July Super Lawyers Magazine Review
Super Lawyers Summer Giveaway Recap
As July comes to a close we wanted to recap the editorial subjects for the four magazines released this month: 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine - Rising Stars, 2015 Washington Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015 Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine and the 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.
This issue features attorney Ken Lee, who exemplifies the quintessential American story. Having moved from Seoul, South Korea to America at the age of four, he is a first generation immigrant. After graduating from Harvard Law, Lee's first major case came after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. In this case Lee represented real estate leasers in the towers, arguing against insurance companies whether the attacks warranted either one or two claims.
In an age where lawyers are likely to specialize in a certain area of law, attorney Kelly Corr stands out from the rest. In his four decades of practicing law he has litigated a diverse range of cases, from a record label lawsuit involving rock stars Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, to a landmark case against Microsoft's Bill Gates. Throughout his career he also faced much adversity, including the firm he worked at for 23 years disintegrating in 1999. Since then, Corr has co-founded his own firm - Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Morr - and seen great success as one of the top lawyers in the Seattle area.
This edition of Super Lawyers Magazine features four attorneys - Albert Menash, S. Ward Greene, David Markowitz, and Edwin A. Harnden. Though these attorneys each practice at a separate firm, in a different practice area, they have been close friends for decades. Throughout the years their bonds strengthened as they shared information on how to better manage their firms. "We were all small firms at the time, and we all trusted each other. We shared information openly and never divulged it to anyone." Today this unique group of friends can be seen together supporting civic, arts, education, and environmental organizations.
Minnesota attorney Jim Carey has the name of a movie star and a legal career to match. After graduating from William Mitchell law school, Carey knew he wasn't destined to represent banks and insurance companies. Instead he chose to become a trial lawyer and represent individuals. In 1987, as a recent graduate, he won his first million dollar jury verdict involving a farm accident and since then hasn't looked back. Today Carey can be found working as the managing partner at SiebenCarey while still maintaining a heavy caseload.
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Bolster Your Presence in the Legal Business Community
Earlier this July Super Lawyers held its first ever social media giveaway. We asked our Facebook community to comment what they believed are the top three traits that exemplify outstanding lawyers, then selected one community member at random and sent them four Super Lawyers pub glasses. Lawyers from all over the country sent various answers, each sharing their opinion on what it takes to be an outstanding lawyer. Let's look at what some of the Super Lawyers Facebook community members had to say.
1. Being trustworthy and not just acting it
2. Saying no when needed. Eg. I need to refer that out because that is not within my area of competence. No I can't take you as a client for one reason or another.
3. Always try to improve. Legal skills. Client development skills.
- James Yang
1. Good research and communication skills
2. (timely) response to clients/ and the court
3. The passion and drive to be better / learn from others
- Elizabeth Roberts
1. The ability to see and argue both sides of a case or an issue
2. The ability to communicate effectively, both in speech and in writing
- Joyce Jones
1. Enjoys stress
2. Doesn't vacation
3. Despises math
- Lou Shapiro
The broad range of answers we received truly shows the diverse range of skills a lawyer must have to be considered outstanding. With that being said, we will continue to do giveaways throughout the summer, asking a new question and featuring a different product each time. Stay tuned to the Super Lawyers Facebook page for our next giveaway, more Super Lawyers pub glasses!
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Forming a professional network in the legal community is vital to developing new business at your firm. In the last quarter alone, 85%* of attorneys say they have referred clients to other attorneys, with 75%* saying they received referrals back.
Ask any small law firm attorney what their number one source of new clients is, and just about all of them will tell you it's referrals. Although the internet is the go-to resource for finding many products and services in today's technology driven world, when it comes to hiring a professional, good old word-of-mouth still has its place.
Maybe it's because a relationship with a lawyer, realtor, accountant, or doctor is more intimate than say, a photographer. Or maybe it's because professional services are more serious in nature and require more trust from the relationship.
Whatever the cause, the effect is that referrals still continue to be the number one source of new client leads for many attorneys. So if you are in the business side of the legal industry, Super Lawyers Business Edition is a great source for standing out to referral sources -whether you wish to increase or simply maintain your network.
Super Lawyers Business Edition is an annual resource that serves as the go-to guide for 55,000+ executives with a focus on small companies this year who are in charge of making legal hiring decisions as well as 10,000 law firms nationwide. This magazine features a listing of all firms with 2015 Super Lawyers selectees in the following business practice groups: Business and Transactions; Construction, Real Estate and Environmental; Employment; Intellectual Property; and Litigation.
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*July 2015 Super Lawyers Attorney Referral Survey