Publisher's Note Archives

From the Vault -- Defending Timothy McVeigh

The inaugural edition of Oklahoma Super Lawyers magazine in 2006 featured an auspicious attorney: Stephen Jones of Jones, Otjen & Davis in Enik, Okla.-the man who defended Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Jones gave us an in-depth look at the closely watched case-and into the thought process of a terrorist. An excerpt:

From the Vault -- Ted Wells in the Courtroom

Ted Wells is no stranger to headlines. Those come with the territory when the NFL has you on speed dial as their must-trusted investigator into the football world's top scandals. But long before Wells was preparing reports on Tom Brady's deflated footballs or the culture of bullying in NFL locker rooms, the Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison partner appeared on the cover of the inaugural issue of New York Metro Super Lawyers in 2006. In a wide-ranging profile, we took an in-depth look at some of Wells' biggest courtroom victories on behalf of clients connected to, among others, Presidents Reagan and Clinton. An excerpt:

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: