Posts tagged "2011"

Marc M. Dittenhoefer reflects on the efforts of Trial Lawyers Care after Sept. 11

NYSL11-Dittenhoefer.jpgAs we mentioned previously this week, New York Super Lawyers -- Metro Edition (out at the end of this month) includes a feature about Trial Lawyers Care, the organization of attorneys who offered their legal services for free to those applying to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. For the piece, we spoke with Marc M. Dittenhoefer, partner at Blank, Goolnick & Dittenhoefer, and member of the board of directors of New York State Trial Lawyers Association for the last 15 years, about his involvement with TLC. In this excerpt from the interview in April--a blog exclusive--Dittenhoefer reflects on TLC and the efforts of the attorneys involved.

Stephan H. Peskin remembers his experiences on Sept. 11

NYSL11-PeskinStephan.jpgIn the 2011 issue of New York Super Lawyers -- Metro Edition, out at the end of this month, we feature a story about Trial Lawyers Care (TLC), the organization created to help victims and families of victims of 9/11 wishing to apply to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. With more than 1,100 attorneys taking on cases across the world, TLC became the largest pro bono effort in history. In May, we interviewed Stephan H. Peskin, managing partner at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, who was instrumental in helping set up the organization.  Here, in an excerpt from the interview exclusive to the blog, the vice president of TLC recalls his experiences on the day of 9/11 and how he was able to get access to his office after the attacks, despite its location in the red zone.

In the 2011 Issue of Alabama Super Lawyers

ALSLRS11_SMCover.jpgIn the latest issue of Alabama Super Lawyers (available online, digitally, via app, and in magazine form), our cover story is about Mike Atchison of Birmingham's Burr & Forman. Atchison, who has been practicing law for 40 years, started working as a reporter, covering issues involving the Ku Klux Klan and experiencing sermons by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., before attending law school. Over his career, Atchison learned the important lessons of treating everyone with respect and always doing the right thing. Says his Burr & Forman colleague Ed Hardin, "If there ever was a true gentleman, it's Mike Atchison. In spite of the personal consequences or obstacles or risk of personal ridicule or social pressures, Mike always does what is right under the circumstances."

In the new issue of South Carolina Super Lawyers

In the new issue of South Carolina Super Lawyers, we profile Dawes Cooke of Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, who represented The Citadel when Shannon Faulkner sought to become the first woman to enroll at the military college. Here's a sample: