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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…

Lawyer Limelight: Ryan Dzierniejko

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Photo by Jay Gunning / Owl Bridge Media.  Companies often hire Skadden not to implement an obvious or preset course…

Law Firm Limelight: Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith

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Joseph Landy, Gary Lesser and Michael "Mickey" Smith. Some boys dream of becoming astronauts or basketball stars. Gary Lesser dreamed…

Lawyer Limelight: Erica Harris

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Remember those personality tests from high school that guided you toward your most aptitude-worthy career?  Like figuring out what folds…

Lawyer Limelight: Craig Boneau

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Photo by Laura Crosta. Craig Boneau was added to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers last year, and it’s no…

Lawyer Limelight: Lisa Laukitis

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Photo by Jay Gunning / Owl Bridge Media. Skadden partners successfully handle an expansive range of complex deals and cases…

Lawyer Limelight: Diane Cafferata

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When she's not in a courtroom tackling any number of complex commercial cases, Diane Cafferata can be found behind the…

Lawyer Limelight: Donna L. Wilson

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Photo by Amy Cantrell.  The thing about Donna Wilson is you don’t know what just hit you. Blue-collar to her…

AbstoneLalley Advises Stephen Pugh on Move to Burke Warren

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Photo of Stephen Pugh provided by the firm. Networks start with people whose lives intersect. Classmates from high school, perhaps,…

Lawyer Limelight: Michael Sorich

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A former prosecutor in Chicago, Michael Sorich made the transition to plaintiff work and has since built a robust personal…

Lawyer Limelight: Natasha Harrison

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Photo by Chris Renton. Passing the leadership torch is never easy for major legal institutions, particularly when a firm’s founding…

Lawyer Limelight: Adam Leitman Bailey

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It’s not an exaggeration to say that Adam Leitman Bailey and fellow attorneys at his namesake firm have reshaped New…

Lawyer Limelight: Maya Saxena

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Maya Saxena knows how to beat the odds. She formed the securities litigation firm Saxena White in 2006 with partner…

Selendy & Gay Fuses Values With Results to Disrupt the Law Firm Model

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Photo of David Elsberg and Jennifer Selendy by Jay Gunning / Owl Bridge Media. The powerhouse corps of lawyers who…

Lawyer Limelight: Michael Kelly, Richard Schoenberger and Doris Cheng

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Photo of Doris Cheng, Richard Schoenberger and Michael Kelly by Rory Earnshaw. It would be challenging to find any three…

Lawyer Limelight: Sean O’Shea

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Photo by Dave Cross. Sean O’Shea found it easy to separate the good guys from the bad guys. A hard-charging…

Standing Tall: Cravath’s 200 Years of Pro Bono

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Photo of Darin McAtee, Damaris Hernández, Peter Barbur, Julie North and Antony Ryan by Laura Barisonzi. If a tale of…

Lawyer Limelight: Betty S. W. Graumlich

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Betty Graumlich is a seasoned labor and employment lawyer, with clients among the top brass of a variety of industries,…

Lawyer Limelight: Lee Weinberg

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Success in the law typically follows when a chosen practice aligns seamlessly with a lawyer’s personality and interests. Such is…

Lawyer Limelight: Patricia Brown Holmes

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Photo by Michelle Nolan. “Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now” – the title of a Maya Angelou book derived…

Lawyer Limelight: Matt Cowie

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Photo by Chris Renton. Having a talented corps of lawyers with deep experience on the other side of the table…

Lawyer Limelight: Scott Liebman and Elizabeth Kim

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Scott Liebman and Elizabeth Kim work closely with their clients in the life sciences industry to bring new products to…

Lawyer Limelight: Tom Melsheimer

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Photo by Justin Clemons. Becoming one of the best trial lawyers of a generation takes a rare consistency of achievement…

Lawyer Limelight: Johnine P. Barnes

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Johnine P. Barnes takes a business-minded approach to her employment law practice, working closely with executives to implement structures and…

Lawyer Limelight: John C. Taylor and David Ring

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Photo of John C. Taylor (left) and Dave Ring by Amy Cantrell.  This is a story about what can happen…

Lawyer Limelight: Marissa Holob

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Kramer Levin’s excellent reputation in the area of employment law owes much to Marissa Holob, who chairs the Executive Compensation…

Lawyer Limelight: Ricardo Cedillo

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Photo by Josh Huskin. Ricardo Cedillo binge-watches trials the way some television viewers consume entire seasons of “Breaking Bad” or…

Lawyer Limelight: Lauren Angelilli

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. Handling the tax side of corporate deals is especially demanding at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where…

Lawyer Limelight: James D. Gotz

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It’s not every day you hear about a successful lawyer taking an 18-month hiatus to focus on a different kind…

Lawyer Limelight: Thomas Scolaro

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Thomas Scolaro, of Leesfield Scolaro, is an impassioned personal injury attorney with a strong track record in southern Florida. When…

Lawyer Limelight: Kenneth T. Lumb

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Photo by Michelle Nolan. Public service is often an inherent part of a plaintiffs’ practice, particularly at leading firms like…

Reid, Collins & Tsai Celebrates 10 Years of Success

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From left to right: Eric Madden, Lisa Tsai, Bill Reid, Nate Palmer, Jason Collins, Joshua Bruckerhoff, Rachel Fleishman and Craig…

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