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Philadelphia Trial Lawyer Bernard Smalley on Being Your Client's One Shot

SMALLEY_B_color.jpgIn 2008 we spoke with personal injury trial lawyer Bernard Smalley of Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley in Philadelphia for a piece that ran that year in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. In this previously unpublished excerpt, he talks about the pressures involved in his line of work.

Medical-malpractice Lawyer Daniel Ryan III on Defending Physicians

DFRforwebsite.jpgIn 2010 we spoke with Daniel Ryan III of O'Brien & Ryan about the secret to defending physicians for our Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. In a nutshell: make sure they don't act like House.

This Isn't Legal Advice: Exploring Legal Myths and Oddities with Michael Cicchini

If you break up with your fiancé, do you have to give the ring back? Are Miranda Rights mandatory? Can you be charged with a DUI while driving ... a wheelchair?

Carter Phillips on his mentor Rex Lee

Super Lawyers recently had the pleasure of talking with Carter Phillips, the managing partner of Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C. Phillips holds the record for the most arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court with an astounding 71, including five this term. He talked with us about his days clerking for Chief Justice Warren Burger, his friend Justice Samuel Alito, what he does to prep for an appearance, and his batting average before the Supremes, all of which will be detailed in the Super Lawyers section of the Washington Post Magazine on May 1.

Super Lawyers contributor Martin Kuz wins Peter Jennings Fellowship

We are delighted to share that the wonderful Sacramento-based freelance journalist Martin Kuz, who has penned such great pieces for us as "Can Paxil Cause Birth Defects?" for Texas Super Lawyers and "Googling Kent Walker" for Corporate Counsel Edition, has won a spot in the coveted Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution program, which convenes in Philadelphia for three days in March. Congratulations, Martin!