Publisher's Note Archives

From the Vault -- "Prosecuting Terrorism"

In the 2005 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine, we got to know Larry A. Mackey of Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. Before his career in private practice, Mackey made a name for himself as an assistant U.S. attorney. Among the many cases he prosecuted, perhaps the biggest was that of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols--the Oklahoma City bombers.

January Editorial Displays Estate and Trial Expertise

Super Lawyers selectees encounter a vast array of cases and situations. In this month's magazines, attorneys from Maryland, Louisiana, Illinois and Southern California show off the humor, ingenuity and confidence it takes to become a selectee.

From the Vault -- "You Gotta Work Too"

In the 2008 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine, we got to know W. James Singleton of the Singleton Law Firm in Shreveport. Before Singleton became a high-powered personal injury attorney; before he played a role in the landmark 1990s class action case against Big Tobacco; before he spent eight years in the Louisiana State Legislature, he was a teenager trying to find his purpose in life.

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.