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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...

Recapping February's Super Lawyers Magazine Releases
February is coming to a close and we wanted to share with you a bit about the editorial subjects for the four magazines released this month: 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015 Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015 San Diego Super...

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2014 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards
Super Lawyers is excited to announce the eight recipients of the 2014 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards. The Awards honor legal professionals, students, schools and institutions that exemplify excellence in the practice of law through offering volunteer legal services to...

How to Participate in the Selection Process
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...

Be Immersed in Legal Pop Culture with "Word for Word"
When paging through the latest Super Lawyers Magazine, don't forget to stop by the "Word for Word" highlight at the beginning of each issue. "Word for Word" showcases three attorneys and asks them a question ranging from "Which television or...

Standing out in the Crowd: The Value of a Rising Stars List Selection
When it comes to the ever-changing legal landscape, youth isn't always associated with success. For some young lawyers, the industry is more exciting and dynamic than ever, with technology bringing about rapid change and new opportunities in the practice of...

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Not The Secretary, The Assistant, The Typist, The Helpmate

Not The Secretary, The Assistant, The Typist, The Helpmate
By Joan Hennessy
2015 Maryland Super Lawyers

Even though lawyering is in her blood, in the male-dominated legal world of the 1970s, M. Natalie McSherry had to prove all the things she wasn’t before she could prove what she was


The Silent Part of the Conversation

The Silent Part of the Conversation
By Jim Walsh
2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers

It’s just one reason why Marie Stanton thrives as a mediator


Paradigm Shifts
By Jessica Tam
2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Jerry Gonzalez fosters relationships between corporations and minority- and women-owned firms


The Atticus of Attica
By Beth Taylor
2015 Illinois Super Lawyers

From rioting prisoners to Black Panthers to animal-rights defenders, Michael E. Deutsch has been on the front line of the fight for civil rights


The Big Guy

The Big Guy
By RJ Smith
2015 Ohio Super Lawyers

Pierce Hamblin’s tactical weapons include humor, listening skills and powers of persuasion. Plus an Elvis shrine


Ask Super Lawyers

What is No Fault Insurance and How does it work in Minnesota?

To Understand No Fault you must look at the reason behind the genesis for creating the No Fault Laws. In Minnesota regardless of who in the collision …

Answered by Todd P. Young, 4 days ago


What Kind Of Lawyer Do I Need For A Car Accident In California?

When you're involved in a car accident in California and sustain bodily injury and have damage to your vehicle, you might have a valid claim to seek …

Answered by James W. Vititoe, 4 days ago


What is the Jones Act and who is covered under the Jones Act in Alaska Waters?

The Jones Act is a Federal law applying to seamen working on vessels who are hurt in the scope of work. What makes this article of interest is you …

Answered by Todd P. Young, 4 days ago


A company located outside of the U.S. breached a promise to deliver goods to my Illinois-based company. Can my company sue the foreign company in a court in Illinois?

Yes. But the lawsuit can proceed in a court in Illinois only if the court can exercise jurisdiction over the foreign company. The fact that your …

Answered by Louis D. Bernstein, 4 days ago


How Do I Know If I Need A Lawyer For A Car Accident In California?

If you've been injured in an automobile accident in the state of California, you should know you have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim for …

Answered by James W. Vititoe, 4 days ago



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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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