May 2011 Archives

Mark Prothero Article, in Washington Super Lawyers Magazine, Wins SPJ's Excellence in Journalism Prize

We're pleased to announce that "The Green River Killer's Lawyer," a profile of Mark Prothero, a criminal defense attorney with Hanis Irvine Prothero in Kent, Wash., which appeared in the July 2010 issue of Washington Super Lawyers magazine, was honored last weekend in the Excellence in Journalism Contest sponsored by the Northwest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It took second place in the category of Magazine Personalities.

Sheila Birnbaum Chosen to Oversee 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, providing health care funding and resources for rescue workers injured by toxins after the collapse of the World Trade Center, now has its special master.

Matthew Piers on the 7th Circuit's Ruling in Chicago Firefighter Case

Last week, in Lewis v. City of Chicago, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Chicago Fire Department must hire 111 African-American firefighter candidates who were eliminated in a 1995 application test. The city had chosen to hire only from the top test scorers, the majority of whom were white.

A Conversation with James Lobsenz, Part II: When to Appeal

We'll be featuring a profile of James Lobsenz, a criminal defense and appellate lawyer with Carney Badley Spellman in Seattle, and the ACLU's cooperating attorney in the Witt v. Department of the Air Force case, in the next issue of Washington Super Lawyers. But we had such an interesting conversation with Mr. Lobsenz we couldn't include it all in the story. Here's part of what was left out. (You can read part I, "What are Juries Thinking Anyway?" here.)

Southwest Super Lawyers Now Available Via App or at

Southwest Super Lawyers magazine, edited by Ross Pfund, is now available for download on the Super Lawyers digital magazine app, or for viewing at