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Beaumont's Brent Coon Awarded Seat on Environmental Trial Lawyers Association Bo …

Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that the firm's founder, Brent Coon, has been awarded a seat on the Environmental Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors. The Board of Governors, which is comprised of several of the country's most esteemed environmental plaintiff's lawyers, plays a key role in determining the association's agenda for the upcoming year. The goal is to enable members to draw upon the

Tower Legal Solutions Appoints Michael D. McGowan Director of Business Developme …

Successful Discovery Services Veteran to Spearhead Expansion of National Staffing and Managed Review Company New York, NY, March 15, 2012 -- Tower Legal Solutions, a leading national staffing and managed review company, announced the appointment of legal solutions veteran Michael D. McGowan as National Director of Business & Strategic Development. McGowan, a proven executive leader who has run successful businesses, will be responsible for expanding Tower Legal’s national sales initiatives and

Valensi Rose, PLC Wins $18 Million Lawsuit in The Matter of Thomas H. Barnes Tru …

Los Angeles, CA – March 14, 2012 - Valensi Rose, PLC litigators Laurie Murphy and Lynda Chung won an award of $18,223,343 on behalf of their client, Brittnee Barnes, involving her father's Trust. At issue in the case were the distributions and investments by Brittnee's older half siblings, Tom and Kristine Barnes, of funds derived from various business and real estate holdings worth over $20,000,000 that their father, Thomas

Dalli & Marino, LLP Announces $10,015,000 Jury Award for Construction Accident V …

MINEOLA, NY — Attorney John Dalli of Dalli & Marino, LLP was joined by his client, Jose Ordonez, to announce that Mr. Ordonez was awarded $10,015,000 by a New York State Supreme Court jury for on-the-job injuries he suffered while removing asbestos from a building in New York City. The announcement was made during a press conference at the firm’s Mineola location on March 13. On November 27, 2007, Mr. Ordonez,

Political Law Attorney Chris Gober of Dallas Named Among Top Young Lawyers in Te …

DALLAS – Dallas lawyer Chris Gober, co-founder of the trial and political law firm Gober Hilgers PLLC, is being recognized in the 2012 Texas Rising Stars listing as one of the state’s top young political law attorneys. A leader in the area of political law, Mr. Gober currently represents more than 100 active political clients including U.S. senators, congressmen, governors and multibillion-dollar companies. He regularly advises clients in campaign finance matters,

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Assists In Basketball Skills Contest For SC Special Olympi …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped with the South Carolina Special Olympics Mid-Winter Games at McAllister Field House in Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday March 3rd 2012. Attorney Guthrie participated as a scorekeeper for the basketball skills portion of the Mid-Winter Games. The basketball skills event was sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of The South Carolina Bar. There were about one An Innovative Social Networking Platform to connect Licensed At …

The transformation of the legal services industry due to new information technologies that allow clients the ability to find and interact with attorneys at low cost has finally arrived. The combination of online social networking technologies with licensed legal professionals has given birth to a new and different type of website, is a unique website because it allows general users of any income level to have access

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 19 “Rising Stars”

Nineteen Jackson Walker attorneys were selected as 2012 “Rising Stars” by Thomson Reuters. The award is based on a two-part system that determines the top 2.5 percent of the state’s up-and-coming lawyers. Lawyers are surveyed and asked to nominate the best attorneys that they have personally observed in action. When the results are in, Thomson Reuters conducts independent research of the nominees’ credentials. To ensure a diverse and well-balanced list,

Jackson Walker Named a “Go-To Law Firm” in Intellectual Property and Litigation …

Jackson Walker was recently recognized as a 2012 “Go-To Law Firm” for the Top 500 Companies in the categories of intellectual property and litigation by several Fortune 500 clients. The comprehensive list of all go-to law firms in these categories will be published in the 2012 Spring Editions of “Intellectual Property” (April) and “Litigation” (May), which will be featured in Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer. American Lawyer Media (ALM)

Rasansky Law Firm’s Robert Wolf Highlighted on 2012 Texas Rising Stars List

DALLAS – Texas’ Rasansky Law Firm is pleased to announce that personal injury lawyer Robert Wolf has earned a spot on the 2012 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young attorneys. Mr. Wolf represents individuals in cases involving personal injury, vehicle accidents, birth injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, and defective products. Mr. Wolf is an ardent advocate for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. With leadership

Texas Rising Stars 2012 Listing Includes 18 from Gardere

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that 18 attorneys from the Firm’s Texas offices have earned selection to the 2012 Texas Rising Stars list. Attorneys from the Dallas office who are recognized in the Texas Rising Stars listing and their areas of practice are: Jason R. Fulmer, Intellectual Property; Barry M. Golden, Antitrust Litigation; Marcus Helt, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Ryan Kaiser, Family Law; Peter L. Loh,

Twenty-Nine Thompson & Knight Attorneys Listed in Texas Rising Stars® 2012

Texas (March 9, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate its 29 attorneys selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars® 2012 by Thomson Reuters. The list will be published in the April 2012 issue of Texas Monthly. The following are the Firm’s attorneys listed in Texas Rising Stars® 2012 and the practice areas in which they were nominated: Dallas Jesse E. Betts, Business/Corporate Gregory D.

Thirty-Three Thompson & Knight Attorneys Selected for 2012 Chambers USA Director …

Texas (March 8, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP congratulates its 33 attorneys who will be included in the 2012 Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Chambers USA exclusively lists attorneys who are strongly recommended from in-depth interviews with peers and clients. Rankings in the U.S. directory are assessed on specific criteria, including technical legal ability, professional conduct,

New Yorkers Compete to Raise Money to Find Cures for Cancer and Vie for Title of …

March 8, 2012 – New York, NY – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) New York City Chapter today announced 13 candidates who will compete in the annual Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign. The candidates have 10 weeks from March 8 to May 17 to raise a minimum of $20,000 for LLS through individual fundraising campaigns. The male and female candidate who raises the most


On Thursday, March 15, the Latin Builders Association® (LBA) will be hosting a legislative breakfast to discuss the redevelopment of Miami’s Urban Core. John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center, will lead the CGdiscussion joined by panelists from the City of Miami. The breakfast will be hosted at the Adrienne Arsht Center at 8:30AM. The panelists for this event include Commissioner Marc Sarnoff of District 2, Pieter Bockweg,

Pradaxa Side Effects Lawsuits Filed in Federal Court

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that three Pradaxa side effects lawsuits have been filed in federal courts across the country. Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 2012 – National law firm Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has learned that three Pradaxa side effects lawsuits have been filed against Boehringer Ingelheim, the drug’s manufacturer. The cases were filed in federal district courts located in Tennessee, Kentucky and Louisiana and it’s believed they are the

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With Young Lawyer Division Income Tax Assistance In …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in its Kickoff Weekend at Citadel Mall in Charleston, SC on Saturday February 4th 2012. The event was held by the Young Lawyers division of The South Carolina Bar in conjuction with the host organization Charleston Urban Leauge. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or VITA provides free tax preparation

Netlaw Media’s Partners Club Presents Paralympian Bethany Woodward

Netlaw Media’s Partners Club in association with Lloyds TSB Commercial are pleased to announce that paralympian gold medal prospect, Bethany Woodward has been confirmed to make a special keynote presentation at the ‘Bidding for Olympic Contracts’ event in London on Wednesday, 25th April 2012. Bethany is an International Athlete with Cerebral Palsy, a life-long condition which effects motor control. Bethany finished fifth in the 100m at the Commonwealth Games in India

Bayer Agrees to Settlement in 70 Yaz Side Effects Lawsuits

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that Bayer has agreed to settlements with a number of plaintiffs who sued the company over Yaz side effects. Los Angeles, CA, March 5, 2012 – National law firm Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that Bayer Healthcare has agreed to settle approximately 70 lawsuits filed on behalf of women who claim they were seriously injured by Yaz birth control pills. The amount of the settlements has

FDA Device Chief Calls for Stricter Regulation of Vaginal Mesh, Other Medical De …

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that the FDA’s chief device regulator is calling for stricter governance of vaginal mesh and other medical devices. Los Angeles, CA, March 2, 2012 – Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s top medical device regulator says the federal health agency needs more power to block the approval of unsafe medical devices. According to a recent Bloomberg report, Jeffrey Shuren,

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Now Investigating Stevens Johnson Syndrome Cases Involving …

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is now investigating cases of Stevens Johnson Syndrome caused by the prescription drug Lamictal. Los Angeles, CA, March 1, 2012 – National law firm Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is pleased to announce that it is now investigating cases of Stevens Johnson Syndrome involving the prescription drug Lamictal. Lamictal (lamotrigine) is commonly used to treat patients suffering from epileptic conditions and in some cases, it may also be

U.K. Health Agency Issues Updated Guidelines for Metal Hip Recipients

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued new health guidelines for patients with metal hip implants. Los Angeles, CA, February 29, 2012 – National law firm Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports on new health guidelines issued by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regarding patients who received a metal hip implant, including those fitted with a DePuy

EB5 Lawyer Bartell Helps Clients Obtain U.S. Work Visas

CLEVELAND, OHIO - A more skilled workforce is sought as proposed changes attract more non-citizens to work in the country by bringing professionals, new businesses, and investments to the United States. EB5 lawyer Jonathan A. Bartell helps clients obtain U.S. work visas especially since the Department of Homeland Security recently announced efforts to attract more highly-skilled foreign students and professional workers to the country. ( Jonathan Bartell, an asylum refugee lawyerr,

Austin Bankruptcy Attorney Christy B. Christopher

The Law Office of Christy B. Christopher ( helps individuals in the Austin, Texas, area with Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, foreclosures, loan modifications and creditor settlements. A business or an individual can declare bankruptcy once they have determined it is impossible to pay off their creditors. Bankruptcy gives people a chance to start over from a financial point of view, as it enables them to relieve most types of

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps Lead Summervile SC Habit For Humanity Wills Clinic

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped lead The Dorchester Habit For Humanity Wills Clinic at the Dorchester Habit For Humanity ReStore in Summerville, SC on Saturday February 25th 2012. The Summerville Habit For Humanity Wills Clinic was sponsored through the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar and is one of many activities that the division promotes. The Habit For

Email Reveals DePuy Knew of ASR Hip Problems Before Recall Was Issued

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports on a recent email which suggests that Johnson & Johnson was aware of problems with its DePuy ASR hips for a year before the devices were ever recalled. Los Angeles, CA, February 28, 2012 – Nadrich & Cohen, LLP, a national law firm specializing in representing plaintiffs injured by medical devices, has previously reported on the developments in the ongoing controversy surrounding the now-recalled DePuy

Thompson & Knight Partner Named to Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board of Di …

Dallas (February 27, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Partner Matthew P. Harper has been named to the Board of Directors of the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Harper will serve a three-year term on the Board. Harper is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Dallas. He focuses his practice on

Thompson & Knight Managing Partner Named 2012 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer

Texas (February 23, 2012) - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Managing Partner Emily A. Parker has been named as the 2012 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer by the State Bar of Texas Tax Section. The award recognizes Parker’s outstanding leadership, reputation, expertise, professionalism, and mentorship in the practice of tax law. She is the first woman and ninth recipient to be honored

New Sunni Colonel in Iraqi Military with still unknown functions.

According to military sources, there is a new Sunni colonel named Kais Kais Awni., what the time is very unusual in Iraq, although there is still no official confirmation. Colonel Awni never belonged to the Baath Government. He lived and studied economics in Germany. He was grown up and lived in Bagdad for many years. His responsibilities are as yet completely unknown. The source is an article published at Al-Thawra. The

Leeds Solicitor raises over £6000 for Will Aid Charity

One of Leeds’ leading law firms has raised over £6000 for UK charity ‘Will Aid’, making it one of the top donating legal firms in the UK. Grahame Stowe Bateson’s team of solicitors donated their skills and time to write a will for clients without charging a fee. Clients were then invited to make a donation to Will Aid, with the suggested minimum donation of £85 for a basic will.

Olliers Solicitors Nominated For Two Awards In The Manchester Legal Awards 2012

After winning an award for ‘Crime / Regulatory Firm of the Year’ at the Manchester Legal Awards in 2011, Olliers Solicitors have now been shortlisted for not one but two awards at the Manchester Legal Awards 2012. The Manchester Legal Awards are organised by the Manchester Law Society who have teamed up with the Manchester Evening News, and principal sponsor NatWest, for this year’s awards. 2012 has attracted a record number

A to Z Law’s Attorneys Increase Involvement in Legal Community

Three attorneys with Arnold LaRochelle Mathews VanConas & Zirbel LLP have taken on new professional leadership positions. Kendall VanConas has been named co-chairperson of the Ventura County Bar Association’s Bench-Bar Committee, and Susan McCarthy has been elected vice president of the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. Robert Krimmer has been elected president of the Ventura County Bar Association’s Barristers Section and was selected to participate in Leadership Ventura, a two-year

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Talks About Legal Profession At Burke Middle High School C …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke to students at Burke Middle School and Burke High School about the legal profession at the Burke Middle High School Career Symposium. Attorney Guthrie talked to the students about his experience as a lawyer and what steps the students needed to take pursue a career in law. There were five sessions in the Career Symposium in


Law Firm Relocates Dadeland office to the Downtown Coral Gables Business District Miami, FL – February 21, 2012 -- Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a full-service national law firm with an emphasis in litigation and corporate and business law, has announced that it will relocate its Dadeland office to 2525 Ponce de Leon – a LEED-Certified Gold, state-of-the-art 12-story, 250,000 square foot mixed-use development located in the heart of the Downtown Coral

Expert Employment Attorneys Recover $75,000 for Racial and Age Discrimination Vi …

LOS ANGELES - The Mesriani Law Group has secured a settlement amounting to $75,000 for a female victim of racial and age discrimination in the workplace. According to the victim, she was hired as Operations Area Manager for a biotechnology tools company. However, during her first three weeks in the job, her responsibilities and tasks frequently changed. Despite the increase in her duties and tasks, she still performed what was expected

Colorado law firm claims to offer result-oriented Car Crash Lawyers and Car Cras …

Colorado Springs, CO, Feb 21, 2012: McDowell, Laybourne & Rodemer, one of the best known law firms in Colorado, claims to offer the services of result-oriented car crash lawyers and car crash attorneys. Counted among the best accidents lawyer firms, it has a longstanding record of successful cases. Practicing for the last several years, the firm has carved a niche for itself among the other car crash lawyers in the

Dallas Insurance Attorney Marc Fanning Offers Strategies for Battling Insurance …

DALLAS – Noted insurance attorney Marc H. Fanning of Dallas will discuss the latest tips and strategies for identifying and preventing insurance fraud during a presentation scheduled for later this month at the 14th annual Texas Department of Insurance Fraud Conference. Mr. Fanning will address insurance company executives, investigators, and local, state and federal law enforcement officials at the TDI Fraud Conference, scheduled for February 28-29, 2012, at the Commons Conference

Johnson & Johnson Defends Withdrawal of PMA for Rejected Hips

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that Johnson & Johnson is defending its withdrawal of a PMA for a rejected metal hip device that was reportedly sold overseas. Los Angeles, CA, February 16, 2012 – The Johnson & Johnson Company is facing more criticism after a recent New York Times article revealed that the company continued to market a metal hip resurfacing system overseas, despite the fact that the FDA failed to

Thompson & Knight Elects 2012 Management Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2012 For additional information: Becky S. Jackson Chief Client Services Officer 214.969.1478 TEXAS – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce the Firm has elected 11 lawyers to serve on the Firm’s Management Committee for 2012. As previously announced, Emily Parker was confirmed as the Firm’s Managing Partner, becoming the first female to serve in this role in the 125-year history of the Firm.

Should They Claim? Campaign against spurious personal injury claims launched

Law firm Spencers Solicitors puts the spotlight on absurd claims as part of campaign to reform the personal injury system. The campaign features a microsite which aims to educate the public on what constitutes a legitimate claim and an advertising campaign to draw attention to the serious side of Personal Injury work. The microsite hosts a game where players are shown clips of accidents and have to decide whether a

Thompson & Knight Elects 2012 Management Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2012 For additional information: Becky S. Jackson Chief Client Services Officer 214.969.1478 TEXAS – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce the Firm has elected 11 lawyers to serve on the Firm’s Management Committee for 2012. As previously announced, Emily Parker was confirmed as the Firm’s Managing Partner, becoming the first female to serve in this role in the 125-year history of the Firm.

Initial Hearing Scheduled in Federal Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that the federal judge presiding over the consolidated Actos bladder cancer cases has scheduled the first hearing in the pending litigation. Los Angeles, CA, February 14, 2012 – Judge Rebecca Doherty issued an order on Monday announcing that she would be appointing lead counsel for the consolidated Actos lawsuits following a March 22nd status conference set to take place in Lafayette, LA. Judge Doherty was assigned

Godwin Ronquillo PC Names New Chief Operating Officer

DALLAS – Godwin Ronquillo PC, a national trial and appellate firm with offices in Dallas and Houston, is pleased to announce that Robert C. Wiegand has been named as the Firm’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Wiegand, who assumed his new duties as of February 13, 2012, previously served as Godwin Ronquillo’s Administrative Shareholder, where he managed the daily operations of the Firm. He also holds the position of Vice

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With Dorchester 2 Higher Learning Academy In Summerv …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina participated in the Dorchester 2 Higher Learning Academy held at Summerville High School In Summerville, SC on Saturday February 11th 2012. The Higher Learning Academy is in place to encourage high school students in schools throughout Dorchester District Two including Ashley Ridge, Fort Dorchester, and Summerville High Schools to learn about leadership and careers by partnering with

Grayson & Grayson LA Personal Injury Lawyers to Offer Legal Assistance to Victim …

February 9th 2012, Los Angeles California drivers under the state’s law are obligated to stay at scene of an accident they have caused or been involved in and cannot run from the scene of accident or when they have hit an object/ property or person. The accident often times causes personal injury which is a compensable offense and the driver is legally compelled to stop stop and exchange insurance and

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Kass & Moses, P.C., Releases First "Motorcycle Minut …

February, 2012 - Nationwide motorcycle accident law firm Kass & Moses, P.C., a.k.a. 1-800-Motorcycle, released the first in a series of video clips called "Motorcycle Minutes" on YouTube. The first video instructs novice motorcycle riders on how to "Winterize" their motorcycle. The release coincides with the release of Kass & Moses' blog article on "Winterizing" a motorcycle. "The Motorcycle Minute is just another way we are trying to provide

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.


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

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