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The Most Inspirational Lawyer Ever?

When in her confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court Sonia Sotamayor discussed the influence of Perry Mason on her career, it got us thinking, what do the lawyers named to Super Lawyers think of the TV lawyer icon? Turns out they think a lot. Here are just a handful of the many comments about the TV lawyer that have made it into the pages of Super Lawyers.
 
Deryck Palmer of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft:
“If I had to trace the origins [of my fascination] with law, it goes back to when I was a young child. You may laugh, but I watched Perry Mason and I was very impressed. Raymond Burr did an excellent job of capturing the impact lawyers can have.”

Super Lawyers in the News: A battle of wills over Michael Jackson's estate

We know there’s a shortage of Michael Jackson in your news, so we thought we’d dust off a couple of Jacko-related items for you. These are exclusive feature profiles we ran of two of the key players in the the unfolding Jackson estate drama. John Branca, co-executor of Michael Jackson’s will, was profiled in the 2006 Southern California Super Lawyers. Jackson’s parents, Joseph and Katherine Jackson, are represented by L. Londell McMillan, profiled in the 2007 New York Super Lawyers magazine.  

Super Lawyers to name top law schools

One of the best indicators of the quality of a law school is the quality of lawyers it produces. Beginning next week, we’ll list on superlawyers.com the law schools that produce the most lawyers on each of our state lists, beginning with Florida. This state-by-state approach sets us apart from the U.S. News & World Report rankings which are compiled using a national survey. They “rank” the top 100 schools in the nation. But the rest of the schools are simply placed into two tiers and are not ranked within those tiers.

Jenny Durkan Recommended for U.S. Attorney

Jenny Durkan, perennial Washington Super Lawyers honoree and longtime counsel to Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, may be the next U.S. attorney for the Western part of the state. In a Feb. 12 letter to the White House, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell recommended Durkan for the top federal prosecutor position in Seattle.