San Francisco Partner Paul Killion Receives National Legal Writing Award

Duane Morris is pleased to announce that partner Paul J. Killion of the firm’s San Francisco office will receive a Burton Award for Legal Achievement at a gala ceremony to be held on June 9, 2014, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. This honor is given to only 30 authors selected from entries from the nation’s 1,000 largest law firms.

Killion was selected as a 2014 Distinguished Legal Writing Award winner for an article he wrote about how to use Internet sources in legal writing. “Warning: The Internet May Contain Traces of Nuts (Or, When and How to Cite to Internet Sources)” appeared in California Litigation: The Journal of the Litigation Section, State Bar of California, last spring.

Killion is an appellate specialist certified by the State Bar of California and a member of the firms Appellate and Insurance Practice Groups. He is the third Duane Morris attorney to receive a Burton award. Partner Stan Kaminski in Chicago was recognized in 2010 for an article he co-authored, “Content-Based Tax Exemptions and the First Amendment,” which was published in State Tax Notes. Of counsel Thomas Newman in New York was honored in 2007 for the treatise Insurance Coverage, 13th Edition, which he co-authored.