About Steph Weber

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Steph Weber is an award-winning journalist specializing in healthcare, business, and law. She has written for Physicians Practice, Medscape, and Rheumatology Network and created content for several other industry publications, companies, and colleges. As a frequent Super Lawyers contributor, she enjoys drilling down complex legal topics into bite-sized, actionable advice for readers and interviewing the nation’s leading attorney voices, highlighting their most memorable achievements and lessons learned. She lives in Northern Indiana.

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Decoding Stephen Reynolds

Stephen Reynolds was a coder before becoming a prominent IP litigator and data security maven

At 10, Stephen Reynolds was one of several classmates selected to participate in a weekly computer skills pull-out program conducted at Florida State University’s Supercomputer Computational Research Institute. “[The] lab had a supercomputer and little terminals and the students would learn how to use the internet, including telnet, HTTP, FTP and the first internet search engine I can remember, WebCrawler,” says Reynolds. By the time middle school approached, Reynolds was tinkering with …

Charades in the High Court

And more of Jim Strain’s memories of being a SCOTUS clerk

“Justice Rehnquist saved me from New York,” says Jim Strain.  In the early 1970s, Strain was practicing with a New York-based firm and was hoping for a change when President Nixon nominated William Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court. “One of my law professors, Bill Oliver, had been a law clerk at the same time that Rehnquist was a law clerk. They used to play poker together,” Strain says. So Oliver called Strain and asked permission to nominate him for a clerkship.  “What do you …

Leading the Class Action Cavalry

How Richard Shevitz put his class action know-how to use for Holocaust victims

In 1995, 50 years after the end of World War II, the U.S. government began declassifying war-related documents. They revealed that some of the institutions in Switzerland, a neutral country, had profited from questionable financial transactions with the Nazis. “When I say profited, I mean they profited from the harms inflicted on the victims of the Holocaust,” says Richard Shevitz, a partner at Cohen & Malad in Indianapolis. After the Nazis made it illegal for Jewish Germans to transfer …

The King of Uphill Battles

Unlikely causes don’t faze personal injury attorney Terry Noffsinger

When Terry Noffsinger graduated from law school in 1969, he put his legal career on hold and joined the service. His first year was served as a Signal Corps officer for the 52nd Air Defense Artillery Brigade in New Jersey, where he manned the artillery brigade’s communications center. But a week after finding out his wife, Cheryl, was expecting their first child, he received new orders that took him a bit farther from home: Vietnam. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne infantry division, but …

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