Super Lawyers selectees are often in the headlines for anything from big settlements to high profile criminal cases to awards and recognitions. This happens when you’re considered by your peers to be one of the best attorneys in your state. Below are just a few of their stories this month.
Steve Berman – When the scandal broke involving Volkswagen’s emission-test cheating, Washington Super Lawyers listee Steve Berman with Hagens Berman suspected the German carmaker might not be the only one fudging on emissions. Berman’s investigations prompted his firm to file a class-action lawsuit against GM in May, involving heavy-duty pickups Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD sold from 2011 to 2016. bit.ly/2uSytHy
Mike Mckool – Texas Super Lawyers listee Mike McKool represented music producer Quincy Jones in a suit against Michael Jackson’s estate that ended with a July 26 jury award of $9.4 million for Jones. The renowned producer, who worked with Jackson on albums including “Thriller,” contended he had not received adequate royalties for Jackson music used in the film “This is It” and Cirque du Soleil shows. http://nyti.ms/2uWVrx7
Ty Cobb – In 2015, we featured Hogan Lovells partner Ty Cobb (yes, they’re related) as a “big gun on whom powerful people rely.” They don’t come more powerful than the president of the United States, who, according to a Bloomberg news report, hired Cobb to oversee the White House’s legal and media response to the Russia probes. Read the Cobb story, from our Washington, DC Super Lawyers edition. http://bit.ly/2vjpzUi
Patricia Brown Holmes – Perennial Illinois Super Lawyers top lister Patricia Brown Holmes is in the news again. Holmes is serving as special prosecutor against three current or former police officers in Chicago who were indicted Tuesday on charges of conspiring to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager killed by an officer in 2014. http://trib.in/2vjfeIg
Dan Rottier – The 1st District Court of Appeals in Wisconsin Wednesday ruled the cap on medical malpractice damages is unconstitutional. At the center of the case is Super Lawyers list selectee Dan Rottier, whose client was awarded more than $15 million by a jury. http://bit.ly/2tlQQUF