Publisher's Note Archives

From the Vault -- "The Lawyer Who Can Save Your Soul"

Emile Banks has come a long way. Arrested while growing up in Chicago for trying to scare neighborhood bullies with his mother's handgun, he spent a night in jail at 12 years old. "I had to sleep with a bunch of criminals," Banks told us in the 2006 issue of Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine. "I knew one thing: I was never going to end up in that place again."

From the Vault -- "The Mississippi Advocate"

Microsoft. 3M. Progressive Insurance. Wayne Drinkwater's corporate clients--which he tends to defend in multimillion-dollar lawsuits--are household names. But the partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Jackson, Mississippi, may be best known for the long string of cases he's tried with the goal of enacting change in the public interest. "I think that one of a lawyer's obligations is not simply to do well, but to do good," he told us in the 2007 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine.

Five Ways to Master the Art of Referrals: Answering Your Questions

Two weeks ago, Super Lawyers hosted a webcast on "Five Ways to Master the Art of Referrals." Attendees learned more about cultivating referrals, nurturing a referral network and sourcing top-notch cases to elevate a firm's practice.

Super Lawyers Selectees Come in Many Forms

The journey to become a Super Lawyers selectee has many paths. In the most recent issues of Super Lawyers Magazine, the passion, determination and persistence of the Super Lawyers selectees jumps off the page. Read each article to get a better look at the hard work necessary to make the Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers Selectees Reflect on Making a Murderer Case

Steven Avery's case is back in the national spotlight as Netflix debuted the second season of Making a Murderer, nearly three years after the first season created a furor across the country.

From the Vault -- "His Excellency"

The New York City skyline is a collection of greatest hits for Jonathan Mechanic. The celebrated real estate lawyer with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has been involved in the sale, lease or purchase of some of the most recognizable buildings in NYC, including Radio City Music Hall, the MetLife Building and the Time Warner Center. And then there's the $5.4 billion sale of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village to developer Tishman Speyer Properties. In the 2007 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine, Mechanic let us in on his love of real estate.

When a Top Lawyer Meets Super Lawyers: Varghese & Associates, P.C.

When Vinoo Varghese was selected to the Super Lawyers list for the first time in 2015, he'd already developed a reputation as one of New York's top white-collar criminal defense attorneys.

Winning Over High-Income Consumers

If you're an accomplished attorney who has been named to a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list, you know the attention to detail, the research, the legal scrutiny it takes to become a top lawyer.

Case Study: Finding the Needle in the Haystack

Rob Sullivan, founder of Sullivan Law LLC in Kansas City, Missouri, knew he wanted less time between cases and more ability to focus on the large cases for which he's developed a sterling reputation. As a personal injury attorney and Super Lawyers selectee since 2010, he had centered his practice around referrals and didn't put much investment into marketing.