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Super Lawyers in the News: Norm Pattis on Today Show

Norm Pattis (Connecticut Super Lawyers 2006-09) represents Nancy Tyler, the lawyer who was held hostage by her ex-husband in a12 hour stand-off with police. Pattis and Tyler appeared on the Today Show this morning. 

University of Florida Law School is Head of the Class in Sunshine State

The University of Florida Levin College of Law had the most graduates on the 2009 Florida Super Lawyers listwith 762 of its graduates or 26 percent of the Super Lawyers roster for Florida.    The University of Miami ranked second with 447 Super Lawyers graduates or 15 percent of the state’s total.  The University of Florida is also the top Florida school in the U.S. News & World Report rankings coming in at number 51 in the nation. The University of Miami was ranked number 71 in the nation by US News.

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.  

Carville on Communications: Lose the litany

I just got back from the LMA convention held this year in National Harbor, MD, just outside of DC. The featured speakers Thursday morning were the husband and wife team of  James Carville and Mary Matalin.  I jotted a few notes on what Carville said legal marketers and lawyers should keep in mind in their marketing communications:

When the Spirit Moves You

When you receive your copy of Super Lawyers magazine, you may be moved to tell us a few things. Perhaps you think we left someone deserving off the list; or maybe you think we included someone who shouldn’t be on the list. In the past, you had to wait several months before you could nominate that overlooked attorney, and other than sending us an email or letter, there wasn’t an effective means of providing us feedback regarding the lawyers on the list.

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.