Jan. 2, 2013 – For the second year in a row, Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine has named local lawyer Parker Layrisson to its “Rising Stars” list of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Less than three percent of Louisiana lawyers make the list.
In 2012, Layrisson was recognized by Super Lawyers for excellence in personal injury law. This year, he is the only “Rising Star” recognized in the practice area of DWI defense.
“Our entire team deserves to share in this honor,” said Layrisson. “I’m blessed with an outstanding support staff and exceptional co-counsel. I could not provide clients this level of legal services without their excellent work.”
The selections for the list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters legal division. The national rating service identifies lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Layrisson was named to the “Rising Stars” list, launched in 1998 by Super Lawyers to recognize the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state, those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
The multi-phased selection process includes peer nominations and independent research. Last year, nearly 5,000 peer nominations were submitted in Louisiana, but no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state received the honor.
Lawyers are evaluated for the list on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement: verdicts; settlements and transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; bar and other professional activity; pro bono and community service; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements.
The list of attorneys selected to Louisiana Super Lawyers appears in the January 2013 issue of Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine and Louisiana Life Magazine. It can also be found on online at www.superlaywers.com.
Layrisson, 35, has practiced law for ten years. He is the founder of the Parker Layrisson Law Firm, with offices located in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Ponchatoula. His law practice focuses on auto accident injury and DWI defense. Since 2009, Layrisson has maintained Martindale.com¹s highest peer review rating for legal abilities and ethical standards (AV Preeminent). In 2009, New Orleans Magazine named him to its ³Top Lawyers² list. In 2011, the world¹s largest legal directory, Avvo.com, awarded Layrisson its highest available rating (10.0 Superb). In 2012, he received the “Client Distinction Award” from Lawyers.com and Martindale.com.
Layrisson has worked as United States Judicial Law Clerk, Louisiana Assistant Attorney General, and Ponchatoula City Prosecutor. He is a Tulane University and LSU Law honors graduate who served as Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Law Review. He is also the author of a monthly newspaper column called ³Ask an Attorney,² a book chapter entitled “The Art of the DUI Plea Deal,” and a consumer report entitled “DWI Checklist: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid.”
Layrisson is married to Brandie Bruno Layrisson, a licensed clinical social worker. The couple lives in Ponchatoula.
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