Super Lawyers Announces 2014 New York Metro List

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Bush v. Gore may have divided the country, but it brought together the two attorneys arguing it: Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, an assistant attorney general in the Reagan administration and future solicitor general for President George W. Bush; and David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, a former aide to Sen. Ted Kennedy, who represented the government in U.S. v. Microsoft. In the aftermath of the 2000 election the two men became friends, sharing summer bike trips with their wives and an interest in wine.

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Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, has announced the New York Metro Super Lawyers list for 2014. In April 2013, the Super Lawyers selection process received a patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,412,564) from The United States Patent and Trademark Office. This distinction is relevant to both attorneys and consumers, as it further demonstrates credibility as an impartial third-party rating system.

Super Lawyers has been recognizing the top lawyers in New York since 2006. In the spirit of Super Lawyers’ mission to bring visibility to attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice, the list is published in New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine, along with special sections in The New York Times Magazine and Westchester Magazine in September.

The 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine features an interview we conducted earlier this year with David Boies and Theodore B. Olson. Most know for their work on the Bush v. Gore case, this wide ranging discussion touched on marriage equality, law firm culture and what each looks for in a new hire.

They were also both asked about the ever-changing landscape of law school. “Don’t go to law school because you want to make lots of money. There are other ways to make lots of money,” Olson said. “If you really get a bang out of practicing law and solving problems and trying to persuade and doing something very creative, and if you like the history and you like the law and you like the structure of our legal system, then you’re going to be spending your life doing things that you like. That’s the only reason to do it.”

Those seeking top-rated lawyers online can visit for one of the web's most trusted online directories. Read the digital edition of the 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine or view the 2014 New York Metro Top Lists.

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Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice.

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