Monday, November 29, 2010

NICK RICE Honored as a "Rising Star" for Innovative Work

Lawyers recognized as “rising stars” have generally been practicing for 10 years or less, but Nick Rice’s experience goes back further than that.

Photo: Lance Murphey

Rice is the third generation in his family to practice law, and he started his training at the age of 12, learning to research under his father’s tutelage.

“It started off with me getting to come in to work with my dad on the weekends,” Rice said. “He started teaching me how to do research, how to look up cases and how to look up statutes in the law library that they had in the firm at the time. When I got good enough, they started paying me. I’d get to do the research as the fun part, but my main task was all of the gofer work.”


Author: Susan Agee, The Daily News

Monday, November 8, 2010

Larry Rice SUPER LAWYER and Associates Nick Rice and Jennifer Bellot RISING STARS

Larry Rice, Senior Partner at Rice, Amundsen & Caperton, PLLC, is the only Mid-South Super Lawyer certified as a Family Law Specialist. Mr. Rice’s book, The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, published by the ABA is the standard reference for lawyers across the nation. He founded the Divorce and Family Law Section of the MBA and co-founded the Family Law Section of the TBA.Nick Rice is a Rising Star. Nick graduated from The University of Tennessee in Psychology and received his J.D. from the University of Memphis. He has presented several CLE lectures. In 2001, Nick co-founded a charity that distributes grants to local charities. He holds an annual fundraiser for International Children’s Heart Foundation. Nick is recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as one of Memphis’ Finest Young Professionals.

Jennifer Bellott is a Rising Star. Jennifer is a 2005 graduate from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and the University of Memphis School of Law. Jennifer was the National Best Advocate in the 2008 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. She also served as the Associate Justice for the 2007 Advanced Moot Court Competition and as an Associate Editor for the University of Memphis Law Review.