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2014 Pro Bono Awards Recipients Give a Voice to the Underrepresented
In our latest magazine devoted to the stories of the 2014 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Award recipients, you will read about lawyers giving back and making a difference with their exceptional pro bono efforts. This is the fourth year that...

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Selectees Mingle in Dallas
Last evening, Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly teamed up to honor the attorneys selected to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers & Rising Stars lists. The exclusive networking reception was hosted at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, where guests were...

An Oral History of Alabama Civil Rights and the African-American bar
For our 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers Magazine, we delved into civil rights and the African-American bar 60 years after the Montgomery bus boycott and 50 years after the marches from Selma. Be sure to check out our oral history about...

April Super Lawyers Magazine Editorial Review
April is a busy month for Super Lawyers with the release of four magazines: 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015 Virginia and West Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine and 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers...

Latham & Watkins and Doucet & Associates Named Pro Bono Recipients
One firm helps low income families in foreclosure defense cases, the other works to secure reparations for Holocaust survivors. Read below to learn more about the firm recipients of our 2014 Pro Bono Awards. DOUCET & ASSOCIATES CO., L.P.A. Doucet...

Future of Content: The Power of Video
Did you know nearly 86% of the U.S. Internet audience watches online video? What are you doing to engage visitors on your firm's online properties? About 52 million American adults tune in to original video content each month*. This is...

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Fitzgerald’s Trumpet

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2015 San Diego Super Lawyers

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2015 Southern California Super Lawyers

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2015 Georgia Super Lawyers

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An Interview with Fred D. Gray
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Ask Super Lawyers

How does the Rhode Island Family Court value or divide a business or an interest in a business in a divorce?

Often, one of the most significant assets the parties have is a business, or an interest in a business, sometimes one that was either started by the …

Answered by Timothy J. Conlon, 2 weeks ago

Can I Sue A Company For Wrongful Termination In California?

"At-will" employment does not trump the wrongful termination of an employee While "at will" employment is the norm under California law, wrongful …

Answered by Howard Rutten, 2 weeks ago

Can I Sue An Uninsured Driver In Ohio?

MANY MOTORISTS ARE UNINSURED OR UNDERINSURED  Most States, like Ohio, require motorists to have insurance. But not everyone obeys the law. The …

Answered by Michael S. Miller, 2 weeks ago

How does the Rhode Island Family Court divide assets (such as a pension, real estate or a bank account or an investment account) in a divorce?

Rhode Island law on the division of assets is set forth in §15-5-16.1. That statute does several things: first it gives the Family Court the …

Answered by Timothy J. Conlon, 2 weeks ago

Why might I use an attorney in an uncontested divorce as opposed to contested divorce in Rhode Island?

The short answer is to get it done, and done right.  Divorces can be stressful and emotional.  Taking on the added stress of doing something you …

Answered by Timothy J. Conlon, 2 weeks ago

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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

Paula A. Barran

Paula A. Barran

Barran Liebman LLP

Labor and employment lawyer Paula Barran is noted for guiding employers in compliance as well as handling litigation, labor disputes and employment arbitrations. She has won recognition from the Portland Business Journal as Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, and in April she received a 2014 Client Choice Award, making Barran just one out of two Oregon-based lawyers to receive the award.

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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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