Super Lawyers in the News: Top Listers, Pro Bono Work and Central Park

When it comes to being selected to a Super Lawyers list we evaluate attorneys based on 12 indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. One of the ways our research team goes about finding information on nominated attorneys is sifting through press clippings in scholarly journals and industry-specific magazines. In September alone we had a number of our selected attorneys make headlines. We invite you to learn a bit more about them below.

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Thomas Zeichman - Bankruptcy attorney Thomas Zeichman, a Rising Stars listee at Marshall Socarras Grant in Boca Raton, Florida, has entered the political arena as a Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives. So far, the Palm Beach County native has an opponent from each party for the District 89 seat, which opened up because GOP Rep. Bill Hager has served the maximum allowable terms. http://bit.ly/2x8i1SZ

Tom Kline - In case you missed it perennial Top Lister Tom Kline from Kline & Specter, PC and Jordan Merson from Merson Law, PLLC plan to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the city of New York on behalf of a woman injured by a tree in Central Park. http://cbsn.ws/2x2abNb

Ted Howard - When Super Lawyers listee Ted Howard, with D.C.'s Wiley Rein, helped negotiate a settlement in a pro bono class action for nearly 1,200 prisoners at Virginia's Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in 2014, he was optimistic about change. But today, he filed a contempt motion alleging the state Department of Corrections has failed to provide adequate medial care to inmates. Read about it here: http://bit.ly/2eLW0ER

Ron Meshbesher - In March 2010, we had such a wide-ranging conversation with legendary Minnesota attorney Ron Meshbesher, who is currently suffering from Alzheimer's, that we could only print half of it. Here for the first time is the other half, in which the colorful, plain-talking criminal defense attorney reminisces about the Piper kidnapping case, euphemistic court terms, and the time his client was at the crime scene with the literal smoking gun in his hand ... and he got him acquitted. http://bit.ly/2xeMd1L

Above are just some of the fascinating stories our list selectees are a part of every month. To keep up with more Super Lawyers news follow us on Facebook and Twitter.