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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...

A look back at the March Super Lawyers Magazine releases
As March comes to a close we wanted to recap the editorial subjects for the three magazines released this month: 2015 New York Metro - Top Women Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015 Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine and the 2015 Texas Super...

Magazine Advertising Doesn't Take a Vacation
It seems like everywhere you turn someone has an opinion on magazine advertising. Some say it's too expensive, outdated or difficult to track return on investment. Did you know magazines rank #1 out of 16 mediums for consumers having a...

Get to Know the 2014 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Award Recipients
From now until early May, we'll be highlighting all the 2014 Pro Bono Award recipients on what inspires them to help those in need. Today we invite you to meet attorneys Kathleen Gasparian and Gary Udashen. KATHLEEN C. GASPARIAN Gasparian...

Super Lawyers Selectees Pick Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Their #1 Choice for Lunch Date
The dream of noshing with a Supreme Court justice would seem to be the ultimate lunch date. But which justice? And where would you take them? Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, surveyed 99 of the top lawyers in the...

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If the Robe Fits …

If the Robe Fits …
By Ross Pfund
2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers

Lynn Luker returned to her business litigation and civil litigation defense practice in January after a six-month appointment to the Orleans Parish Civil District Court. We spoke with her in the middle of her judicial stint

On the Variety of Things

On the Variety of Things
By Angela McManaman
2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers

To general litigator Dean Laing, it’s a new day every day

‘Straight Love, No Chaser’

‘Straight Love, No Chaser’
By Patrick Pawling
2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers

From judges to book clubs, Paulette Brown, the incoming president of the American Bar Association, tells it like it is

‘DUI Don’
By Lauren Peck
2015 Illinois Super Lawyers

Donald Ramsell is the authority on Illinois’ drinking and driving laws

A Hollywood (Hills) Ending
By Jim Walsh
2015 Southern California Super Lawyers

How Gregory L. Bentley and Inner City Law Center helped tenants who didn’t know their rights—or that they had any

Ask Super Lawyers

What is the best way to find a criminal defense attorney in Georgia?

What makes a great criminal defense attorney? Tenacity, experience and connections. If you are seeking the best criminal defense lawyer for your …

Answered by Cory E. Yager, 1 week ago

Can I Reduce or Terminate My Alimony in New Jersey?

With the recent change to the alimony statute in New Jersey, individuals paying alimony are wondering if they are entitled to a reduction or …

Answered by Carl J. Soranno, 3 days ago

What is the best way to find a personal injury lawyer in Georgia?

How do you find the best personal injury law lawyer for your serious injury or negligence-based wrongful death case? Super Lawyer William C. …

Answered by William C. Head, 1 week ago

What is the best way to find a DUI attorney in Georgia?

One name dominates Georgia DUI law practice for the past 25 years: Bubba Head. I am William C. (Bubba) Head, and I lead Georgia's largest DUI …

Answered by William C. Head, 1 week ago

What is the deadline for a state or federal habeas petition in Virginia?

Calculating habeas petition deadlines is a tricky business and trips up many lawyers who do not regularly handle habeas petitions. There are many …

Answered by Jonathan P. Sheldon, 10 hours ago

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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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