Posts tagged "Catholic Church"

On the Cover: Christopher Malone

VASL12.jpgThe newest edition of Virginia Super Lawyers, now available online, as a digital edition and in print, features cover subject Christopher Malone of ThompsonMcMullan in Richmond. A prominent business litigator, Malone is committed to using the law to do good works. A fitting approach, considering that he moonlights as a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. An excerpt:

Super Lawyers Takes a Journalism Award

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.

Jeff Anderson on the Sex Abuse Scandal at Penn State

MNSL11.jpegEarlier this year we featured St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson of Jeff Anderson & Associates, who has been bringing clergy sex abuse suits against the Catholic Church since 1983, on the cover of Minnesota Super Lawyers. Anderson yesterday filed the first civil suit in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal involving assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. He's representing a 29-year-old man who claims he was abused more than 100 times by the coach between 1992 and 1996. Anderson spoke to us this morning about how he became involved in the case, what these cases say about institutions and us, and when he'll be willing to commend Penn State. Here is an excerpt from that discussion.