Publisher's Note Archives

From the Vault ― Courtroom Alchemy with Dick DeGuerin

Texas legal legend Dick DeGuerin is known nationwide for representing clients like Tom DeLay, David Koresh and Robert Durst. After first profiling DeGuerin in 2007, we caught up with him again in the 2015 issue of Texas Super Lawyers, as he was continuing to represent Durst in the wake of the HBO documentary series The Jinx. An excerpt:

From the Vault -- Nice Guy Robert Van Nest

In the cover story of the 2007 issue of Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine, we sat down with the man who once bested Al Davis, former owner of the Raiders: business litigator Robert A. Van Nest. He shared why "world-class litigator" and "decent guy" don't have to be mutually exclusive concepts. An excerpt:

From the Vault -- Gerry Spence, "The Storyteller"

We were honored to sit down with Gerry Spence for the cover story of the 2010 issue of Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine. The legendary trial lawyer discussed everything from education to why he choose to focus on representing the marginalized. An excerpt:

June Editorial Showcases Both the Young and Tenured

Super Lawyers selectees are a diverse group of attorneys working for their communities in ways that inspire others, encourage participation in the law and advocate for justice no matter the client. Here are a few of their stories.

Pro Bono Work Nourishes the Soul

As long as the practice of law has been around, attorneys have been helping others. Legal services are valuable in our culture, but that value oftentimes makes them inaccessible to the underprivileged or to the organizations that may need them the most. The American Bar Association states that lawyers should aspire to render, without fee, at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services per year, with an emphasis that these services be provided to people of limited means or nonprofit organizations that serve the poor.

From Phoenix to Philadelphia Meet our May Editorial Features

Super Lawyers selectees have seen it all and are trying to make a difference. In this month's magazines women from around the Northeast and the wife of a prominent mayor display the kind of courage and change that helps set selectees apart.

From the Vault -- Zebra Lawyer Ed Hochuli

The NFL season may still be months away, but it's never too early to study the rulebook-or the refs who enforce it. In the 2007 issue of Southwest Super Lawyers Magazine, we took a look at the career of Phoenix-based personal injury defense attorney Edward G. Hochuli, better known to football fans as well-spoken and physically fit NFL referee Ed Hochuli. An excerpt:

April Editorial Review

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.

Super Lawyers Climbs to the Top of the Rockies and Joins the Best in Indiana

Last week, Top of the Rockies, the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, awarded Super Lawyers first and second place in Legal/General Reporting for two features in our 2016 Colorado Super Lawyers magazine.

From the Vault -- Major Leaguer Ron Motley

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: