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Valensi Rose, PLC Attorneys Receive 2012 Super Lawyers Designation

Los Angeles, CA – February 13, 2012 - Valensi Rose, PLC is pleased to announce that four of its lawyers were named by Law and Politics Magazine and the Publishers of Los Angeles Magazine as Super Lawyers in Southern California for 2012. Only 5% of lawyers statewide receive this designation. The following attorneys were designated Super Lawyers in their individual practice areas: Philip S. Magaram for Estate Planning and Probate; Bruce

Bill Cobb Returns to Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome back partner Bill Cobb. Mr. Cobb practices in the Litigation and Insurance groups in the Austin office. Mr. Cobb has more than 15 years of trial and appellate experience representing clients before state and federal courts and state regulatory agencies. Mr. Cobb has extensive practical knowledge of class action defense and complex insurance litigation. His practice also focuses on governmental litigation and litigation avoidance.

TULLY & WINKELMAN, P.C. RELEASES 2012 EDITION OF “HOW TO CARE FOR AGING PARENTS” …

Melville, NY — The Elder Law Office of Tully & Winkelman, P.C. has announced the release of “How to Plan for Aging Parents 2012.” The guidebook contains the latest figures from Medicaid and explains what adult children of elderly parents need to do to make sure their loved ones are taken care of, while ensuring their financial health at the same time. As a community service, Tully & Winkelman, P.C.

Defective Metal Hips May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that a new British study suggests that patients with metal hip implants may be at an increased risk for developing cancer. Los Angeles, CA, February 10, 2012 – Following a report last week that British metal hip implant recipients could be at risk of experiencing systemic toxicity, news has surfaced that researchers are investigating the link between these devices and cancer. According to a report in

ANDERSON LAW FIRM CELEBRATES 22 YEARS AT HISTORIC OFFICE BUILDING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE LAW OFFICES OF TIMOTHY ANDERSON, PA ANDERSON LAW FIRM CELEBRATES 22 YEARS AT HISTORIC OFFICE BUILDING Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL February 9, 2012 On January 30, 2012 the law firm of TIMOTHY ANDERSON, PA celebrated its 22nd year of being located in The Anderson Building at 213 S. Brevard Ave., Tampa, Florida. Built in 1907 in Tampa’s historic Hyde Park district, the 3,000 sf, 2-story structure was originally constructed as

Thompson & Knight Partner Awarded Civic Achievement Honor by University of Houst …

Houston (February 9, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Partner Ricky A. Raven has been awarded the 2012 Dr. Marguerite Ross Barnett Alumni Achievement Award presented by the University of Houston African American Studies Program. The award, which recognizes civic and social commitment to excellence as an alumnus of the University of Houston, will be presented at the Seventh Annual African

Dallas Attorney Michael Hurst Named Corporate Client Service “All-Star”

Complex commercial litigation attorney Michael Hurst of Dallas is being honored by corporate counsel and other clients in the BTI 2012 Client Service All-Stars list. Mr. Hurst is one of only 23 Texas lawyers to be named to the list, which recognizes 272 attorneys from 169 law firms nationwide. Mr. Hurst, a name partner at Dallas-based Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP, appears in the list compiled by BTI Consulting Group

GOAL To Host A Web Conference In February 2012 On Trends And Challenges In Intel …

Los Angeles, February 9, 2012 Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers, (GOAL), is delighted to announce its next web conference “Global Intellectual Property (IP) Offshoring Panel Discussion – Trends and Challenges in IP Offshoring” – 15 Feb 2012 On the Web Pankaj Parnami, Founder-Director, GOAL says that the web conference will provide the attendees, a practical analysis of notable IP developments and best practices for IP development, protection and enforcement while outsourcing/offshoring. Top

Federal Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits to Be Consolidated in West Virginia District Court

A U.S. Judicial Panel has voted to consolidate three vaginal mesh multidistrict litigations into a single proceeding before a West Virginia district judge. Los Angeles, CA, February 8, 2012 – The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an order on Tuesday to consolidate three vaginal mesh multidistrict litigations (MDLs) into a single proceeding. The cases, which involve lawsuits filed against Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems and Johnson & Johnson’s

Jackson Walker Elects 11 New Partners

DALLAS – Jackson Walker L.L.P. announces the election of 11 attorneys to the firm’s partnership. From the Austin office, Susan D. Ayers, Marilyn M. Montano, and Joshua A. Romero were named partners. From the Dallas office, Sara K. Hollan, Kevin A. Jones, Mary Emma Karam, Nathan T. Smithson, and Shannon Zmud Teicher were named partners. From the Fort Worth office, Joel W. Heydenburk was named partner. From the Houston

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Teaches Class OnEstate Planning And Probate Located At Dor …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught an estate planning and probate class at Dorchester County Library in Summerville South Carolina on the evening of Wednesday January 18th 2012. Mr. Guthrie spoke about the basics of estate plans, making a will or living trust, the probate court process, getting advance directives and power of attorney done, and how to get things started. Evan

HR 658 Accelerates Drone Deployment For Surveillance Of U.S. Citizens: Skynet Is …

Perhaps because they were emboldened by the perceived impotence of the ACLU, BORDC, Center for Constitutional Rights, "Oath Keepers" and other toothless rights watchdogs, not to mention the inability of Occupy Wall Street to penetrate the mainstream media blackout of efforts to repeal NDAA, on Monday 6 February 2012 H.R. 658 - euphemistically labelled the "FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act" - sailed through the Senate (75-20-5) on

Thompson & Knight Ranked as Top Competition Firm for Second Consecutive Year

Texas (February 7, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 12th edition of the GCR 100 ranking by Global Competition Review (“GCR”), a guide to the world’s leading competition law practices. For the second consecutive year, the Firm is listed in the Texas chapter of the GCR 100 as one of the top competition firms in Dallas. “We

SmithAmundsen Attorney Lew R.C. Bricker Named To “BTI Client Service All-Stars 2 …

February 6, 2012 - CHICAGO - The law firm of SmithAmundsen is pleased to announce the inclusion of Lew R.C. Bricker on the “BTI Client Service All-Stars 2012” list published by BTI Consulting, Inc. This is a distinction reserved for an elite group of attorneys whose clients recognize them by unprompted, unequivocal recommendation for delivering superior client service. In a time of ever-increasing client expectations, the ability to provide

W.R. Grace Offers $19.5M Settlement to Libby Asbestos Victims

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that W.R. Grace has offered a $19.5M settlement to Montana residents who suffered asbestos-related complications. Los Angeles, CA, February 3, 2012 – W.R. Grace has proposed a $19.5 million settlement to cover health care expenses for residents of Libby, Montana who suffered asbestos exposure caused by the company’s nearby vermiculite mine. The settlement funds would ensure that the Libby Medical Program, which was established in 2000

GlaxoSmithKline Agrees to Settlement in 20,000 Avandia Lawsuits

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to settle approximately 20,000 Avandia side effects lawsuits. Los Angeles, CA, February 3, 2012 – UK drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to settle 20,000 Avandia side effects lawsuits. According to a Bloomberg report, the company previously agreed to pay at least $700 million to settle more than 15,000 claims on behalf of patients who said that the drug caused heart attacks, strokes

FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SPEAKS CANDIDLY AT LATIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION DECISI …

On Jan 27, 2012, Governor Rick Scott was the main luncheon speaker at the Latin Builders Association® Decision 2012 event. He was joined by Republican Presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. During the luncheon, there was a unique question and answer session where guests could speak directly to the Governor. Some of the questions posed to the Governor included education funding, permits, and how the state will create jobs. The

Pfizer Seeking Consolidation of Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuits

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that Pfizer is seeking to consolidate a number of federal Zoloft birth defects lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation. Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2012 – Pfizer has reportedly asked a federal judicial panel to centralize a number of Zoloft birth defects lawsuits filed against the company. If the motion is granted, the cases would be consolidated for pretrial proceedings and heard in a federal district

Dallas Law Firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson Wins Take-Nothing Defense Ver …

DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C., is announcing a take-nothing defense win in a $1 million medical malpractice case filed by the family of a 40-year-old man from Mesquite, Texas, who died from an invasive staph infection. The victory is one of several recent take-nothing verdicts obtained for clients by Chamblee Ryan, including numerous successful negotiations and courtroom decisions obtained for doctors and other health

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Joins DePuy Hip Litigation Consortium in Representing Victi …

Prominent national law firm Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is now assisting patients with injury claims involving metal-on-metal DePuy hip replacement devices. Los Angeles, CA, January 31, 2012 – National law firm Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has joined the national DePuy hip injury lawyer’s consortium in representing patients who sustained injuries caused by the company’s metal hip implants. The firm’s DePuy group has filed over 100 DePuy ASR injury claims in states

Jo Ann Koontz Forms Koontz & Associates Law Firm in Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota, FL – Attorney and Certified Public Accountant Jo Ann Koontz has formed Koontz & Associates, PL, a law firm focusing on residential and commercial real estate transactions, federal and state tax law, and business law, among other areas of practice. An Ohio native, Koontz received her bachelor’s in Business Administration and her law degree from Ohio Northern University. She served locally with the law firms of Icard Merrill, then Yesner

Atlanta Mortgage Banking Law Firm Expands to Cobb County

Campbell & Brannon, L.L.C., metro Atlanta’s premier boutique mortgage banking law firm announces its expansion into Cobb County with new locations in East Cobb and Marietta and the addition of three accomplished attorneys. Peter Babcock and Steve Jenkins will join current Campbell & Brannon attorney, Ansley Vinson, to service the East Cobb and Marietta locations on Feb. 1. James W. Moore will also join the firm and will

Gardere Litigation Chair Rick Faulk Presents Mock Supreme Court Argument at Univ …

HOUSTON – Serving as Respondents’ counsel, Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Litigation Department of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, presented an impassioned case against judicial review during the University of Houston Law Center’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resource Center's mock U.S. Supreme Court argument on climate change tort liability held Jan. 19. At issue was whether a tiny, coastal village in Alaska has standing to sue corporations for their contribution

Branham Law Group Announces New Dallas Office

DALLAS – Noted Dallas attorney Charles W. “Trey” Branham III is pleased to announce the opening of Branham Law Group, LLP, a client-focused law firm handling complex commercial litigation and catastrophic personal injury cases exclusively. Mr. Branham, 41, is a veteran of nearly 50 courtroom trials and arbitrations, including more than 30 cases submitted to juries. His impressive track record has earned him selection to the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Speaks To Students About The Legal Profession At Hanahan H …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke to students at Hanahan High School in Hanahan, SC interested in a career in the legal profession on Tuesday January 24th 2012. Attorney Guthrie talked to students that had an interest in becoming a lawyer or other careers in the legal field for about an hour and a half in the media room of Hanahan High

Thompson & Knight Names Emily Parker as Managing Partner

DALLAS – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Emily A. Parker has been named Managing Partner of the Firm effective February 15. Parker, the first female attorney hired by Thompson & Knight in 1973, has previously served as a Practice Group Leader and Hiring Partner, as well as two terms on the Firm’s Management Committee. From 2002 to 2004, Parker was

Dallas Bar Lawyers Conclude Successful Campaign: $800,000 Raised

The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas have concluded the annual “Equal Access to Justice Campaign,” which funds the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program in order to provide free legal assistance to over 4,000 low-income families with civil legal needs each year. The lawyers of Dallas raised a record-breaking—$800,000. The Co-Chairs of 2011-2012 Campaign were Rob Crain, of Crain Lewis, L.L.P., and Bradley C. Weber, of Locke Lord

Personal injury solicitors say claims for workplace accidents are on the rise

Fentons Solicitors LLP, one of the leading personal injury solicitors firms, believes people who suffer accidents at work are gaining the confidence to make a compensation claim. According to the firm, there has traditionally been a lot of hesitancy amongst people who've been in a workplace accident to pursue legal action because of fears of being ostracised by colleagues or employers. However, the experienced personal injury solicitors say more and more

Thompson & Knight Recognized in 2012 Tax Directors Handbook

Texas (January 31, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has been recognized as a leading tax law firm in the United States by the 2012 Tax Directors Handbook, a directory that analyzes the tax capabilities of law firms and includes statistics and thought leadership articles from respected industry commentators. This year marks the Firm’s fourth consecutive recognition by this publication. The Tax Directors Handbook praised

Thompson & Knight Partner Appointed as Chairman of the Tarrant County Bar Founda …

Fort Worth (January 31, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Partner E. Michael Sheehan has been appointed as Chairman of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation for the second consecutive year. Sheehan is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group in Fort Worth. He focuses his practice on the representation of clients in commercial litigation, including general commercial litigation and litigation and

Personal injury solicitors help client to reach five-figure settlement

Fentons Solicitors LLP, one of the UK's leading personal injury solicitors, has achieved a five-figure settlement victory for a client that suffered multiple severe injuries when the car he was a passenger in struck a line of parked cars. The 48-year old former hod-carrier was a front seat passenger when the driver lost control of the car and collided with a number of stationary vehicles. Fentons helped him to reach an

Thompson & Knight Attorney Named as DRI Texas State Representative

Dallas (January 31, 2012) - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Greg W. Curry has been named by the Texas Association of Defense Counsel to serve as the 2012 Texas State Representative of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar, an international organization of more than 22,000 defense lawyers and corporate counsel focused on issues important to the defense bar and civil justice

Las Vegas Immigration Attorney Helps Abused Non-Citizen

CLEVELAND, OHIO - Las Vegas immigration (www.immigrationman.com) attorney Jonathan A. Bartell wants to use a new federal rule that begins this year to help his abused non-citizen client get a green card. The rule protects imprisoned people in immigration detention centers, according to a story about immigration detainees seeking prison rape protection which stems from an immigrant detainee facing deportation to India. He was sexually abused by three gang members

Branham Law Group Announces New Dallas Office

DALLAS – Noted Dallas attorney Charles W. “Trey” Branham III is pleased to announce the opening of Branham Law Group, LLP, a client-focused law firm handling complex commercial litigation and catastrophic personal injury cases exclusively. Mr. Branham, 41, is a veteran of nearly 50 courtroom trials and arbitrations, including more than 30 cases submitted to juries. His impressive track record has earned him selection to the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list

Chicago Real Estate Attorney Ranj Mohip Honored by SuperLawyers.com

(Chicago, IL)--The Law Office of Ranj Mohip, LLC is proud to announce that managing attorney Ranj Mohip has been recognized as a 2012 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. When told of the award, Mr. Mohip said “I am honored and humbled to know that judges, fellow attorneys, and others in the legal field nominated me for this award. This is a wonderful way to begin 2012.” Super Lawyers is a service

BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY CHARLES TATELBAUM ELECTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF BRITISH A …

Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 30, 2012 – Charles M. Tatelbaum, a Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the British American Business Council's Miami chapter (BABC Miami). As a board member, Tatelbaum will use his local, national and international business connections in order to promote greater use of the South Florida area as

Dallas Bar Lawyers Conclude Successful Campaign $787,000+ Raised

The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas have concluded the annual “Equal Access to Justice Campaign,” which funds the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program in order to provide free legal assistance to over 4,000 low-income families with civil legal needs each year. The lawyers of Dallas raised a record-breaking—$787,950. The Co-Chairs of 2011-2012 Campaign were Rob Crain, of Crain Lewis, L.L.P., and Bradley C. Weber, of Locke Lord

Russell Jones & Walker joins with the world's first listed law firm

Russell Jones & Walker Solicitors has announced it will join forces with the world's first publicly listed law firm, Slater & Gordon Lawyers. The move comes at a critical time of change in the UK legal industry as the Legal Services Act opens the market to outside investment and ahead of impending changes to the personal injury sector. RJW Chief Executive Officer Neil Kinsella said the announcement would bring security and

RJW joins world-first listed law firm

Russell Jones & Walker and Australia’s Slater & Gordon Lawyers, the world’s first publicly listed law firm, are to join forces. The move comes at a critical time of change in the UK legal industry as the Legal Services Act opens the market to outside investment and ahead of impending changes to the personal injury sector. RJW Chief Executive Officer Neil Kinsella said the announcement would bring security and growth. “We will continue

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Sued by 72 Plaintiffs Over Plavix Side Effects

Nadrick & Cohen, LLP reports that 72 plaintiffs have joined together in a Plavix side effects lawsuit filed against Bristol-Meyers Squibb. Los Angeles, CA, January 27, 2012 – Seventy-two plaintiffs from across the country have joined together in filing a Plavix side effects lawsuit against the drug’s maker, Bristol-Meyers Squibb. According to the Madison Record, the plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified amount of compensation for injuries they say were caused

Boomers Beware of Guardianship and Conservatorship Abuse

2012 won't be a happy year for aging Boomers taking care of their aged parents or becoming vulnerable themselves. Even if they had planned ahead by executing advance directives and making careful estate plans, they risk being sucked into an almost secret system which feeds itself by preying upon their vulnerability. "Guardianships" or "Conservatorships" are "protective" proceedings managed by our American justice system in state courts across the country.

Restyled Federal Evidence Rules Available From Summit Legal Publishing

Summit Legal Publishing is pleased to announce the release of "Federal Evidence Rules, 2012 Update Edition". Containing the full text of both the restyled and traditional Federal Rules of Evidence and the official commentary detailing the changes in the restyled rules, this volume is designed to serve as a highly portable and extremely accessible reference for the evidence rules. The new "restyled" Federal Rules of Evidence went into effect December

Thompson & Knight Partner Appointed to State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Houston (January 27, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Partner Ricky A. Raven has been appointed to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for the State of Texas. Raven will serve a six-year term, which begins this year. Raven is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group in Houston. He focuses his practice on civil litigation, toxic tort, products liability,

A Cry for Help from Orphans in China is Answered by Karen Bradley’s Blankets for …

January 26, 2012 - - Penn Yan, NY - -For several years, Karen Bradley has been quietly making baby blankets to send to orphans in need in China. Recently, the China Charity Project Director at Chinese Children Adoption International (CCAI) alerted Karen to the need for a shipment of warm blankets to orphans in the province of NanYang, China. The establishment of a new orphanage facility in this area

Thompson & Knight Partner Named to the TACA Board of Directors

Dallas (January 25, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Partner Scott P. Stolley on being appointed to the Board of Directors of The Arts Community Alliance (TACA). Stolley is a Partner and leader of Thompson & Knight’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group in Dallas. He focuses his practice on the representation of appellants and appellees in state and federal appellate courts, including

Johnson & Johnson Reports Sales Up, Revenues Down Following DePuy Hip Recall

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that Johnson & Johnson’s net earnings are down following the 2010 DePuy hip recall. Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2012 – The Johnson & Johnson Company reported that sales were up in the fourth quarter but revenues were sharply down, due largely in part to costs associated with litigation settlements and the 2010 DePuy metal hip recall. The earnings announcement comes just a week after

Estate Attorneys In Chicago, Kerry Peck And Ken Bloom, Named Illinois Super Lawy …

CHICAGO, IL -- Kerry Peck and Ken Bloom, two estate attorneys in Chicago with the firm Peck Bloom, have recently been named as Illinois Super Lawyers for the sixth year in a row. A Super Lawyer is an attorney who has received a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates are nominated by their peers and then go through a rigorous, four step selection process before being named to the

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Presents Free Estate Planning Class At Mt Pleasant Library

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Teaches Estate Planning Class At Mount Pleasant Library Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught a class on the the basics of estate planning to an audience at Mt Pleasant Regional Library in Mount Pleasant, SC on Tuesday January 17th 2012. Attorney Guthrie is an estate planning and probate attorney that practices throughout the state of South Carolina and shared

LATIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION® TO ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT OF 2012 REPUBLICAN …

On January 27, 2012, the Latin Builders Association® (LBA) will be hosting an all-day event that features the major Republican Party candidates and a lunch with Governor Rick Scott. Each candidate will have an opportunity to speak with members of the LBA and their guests during their dedicated session. After the event, the LBA President and Board of Directors will convene a private meeting to choose which candidate will receive

Nadrich & Cohen LLP Clarifies Statements Regarding Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

Los Angeles, CA, January 24, 2012 – National law firm Nadrich & Cohen LLP would like to clarify previous statements regarding the pending Actos bladder cancer litigation. Earlier press releases included incorrect information regarding the total number of Actos lawsuits filed against the drug’s manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Those releases, based on media reports, estimated the number of lawsuits filed in state and federal courts nationwide in connection with Actos numbered

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