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Marty Rose Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Listing

DALLAS – For the fourth consecutive year, attorney Marty Rose has earned a spot among the leading attorneys in Texas. A founding partner of Dallas’ Rose•Walker, L.L.P., Mr. Rose is recognized in the 2008 Texas Super Lawyers listing as one of the state’s top business trial lawyers. To compile the list, more than 70,000 lawyers across Texas were asked to nominate other attorneys at the top of the legal profession. Rigorous

McKool Smith Boosts Litigation Expertise with Additions of Cruciani, Wolens in D …

Respected former legislator, commercial litigator join firm as Principals DALLAS – The national intellectual property and commercial litigation law firm of McKool Smith is announcing the addition of Gary Cruciani and Steven D. Wolens as Principals in the firm’s Dallas headquarters. Both attorneys join the firm after practicing in the Dallas office of Diamond McCarthy. They will continue their work representing clients in commercial litigation and class-action matters. “Gary and Steve are

Interview with Daniel Imperato Part two – Offers 10-point Peoples Program in Lie …

West Palm Beach, FL – – Former Independent presidential candidate Daniel Imperato speaks out in our second interview about the so-called Washington bailout. Though marginalized and blacked out by the major media, tracing his words from the last three years of campaigning will show just how accurate this international businessman has been. Long before our elected officials in congress and the administration even recognized the problems, Imperato was offering solutions for

Daniel Sheehan Honored as One of Texas’ Top Attorneys

DALLAS – Attorney Daniel Sheehan of Dallas’ Daniel Sheehan & Associates, LLP, has earned a spot among the Top 100 attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth in the 2008 Texas Super Lawyers list in Texas Monthly magazine. The annual Texas Super Lawyers listing includes the state’s top attorneys as determined in a statewide survey published in the October issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines. “It is indeed an honor to be

Five GodwinRonquillo Attorneys Recognized Among State’s Best in Texas Super Lawy …

DALLAS – GodwinRonquillo PC is proud to announce that five of its attorneys have earned recognition in the 2008 Texas Super Lawyers listing. Donald E. Godwin, Marcos G. Ronquillo and Bruce W. Bowman Jr. were honored in the area of Business Litigation, with David J. White and R. Alan York selected for their Appellate work. Each of the attorneys has been selected to multiple Super Lawyer listings, with Mr. Godwin and

Stewart Stimmel Attorneys Honored by Peers In Texas Super Lawyers Listing

DALLAS – The health care law firm of Stewart Stimmel LLP is pleased to announce that five firm attorneys have earned spots on the 2008 Texas Super Lawyers listing. Selected this year for their work in Health Care law are name partners James “Mac” Stewart and Linda Stimmel, as well as partner Lisa Sooter. Additionally, Charles Bell and Vernon Krueger were chosen for their work in Medical Malpractice Defense. “We indeed are

Gardere Boosts Construction Practice With Addition of Home Builder Industry Vete …

HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is strengthening its construction practice with the addition of noted home builder industry veteran Steve Lane as a Senior Attorney. Mr. Lane joins the firm after more than 25 years working as an in-house attorney for national and regional home builders. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Steve to our firm,” says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. “He is highly respected in the field of

Malleable Devices Inc Launches the Nonpartisan kwikSynCh Dual Charger

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., September 23, 2008—In conjunction with the nation's upcoming 2008 Presidential election, Malleable Devices Inc ("MDI") today announced the rollout of its kwikSynCh™ Dual Charger. Clad in red and blue, the dual output kwikSynCh is perfectly suited to help bridge the power sharing divide that has historically separated blue state Democrats from their red state Republican counterparts. "In anticipation of this year’s Presidential election, we thought the time is

HelpNet USA Unveils Innovative Web Portal to Serve Nonprofits and Their Constitu …

Resources for charities and their constituents just got easier to find with the launching of the new website for HelpNet USA. The site, which acts as an online service center, is focused on supporting the needs of the nonprofit sector as well as the individuals they serve and can be found at HelpNet USA is an online community that brings together individuals and organizations, encouraging fellowship and empowerment.

Gardere Welcomes Chief Economist To Work With Firm’s Transfer Pricing Group

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that A. Tracy Gomes has joined the law firm as its Chief Economist. Mr. Gomes will be responsible for economic research, analysis and valuation of client matters. He will also assist the firm’s transfer pricing practice, providing analysis and valuation of intercompany transactions, as well as pricing planning studies for international tax strategies, and consulting services for dispute resolution initiatives. “We

Gardere Attorneys Earn Super Lawyers Recognition

DALLAS/HOUSTON – A total of 44 attorneys from the Dallas and Houston offices of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have earned selection to the 2008 Texas Super Lawyers list. “We are extremely proud of all the attorneys at Gardere, and have always believed that they are among the very best in the Texas legal community,” says Stephen D. Good, Gardere Managing Partner. “To have so many of our colleagues selected to

Obama vs. McCain - the ring-fight presents the presidential boxing-game. According to polls the presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain is nearly even. Who will win the fight and be the next president of the USA? In a free online-game at users have the chance to find out themselves. They can hop into the ring, choose their side and knock the opponent out. The decision of the race for the White House is

The Law Firm of James A. Dunlap Jr. & Associates LLC Files Arbitration Claims Ag …

The Securities Law Firm of James A. Dunlap Jr. & Associates LLC, P.A. ( announced that it filed an arbitration claim against Morgan Keegan and Regions Financial Corp., with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's ("FINRA'') Office of Dispute Resolution. The claims were filed for losses sustained in the Regions Morgan Keegan Bond Funds (NASDAQ:MKHIX, MKIBX and RHY). According to the Statements of Claim, the Claimants lost money in the Morgan Keegan

78 Thompson & Knight Attorneys Listed in Texas Super Lawyers 2008

Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate its 78 attorneys selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® 2008, which will be published in the October 2008 issue of Texas Monthly. The list reflects only the top five percent of lawyers in Texas. In addition to being named to Texas Super Lawyers® 2008, five Thompson & Knight attorneys received top honors with some of the highest point totals on the

McCurley Orsinger Attorneys Again Honored Among Texas’ Best

DALLAS – In what is becoming an annual tradition, seven attorneys from the Family Law firm McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., again have earned spots on the 2008 Texas Super Lawyers listing. Included on the listing of the state’s top attorneys are partners Mike McCurley, Richard R. Orsinger, Mary Johanna McCurley, Keith M. Nelson, R. Scott Downing and John E. Alexander. Each of the partners was recognized for their

McKool Smith Attorneys Named to Texas Super Lawyers Listing

DALLAS – Once again, a group of attorneys from the Dallas, Austin and Marshall, Texas, offices of McKool Smith have been recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers listing of the state’s top attorneys. A total of 11 firm attorneys were selected for this year’s list, including four who received special recognition. Firm principals Samuel F. Baxter, Mike McKool and Theodore Stevenson III earned spots among the Top 100 lawyers in

Thompson & Knight Responds in the Aftermath of Ike

HOUSTON --- Hurricane Ike severely affected the businesses and infrastructure of Houston. However, the downtown office of the global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP sustained no damage and has fully functional utilities and Internet service as of Monday morning. The Firm is forming a comprehensive task force to address Hurricane Ike issues such as insurance claims, landlord-tenant provisions, and labor and employment matters. “We know

The Law Offices of James Sokolove Cites Consumers' Opportunity to Look inside Dr …

The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS), dedicated to providing equal access to the civil justice system, cites the rare opportunity created for consumers by a federal judge’s recent order that served the greater public interest by releasing papers, private by court order since 2004, on the marketing of an anti-psychotic pharmaceutical. The drug, Zyprexa, the top selling schizophrenia medication by Eli Lilly, is taken by approximately 10 million Americans.

More Accolades for Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney David Drexler

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney David Drexler was featured in the July 10th, 2008 issue of, a national online legal publication. In an article titled “David Drexler: Clients for Life – A Big City Lawyer with a Small Town Approach,” written by Brenda Craig, Drexler reflects on this philosophy which underlies his Personal Injury Law practice. His clients, according to Drexler, are more


September 12, 2008 (Silver Spring, MD) - After ten years together as law partners at Marks & Katz, LLC, Jon Katz and Jay Marks have started their separate law firms in Silver Spring, Maryland, focusing respectively on criminal defense and immigration law. Jon and Jay attended public school together in Fairfield, Connecticut, and ultimately joined forces as law partners. They continue to support each others’ important work focused on individual

Texas 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer Launches Informational Truck Safety Website

Jim S. Adler & Associates, a law firm handling semi truck crashes, announces its new website,18 Wheeler Adler, an 18 wheeler accident lawyer for more than 30 years, has information on what drivers can do to avoid a semi truck accident. HOUSTON, TX -- Texas 18 wheeler accident lawyer Jim S. Adler of Jim S. Adler & Associates announces a new website packed with information on truck accidents, trucking regulations,

University Study Indicates Better Lawsuit Results for English Speakers

DALLAS – A study from the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business™ indicates that English-speaking Hispanic plaintiffs experience better results in civil lawsuits than their non-English-speaking counterparts. The study, presented in a paper by Dallas attorney Angel Reyes and Texas Tech professors Bradley T. Ewing, Ph.D. and James C. Wetherbe, Ph.D., is based on the outcomes of more than 200 personal injury verdicts between 1996 and 2007. In

Munck Carter Adds to Intellectual Property Section

DALLAS – The Dallas-based technology law firm Munck Carter, P.C. is strengthening its intellectual property section with the addition of attorney Michael G. Rodriguez. “Michael brings tremendous real-world experience that will be a great asset for our clients,” says William Munck, firm chairman and head of the intellectual property section. “He is a great addition to our technology practice, and we are pleased to welcome him to the firm.” Mr. Rodriguez concentrates


For the first time, researchers are examining who it is that sets the election themes in Austria - political parties or the media. This new research project, which is supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, will analyse all the general elections held in Austria over the past 40 years - including the current campaign. The results will show whether election campaign communication in Austria is undergoing a process of

The Law Offices of James Sokolove Warns Consumers of Arthritis Drugs Linked to S …

The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS), dedicated to providing equal access to the civil justice system, sees the stricter medication guides now required by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on certain arthritis drugs as consumer critical. The FDA took action following the more than 200 reports that associated higher incidences of fungal infections, and even deaths, with the use of four tumor necrosis factor alpha blockers (TNF-alpha blockers)

Lycoming Crankshaft Case Ends in Victory for Texas Manufacturer

DALLAS – The Supreme Court of Texas has denied an appeal by airplane engine manufacturer Lycoming, effectively ending a six-year legal battle with a victory for a Texas company that made aircraft engine parts. The ruling affirms that Navasota, Texas-based Interstate Southwest, Ltd., made no mistakes in manufacturing engine crankshafts for Lycoming engines that later failed, causing airplane crashes and deaths, and leading to a worldwide grounding of aircraft. “This

Haynes and Boone International Partner Sergei Lomako Becomes State’s First Russi …

HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Sergei Lomako of the Houston and Moscow offices has become the first and only Texas-based attorney to be certified as a Russian Foreign Legal Consultant by the Texas Supreme Court under new rules adopted two years ago. Mr. Lomako, a member of the firm’s energy, corporate and international practices, splits time between Russia and Texas, although he is primarily based in Houston. The certification

President of the International Commission Visits ITS

Daniel Bethlehem, head of the legal department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) for two days in Bad Arolsen together with representatives from the FCO and the British National Archive. Bethlehem is chairing the International Commission of the ITS since this year’s annual meeting (May 2008). During his first visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS), Daniel Bethlehem was deeply impressed by the content

Barrett Cuetara Named Shareholder At Cowles & Thompson

DALLAS – Cowles & Thompson, P.C., is proud to announce that Richard Barrett Cuetara has been promoted to shareholder in the business litigation section of the Dallas-based law firm. Mr. Barrett Cuetara’s practice focuses on complex real estate litigation. He represents real estate developers, property management companies and retail brokerage companies. He serves as chair of the firm’s Hospitality practice group and represents independent hotel owners in franchise disputes, hotel

McCain Assigned a Grade of “C-” for His Running Mate Decision

Dallas, TX/September 2, 2008 – Michael E. McGrath, decision-making expert and founder of Decide Better!, has given a grade of “C-” to Senator John McCain’s decision to select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. The overall grade reflects an assessment of each of the most important decision criteria for selecting a Vice Presidential running mate. On June 16th, McGrath distributed a memo to each campaign outlining the five critical

Kane Russell Coleman & Logan Houston Expansion Completed

Houston: Dallas based law-firm Kane Russell Coleman & Logan announced recently that it was acquiring prominent Houston trial attorney Chris Pappas, and his team of experienced trial lawyers, to join the Houston office of KRCL. The acquisition has now been completed, and KRCL has opened its new offices in Houston. Two additional lawyers from the former Godwin Ronquillo Houston Office have joined KRCL--Ron Bankston and Kevin Riley--both well

Reporting Requirements for Engineers in California

On January 1, 2008, Article 4.5 -- Reporting Requirements -- of the Professional Engineers Act went into effect (California Business and Professions Code §§6770 - 6770.6), which requires the following events to be reported to the Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors of the California Department of Consumers Affairs in writing, within 90 days of occurrence. While the provision first became law on January 1, 2005, funding for

Bad Grades for Barack Obama

ethority analyzed around 90,000 authentic user opinions found in forums, blogs and news sites concerning the two candidates running for president of the USA. German-, English- and Spanish-speaking contributions on the internet were evaluated and show that the democratic candidate Barack Obama has a greater buzz (percentage) compared to his republican competitor John McCain. However, in terms of sentiment, especially among German- and Spanish-speaking internet users, McCain and Obama are

Birmingham Lord Mayor to visit Pakistan and Bangladesh

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Abdul Rashid, is planning an official tour of Pakistan and Bangladesh in October 2008. As Birmingham’s First Citizen, the Lord Mayor represents a population of more than 1.5 million, of which an estimated 300,000 can trace their roots back to the Indian sub-continent. Birmingham is the most ethnically-diverse city in Britain, with more than a third of the population identifying themselves as non-white. (This is

Gardere Attorney Explores Rulings Limiting Asbestos-Related Exposure Litigation

HOUSTON – Even though the price tag on asbestos-related household exposure litigation has been significantly reduced in recent years, Texas courts only recently addressed the issue of business owners’ responsibility to the families of employees in household exposure cases. Diana Larson, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has co-authored a new Washington Legal Foundation legal background paper, “Texas Courts Embrace The National Trend On Household Asbestos Exposure,” looking at the

Can Climate Change Litigation Get Past The Starting Gate?

HOUSTON – Two attorneys from the Houston office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have authored a new paper for Andrews Publications that addresses the emerging issue of who may held responsible in climate change litigation. The paper, “Defending Against Climate Change Litigation: Threshold Issues,” appears in the August 6 issue of Environmental Litigation Reporter. Authors Richard O. Faulk and John S. Gray are partners in Gardere’s Houston office. In the paper, Messrs.

91% of People with Disabilities Believe They Receive Less Attention from Preside …

People with Disabilities Seek Additional Political Dialogue on Topics Such as Healthcare, Accessibility and Unemployment Denver, CO – August 27, 2008 – 91 percent of people with disabilities think they receive less attention than other minority groups from the presidential candidates, according to a poll recently conducted by Disaboom (OTCBB: DSBO,, the premier online community for people with disabilities. With the current conventions and upcoming debates, people with

REC Solar Partners with MySpace to Recharge the Democratic National Convention

Collaboration between innovative energy integrator and social networking giant seeks to raise awareness about solar power initiatives Denver, Colorado (August 27, 2008)— REC Solar (, an industry-leading provider of residential and commercial solar electric systems, has teamed up with ( to acquaint Democratic convention participants with solar energy through a solar-powered recharging station fueled entirely by the sun. Home to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado proudly boasts

Legal Networking Sites Show Phenomenal Growth

Toronto, Canada—August 27th, 2008—It looks like the dot com bust of the year 2000 is well and truly behind us if the number of web startups in the past three years is anything to go by. From online retail stores to social networking sites, many web based companies have come up and they are not only surviving but actually showing profits with huge valuations against their name. But it seems this

Obama Assigned a Grade of “B+” for His Running Mate Decision

Dallas, TX/August 25, 2008 – Michael E. McGrath, decision-making expert and founder of DecideBetter!, has assigned a grade of “B+” to Senator Barack Obama’s decision to select fellow Senator Joseph Biden as his running mate. The overall grade reflects an assessment on each of the most important decision criteria for selecting a Vice Presidential running mate. On June 16th, McGrath distributed a memo to each campaign outlining the five

Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions Announces New Homeland Security Training

Fremont, CA - Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions today announced a new advanced Homeland Security training course: “Building Dynamics: Proactive CBR Response for High Value Targets” ( Developed and taught by emergency responders, the course teaches how to proactively prepare for, detect, and respond to intentional and unintentional releases of chemical, biological, and radiological agents indoors. New methods and technologies taught in the course offer unique capabilities, including real-time detection

People with Disabilities Choose Obama, Disaboom Poll Shows

Denver, CO – August 24, 2008 – People with disabilities support Barack Obama as their choice for president, according to a recent poll conducted by Disaboom (OTCBB: DSBO,, the premier online community for people with disabilities. The poll, which was posted on in an effort to gain insight into the political leanings of people with disabilities in the 2008 presidential election, showed that 57 percent of respondents

Dallas Law Firm Taber Estes Thorne & Carr Earns Women’s Business Enterprise Cert …

The Dallas-based law firm of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC has earned certification as a women-owned and controlled business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. The WBENC provides the most widely recognized and respected certification in the United States for firms seeking to promote diversity and inclusion in the hiring of professional service providers. The certification is a meticulous process that includes an in-depth review of

Testimonies to the Magnitude of Slave Labour

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has completed the digitalisation of its documents on forced labour in the “Third Reich”. The Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw are receiving a copy of the data today. “The documents attest to the monstrous dimension of slave labour during the national socialist reign,” said Udo

Camarena, Pizarro Named Partners At Gardere, Arena y Asociados

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, are proud to announce the promotion of associates Fernando Camarena Cardona and Eduardo Pizarro Suarez Villalobos to partner in Arena y Asociados. “Fernando and Eduardo have proven themselves to be invaluable members of our office and we are very pleased to be able to recognize

Fish & Richardson Adds Patent Prosecution Associate

AUSTIN, Texas – The national law firm of Fish & Richardson, P.C., is announcing the addition of Josh Tucker as an associate in the firm’s patent prosecution group. Mr. Tucker joins the Austin office after serving as an associate at Houston’s Fletcher Yoder for the past three years, where he helped draft and prosecute patent applications. He graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2004,

Merrill Lynch sued for Overtime Pay

A Lawsuit was filed on August 7, 2008 against Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc. for nonpayment of overtime wages to Merrill Lynch’s Senior Sales Associates. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Case Number 08-CV-61272 and assigned to the Honorable William P. Dimitrouleas. The Plaintiff, Janet Muto, was employed as a “Senior Sales Associate” from July

Thompson & Knight Ranked in 2009 Chambers Latin America

Texas (August 20, 2008) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to congratulate Alexandre R. Chequer, Jorge G. De Presno-Arizpe, Marcelo Oliveira Mello, Antonio Bastos Sarmento, and Ivan Tauil on their inclusion in the inaugural edition of the 2009 Chambers Latin America “Leaders in their Field” legal directory. The Firm is also pleased to announce its recognition as one of the top law firms

Five Munck Carter Shareholders Recognized Nationally In 2008 Super Lawyers Corpo …

DALLAS – The Dallas-based technology law firm Munck Carter, P.C., and its attorneys continue to raise their visibility with five shareholders being named among the nation’s top attorneys in the 2008 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition. The Munck Carter honorees and their primary practice areas are: Complex Commercial and Business Litigation: J. Robert Arnett II Intellectual Property and Licensing: Matthew S. Anderson William A. Munck Daniel E. Venglarik Intellectual Property Litigation: E. Leon Carter "This honor speaks to the success

McKool Smith Joins Anti-Defamation League’s Professional Partners Program

NEW YORK – The national intellectual property and commercial litigation law firm of McKool Smith is joining the New York Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League and several other prominent law firms as part of a new initiative aimed at increasing diversity awareness in New York schools. The Professional Partners Program is a coordinated effort between the ADL and the New York legal community to bring the group’s No Place for

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