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Gardere Environmental Partner Fran Phillips Elected to Board of EPA Alumni Assoc …

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Environmental partner Fran E. Phillips was recently elected to the Board of the EPA Alumni Association, Inc., a nationwide community of former employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her election was announced April 19 at the association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The EPA Alumni Association was formed in 2008 and has more than 800 members, 75 percent of whom are located

Evan Guthrie Law Firm of Charleston SC Participates In St. John’s High School Ca …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina participated in the career fair for St. John’s High School in John’s Island ,SC on Friday March 30th 2012. Attorney Evan Guthrie represented the legal profession and had a table to speak to students at the high school that were interested in careers in the law. The career fair lasted for about three hours and allowed for all

D Magazine Honors Frank L. Branson, Debbie Dudley Branson Among 2012 “Best Lawye …

DALLAS – The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is proud to announce that attorneys Frank L. Branson and Debbie Dudley Branson again have been honored in D Magazine’s annual listing of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” Selection to the list is based on unsolicited recommendations from practicing lawyers in Texas. D Magazine asks attorneys to identify Dallas lawyers, based on personal observation, who rank among the current best in their

Estate Attorneys In Chicago, Peck Bloom, Sponsoring Retrial Of Mary Todd Lincoln

CHICAGO, IL --Peck Bloom, a firm that can help clients with elder law in Chicago, is sponsoring the 'Retrial of Mary Todd Lincoln.' The event takes place on September 24, 2012 and will demonstrate how differently Mary Todd Lincoln's insanity trial might have been if she had access to today's experts. In addition to the trial, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission hosted

Twenty Thompson & Knight Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine …

Dallas (April 23, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate its 20 attorneys selected for inclusion in D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas 2012” list, which is featured in the magazine’s May issue. The following are the Firm’s attorneys recognized in this listing: O. Paul Corley Jr. (Banking & Finance) Barbara B. Ferguson (Trusts & Estates) Sharon M. Fountain (ERISA) Herbert J. Hammond (Intellectual Property) Craig A.

Dallas White-Collar, Criminal Defense Attorney Barry Sorrels Honored Among ‘Best …

DALLAS – Texas lawyers and the staff at D Magazine again have selected noted Dallas white-collar and criminal defense lawyer Barry Sorrels of Sorrels, Udashen & Anton for recognition among D Magazine’s annual “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” edition. The immediate past president of the Dallas Bar Association, Mr. Sorrels is a veteran Texas defense lawyer who routinely defends individuals and business interests in state and federal cases. In a career

Dallas Appellate Attorney Deborah Hankinson Honored in D Magazine’s 2012 “Best L …

DALLAS – Hankinson LLP founder Deborah Hankinson has earned a place on D Magazine’s 2012 listing of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” based on her work for business clients in appellate cases, mediations and arbitrations, and trial consulting. This is the seventh time that D Magazine has named Ms. Hankinson to its “Best Lawyers” list. In 2010, the magazine also named her to its list of the best women lawyers in

Gardere Attorneys Earn ‘Best Lawyers in Dallas’ Honors

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that nine Firm attorneys have been named to D Magazine’s list of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas,” which will be published in the magazine’s May 2012 edition. The Gardere attorneys and the practice areas for which they were honored are: • Steven S. Camp, Banking & Finance • Beverly B. Godbey, Insurance Law • Rob Hoffman, Business Litigation • Rick Jordan, Corporate Securities/Capital Markets • Kevin

Trio of McCurley Orsinger Partners Selected Among Dallas’ Best Lawyers

DALLAS – The noted Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that three partners have earned a place on D Magazine’s annual listing of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” Joining name partners Mike McCurley and Mary Jo McCurley on the 2012 listing is the firm’s newest partner Jeff Anderson. Each of the attorneys is a repeat honoree based on work in Family Law

Gardere Litigation Chair Richard Faulk to Discuss Scientific Evidence at George …

HOUSTON – Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Litigation Department of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, will be a featured luncheon speaker on “Perspectives on Daubert” during the three-day Judicial Symposium on Scientific Evidence in the Courts hosted by the George Mason University School of Law at the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel in Fairfax, Va. In addition to his April 24 luncheon speech, Mr. Faulk will moderate panel discussions

Law Firm Helps Gulf Residents and Business Owners Understand BP Oil Spill Settle …

Farrell & Patel works with businesses and residents to help them understand effects of ruling and parameters for claims. Miami, FL, April 17, 2012 -- To help victims of the BP oil spill receive the compensation that they are entitled to, Farrell & Patel, Attorneys at Law, are offering a full case review by a legal professional. It is expected that terms of the new settlement, which should be announced today,

Pilani Golden Couple Celebrate Milestone Wedding Anniversary

The highest happiness on earth is marriage and even though the order may vary for any given year, a wedding anniversary is invariably the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. In America, couples celebrating Golden Jubilee of their wedding anniversary may be lucky to get greetings from the President of USA and similarly in countries like Canada, Australia etc. In UK the Queen from the Buckingham palace may

Thompson & Knight Expands New York Trial Practice

New York (April 16, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Emily L. Saffitz has joined the firm as an Associate in the Trial Practice Group. “Emily has in-depth experience in commercial litigation and class action matters and is a great addition to our group,” says Joseph S. Pevsner, the Firm’s Trial Department Leader. “Her outstanding skills complement our strong trial practice,

Dallas Bar Association ‘Law Day’ Luncheon Honors Local Judiciary

Nearly 250 local judges and lawyers will be on hand Friday, May 4, as District Judge Sam Lindsay presents the keynote address at the annual Law Day Luncheon sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association. Law Day is celebrated each spring in bar associations across the country. This year’s theme is “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.” In addition to honoring our local judiciary, one of the goals of Law Day

Dallas Bar Association Hosts State of the County Forum

The public is invited to a forum on the “state of Dallas County.” The one-hour discussion will be held on Thursday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m. Speakers for the event are Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez. The forum will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. in the Pavilion at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas (garage parking available; enter from Olive Street). The

McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Adds Dallas Associate

DALLAS – The Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that Paula Bennett has joined the firm’s Dallas office as an associate. Ms. Bennett represents clients in a wide range of Family Law matters, with a special interest in issues involving children, including custody cases, termination of parental rights, custody modification, custody relocation and child support. “Paula is an outstanding attorney. Considering her

Democracy watch 2012, issue 12

As the weakened relationship with the EU reaches breaking point, Ukraine's regime blames local representative. With the media reduced to promotion only content, the cultural elite calls for a new national direction. Manipulation takes over mass media The gap between Ukraine’s reality and its television news reports is widening. This year has seen a steep drop in stories covering political developments, leaving the upcoming parliamentary elections nearly uncovered. Recent research from the

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With Cinderella Project In Charleston SC With Young …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped with the setup of the Cinderella Project event that assists economically disadvantaged high school students to get prom dresses. The Cinderella Project is helped sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar and is one of a number of events that the division helps support. Attorney Guthrie was one of many lawyer volunteers

Thompson & Knight Helps Southwest Airlines Win Another East Texas Patent Infring …

Tyler, Texas (April 12, 2012) – Thompson & Knight attorneys Max Ciccarelli, J. Michael Heinlen, and Gary R. Sorden have obtained another courtroom defense win for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) in an East Texas patent infringement case. The Thompson & Knight team from the firm’s Dallas office represented AirTran Airways Inc. in the trial heard by jurors before the Hon. Leonard Davis in the U.S. District Court for the

Dallas Litigator Announces Opening of Priest Johnson PLLC; New firm focuses on c …

DALLAS – Dallas attorney Kimberly Priest-Johnson is pleased to announce the opening of Priest Johnson PLLC, a boutique law firm focused exclusively on representing corporate and individual clients in complex commercial litigation and defending companies and corporate officers in white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions. Ms. Priest-Johnson is an accomplished trial lawyer with experience in numerous jury trials, complex arbitrations and major settlements. Her background includes representing individuals and Fortune 500 companies

Dick Sayles Honored as “Trial Legend” by Dallas Bar Association

DALLAS – Noted Dallas trial attorney Richard A. “Dick” Sayles, cofounder of the Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner has been honored as a Trial Legend by the Dallas Bar Association. Mr. Sayles was among five local trial lawyers recognized by the Dallas Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section during the 2012 Legends Program held April 3, 2012, at the Belo Mansion in downtown Dallas. The Legends Program featured a panel

Female Genital Mutilation in Iraq

New Study shows: FGM common in Kirkuk For the first time, an empirical study proved that female genital mutilation is also prevalent in parts of Iraq beyond the borders of the Kurdish Region. WADI and the local women’s rights organization PANA have conducted an in-depth research about the existence and background of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kirkuk. They interviewed 1212 women above the age of 14 and asked each of them

Yaz, Yasmin to Get New Labels as FDA Warns of Blood Clot Risk

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that Yaz and similar birth control pills are to receive updated warning labels advising patients of the risk for developing serious blood clots. Los Angeles, CA, April 10, 2012 – National law firm Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has learned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered Bayer to produce new warning labels for several of its oral contraceptives, including Yaz, Yasmin and Beyaz.

Thompson & Knight Attorney Named 2012 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fell …

Houston (April 10, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Demetra L. Liggins has been selected for the 2012 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). This year-long mentoring program helps attorneys build relationships and leadership skills by connecting with and learning from a network of top general counsels and managing partners in the legal industry. She joins a class of

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Speaks At Stratford High School Career Fair In Goose Creek …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke to students at the Stratford High School Career Fair in Goose Creek, South Carolina on Wednesday March 21st 2012. Mr. Guthrie represented the legal profession and talked about the process of becoming a lawyer. Attorney Guthrie also talked to students about other careers in the law and how the law crosses into all careers. Mr. Guthrie

Larry McCord and Associates LLC Provides High School Students the Opportunity to …

The law office of Larry McCord and Associates LLC has announced that a mock trial competition will take place on April 25 at the Wyandanch High School auditorium. The competition begins at 3 p.m. and is being presented by Dr. Pless M. Dickerson, Superintendent of Schools, Wyandanch School District. The school is located at 54 W. 32nd Street in Wyandanch. Two teams of six students each will try the case of

ALIPAC Condemns Candidate David Rouzer's Support for Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

Raleigh, NC, USA (April 5, 2012) -- ALIPAC is condemning congressional candidate David Rouzer's support for Amnesty for illegal aliens! He finally admitted to this during a public debate on WECT TV on April 4. "I lobbied for Amnesty. I worked for a solution," said David Rouzer 12 minutes and 15 seconds into the video debate. Video for WECT Debate Pantano presses Rouzer on lobbying for amnesty in WECT debate http://www.wect.com/story/17336362/pantano-presses-rouzer-on-lobbying-for-amnesty-in-wect-debate "David Rouzer's support for

Ward & Smith’s T. John Ward Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

International intellectual property magazine recognizes work of former judge LONGVIEW, Texas – Former U.S. District Judge T. John Ward, a shareholder in the high-stakes business litigation and intellectual property law firm of Ward & Smith, recently was honored with a lifetime achievement award presented by the publishers of Managing IP during the magazine’s 5th annual North America Awards. Appointed to the federal bench by President Bill Clinton in 1999, Judge Ward is

Idea Express, Inc Successfully Stops Trademark Infringment

The Idea Express Group and Idea Express, Inc (IEG), a national company which prints and distributes numerous products, has proven that it will use all legal means to stop trademark infringement on its brand and domain name. The company has successfully filed a complaint and stopped another company from using the name to market products online. Last year, when IEG realized that someone had formed a new Nevada LLC using the

The Law Firm of Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. LLC Supports OSHA Initiative to Rai …

The week, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced its solicitation of applicants for Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Through the program, $1.2 million of funding is available to train workers and employers in recognizing workplace hazards, maintaining a safe work environment and understanding their workers’ rights under Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation attorney Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. is an advocate for workplace safety

Thompson & Knight Again Named “Go-To Law Firm” for Litigation

Texas (April 3, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has again been recognized as a “Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies” for Litigation by American Lawyer Media (ALM), based on a recent survey. The rankings will be published in The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines in May. ALM formulates its “Go-To Law Firm” rankings by surveying General Counsel and gathering data from various

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Visits Class At Goose Creek High School

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina stopped by Goose Creek High School in Goose Creek, SC on Wednesday March 14th 2012 to speak to the personal finance class about the law and legal profession. The class was a small group of students that had met throughout the school year to learn about all of the aspects of personal finance and money issues. Attorney

Thomas Anderson Joins Shackelford, Melton & McKinley as Associate in Dallas

DALLAS – The law firm of Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Thomas Anderson Jr. as an associate in the firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Anderson represents clients in a wide range of real estate issues, including leases and working with lenders on loan matters, in addition to banking and business transactional work. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Anderson worked as an attorney

Gardere Promotes Three to Partnership

DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Terrell R. Miller, Reuben D. Rosof, and C. Scott Tuthill have been promoted to partnership effective April 1, 2012. “This is a major milestone in the successful careers of these exceptional lawyers,” says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. “Their admission as partners is confirmation that they are recognized as superb lawyers and counselors by their peers.” Terrell R. Miller practices

Another Expansion of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan’s Trial Team

Dallas/Houston, TX—Dallas-based law firm, Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC, is pleased to announce the addition of two trial lawyers to its Dallas office. Wade L. McClure and Alan L. Rucker, formerly with Gibson, McClure & Wallace, joined the Firm as Directors on March 30. Wade McClure, a 25-year trial veteran, represents Fortune 500 companies in products liability, construction, and trade secret litigation. He also represents public and private

Noted New York Accident Lawyer Traces History of DUI Laws

It was back in 1910 that New York became the first state to adopt drunk-driving laws. California followed close behind. And, with the two most politically powerful bookend states leading the charge, the remaining 48 states soon followed suit New York, NY, US March 30, 2012 -- Only last week, John Goodman, a 48 year-old Florida millionaire, was found guilty on two counts: The first was DUI manslaughter and failure to

FDA Schedules Advisory Panel Meeting to Discuss Metal Hip Safety

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that the FDA has scheduled an advisory panel to discuss the safety of metal hip implants. Los Angeles, CA, March 29, 2012 – National law firm Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has learned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a scheduled an advisory panel meeting to discuss the safety of metal hip implants and all-metal hip resurfacing systems. The two-day panel, which is expected

East Texas Patent Infringement Lawsuits Target Google, Yahoo!, Others Over Cloud …

SHERMAN, Texas – The Lanier Law Firm is announcing a series of patent infringement lawsuits filed on behalf of Longview, Texas-based Titanide Ventures LLC against a group of companies accused of infringing patents covering cloud storage technology. The lawsuits are filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, against Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), Los Altos, Calif.-based

McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Attorneys Honored Among Top Young Te …

DALLAS – The Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, LLP, is proud to announce that four attorneys from the firm’s Dallas and San Antonio offices have earned selections to the 2012 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers. For the third consecutive year, Dallas associates Monica Cruz and Stephen Orsinger and San Antonio associate R. Porter Corrigan have been recognized among the up-and-coming Texas

Gardere Partner James Cooper Named 2012 Recipient of Jim D. Bowmer Professionali …

HOUSTON – The College of the State Bar of Texas has chosen James Cooper, Co-Chair of the Policyholder Specialty Practice Group at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, as the 2012 recipient of the Jim D. Bowmer Professionalism Award. Mr. Cooper will be recognized at the Annual Banquet for the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, in Houston, Texas. The award has been presented annually since 1994

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Talks Law To Class At Bishop England High School In Charle …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke to the Law Education class at Bishop England High School In Charleston SC on Thursday March 8th 2012. Attorney Guthrie talked about the legal profession and some of his experiences as a lawyer to the class. Mr. Guthrie is a graduate of Bishop England and was glad to be able to come back and contribute and

Gardere’s Richard Faulk to Address Alien Tort Statute Liability at International …

HOUSTON – Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Litigation Department at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, will speak on “Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute: Will the Supreme Court Open the Floodgates?” during the 24th Annual Institute of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Faulk will address issues raised in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, a case recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding whether

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2012 “Best Lawyers in Dallas”

Twelve Jackson Walker partners were selected for inclusion in D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list. The publication will release in May 2012. D Magazine conducted a citywide search for the best in the legal profession, inviting qualified attorneys to nominate their peers based on reputation and legal excellence. The nominations were reviewed by the magazine’s editors alongside a panel of well-respected local lawyers to determine the final list. The

"Global spending on aviation security will total $22.3bn in 2012" says news visi …

The aviation security market has evolved in response to new threats faced by the aviation industry. The tragic events of September 11 2001 led to a necessity to re-examine existing airport security systems and technologies. More than a decade on, new legislation has been adopted, regulatory authorities established and additional equipment installed at airport facilities throughout the world. As demand for air travel continues to grow year on year, governments

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Judges National Moot Court Competition In Charleston SC

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped judge the CSOL National Moot Court Competition in Charleston, SC on Friday February 3rd 2012. The National Moot Court Contest invited law students in law schools from across the country to participate in arguing a case in front of judges. Attorney Evan Guthrie participated as a judge on the Supreme Court Of The United States during

Webinar-“LPO – A World of Opportunities”

The growth becomes far more difficult when one faces challenges like managing excessive work and cost due to time constraint. It is all the more difficult and challenging for the solo- practitioners and small law firms, who always look forward to grow their practice and make a new big family. What is the biggest hurdle...Time Management & Lack of Funds!!! The concerns which take birth due to these hurdles: • Rejection of any new

Takeda California Mobilizes to Support Healthy Living and Combat Diabetes

Employees will be biking to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association in both San Diego and San Francisco, March 22. San Diego, San Francisco, CA, US, March 20, 2012 -- Takeda California scientists and employees are taking a stand for healthy living to combat diabetes and leading by example with a company-wide bike ride. On March 22, the second annual Tour de Takeda will take place in both San

The Law Firm of SmithAmundsen LLC Promotes Six Lawyers to Partner

March 19, 2012 – CHICAGO – The law firm of SmithAmundsen LLC announces the promotion of six lawyers to partner effective March 16, 2012. These promotions are in furtherance of the firm’s goals of multi-dimensional growth to better serve clients. SmithAmundsen elected the following lawyers in Illinois to the partnership: Rebecca L. Dobbs is a labor and employment attorney in St. Charles, Ill. She focuses her practice on employment and

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Kass & Moses, P.C., To Speak At Motorcycle Riding's …

Motorcycle accident lawyers Kass & Moses, P.C., announced today that partners Andrew Kass and Joe Moses will be speaking to students of Motorcycle Riding's Cool in Chicago, Illinois on March 24, 2012 about the importance of obtaining the right type of motorcycle insurance March, 2012 - Motorcycle accident lawyers Kass & Moses, P.C., a.k.a. 1-800-Motorcycle, confirmed today that partners Andrew Kass and Joe Moses will be speaking this Saturday

Two Cozen O’Connor Partners Join Kane Russell Coleman & Logan

Dallas/Houston, TX—Dallas-based law firm, Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC, proudly announces the addition of two seasoned trial lawyers. Lawrence T. Bowman, formerly with Cozen O’Connor, is a 30-year trial veteran who joined the Firm on March 8 and has been named chair of the Large Loss Subrogation Group. He is one of the top subrogation attorneys in the country and is a recognized leader in both the subrogation and

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