Michigan's Valerie Newman has several accomplishments to be proud of in 2012, including her victory in her first case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Lafler v. Cooper. That's the reason Lawyers USA cited for recognizing her as one of the seven lawyers who made a significant impact in the legal world during 2012. Not to brag, but the State Bar of Michigan has recognized Newman's exceptional talents for some time now. Along with past SBM president Nancy Diehl, Newman has chaired both the Bar's Custodial Interrogation Task Force and its Eyewitness Identification Task Force, yet one more way in which she is having a significant impact in the legal world.
HT: MiLW Blog