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Lawyer Limelight: Trent Copeland

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Trent Copeland’s accomplishments in the legal world are remarkable. A “military brat,” he graduated George Washington University Law School and…

Lawyer Limelight: Kat Li

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Kat Li has always had a laser-like clarity on who she is and what she wants. She knew she would…

Law Firm So Real: Riley Safer’s First Five Years

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Drawing of Ronald Safer, Patricia Brown Holmes, Robert Riley and Joseph Cancila provided by the firm. “And then a knee…

Hall of Fame Lawyer Limelight: Russ Herman

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A beating, red heart thu-thumped, thu-thumped on the sleeve of the famous lawyer’s beautifully cut jacket. His hands peered forth…

Lawyer Limelight: Thomas E. Loeser

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Tom Loeser has a thing for doing what he loves. He’s one of those enviable individuals who’s run a surf…

Inside the Keller Lenkner Mindset

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Adam Gerchen (left), Travis Lenkner, Ashley Keller and other litigation stars from the firm discuss the magic behind Plaintiffs' Law…

Lawyer Limelight:
John DeGroote

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John DeGroote is always looking for common ground. Clear-spoken and kind, with a capable air, it isn’t difficult to understand…

Lawyer Limelight: Warren Tavares Burns

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Warren Tavares Burns views the legal profession as a crucial corrector in society. A plaintiffs’ lawyer with a particular speciality…

Lawyer Limelight: Aaron Pelley, “The Pot Lawyer”

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“The pot lawyer.” Not every legal professional would embrace this moniker, but Aaron Pelley knew he had found a niche…

Lawyer Limelight: Regina Calcaterra

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Last year, in early March, Regina Calcaterra gave notice at her firm and prepared to launch her own boutique with…

Lawyer Limelight: Angelo Genova

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Though he would have been a rock star if he hadn’t become a lawyer, Angelo Genova has at least attained…

Lawyer Limelight:
Lou Pechman

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Few lawyers within the employment bar occupy the same position as Lou Pechman, a Fordham Law graduate who has been…

Getting Down to Business: Reid Collins Plants its Flag in Delaware

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Jonathan Kass Reid Collins is nothing if not entrepreneurial and ambitious. Evidence the opening this week of its Delaware office…

Hall of Fame Lawyer Limelight: Jonathan D. Schiller

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Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser Hound Dog. You Can’t Always Get What You Want. We Will Rock You. Smash Hits. B…

Lawyer Limelight: Sherrie Savett

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It’s tempting to call Sherrie Savett a natural-born leader. First female chair of top-rated litigation firm Berger Montague, lead litigator…

The Ethos of Advocacy
at Searcy Denney

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Shareholder Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes. If an individual has been severely harmed or lost a family member from some form of…

Lawdragon Legend Chris Seeger on His Career as a Trial Lawyer

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Photo by Gregg Delman. Few lawyers in Lawdragon’s 15-year history have built a track record like Chris Seeger’s in the…

Lawyer Limelight: Jeannemarie O’Brien

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. The global Covid-19 pandemic is another reminder that not all law firms are created equal or…

Lawyer Limelight: Domenic Drago

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Photo by Amy Cantrell. The emotional payoff from Domenic Drago’s work in real estate development law comes in its tangible…

Lawyer Limelight: Hezekiah Sistrunk

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Johnnie Cochran became a household name across the U.S. when he won an acquittal for former football star O.J. Simpson…

Leveling the Field: The Enduring Legacy of Peggy Zwisler

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Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan. “We don’t have girls in our litigation department.” Sounds like something out of an old…

Lawyer Limelight: Jay Edelson

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More than 2,500 years ago, Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu argued that the key to victory on the battlefield is…

The Look of a Trial Lawyer:
How Randi McGinn Resets Expectations

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Photo by Molly Pan. “But you don’t look like a lawyer.” Randi McGinn still gets that reaction more than 40…

Lawyer Limelight: Christine Varney

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Google. Facebook. Apple. So few companies. Such vast power. That’s the age we’re living in, and no one understands the…

The Great and Grand Adventures of Attorney Geoffrey L. Harrison

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Photo by Kaycee Joubert.  If clothes make the man, Steve Susman was bewildered. Before him stood the prodigy. The top…

Bill Reid Hits the Books at UT Law School

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Talk about timely. The world is on the precipice of epic financial litigation – but first let’s get through Covid,…

Lawyer Limelight: E. Drew Britcher

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E. Drew Britcher knew he wanted to be a lawyer in kindergarten. His young mind concluded that the vast majority…

Trial Lawyer Michael Kelly on Cultivating the Next Generation

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The attorneys at Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger are close-knit, hard-working and effective, with a consistent track record of multimillion-dollar…

Lawyer Limelight: Dennis Ellis

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Photo by Amy Cantrell. Dennis Ellis knew his mother was proud of his football career. She came to all his…

Sigrid McCawley on Taking Down Jeffrey Epstein

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Photo by Josh Ritchie. Sigrid McCawley had just returned from maternity leave in 2014, after giving birth to her fourth…

Lawyer Limelight: Lauren Fornarotto

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Sanofi and Regeneron invested years of research efforts and hundreds of millions of dollars in developing Dupixent, the first and…

Giving Voice to The Silenced: Anatomy of a Sexual Abuse Practice at Taylor & Ring

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Natalie Weatherford by Amy Cantrell. Long before the #MeToo movement brought sexual abuse and harassment to the forefront of our…

Lawyer Limelight:
Christian Searcy

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Sixty years have passed since the car crash that killed Christian Searcy’s brother and he can still describe the details…

Lawyer Limelight: Joshua Budwin

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Winning a jury verdict for a client can be just the beginning. Joshua Budwin learned that early on in a…

Lawyer Limelight: Todd A. Smith

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Winston Churchill is often quoted as saying: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Injured individuals in Illinois might have…

Lawyer Limelight:
Philip Harnett Corboy Jr.

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Photo by Michelle Nolan. As the pandemic continues, trial lawyer Philip Harnett Corboy Jr. has grown increasingly concerned that the…

Lawyer Limelight:
Majed Nachawati

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Majed Nachawati grew up with working class parents who often struggled to make ends meet. The perspective from his childhood…

Lawyer Limelight: Ted Leopold

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Photo by Josh Ritchie. Flint, Michigan. Synonymous with toxic water. Sickened children. And astounding failures by public and private entities…

Lawyer Limelight: Richard A. Sayles

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Photo by Justin Clemons. It seemed like everyone who lived in Gatlinburg, Tenn., in the mid-20th century was in tourism,…

Lawyer Limelight: Jay Eisenhofer

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By Laura Barisonzi. Consider a lawyer accomplished if he’s made a pronounced mark in one corner of the law through…

Selendy & Gay: How to
Build a Better Law Firm

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Jordan Weatherwax. In just two years, Selendy & Gay has carved a new path for elite law firms, showing that…

Lawyer Limelight: Andrew Yaffa

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If you walk into the office of Andrew Yaffa, the first thing you will notice is the collection of photos.…

Lawyer Limelight: LaBarron Boone

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LaBarron Boone has built a legal career around a sole mission: to make the world a better place. This simple…

O’Brien, Annaguey & Ellis Signal Expansion of Browne George Ross

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Photo of Tom O’Brien, Maribeth Annaguey and Dennis Ellis by Amy Cantrell.  Browne George Ross has made the seemingly retro…

Trends in Corporate Governance Litigation: A Discussion With Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann

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Jeroen van Kwawegen (left), Mark Lebovitch and Greg Varallo by Andrew Kahl. Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann has long been…

The Warrior: Paul Geller’s Knockout Career

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Photo by Josh Ritchie. Fortune favors the bold. Or at least the scrappy. Which may have been what a 10-year-old…

Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer Steve Yerrid on the Courage to Be the Storm

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The year is 1985. A young man goes to deposit money after hours in a trendy new Automated Teller Machine…

Lawyer Limelight: Phil Iovieno

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Don’t let Phil Iovieno’s sincerely nice disposition fool you. He’s one of the best antitrust lawyers around, with more than…

Lawyer Limelight: Keith Wesley

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Photo by Amy Cantrell.  If you had to pick the hottest firm in Los Angeles, you might choose Browne George…

Lawyer Limelight: Kate Kalmykov

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Kate Kalmykov, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, works with businesses on their most crucial immigration and compliance issues. She represents…

Lawyer Limelight: Cornell Boggs

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Cornell Boggs recently joined Quarles & Brady as Of Counsel and Senior Strategic Advisor. The dual position is perfectly suited…

Lawyer Limelight: Maria Rodriguez

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Many top lawyers develop a sense early in life that they are headed for a career in the law, but…

Lawyer Limelight: Don Keenan

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What you need to understand about Don Keenan is that he isn’t the kind of guy who backs down from…

Karen Dyer of Boies
Schiller Shares Top
Trial Lawyer Insights

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi.  No lawyer wants to take a case all the way to trial only to realize a…

Lawyer Limelight: Michael Canty

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Michael Canty is most comfortable in a courtroom. As a young student, he assumed that was the sole domain of…

Lawyer Limelight: Tej Paranjpe

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The American poet James Russell Lowell once said, “fate loves the fearless.” Perhaps it’s also true that fate sometimes requires…

Lawyer Limelight: Joshua Margolin

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A litigator with particular expertise in the financial arena, Joshua Margolin clerked at Delaware Chancery Court and spent several years…

Lawyer Limelight: Robert Clayton

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Robert Clayton has made a name for himself representing catastrophically injured plaintiffs in California, frequently securing multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.…

Lawyer Limelight: Joseph Balesteri

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The son of a cardiologist, Joseph Balesteri has always had a special interest in the medical profession. He was also…

Lawyer Limelight: Diana Santa Maria

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A member of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, Diana Santa Maria has spent over three decades representing individuals…

Lawyer Limelight: Marisa N. DeMato

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Marisa N. DeMato, a partner at Labaton Sucharow in New York, is a recognized securities litigator with a focus on…

A New Day: Pomerantz at the Forefront of the Securities Litigation Practice

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Photo of Jeremy Lieberman and Jennifer Pafiti by Laura Barisonzi. The times they are a-changin’ in the plaintiff securities litigation…

Lawyer Limelight: Brent Goudarzi

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Brent Goudarzi was just a boy when his parents left Iran and the tumult of the 1979 revolution to return…

Lawyer Limelight: Tammy Marzigliano

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Clients who seek Tammy Marzigliano's help are never treated as abstract legal matters – situations that can be addressed on…

Trial Lawyer Ray Boucher On His Career Helping Injured Plaintiffs

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Photo by Robert Bliss. It's in the moments of solitude at the base of a Colorado mountain that you might…

Lawyer Limelight: Anita Savage

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Anita Savage puts a premium on emotional intelligence. Her work as a name partner at the Texas-based family law firm,…

Lawyer Limelight: Jonathan Eady

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We live in a time where the worth of anything, everything it seems, has a price. Just take a look…

Lawyer Limelight: Andrew Dunlap

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Andrew Dunlap is no stranger to the legal ramifications of an economic crisis. He was — and continues to be…

Lawyer Limelight: Frank Branson

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Humankind grows more wise as the years pass – think of Apostle Paul writing of speaking as a child before putting away childish things or Robert…

Lawyer Limelight: Aelish Marie Baig

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Her parents were artists and teachers, yet there was no escaping the law for Aelish Marie Baig. Her grandfather, former…

Lawyer Limelight: Kalpana Srinivasan

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Photo by Amy Cantrell Here's the thing about Wonder Woman: She’s fiction. From 1941. But the notion of the beautiful,…

Lawyer Limelight: Larry Rogers Jr.

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Photo by Michelle Nolan.  Successful personal injury practices are built on individuals and their families trusting lawyers with their only…

Lawyer Limelight: Murielle Steven Walsh

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. Murielle Steven Walsh is a recognized and effective securities litigator, with a focus on class actions…

Lawyer Limelight: Nathaniel Palmer

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Photo by Laura Crosta. Injustice anywhere, the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, is a threat to…

Lawyer Limelight: Daniel Brockett

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The problem was academic, really. Academic in the sense that the career opportunities open to Daniel Brockett after he completed…

Grab ‘Em By The Verdict: Genie Harrison Takes on Sexual Harassment and Abuse

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Genie Harrison once dreamt of prosecuting war criminals. She found her calling taking on sexual harassment. Photo provided by the…

Lawyer Limelight: Sean Domnick

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Sean Domnick, name partner at the West Palm Beach personal injury firm Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, is a respected and…

Lawyer Limelight: Stuart Z. Grossman

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Photo by Josh Ritchie. Stuart Z. Grossman is a celebrated personal injury attorney based in Florida who has spent a…

Lawyer Limelight: Josh Bruckerhoff

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Photo by Laura Crosta. Josh Bruckerhoff is swiftly making a name for himself in the world of financial litigation, as…

Lawyer Limelight: Jeff Kichaven on His Mediation Practice During the Pandemic

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In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kichaven has moved his practice entirely online, which he thinks may become a permanent…

Lawyer Limelight: Judy Livingston and Tom Moore

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi.  Tom Moore and Judy Livingston have worked alongside each other for over three decades, achieving personal…

Lawyer Limelight: Thomas Giuffra

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Thomas Giuffra exemplifies the pattern of excellence and personal dedication required for inclusion on Lawdragon’s guide to Leading Plaintiff Consumer…

Lawyer Limelight: Robert A. Clifford

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Photo by Michelle Nolan. Robert A. Clifford, a renowned personal injury lawyer in Chicago, is a paragon of integrity with…

Poetic Justice: How Keller Lenkner is Turning the Tables on Defendants and Shaking Up the Plaintiffs’ Bar

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Photos by Michelle Nolan. Judge William Alsup has presided over legal disputes born and bred from the gristle and grind…

Lawyer Limelight: Jordan Goldstein

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Jordan Goldstein occupies a unique niche at the intersection of finance and law. After securing an MBA from Harvard Business…

Lawyer Limelight: Steve Hurdle

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Working at the intersection of media and technology, Steve Hurdle, a partner in Loeb & Loeb’s Los Angeles office, guides…

Lawyer Limelight: Stephen Garcia

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Photo by Amy Cantrell. Stephen Garcia has spent his life fighting for the rights of elders, winning over $1 billion…

Lawyer Limelight: Jason Sultzer

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Photo by Josh Ritchie. A flair for self-expression and the ability to attract crowds might have led some college students…

Lawyer Limelight: Lawrence Zweifach

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Once you’ve taken down the kingpins of international narcotics smuggling conspiracies, racketeers, and elite con artists, maybe the rest of…

Lawyer Limelight: Maria Ginzburg

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Maria Ginzburg is one of the visionary attorneys who broke out of Big Law to form Selendy & Gay, the…

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