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Alum Elected to National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and Named a 2014 Rising Star

by Sheryl Marlar

University of West Georgia alum Cade Parian ’00 was elected in July to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for 2014, his first year to earn the distinction. In August, he was named a 2014 Rising Star by the Daily Report.

Alum Elected to National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and Named a 2014 Rising Star Cade’s law office, The Parian Law Firm, LLC, is based in Carrollton, Georgia. He earned his law degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, in 2006.

His community associations go beyond the courtroom, as he is a UWG National Alumni Association Board Member, a member of the UWG Trial Lawyers Association Board and a member of the UWG Athletic Foundation Executive Committee.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial attorneys in each state who are under the age of 40. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to those trial lawyers who practice in the fields of criminal defense and/or civil plaintiff law. To be invited, an attorney must have demonstrated superior qualifications, trial results, influence and leadership in their fields of practice as trial lawyers. The selection is multi-phased and includes peer nominations and third party research.

The Daily Report is a daily publication in metro Atlanta that provides news about the courts and the business and profession of law for lawyers. It brings readers needed information in order to practice law, keep up with competitors and develop clients. The Daily Report’s editorial staff handpicked this year’s Rising Stars.

When asked about his election, Cade says, “It is an honor to join such an elite group of trail lawyers from around the nation.” He went on to say “Growing up around lawyers and politicians paved my interest in the legal system. Specifically, I was always interested in helping people who do not necessarily have a voice. If one thing is certain ... I know how to talk!”


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