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Washington, DC Lawyers Honored by 2020 Super Lawyers

July 30, 2020

Shipman & Goodwin LLP lawyers James P. Ruggeri, Edward B. Parks II, Michele L. Backus Konigsberg and Myles Morrison have again been recognized by Washington DC Super Lawyers for 2020 for achievements in their practice areas.

James Ruggeri, named for the eighth consecutive year as a Washington DC Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation, is Co-Chair of the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance group and a partner in the Litigation practice. 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.

Edward Parks has been selected for the sixth consecutive year as a Washington DC Super Lawyer in Insurance Coverage. A partner in the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance and Litigation practices, he focuses principally in the areas of trial and appellate litigation involving general commercial, bankruptcy and insurance coverage litigation. Mr. Parks practices actively in federal and state courts around the country.

Michele Backus Konigsberg has again been chosen as a Washington DC Rising Star in the area of Insurance Coverage. Ms. Backus is a partner in the firm's Insurance & Reinsurance and Litigation practice groups. She has extensive experience representing major insurers on a wide range of coverage and reinsurance issues, bankruptcy-related matters and claims of bad faith. Ms. Backus handles complex matters involving coverage analysis, arbitration and both trial and appellate litigation.

Myles Morrison has again been selected as a Washington DC Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation. As a member of the firm’s Insurance & Products Liability Litigation practice, he has represented clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including contract, class action, insurance, malpractice and real estate disputes. In addition, Mr. Morrison has experience with eDiscovery issues and developments.

Based on a multi-phased selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, Super Lawyers identifies outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are the top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40 years of age or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

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