Congratulations to Minneapolis writer Christy DeSmith for winning a bronze award in the 2012 Society of Professional Journalists contest for best magazine profile in Minnesota in 2011. She won for her vivid portrait of St. Paul attorney Jeffrey Anderson, who's renowned worldwide for his clergy-abuse cases against the Catholic Church, for Minnesota Super Lawyers. Read her award-winning piece here.
The latest issue of Florida Super Lawyers & Rising Stars magazine, which is now available online as a digital magazine and in print, features lawyers who have encountered famous figures and household names. J. Cheney Mason faced hoards of reporters and a raging public as he represented Casey Anthony, possibly the most reviled woman on the planet at the time.
The latest issue of San Diego Super Lawyers magazine is now available.
In recently disclosed court filings in the bankruptcy case of LightSquare Inc., a wireless-networking venture, it was revealed that Ted Olson of Gibson Dunn, whom we featured in our most recent edition of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, billed $1,800 an hour for his services. That's the highest rate ever to be publicly disclosed, according to Valeo Partners, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm that maintains a database of legal rates pulled from court filings and other public information.
"I'm not sure one person without support can do much, but one person with a lot of like-minded friends can make a difference," says E. Lynn Grayson, a partner at Jenner & Block in Chicago, who recently received the Illinois State Bar Association's 2012 Diversity Leadership Award. Grayson is recognized as one of the top environmental lawyers in the country and has worked throughout her 26-year career to bolster women and other historically disadvantaged groups in the legal profession. But, she says, all the credit shouldn't go to her.