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Be Your Own Legal Marketer - Part 1
Recognitions and honors are what the marketing world calls third-party validations, and they can be extremely valuable marketing tools for attorneys. They make you stand out in an increasingly competitive legal market. However, these benefits mean more when you promote...

Debunking Super Lawyers Myths
You've heard it before....."He must have paid a lot of money to be on the front cover of the magazine", "How many people did she have to petition to be selected?" or even "His advertising dollars got him in the...

Minneapolis Attorney Makes it 10 Years as a Super Lawyers Selectee
Attorney Charles "Bucky" Zimmerman has never shied away from taking on major cases. So far he has represented a range of clients from famed athletes George Foreman and Jim Brown, to clients in classes action lawsuits against major corporations such...

July Super Lawyers Magazine Review
As July comes to a close we wanted to recap the editorial subjects for the four magazines released this month: 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine - Rising Stars, 2015 Washington Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015 Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine and...

Super Lawyers Summer Giveaway Recap
Earlier this July Super Lawyers held its first ever social media giveaway. We asked our Facebook community to comment what they believed are the top three traits that exemplify outstanding lawyers, then selected one community member at random and sent...

Bolster Your Presence in the Legal Business Community
Forming a professional network in the legal community is vital to developing new business at your firm. In the last quarter alone, 85%* of attorneys say they have referred clients to other attorneys, with 75%* saying they received referrals back....

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Scalpel, Please

Scalpel, Please
By Amy Kates
2015 Virginia Super Lawyers

Trial attorneys get to build cases. Gentry Locke appellate lawyer Monica T. Monday delights in slipping on doctor’s gloves to dissect them

Budding Business
By Allison Peryea
2015 Washington Super Lawyers

Seattle lawyers have high hopes for Washington’s fledgling marijuana industry

Boutique Buddies

Boutique Buddies
By Nancy Rommelmann
2015 Oregon Super Lawyers

Four of Oregon’s top attorneys, from different practice areas and boutique firms, have been getting together for decades

‘We’ve Come a Rather Remarkable Way’

‘We’ve Come a Rather Remarkable Way’
By Steve Knopper
2015 Alabama Super Lawyers

An oral history of civil rights and the African-American bar 60 years after Montgomery

By Beth Taylor
2015 Washington Super Lawyers

The Spokane litigator is all about protecting liberties

Ask Super Lawyers

What Is the Best Way to Find a Family Law / Divorce Lawyer in Georgia?

Going through a divorce or other family law matter can be a confusing experience, so enlisting the aid of a trained professional is usually in your …

Answered by Amy K. Waggoner, 1 week ago

Do I Need A Lawyer For Debt Collection In Massachusetts?

You do not need an attorney for debt collection but sometimes it  is advisable so that your rights are protected under the Fair Debt Collection …

Answered by Josef Culik, 6 days ago

Do I Need A Lawyer After A Car Accident In California?

You may be wondering if you can go it alone after a car accident. Sometimes people try; oftentimes because many insurance companies seem so …

Answered by George Chakmakis, 3 days ago

How Can I Get My License Back in New York?

Whether your driver's license has been suspended or revoked in New York state, likely the biggest question on your mind is, "How can I get my …

Answered by Arthur L. Aidala, 1 week ago

Can a parent sue for wrongful death in California?

The death of a child is probably the worst tragedy any parent can experience. The loss is devastating whether the deceased child is a minor or an …

Answered by George Chakmakis, 1 hour 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

Michael V. Ciresi

Michael V. Ciresi

Ciresi Conlin LLP

Michael Ciresi, one of the country’s top trial lawyers, began his legal career with Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. in 1970, when he was hired as a clerk. In the years following, Mr. Ciresi moved up through the firm’s ranks.

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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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