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In April, the charity Kids' Dreams, co-founded by Super Lawyers selectee Patricia Lebow, awarded $25K in scholarships to ten Palm Beach County students, all girls. The students come from lower income schools in Palm Beach County where Ledow is a managing partner at Broad and Cassel.
Lebow started the charity with her late husband Alan Lebow to connect "economically disadvantaged children to enriching cultural, athletic and scholastic opportunites." Over ten years they have awarded more than $600K in scholarships to more than 3,000 children from Title 1 high schools that have been accepted to a college or university in Florida.
Patricia Lebow has been a Super Lawyers selectee for the past eleven years. Her focus is on commercial and real estate litigation, and she recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daily Business Review.
The board of Kids Dreams also includes Super Lawyers selectees Jacqueline S. Miller of Broad and Cassel and Richard Comiter of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP.
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From the Vault -- Major Leaguer Ron Motley
Firms are spending more time than ever marketing their services to stand out from their peers. But perhaps the easiest and least expensive strategy is to display recognition items in your office to promote your legal achievements.
Chances are you have recognitions to tout such as certifications, awards or a selection to a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list. Highlighting these legal achievements creates a sure-fire way of creating buzz around your firm and enhancing your brand.
Whether it's a recognition plaque on your wall, a video playing in your firm's lobby or a decal on your window, be sure to exhibit your accomplishments for all to see. It doesn't have to be elaborate, just prominent. Showcasing these achievements provides instant credibility and validation to prospective and current clients alike. It builds trust that they've come to the right firm for their legal needs.
The easiest way to promote a Super Lawyers selection is through our gift and recognition collection. Our recognition collection includes many customized items such as plaques, framed certificates, marquees, window decals, and much more. Our gift collection also includes Super Lawyers branded apparel, branded barware, business accessories and sporting goods.
To learn more about the Super Lawyers branded gift and recognition collection, visit http://www.superlawyers.com/about/recognition.html.
This year's edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine features an in-depth profile on Terry E. Richardson Jr. of Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman. Nine years ago, in the same publication, we told the story of Richardson's former partner, the late, legendary Ronald L. Motley, who famously took on Big Tobacco and al-Qaeda's financial backers. An excerpt:
When he started working on asbestos cases, he settled a few, but then hit a snag when he went to trial: inexperience. "The rookie got his ears pinned back," Motley remembers. "They got me the first three times." Undeterred, he used money from the previous settlements to forge ahead.
When that ran out, [his firm] cut him off, tired of spending money on cases that seemed hopeless. Motley and colleague Terry Richardson took out a personal line of credit to keep going. "We had 2,000 to 3,000 [asbestos] cases in the office, and I wasn't going to give up," Motley recalls. "People were relying on us-they needed help." Motley describes his work as "not a case, but a cause."
"What turned the tide was finding whistleblowers," he says. "They said the industry had knowledge that the substance was harmful." The whistleblowers emerged after the U.S. government said in 1978 that an estimated 12 million Americans had been exposed to asbestos, says Motley.
Read the rest of Motley's story in the full feature article on SuperLawyers.com. And be sure to check out Richardson's own tale in the latest version of South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine here.