Jodi Swick recognized again by the legal community

July 16, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
California, July 16, 2016 - Jodi K. Swick, partner in the California office of Edison, McDowell & Hetherington, LLP, has once again been recognized by her peers for her professional accomplishments. Jodi has been selected for inclusion in the the 2016 list of Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a designation earned by less than 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.  Jodi has also been named a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. These accolades add to Jodi's already impressive resume.

"I feel privileged to receive a Super Lawyers designation," said Jodi. "To be named a Fellow by the LCA is also a great honor. This is especially true, considering the fundamental purpose of the LCA is to promote exceptional advocacy and ethical standards," she added.

Jodi is a founding partner of EMH's California office.  She specializes in litigating insurance coverage, class action and complex business disputes in California and federal courts nationwide. She focuses on representing and counseling insurance company clients in coverage, bad faith and extra-contractual disputes.  Jodi has successfully litigated coverage cases involving general liability, personal lines, entertainment liability, errors and omissions, employment liability, and professional liability policies. Jodi's practice also specializes in class action matters which have been pursued under a wide variety of consumer protection laws. She has represented insurers, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing companies, start-ups and other businesses against class actions and claims brought under a wide variety of consumer protection statutes, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other unfair unfair competition laws.

David McDowell, a founding partner of EMH, said, "I have worked with Jodi for many years, and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to handle cases together and confer with Jodi on legal matters. The recognition given to her by her peers in the community is well deserved."

Jodi has previously been recognized as a stand-out attorney. She was named by San Francisco Business Times as one of its "40 Under 40".  This award identifies the forty most influential young leaders across the spectrum of Bay Area businesses - all under forty and all high achievers for their companies, industries and the community.  Jodi was also named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in California in 2013 and 2015. The California office of EMH, which Jodi co-founded, has been recognized by Chambers & Partners in the category of Insurance-Insurer for two years in a row.

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EMH was founded by Andrew M. Edison, David T. McDowell and Thomas F. A. Hetherington, three highly regarded trial attorneys in Houston, Texas.  Since its opening in 2009, EMH has expanded to four offices, located in Texas and California.  Founded on the core belief that top quality litigation and trial services can be delivered cost-effectively, EMH has already established itself as a national firm, with significant depth in the energy, insurance and financial services sectors. EMH's attorneys handle class actions and complex cases throughout the United States in virtually every area of business and the law.  

For more information about EMH, please visit or call (713) 337-5580.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.

LCA Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level or are independent practitioners with twelve or more years experience. The LCA's selection process is a combination of Fellow input, internal research, nominations by Fellows, attorney opinions, evaluation of client selection of counsel, limited input from active and retired judges, and reviews of acknowledgement and recognition by other peer reviewing sources and associations. The criteria used for selection is not based purely on the number of cases tried, or the notoriety usually associated with frequent court appearances, but also effectiveness in the area of a particular lawyer's expertise.

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