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Introducing the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition Digital Magazine
The 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition is here! This annual publication includes exceptional attorneys from over 9,000 firms who have mastered their skills in five different business-related practice areas: Business & Transactions; Construction, Real Estate and Environmental; Employment; Intellectual Property;...

Defending People after the Worst Day of Their Life
Criminal defense attorney Margaret Sind Raben of Gurewitz & Raben shares stories of incorrect paperwork, double jeopardy and the legal definition of a dating relationship.  Q: Did you do criminal defense from the start? A: When I first started practicing,...

Tom Kline -- Bringing it All Back Home
Tom Kline has been our number one rated attorney in Pennsylvania every year since 2004, when we first started rating attorneys in the state. He was our first cover subject and is a founding and current member of the Super Lawyers...

Connect with Motivated Clients as the Expert in Your Field
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
As the Smartphone market continues to grow with no signs of slowing down, it is extremely important to ensure that mobile users are served content formatted for mobile devices giving them the best user experience possible. After all, mobile web...

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The A-Team

The A-Team
By Carlos Harrison
2014 Florida Super Lawyers

Tampa appellate duo Steve Brannock and Celene Humphries smoke Big Tobacco

The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless
By Erik Lundegaard
2014 Southern California Rising Stars

PI plaintiff’s attorney Robert T. Simon hung a shingle at 29, but it’s his pretrial ritual that’s eye-opening

Spreading Justice
By Susan G. Hauser
2014 Washington Super Lawyers

Steve Fury co-founded a volunteer group that helps coach trial lawyers in Africa

Life After Life Without Parole

Life After Life Without Parole
By Joe Mullich
2014 Southern California Rising Stars

Marshall Camp successfully argued the first case under the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act

The Dream Team

The Dream Team
By Erik Lundegaard and Cindy Larson
2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers

David Boies, Ted Olson, and the federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage

Ask Super Lawyers

What are the 5 important steps toward a personal injury settlement in California?

#1) Gather pertinent information. As an example, if you have been injured in a car accident, be sure to gather pertinent information from the other …

Answered by Joel Baruch, 6 days ago

How should I choose a Texas lawyer to handle my child's birth injury case?

Birth injury cases involve complicated medical issues so you should look for an attorney who understands the science. Look for a lawyer who has …

Answered by Hartley Hampton, 3 weeks ago

Can I Sue For A Dog Bite In Florida?

If you were injured by a dog bite in Florida, you can sue the dog owner and, in most cases, the owner of the premises where the attack took place. …

Answered by Mariya Y. Zarakhovich, 2 weeks ago

How can I find out if my baby's cerebral palsy was caused by negligence in a Texas hospital?

The starting point in investigating a birth injury case is always causation: What was the mechanism of injury? Was it due to distress during labor …

Answered by Hartley Hampton, 3 weeks ago

How do I handle a traffic stop in West Virginia when the officer suspects me of DUI?

Virtually since the day I started practicing DUI defense in the Fall of 1999, I have been routinely asked by many friends, colleagues, family …

Answered by Harley O. Wagner, 3 weeks 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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