Breaking the SuperLawyer Glass Ceiling

  Photo:  by Noelle Greig of me looking not particularly lawyer-like at Cheekwood Botanical Garden, Nashville TN

Photo:  by Noelle Greig of me looking not particularly lawyer-like at Cheekwood Botanical Garden, Nashville TN

J.R.:  Hi Karen, I thought of you when reading the SuperLawyer Top 10.  Are you the first woman to do this?  CONGRATS!

K:  Uh.

Go to www.superlawyers.com top list for Washington.  Interesting.  Appear to be in the top 10.  Walk down hall to Catherine's room.

K:  Someone said I made Top 10 superlawyers.

C:  I told you that months ago, but you were typing and said - oh nice - and didn't even pause.

K:  Oh.

Return to own office.  Look up past 11 years of superlawyers' existence.  Two other females have made the top 10.  Carolyn Cairnes, an employment lawyer in 2004.  Karen Jones, deputy general counsel for Microsoft, the last time in 2009.

Write back to J.R.:

K:   Hi J.R.  I didn’t even look at the list until I read your email.  I wish more women were listed in the top 100/top 10.  At least there’s 1 this year.

Stew.

And wish it didn't matter.

Link:  http://www.superlawyers.com/washington/toplists/Top-10-2014-Washington-Super-Lawyers/a5ae355fbd0de73bbc8ab3da0084a3a8