awards sponsored by the South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It took second place in the category: Light Feature Reporting.

In the Lastest Issue of San Diego Super Lawyers...

In the latest issue of San Diego Super Lawyers magazine (available online, digitally, via app, and of course in magazine form), we profile Top 10 attorney Charles M. Sevilla, a criminal defense and appellate lawyer whose clients include former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock, and who helped establish the current standard for the insanity defense in People v. Skinner. He's won the release of men convicted of murder and child abuse. He's sat with men on death row. He's also the lawyer other lawyers turn to when they have trouble with a case:

"The Change of Heart of Don Nichols" from Minnesota Super Lawyers Wins SPJ's Page One Award

We're pleased to announce that "The Change of Heart of Don Nichols," a profile of the employment litigation partner with Nichols Kaster in Minneapolis, which appeared in the August 2010 issue of Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine, was honored this week in the Page One Awards sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It took third place in the category: Magazine Profile.

Mark Zaid on The Sabrina de Sousa National Security Case

Sabrina de Sousa, a former federal employee who was sentenced in Italy to seven years in prison for her involvement in a CIA rendition of a Muslim cleric, sued the State Department in 2009 when it failed to invoke diplomatic immunity on her behalf. Mark Zaid, who has a national security practice and whom we profiled in Washington DC Super Lawyers in 2009, is fighting the government's motion to dismiss the case in federal district court. He's asked to provide the judge with classified information in de Sousa's defense, but the Obama Administration objected, saying it alone reserves the power to release classified information. Judge Beryl Howell gave Zaid until July 11 to respond in a written brief.