Publisher's Note Archives

Resilience Shows in Super Lawyers Selectees

Each attorney has a narrative surround their success. In the most recent issues of Super Lawyers Magazine, our cover subjects show how critical it is for a lawyer to showcase resilience. Whether that's through hardship, representing a difficult case or leading through change, these stories show how top-rated attorneys guide their clients through the highs and lows. Take a look at the stories below to witness the breadth of their abilities.

Law Firm Reputation and the Affluent Legal Consumer

Reaching affluent legal consumers can appear daunting. They are deliberative in their decision making and they often adhere to the adage "you get what you pay for." They are interested in an accomplished attorney with expertise in handling their specific legal needs. However, as a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars selectee, you've already got the expertise and reputation to be trusted. If you focus on the right things in your marketing efforts, you can expand your firm's visibility with a highly valued clientele.

From the Vault -- "The Last Laugh"

The only thing more colorful than legendary Oregon personal injury attorney William A. Barton's personality might be his legal career. He's worked cases involving the sovereign immunity of the Vatican, the infamous Rajneesh movement and the Boy Scouts of America. In the cover story of the 2007 edition of Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine, Barton's colleagues shared their thoughts on his success.

How Ron Meshbesher Led Me to Family Law

In the latest issue of Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine, Minneapolis ADR specialist Marty Swaden discusses his sidelight as a singer and theatrical performer for, among others, Minnesota Opera Company. Another interesting aspect of Swaden's story involves Ron Meshbesher, the legendary Minnesota attorney who died last month at the age of 85. Here's what Swaden recalls about meeting the Minnesota legal giant, and how it changed his life.

Confidence and Impartiality Surface in Super Lawyers Listees

The latest issues of Super Lawyers Magazine showcase the variety of what makes up a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars selectee. The following three cover stories find an epicenter in the Western United States, but contain connections across the world. Senegal, Cuba, India, Nepal and Columbia are just a few of the locations featured, but the commonalities in work ethic and talent is immediately evident from the top attorneys in the country. Check out each of the stories to see their commitment to and passion for their craft.

From the Vault -- "Power Player"

In the 2012 edition of Washington Super Lawyers Magazine, we asked Perkins Coie business litigator David J. Burman to discuss one of the most famous cases in his career. In 2005, election officers and political scientists converged on Chelan County Courthouse to debate which candidate prevailed in the 2004 gubernatorial election.

Competitiveness and Determination in Super Lawyers Selectees

In May, Super Lawyers Magazine highlighted four top attorneys with compelling back stories. From stopping a robbery to scoring 28 points on Michael Jordan, the stories surrounding these lawyers provide plenty of conversation starters. Access each issue to read about the legal prowess and determination it takes to become the top five percent and 2.5 percent of attorneys in a region.

From the Vault -- "Inside Man"

In the 2007 edition of Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine, Robert Barnett, the master negotiator and dealmaker of Williams & Connolly, talked about how he closed some of the biggest book deals in publishing and served candidates in seven presidential campaigns.