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Super Lawyers Presents New Website Dedicated to Law Schools
It seems like everywhere you turn someone has an opinion on law school: is it worth the investment? What type of law should you study? Where should you go? Our new website helps prospective students begin their research by targeting...

Hugging It Out with Teresa Wynn Roseborough
The self-described Brown v. Board of Education baby embraces The Home Depot "One of my primary role models as a student-and now-is Thurgood Marshall," she says, as shorthand for her sociopolitical ideals. She calls herself "basically a nerd lawyer, interested...

Introducing the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition Digital Magazine
The 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition is here! This annual publication includes exceptional attorneys from over 9,000 firms who have mastered their skills in five different business-related practice areas: Business & Transactions; Construction, Real Estate and Environmental; Employment; Intellectual Property;...

Defending People after the Worst Day of Their Life
Criminal defense attorney Margaret Sind Raben of Gurewitz & Raben shares stories of incorrect paperwork, double jeopardy and the legal definition of a dating relationship.  Q: Did you do criminal defense from the start? A: When I first started practicing,...

Tom Kline -- Bringing it All Back Home
Tom Kline has been our number one rated attorney in Pennsylvania every year since 2004, when we first started rating attorneys in the state. He was our first cover subject and is a founding and current member of the Super Lawyers...

Connect with Motivated Clients as the Expert in Your Field
Looking to highlight your expertise to a group of consumers at an affordable price? Our Ask Super Lawyers Answer Page allows you to showcase your knowledge in a specific area of law with a state-specific question and answer set. This...

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What Is My New York Sexual Harassment Case Worth?

The value of your sexual harassment case depends on many factors. The first consideration is whether the harasser and/or employer is liable for the …

Answered by Derek T. Smith, 4 days ago

Can I still get in trouble for marijuana possession in Maryland even though it has been decriminalized?

Maryland decriminalized the possession and use of marijuana with Senate Bill 364, which went into effect in October 2014. For people caught with less …

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What happens when a protective order is taken out against me in Maryland?

Any number of things can happen if a spouse or partner takes out a protective order against you. These might end up in you: Being prohibited from …

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What benefits am I entitled to when I am hurt at work in Minnesota?

If you have a work-related injury in Minnesota, you are entitled to four basic benefits. These include wage loss benefits, medical benefits, …

Answered by Kathryn Hipp Carlson, 7 days ago

Does workers’ comp cover my injury in Maryland?

To get workers’ compensation, there are three general requirements: Your injury must have been an accident (defined for workers’ comp as an …

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What is Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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Advisory Board

The Super Lawyers Advisory Board

Thomas V. Girardi

Thomas V. Girardi

Girardi | Keese

Thomas Girardi, a partner in Girardi | Keese, has been practicing law since 1965. Girardi specializes in commercial litigation, product liability law, toxic torts, and bad faith cases. He is an associate professor for Loyola Law School, and was the youngest member to ever be admitted to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to 500 lawyers in the world.

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The Selection Process

Super Lawyers Selection Process Patented by The United States Patent and Trademark Office 

In April 2013, the Super Lawyers selection process received a patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,412,564) from The United States Patent and Trademark Office. This distinction is relevant to both attorneys and consumers, as it further demonstrates credibility as an impartial third-party rating system. 

“We are honored to have a recently granted U.S. patent relating to lawyer-ratings. We take our credibility very seriously, and having a patent assures our customers that we strive to be innovation leaders in our area,” says Julie Gleason, the Director of Research at Super Lawyers. 


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