At Super Lawyers we've heard it all before....."How many people did she have to petition to be selected?" or even "His advertising dollars got him in the magazine." But see for yourself below and separate fact from fiction.
Each new issue of Super Lawyers Magazine highlights attorneys throughout their respective states who have a unique approach to the craft. They are well respected by their colleagues, successful in their practice area and dogged in their pursuit of success. Here are their stories from the past month.
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:
Over the past ten years Todd Spodek, founder at Spodek Law Group P.C., has built his law practice into a high-demand New York City trial law firm, based on positive results and high-profile court cases. From Fox News to Entrepreneur.com to Entertainment Tonight Todd relishes the idea of his firm being noticed in a crowded marketplace. We spoke with Todd briefly about his first Rising Stars list selection as well as everything from Instagram to online marketing.
We all know Super Lawyers selectees are the best of the best, exemplifying excellence in practice in all 50 states. They are selected because of peer recognition, achievements and verdicts or settlements. But what does excellence look like in action for Super Lawyers selectees? Here are just a few examples.
How do potential clients see your firm? There's a predisposition amongst legal consumers that attorneys sit in their ivory tower, lording from on high. So while many lawyers are easily accessible, sometimes prospects don't view it that way. It's difficult to hurdle this barrier many consumers have, but doing so will help your firm seem trustworthy and compassionate.
For Liane Fisher, senior partner at Fisher Taubenfeld LLP in New York City, the demands of running a business and a law practice at the same time was a juggling match to say the least. Whether it was human resources, budgeting, marketing or even networking, Liane wanted to dedicate more time to the practice of employment law.
On "Love Your Lawyer" Day, we asked Super Lawyers selectees why they chose to become attorneys. After all, the legal realm can be a challenging field, and it certainly isn't for everyone. Attorneys who have been selected for Super Lawyers have risen not only to meet these high expectations, but have gone above them, too, so their responses promised to be illuminating. In the responses we received, we saw two significant trends emerge.
For the past year both Super Lawyers and FindLaw have been advocating about the value of being proactive when it comes to managing your reputation online. Now there's more proof to that claim.
There's a preconceived notion out there that attorneys fashion a high opinion of themselves. Whether it's the law school they attended or their win/loss record in cases, the stigma exists. Interestingly enough, in a recent Thomson Reuters study, attorneys in small law firms ranked being "the best of the best" third out of 14 priorities when it came to goals that were most important to them.