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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...

Looking to reach that digital audience? Purchase a Recognition Video Plaque today
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...

Announcing the 2013 Pro Bono Super Lawyers Digital Magazine
The 2013 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Award recipients have been announced and now you can read their stories in a special pro bono digital edition! In this special pro bono edition, you can read the in-depth stories of the nine...

Maximize Your Visibility with New Attention-Grabbing TopSpots
Did you know that SuperLawyers.com received 6.4 million visits in 2013? That's a lot of people searching online for an attorney and landing on our website! What are you, as a selected attorney, going to do to capture their attention?...

Super Lawyers Picks the Winners of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship
What better predictor of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship than by number of attorneys selected to the 2013 Super Lawyers list who graduated from the participating colleges' law schools? After crunching the numbers, Super Lawyers predicts that on the evening...

Upcoming FindLaw Webcast on Reputation Management Features Selected Attorney Patrick J. Beirne
The Internet can be tricky to navigate for attorneys. On one hand, it's an incredibly powerful tool for marketing your firm and its services. On the other, it's akin to the Wild Wild West, where anything can be posted, Tweeted...

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2014 Virginia Super Lawyers

Craig T. Merritt is the first lawyer to call in Virginia’s First Amendment cases

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Ask Super Lawyers

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, 3 days ago

What is the best way to talk to a lawyer who handles car accidents in Georgia?

A serious injury from an auto or truck crash forces you to look for a great lawyer. You want to find ind the best attorney for your loved one's …

Answered by William C. Head, 3 days ago

Who should serve as trustee of your California living trust?

In selecting a successor trustee for a living trust, people often gloss over the complications involved and think in terms of such broad …

Answered by James J. Phillips, 3 days ago

What is the best way to locate a Georgia law firm with experienced personal injury lawyers?

Looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer? Get two personal injury law firm attorneys for the price of one. Veteran litigation attorney and …

Answered by William C. Head, 3 days ago

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

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

Answered by William C. Head, 3 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

Carter G. Phillips

Carter G. Phillips

Sidley Austin LLP

Carter G. Phillips is the Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley Austin LLP, and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.  He served as a law clerk to both Judge Robert Sprecher on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger on the United States Supreme Court.

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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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