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SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE / NEW YORK METRO 2015
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26 BEING A LITTLE GUY
“You cannot be great at what we do if you don’t
have compassion for people,” says personal injury
attorney Robert Kelner.
BY LISA ARMSTRONG
12 TEN YEARS!
Catching up with our cover subjects from the
BY JESSICA TAM
14 WORD FOR WORD
Martha E. Gifford, Jacqueline N. Newman
and Christopher D’Angelo tell us their favorite
AS TOLD TO ERIK LUNDEGAARD
Ira L. Herman on the Santiago-Monteverde
bankruptcy ruling, John DiBlasi talks mediation,
and it’s Dan Brown for the disabled.
BY AIMÉE GROTH
22 THE DEAN OF THE
Betsy Plevan’s career has been based on finding
the right fit: for her, for her clients and for a
generation of female lawyers.
BY TIMOTHY HARPER
THE ANNUAL LIST
40 SELECTION PROCESS
42 THE TOP LISTS
46 LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
62 LISTED BY AREA OF PRACTICE
129 LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
136 LISTED BY AREA OF PRACTICE
157 LISTED BY FIRM
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30 FIRST COMES LOVE
How Roberta Kaplan became a hero of the
BY AMY KATES
34 NAVIGATING CHINA
The Chinese legal system has come a long way in a
short time; but what’s getting lost in translation?
BY NINA HUANG
18 Q&A: AN INNOCENCE MAN
Barry Scheck talks Louima, Lyons, and whether
the state has ever executed an innocent man.
INTERVIEW BY ERIK LUNDEGAARD
163 CROSSWORD PUZZLE
SCOTUS with the Mostest: How well do you know
your high court?
BY ERIK LUNDEGAARD