Super Lawyers contributing authors

In addition to the Super Lawyers editorial staff, many professional journalists, legal writers and the top attorneys that have made our Super Lawyers lists have contributed stories and legal articles and resources content to Learn more by visiting our About Super Lawyers page.

Carole Moore

Carole Moore is a former police officer who has worked in TV news and radio before concentrating solely as a freelance writer and book author. She writes about true crime, finance, criminal justice reform and humor. Her latest book is The Last Place You’d Look: True Stories of Missing Persons and the People Who Searched for Them.

Chanté Griffin

Chanté Griffin is a journalist and natural hair advocate whose work centers how race intersects with various aspects of culture. She’s an entertainment writer for Faithfully Magazine and a former contributor for The Root, The Washington Post and L.A. Parent. Chanté is a 2022-2023 Rosalynn Carter U.S. Fellow for mental health journalism, and her debut book, Loving Your Black Neighbor As Yourself, is forthcoming from WaterBrook / Penguin Random House in 2024.

Cheyna Roth

Before becoming a Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County. Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism. She got her masters at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR. For MPRN, Cheyna covered the 2016 presidential election, chasing after Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and all their surrogates as they duked it out for Michigan. Cheyna also focuses on the Legislature and criminal justice issues for MPRN. Cheyna is obsessively curious, a passionate storyteller, and an occasional backpacker.  

Christine Schuster

Christine Schuster is a former Super Lawyers staffer, and holds a degree in journalism and theater arts from Bethel University. She has won multiple awards for her reporting on a variety of topics in Twin Cities suburban communities. 

Cindy Larson

Ms. Larson is the Publisher of Super Lawyers magazine nationwide. She has been with Super Lawyers since 2003 when the previous owners decided to select and publish their lists across the U.S. Her initial role was Research Director, where she managed the selection process, and Cindy is one of the inventors of the patented Super Lawyers selection process. Cindy has a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and a B.A. from St. Olaf College. Before entering the world of legal publishing in 1995, Cindy practiced law in Minneapolis in the area of commercial litigation.

Dan Heilman

In four decades as a professional writer, Dan Heilman has covered subatomic particles, subterranean punk rock bands, and just about everything in between. He has experience in news reporting, features, profiles, reviews, essays, blogs and corporate communications. He’s also edited everything from in-house newsletters to daily business journals to monthly specialty magazines. He’s been a full-time freelance writer since 2010, with legal issues in Minnesota being his primary beat. He’s a regular contributor to Super Lawyers’ Minnesota edition.

David Levine

David Levine is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, American Heritage, and dozens of other publications. He is the author, co-author or ghostwriter of seven books, including the basketball books Life on the Rim (Macmillan) and In the Land of Giants (Little, Brown). His latest book, The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years, was published by Globe Pequot Press in 2020.

David S. De Jong

David De Jong is a tax attorney and nationally recognized tax authority who speaks to various industry groups throughout the country. Co-author of Year-Round Tax Strategies, he has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He has also testified as an expert witness more than 50 times in tax, estate, business-valuation and economic-income matters. 

Dawn Weinberger

Dawn Weinberger is a Portland-based freelance writer who has contributed to Glamour, The Oregonian, the Portland Business Journal, and many others. She currently writes about health, business, style and personal finance for several publications. Dawn has a bachelor's degree in journalism and is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Doug Mentes, Esq.

Douglas Mentes is an alum of Drake University with a degree in journalism, who has covered news in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis and Salt Lake City. He has a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and ran his own law firm for more than 10 years in St. Paul, Minnesota, earning designation as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. He practiced in the areas of family law, real estate and probate, handling several successful appeals. He currently covers bankruptcy law for Thomson Reuters.

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