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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...

"Sharing Excellence at the Super Lawyers Advisory Board Retreat
Super Lawyers recently completed its 2014 Advisory Board Retreat, held October 17-19 in Rancho Mirage, California. Attendees included 18 members of the National Advisory Board along with Super Lawyers and FindLaw management. The Super Lawyers Advisory Board is composed of...

"Super Lawyers Goes Mobile
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"The Dream Team
Bush v. Gore may have divided the country, but it brought together the two attorneys arguing it: Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, an assistant attorney general in the Reagan administration and future solicitor general for President George...

"Bring online life to your firm today!
It should come as no surprise that the most popular method of finding a lawyer today is via...you guessed it...the Internet. It has given prospective clients the ability to thoroughly evaluate any attorney or firm. A potential client is looking for...

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Being named to a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list is no small feat. Those selected can maximize the attention that comes with these honors. Awards and recognitions are what the marketing world calls third-party validations, and they can be...

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Ask Super Lawyers

Whom can I sue in a construction accident in Texas?

The threshold question in these types of accidents is the employment status of the injured person. An injured person may not sue his or her employer …

Answered by Julian J. Fertitta, III, 4 days ago

How do I know if I need a lawyer for a car accident or truck accident in Wyoming?

Whether you are able to resolve your claim with the liable party's insurance company without the help of a lawyer depends upon a lot of things. Will …

Answered by R. Michael Shickich, 5 days ago

What are the estate planning documents that individuals sign when they reside in Connecticut?

Wills, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives are the documents that people typically consider …

Answered by Joseph M. Pankowski, Jr., 2 days ago

My partner and I have been living apart for months, and have an unofficial parenting plan for our child. How can I keep the parenting plan in place when I file my case in Oregon?

In Oregon, if you are filing for divorce, separation or a case to establish custody or parenting time, at the same time you file your case, you may …

Answered by Alexandra Nowlin, 6 days ago

How soon after a car accident should I contact a Houston, Texas, injury lawyer?

You should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Obviously if medical attention is required, your health is top priority. However, if you have a …

Answered by Julian J. Fertitta, III, 4 days ago

Super Lawyers Magazine
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

W. Ray Persons

W. Ray Persons

King & Spalding LLP

Having served as lead counsel in more than 75 jury trials, W. Ray Persons is recognized as a seasoned trial lawyer and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He recently served as national counsel for one of the largest U.S. energy companies in toxic tort litigation and as trial counsel for oil companies in catastrophic injury cases across five Southern states.

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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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