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Gardere Arena Adds Foreign Trade Attorney To Mexico City Office

Gardere, Arena y Asociados, S.C. welcomes Associate Miguel Lecumberri to its office in Mexico City. Mr. Lecumberri will practice in both the Corporate and Trial sections of Gardere Arena. He will focus on competition / antitrust, customs and foreign trade. Chambers Latin America ranked Gardere Arena’s Competition / Antitrust practice, among others, one of the best in the region. “We are excited that Miguel is joining our team and we know that

Florida Lawyer Patricia M. Lee Advocates For New International Parental Child Ab …

St. Petersburg, Florida Child Advocate and Lawyer Patricia M. Lee, whose legal practice evolves around complex international family law matters has recently created a White House petition site in support of new legal initiatives that would create landmark child abduction prevention policies in order to protect tens of thousands of American child-citizens at risk each year of international cross-border abduction. Patricia M. Lee's law practice evolves primarily around international

Aces Charity Golf Event Supports Expect More Arizona's Education Movement

December 11 marks the inaugural Aces & Aficionados Charity Golf Event at Troon North in support of Expect More Arizona; the organization leading the way to improve education across the State. Phoenix, AZ, August 8, 2011– Portland A. Reed, cofounder of Aces & Aficionados, troubled by the deteriorating education system in Arizona, was inspired to establish an annual charity event that will support Expect More Arizona’s movement to improve the quality

Ohio Animals Massacre

Of all the animals in the world that are classified as ‘endangered’, the Bengal tiger is one of the most recognized species at risk of extinction. The WWF have been long campaigning for donations to help bring an array of animals back from extinction through conservation efforts. The importance of protecting rare and endangered animals helps in preserving the earth’s biodiversity and was apparently the main reason for the WWF’s

Settle for $1.5 Million in Wrongful Death Trial of Philadelphia Man

The personal injury attorneys of Console & Hollawell P.C. last month reached a $1.5 million settlement in the wrongful death case of a Philadelphia man against two Philadelphia area doctors who were accused of prescribing excessive amounts of prescription narcotic medication. Trial in the case commenced on August 1, 2011 and concluded on August 15, 2011. Thereafter, the jury deliberated until August 18, 2011 and actually reached a verdict. According to

Hassett & Donnelly Adds Lynch to Worcester Office

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 24, 2011 - Hassett & Donnelly, P.C., an insurance defense trial practice firm, announced today that Tara E. Lynch of Worcester has joined the firm as an attorney in its Worcester office. Ms. Lynch’s practice will focus on civil litigation. She previously completed a two-year clerkship with the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, in Rochester, N.Y. A pro bono volunteer for the Volunteer Legal

Noted Texas Federal Judge T. John Ward Joins Ward & Smith in Longview

LONGVIEW, Texas – The law firm of Ward & Smith in Longview, Texas, is pleased to announce the addition of former U.S. District Judge T. John Ward, who will lead the firm’s new mediation practice. Judge Ward, who retired on Sept. 30 after 12 years of service on the federal bench in the Eastern District of Texas, has joined the firm founded by his son, T. John “Johnny” Ward Jr. “I’m very

Gardere Partner Richard Faulk to Speak at Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Jus …

HOUSTON – With a focus on its potential impact, Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Litigation Department, will speak on “The Future of Climate Change Litigation After AEP v. Connecticut” during the 6th Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues hosted by the George Mason University School of Law. The symposium provides a platform that gives judges a systematic review and critique of the most important

Thompson & Knight Recognized in 2012 Chambers Latin America Directory

Texas (October 19, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight is pleased to announce that the Firm and its Mexico offices were recognized in the 2012 Chambers Latin America “Leaders in their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Additionally, Luis Alvarez, Miguel B. de Erice, Jorge G. De Presno-Arizpe, Leslie Palma, William Prescott Mills Schwind, Guillermo Uribe, and Carlos R. Valencia were cited in the

Free Bus Accident Case Evaluation Offered at the LA Personal Injury Law Firm, Gr …

October 10th 2011, Los Angeles, California Bus accident victims can now gain legal representation and procure free case evaluation offered by the expert LA personal injury attorneys at: ( The personal injury lawyers at Grayson & Grayson are extending their legal expertise to help victims of bus accident to get just compensation from the responsible parties. To obtain the free case evaluation, victims can fill out a no-obligation form at:

Airing on iTunes: Legal Analyst, Dr. Leigh-Davis, Will Feature Shows on Michael …

The ongoing Michael Jackson trial and the untimely death of Amy Winehouse, makes it apropos for law professor Dr. Leigh-Davis, to give an entertaining and in depth legal analysis of music, rock stars, and more … On Wednesday, October 26th, 2011, Dr. Leigh-Davis will bid adieu to her radio show “The Legal Analyst.” However, the television show “The Legal Analyst” has no plans of ending any time soon. Dr.

U.S. Government Accountability Office Recommends New International Child Abducti …

A groundbreaking United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has recommended for the creation of a new international parental child abduction prevention program aimed at establishing a non-departure fly list for United States citizens who have been determined by either our courts or law enforcement as potential high-risk international parental child abductors. In the report that Gerald Dillingham, the Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues for the U.S. GAO issued, the

10,000 Push-Ups to Crush Slavery - One Man's Effort to Raise Awareness About Hum …

Sutherland Shire resident Paul Harvey will complete his one-man campaign, "10,000 push-ups to Crush Slavery" on Friday 21st. Over the last 100 days, he has reached 70,000 people, raising awareness about Human Trafficking, Slavery, and Forced Prostitution. Miranda, NSW, October 18, 2011 -- Sutherland Shire resident Paul Harvey will complete his one-man campaign, "10,000 push-ups to Crush Slavery" on Friday 21st. Over the last 100 days, he has reached 70,000 people,

Affinity Law Group, LLC, Voted One of the Top 25 “Best in Value” by Small Busine …

October 17, 2011 (St. Louis) – Affinity Law Group, LLC, was voted one of the Top 25 “Best in Value” businesses in St. Louis by the readers of Small Business Monthly in the October issue. In June, Affinity was voted one of the Top 25 “Best Law Firms” in St. Louis by the publication’s readers. Earlier this year, Kathleen Bilderback, JD, LLM, Affinity Law Group co-founding member, was recognized as

Occupy Wall Street Supported by the A3 Society

Occupy Wall Street has a big job to do - fix broken governments around the world. The A3 Society, founded on breakthrough discoveries that provide solutions for EXACTLY this task, is providing support to the project. Jacksonville, FL, October 17, 2011 - Breakthrough discoveries in human brain structure, language, the psychology of human behavior, evolution, morality and democracy made by A3 Society founder Bruce Nappi are being made available to the

Wrongful Death Cases Now Find Legal Representation at Grayson & Grayson, LA Pers …

October 10th 2011, Los Angeles LA based personal injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson to provide legal representation in wrongful death cases. Personal injury lawyers at the LA law firm have long included wrongful death litigation in their purview of legal services provided. Wrongful death cases need expert representation and Grayson & Grayson personal injury lawyers are qualified to offer legal expertise in wrongful death cases as result of accidents

Infibeam Introduces A New Range of Exclusive Diwali Gifts

Ahmedabad, India; 14th Ocotber 2011: Festivals are an integral part of our culture and they chart the spiritual progress of an individual. Diwali- the festival of lights, surpasses religious boundaries and stands as a testimony to the solidarity of the nation. Streets, shops and homes are geared up for the celebration and Infibeam joins in the revelry by introducing a new range of exclusive Diwali gift items coupled with users

International Armoured Vehicles Revamps its Look to Welcome Global Leaders and S …

Defence IQ recently launched its 2012 International Armoured Vehicles programme, featuring a revamped look and new home at the FIVE in Farnborough. These changes are part of the major developments into expanding the event’s reach, as well as increasing the UK’s role hosting the international armoured vehicle community. ( Although International Armoured Vehicles has maintained its traditional stance as a meeting place between military and the major defence

Thompson & Knight’s Fall 2011 New Associates

Texas (October 12, 2011) - The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the addition of six new associates* in its Dallas and Houston offices. Dallas Office Hillary E. Lyon joins the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. She received a J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2011 and a B.A. in Advertising Management and Latin American Studies, summa

LA Personal Injury Law Firm, Grayson & Grayson Extends Legal Expertise to Victim …

Expanding it’s scope of personal injury representation, LA based personal injury law firm Grayson & Grayson has announced the inclusion of Bicycle injury litigation to its area of expertise. Bicycle Injury cases are quite on the rise and the personal injury attorneys at Grayson & Grayson will be extending their legal assistance to victims of personal injuries as a result of Bicycle accidents. Read more about bicycle accidents at:

Trial Lawyer Frank L. Branson Earns Teddy Roosevelt “Man in the Arena” Award

DALLAS – The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is proud to announce that firm founder Frank Branson has been honored with the Teddy Roosevelt “Man in the Arena” Award presented by the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA). The national honor recognizes individuals for their hard work and dedication to promote interstate trucking highway safety. APITLA Executive Board member John Romano says Mr. Branson’s passionate effort to

Three KRCL Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 20 …

DALLAS, TX--Joseph M. Coleman, Raymond J. Kane and Joseph A. Friedman have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), a highly respected peer-review publication in the legal profession for attorneys across the country. Mr. Coleman, a founding Director, chairs the Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Section. Mr. Kane, also a founding

Sanjay Minocha Joins the Litigation Section of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC

DALLAS, TX -- KRCL is pleased to announce that Sanjay Minocha has joined the Firm as an Associate practicing in the Litigation Section of the Dallas office focusing on commercial litigation matters. Mr. Minocha is a 2008 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. His experience includes complex commercial and business litigation, general civil litigation, oil and gas litigation, securities, partnership disputes, real estate litigation, environmental litigation,

Chief Deputy Michael Gauger and Fire Rescue Chief square off in fight against br …

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mike Gauger has raised the ante against Fire Rescue Chief Steve Jerauld for their fund-raising challenge this year: whoever scores the most funds gets to be the head of the opposing agency for a day. It's a challenge that popped into Gauger's head as he attended the 2nd Annual "PBSO Green Goes Pink" Celebrity Waiter event held at the Gun Club Cafe in suburban

Global Business & Legal Leaders Benefit From Online Legal Talk Sessions

Virtual Small Group Conversations Enhance Cultural Understandings of Legal Issues Minneapolis, MN, October 11, 2011 - Karen Lundquist, licensed Minneapolis attorney and legal English consultant and owner of Karen Lundquist Legal Language Consulting and Attenza Law, announces the availability of Online Legal Talk sessions. These small group virtual gatherings of up to 12 participants allow attorneys and other legal professionals from around the world to connect through the law and through

IC-TAG Solutions, Inc. Offers Solutions to New DLA RFID Requirement for Supplier …

On October 1st, 2011, the DLA issued a mandate stating that all DLA suppliers must include RFID tags on all items that are shipped to its 25 supply depots. This new mandate will greatly decrease the occurrence of shipment errors which will prevent loss of inventory and save nearly 100 million dollars a year. Any suppliers that are not compliant with the new mandate will receive negative performance ratings from

CS2 Lawyers becomes Spencers Solicitors

CS2 Lawyers, one of the UK’s leading personal injury law firms, will be known from today as Spencers Solicitors Limited ( The firm has adopted the name of its Director John Spencer, a prominent personal injury solicitor and a steadfast advocate for reform of the personal injury system and the protection of claimant rights. Most recently, Spencer was at the heart of the successful campaign to secure a Government ban

The Elder Law Office of Brian Andrew Tully, PLLC Becomes Tully & Winkelman, P.C.

Melville, NY — The Elder Law Offices of Brian Andrew Tully, PLLC announces that it has now become Tully & Winkelman, P.C. and has relocated to 150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 120 in Melville. The law office of Tully & Winkelman, P.C. has specialized in assisting Long Island families in finding peace of mind since 1998. By utilizing their unique and comprehensive life care planning approach, attorneys Brian Andrew Tully, Kenneth

Food Contamination in Restaurants is No Small Potatoes, Says Restaurant Expert W …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [] – October 7, 2011 In light of the recent cantaloupe-related illnesses, consumers and restaurant patrons are nervous and more focused on food safety. Restaurant Expert Witness, Restaurant Consultant, and CEO, Howard Cannon, comments, "The reality is that in many instances involving the restaurant industry, somewhere along the food chain, management failed to follow-up on the systems that were put in place to prevent this type of thing from

Gardere’s Fran Phillips Named 2012 Dallas Best Lawyers Environmental Law Lawyer …

DALLAS – Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP partner Fran E. Phillips as the “Dallas Best Lawyers Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only one lawyer in each specialty and community is being honored as the “Lawyer of

Reporting Associates, LLC Becomes Verified To Operate As A Service-Disabled Vete …

Reporting Associates, LLC has received verification from the Veterans Administration to operate as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB). The SDVOB distinction allows Reporting Associates, LLC and other businesses owned by service-disabled veterans to participate in the supplier diversity programs of many major corporations as well as the Federal government. A freelance court reporting agency, owned by brothers Sean and Kevin Fallon, headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Reporting Associates, LLC is also

Attorney Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. Joins “Circle of Sisters” Book Tour at Jacob Jav …

Attorney Lauren P. Raysor, Esq., author of “Living the Wealthy Life,” announces that she will join three other female attorneys as part of the “Circle of Sisters” Book Tour, which will take place on October 8-9 at Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Ms. Raysor will be joined by Cathleen Williams, author of “Single Mother The New Father”; Sandra Glaves-Morgan and her book “Wife, Whore or Slave”; and Star

Attorney Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. Sponsors Jazz by the Riverside during the Month …

Attorney Lauren P. Raysor, Esq., author of “Living the Wealthy Life,” announces that she will be sponsoring Jazz by the Riverside, a weekly musical event that will take place every Friday night at Riverside Church, 10th Tower, 490 Riverside Drive in New York, NY. The entrance is on the Claremont Avenue side. At 6 p.m., those in attendance will have an opportunity to see an open rehearsal of the performance just

Plan Urges Commonwealth Leaders to End Early and Forced Marriage

Ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia, the Royal Commonwealth Society and Plan International have issued a joint call for action in a new policy paper. Entitled Empowering Girls: what the Commonwealth can do to end early and forced marriage, the paper reveals the shocking prevalence and damaging effects of early and forced marriage on girls across the Commonwealth. The paper highlights that more than ten

Slip and Fall Cases Free Evaluation announced by LA Personal Injury Law Firm Gra …

October 3rd Los Angeles, California Free case evaluation for slip and fall accident cases is now offered at the LA personal injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson ( . The personal injury law firm has been handling premises liability cases for clients across California and presenting victims of slip and fall cases for many years now. Victims and their families can fill out a free case evaluation form at the website

JMA Pilani Takes Up HelpAge India SAVE Mission with Passion on International Day …

No one has doubt that Information is just bits of data while Knowledge is putting them together and Wisdom is transcending them and it is indisputable that our grandparents have indeed played a very crucial role in transmitting the wisdom to successive generations. Located in heart of Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, Pilani is well known in India today for various educational institutions, CSIR CEERI as well as the upcoming BrahMos Missile

Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office sponsored a soccer tournament hoping to create good …

Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office sponsored a soccer tournament hoping to create good relations and trust between the Palm Beach County Hispanic Community and Ric Bradshaw’s Sheriff’s Office. As the name suggests, its a unity tournament about bringing people together from of the diversity of our community and now providing them an outlet to play together and to learn to work together sponsored by the sheriff's office. This is a great attempt

Four McKool Smith Lawyers Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named four McKool Smith attorneys “Lawyer of the Year.” The publication compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting in-depth, comprehensive surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” These select attorneys have received top ratings by earning a

Chicago Elder Law Firm Peck Bloom, LLC Advocates For Alzheimer's Disease

CHICAGO, IL - Chicago elder law firm Peck Bloom, LLC is bringing new meaning to its passion for elder care. Members of the law firm participated in the 'Walk to End Alzheimer's' to advocate for Alzheimer's disease during September’s Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Organized by the Alzheimer's Association, the Walk is the largest event in the country aimed at creating awareness and to raise funds in support of Alzheimer's care and research.

Gardere Litigation Chair Richard Faulk Lends Expertise to Appellate Treatise

HOUSTON – Houston lawyer Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Litigation Department of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, is among the noted appellate attorneys to be chosen as contributing experts to the Law Journal Press’ recently released “Appellate Practice in Federal and State Courts.” Mr. Faulk is the author of the core chapter “Writing Appellate Briefs.” “This is one of the most comprehensive treatments of the subject of appellate practice that I’ve


Cleveland, Ohio, USA - (5 October 2011) – Global Electronic Discovery & Disclosure Group ("Global EDD Group"), a boutique consulting firm that provides innovative legal technology solutions across the globe, today announced the launch of eZoom™ Data Room Services. eZoom Data Rooms are provided as a managed service to enable the content review and management of discovery documents such as e-mails, documents, spreadsheets, presentations and images. eZoom Data Rooms, which are

Futterman & Lanza, LLP Hosts Free Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars on Octo …

SMITHTOWN, NY — The law firm of Futterman & Lanza, LLP presents two free two-hour seminars which addresse the topics of elder law and estate planning. “Medicaid Planning & Asset Protection” takes place October 26 at 400 West Main Street, Suite 125 in Babylon. The second seminar will take place on October 27 at the law office, located at 222 East Main Street, Suite 314, in Smithtown. The morning seminars

Weinstein Law Firm Attorney Andrew Weinstein Elected To The American Association …

The Weinstein Law Firm is pleased to announce that the firm’s managing attorney Andrew Weinstein has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice. The Board of Governors is the governing body of the AAJ (previously known as ATLA –the American Association of Trial Lawyers), and is charged with establishing and approving all Association policies, including the adoption of a three-year budget on

Gardere, Arena y Asociados Attorneys Earn Chambers Latin America 2012 Recognitio …

DALLAS/MEXICO CITY – Gardere, Arena y Asociados, S.C., a joint venture between Arena y Asociados, S.C. in Mexico City and Texas-based Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been recognized again in Chambers Latin America among the leading law firms serving the Latin American market. The Firm earned honors for its work in the areas of Real Estate, Tax, Competition/Antitrust and Insurance. Additionally, four firm attorneys earned individual recognition. Mexico City Partners Roberto

Dallas Lawyer Marcos G. Ronquillo to Lead Julian Samora Legacy Foundation Board

DALLAS – Noted Dallas attorney Marcos G. Ronquillo, the Managing Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer of Godwin Ronquillo PC, has been named president of the Julian Samora Legacy Foundation Board. A longtime member of the board, Mr. Ronquillo replaces the late Joseph F. Sepeda as president. Julian Samora, the first Mexican-American to earn a doctorate in sociology and anthropology in the United States, was a pioneering scholar of Mexican American studies

Thompson & Knight Partner Named to the Houston Zoo Board of Directors

Houston (October 4, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Partner Ricky A. Raven on being appointed to the Board of Directors for the Houston Zoo. Raven is a Partner in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight’s Houston office. He has been practicing in Houston for 25 years and has extensive experience in the resolution of complex litigation

Thompson & Knight Attorneys Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers® 2011

Michigan (October 4, 2011) - Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Philip J. Kessler, James E. Stewart, and Howard B. Goldman for their inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers® 2011. Kessler was also listed in the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers®, which recognizes those with the highest point totals on the 2011 ballot. The lists were published in September in a special supplement of The New York

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office announces the Palm Beach County Substance abuse …

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office announces the Palm Beach County Substance abuse coalition was awarded 125k drug-free community support program by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This coalition serves the Palm Beach County FL, an urban area of 1.2 million in population. The goals of this coalition is to establish and strengthen the collaboration of among the

23/9/11 - Partners Club Becomes the UK's Leading Networking Group for Top Legal …

220 Partners Club Members, one great venue, the crème de la crème of the UK legal sector and TotallyLegal, the UK's top job site for legal professionals. That pretty much sums up the success the first Partners Club event that took place on 15th September at the Holborn Bars in London. TotallyLegal sponsored the premier networking event which was attended by leading Law Firms, Barristers’ Chambers and Corporates. We are

Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona Presents “The World from the Perspective of S …

Former Secretary to Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the current Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, will share his expertise and unique perspectives on world events and issues as part of the International Initiatives Committee’s Ambassador Series on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 10:45 a.m. in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue,

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