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Rebecca Mariscal is the editorial assistant on Super Lawyers’ staff. She serves as a writer for multiple Super Lawyers magazines and consumer articles, as well as being a fact-checker and proofreader. She manages the Super Lawyers Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social profiles. She studied communication and journalism at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota where she was also a senior reporter for the university’s news site TommieMedia. She has previously worked for newspapers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her work has been featured in the Pioneer Press, Duluth News Tribune, Star-Observer and more.

Articles written by Rebecca Mariscal

Nothing for Granted

A near-death experience helped Keith Fuicelli relate to his clients—and remember what’s important

When he’s in trial, Keith Fuicelli starts every day with the same routine. He laces up his sneakers and heads out into the Colorado morning for a run. The feel of his feet on the pavement and the sun rising over Sloan’s Lake allow him to think through his upcoming day in court.  “There’s nothing better than jogging as far as giving your mind a place to wander, free from distractions of everyday life,” he says. “I like to run and think through the different arguments, closings, …

For Better and for Better

Megan Pastrana breaks down borders to bring couples together

The wall of Megan Pastrana’s office is full of happy moments.  An immigration attorney focusing on couples, Pastrana saves each picture, wedding invitation and birth announcement she receives from the clients she’s helped. “It’s really nice to just see all of the lives that I’ve impacted on my wall, and remember why I’m doing what I’m doing,” she says.  Her own photo could be among those smiling faces.  Pastrana had just returned from studying abroad in 2009 when she was …

Walking the Dark Road

Joanna Delfunt’s summer helping trafficked girls in Cambodia

On one of her last days in Cambodia in 2010, Joanna Delfunt practiced yoga on a rooftop alongside girls she’d spent the summer with—rescued survivors of sex trafficking now living in the center where Delfunt worked. “I was bawling,” Delfunt says. “I’m thanking them for letting me into their world and being open with me that summer. And they asked, ‘When are you coming back?’”  Delfunt’s journey to Cambodia began a year earlier. At a women’s conference at a local Virginia …

What Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney Mean

What the Illinois estate planning laws say about advance directives

Every day, Illinois estate planning attorney Eric Parker gets a call from someone whose relative can no longer make decisions for themselves.  “Somebody needs to take over to manage their finances,” says Parker, of Stotis & Baird Chartered in Chicago. “They go to the bank, the bank says, ‘We can’t talk to you,’ and then it’s a question of do you have power of attorney or not? If you don’t, at that point in time, it’s too late.” Power of attorney gives a designated …

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