Super Lawyers’ editorial is paving the way in more ways than one. Its exceptional storytelling recently covered such topics as China’s evolving legal system, police brutality, LGBT discrimination and civil rights in the past year, resulting in six new journalism awards!
“We are very fortunate for the widespread recognition our editorial has produced over the years,” says Ron Cahill, Director of Editorial and Research for Super Lawyers. “We take our mission of providing visibility to attorneys who exhibit excellence very seriously, it’s about telling their stories, sharing their insights and covering what makes them successful both personally and professionally.”
Read below to learn more about each of the award-winning editorial features from Super Lawyers Magazine.
The third place award for Best Profile Story at the 2016 Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists’ Page One Awards went to the article, The Whistleblower’s Best Friend. This article from the 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine detailed Clayton Halunen’s career of making waves in cases ranging from a $1.5 billion false claims settlement to workplace discrimination claims against the Minneapolis Police and Minnesota Vikings.
Navigating China, from the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine, garnered a second place award presented by the Pac-Northwest Society of Professional Journalists in the Government/Political Reporting category. The piece is a guide through the country’s legal system, from its philosophical traditions to its rapidly evolving present, via nine American attorneys who work in China or with Chinese clients.
The team also took home a second place designation for Best Feature Article from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association’s Excellence Awards for ‘We’ve Come a Rather Remarkable Way’. Published in the 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers Magazine, the article is an oral history of 11 African-American attorneys in Alabama on how far the United States has come in the 60 years since Selma.
‘Benjamin Crump. Justice.’ from the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers Magazine profiles the Florida attorney who represented the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. It also received second-place honors, this time from the Florida Society of Professional Journalists’ 2016 Sunshine State Awards in the Best Magazine Profile category.
Louisville’s Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awarded Super Lawyers second place for its piece ‘The Big Guy’, published in the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, about Pierce Hamblin, who has mediated more than 7,500 cases and whose reputation among attorneys has earned him the distinction that inspired the title.
And lastly, also from the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, Defending the Product won first place honors in Ohio’s Best Journalism contest, presented collaboratively by the Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland chapters of SPJ. The story concerns Cincinnati’s Carolyn Taggart, who has been involved in such cases as injury claims against silicone breast implants and the tragic deaths at a notorious The Who concert in 1979.
Congratulations to the Super Lawyers editorial team on these impressive achievements and for continuing to deliver on their mission to create quality editorial about the very best attorneys in practice.