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DC Attorneys Honored by 2013 Super Lawyers

April 29, 2013

James P. Ruggeri again has been named a 2013 Washington DC Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation. “Super Lawyers” recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement (based on a multi-phased selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations).

Mr. Ruggeri is Co-Chair of the firm’s Insurance & Product Liability Litigation group and is based in the Washington, DC office. He practices actively in federal and state courts around the country, handling complex insurance coverage litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Ruggeri has been recognized nationally for his involvement in many cutting-edge developments in insurance litigation.

Michele L. Backus, also based in the firm’s Washington, DC office, has been selected by Super Lawyers as a 2013 Washington DC Rising Star in the area of Insurance Coverage. Based on a rigorous selection process that includes peer evaluations, “Super Lawyers” recognizes Rising Stars as the top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years of age or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Ms. Backus is a member of Shipman & Goodwin’s Insurance & Reinsurance and Litigation practice groups. She has extensive experience representing insurers on a wide range of coverage and reinsurance issues, bankruptcy-related matters and claims of bad faith. Ms. Backus handles complex matters involving client counseling, arbitration and litigation.

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