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Bilzin Sumberg Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Bilzin Sumberg Cares

Miami, FL (October 15, 2008) – Despite recent reports that South Florida has the lowest percentage of adults who volunteer in the community, the law firm of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is proud to announce that Miami's JCS Seymour Gelber Senior Day Care Center will be this year's beneficiary of Bilzin Sumberg Cares' year round support and the site of the October 18, 2008 Bilzin Sumberg Cares

Study shows interest in Sarah Palin leads the candidate pack in searches online

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 14, 2008) – Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin’s been described as a game-changer for the presidential campaign—and that appears to be true judging from how the Alaskan governor dominates online search interest for candidates in the upcoming presidential election, according to the recent v-Fluence Interactive presidential campaign candidate search language study. Palin draws nearly four times more search volume than her running mate, Republican presidential candidate,

Charla Aldous Recognized Among Texas’ Best Lawyers

DALLAS – For the sixth consecutive year, noted Dallas attorney Charla Aldous has earned a spot on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers listing of the state’s top attorneys. Ms. Aldous, founder of the Aldous Law Firm, is listed among the state’s top litigators in the October 2008 issue of Texas Monthly magazine and Texas Super Lawyers magazine, a publication co-produced by the publishers of Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Media

Muslim Lord Mayor honours British Military

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Abdul Rashid, has recently been active in honouring British servicemen and women. In the last month he has overseen the city’s largest ever enlistment ceremony, inspected the troops at a military parade and taken charge of HMS Daring – the Royal Navy’s fastest and most powerful vessel! At the beginning of September, the Lord Mayor was present as 47 Midlands teenagers swore allegiance to Queen

Goldman Sachs Ordered to Pay Broker $1 Million, Dallas Lawyer Rogge Dunn Wins Ar …

LOS ANGELES – A panel of securities industry arbitrators has ordered investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to pay one of its former brokers $1 million following an investigation into the company’s compensation system. Greg Fullmer, 49, of Los Angeles, worked for Goldman Sachs for 11 years until the company fired him in 2004, according to the claim filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Los Angeles. During

Recruitment drive for Workplace Chaplains launched

This month sees Workplace Ministry in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire (WMHB) - the ecumencial body that oversees the work of workplace ministry in these two counties - launch a recruitment drive for people to serve as workplace chaplains. Chaplains – who give up a number of days each month to visit people at work - are drawn from practising Christians, either lay or ordained, who are connected to a recognised church. Candidates

Taber Estes Thorne & Carr Partners Highlighted In 2008 Texas Super Lawyers Listi …

DALLAS -- The Dallas-based law firm of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is pleased to announce that name partners Dawn Estes and Lori Carr have earned spots on the prestigious 2008 Texas Super Lawyers listing of the state’s top attorneys. Ms. Estes was recognized for her work in business litigation, while Ms. Carr was recognized for her expertise in labor & employment law. To compile the Texas Super Lawyers listing, more

Steven Ross To Lead Gardere’s IP Group

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that Steven E. Ross has been named head of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. As leader of Gardere’s IP practice group, Mr. Ross will focus on business development, management, administration, training and mentoring programs for the section, which includes more than 50 attorneys, patent agents and staff. Mr. Ross succeeds Ken Glaser, a long-time leader in the IP legal community,

Protecting Trademarks Online

The Intellectual Property practice of Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor, LLP (CKPT) proudly presents a CLE opportunity in conjunction with the Computer Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. Attorney Darin M. Klemchuk will be presenting “Updates on cybersquatting, domain name disputes, and trademark infringement over the Internet” on Monday, October 27 at 12:00 P.M. at the Belo Mansion. Covering a variety of issues legal issues with regard to

Thompson & Knight Assists Eagle Rock in $235.5 Million Acquisition

The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has assisted Eagle Rock Energy Partners L.P. (“Eagle Rock”) with the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding units of Millennium Midstream Partners LP (“MMP”), and thereby its ownership in MMP's operating subsidiaries, for approximately $235.5 million. The Thompson & Knight team advising on this project was led by Partners Barry Davis and Thomas R. Lamme, both in the Corporate and Securities

‘The Best Lawyers In America’ Honors 36 Gardere Partners

DALLAS – Thirty-six partners from the Dallas, Houston and Austin offices of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have been honored among 2009’s “Best Lawyers in America.” Published by Woodward/White Inc., “The Best Lawyers in America” is widely regarded as one of the most respected surveys of U.S. lawyers. Attorneys are selected following a rigorous process in which thousands of the country’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. More than 2 million

A history of the future: Independent Long Island - Original new book available o …

The book, A history of the future: Independent Long Island, was published on 25 September 2008. The author is the Hon. Most Rev. Dr. Cesidio Tallini, who is President and Founder of the Cesidian Root, an alternative Internet; International Diplomat for the International States Parliament for Safety and Peace; Bishop of the Cesidian Church; Independent Scholar; and Governor of Independent Long Island (ILI) and the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA). This

Houston Attorney to Argue ERISA Case at U.S. Supreme Court

David A. Furlow, a partner in the Houston office of Thompson & Knight, will present oral arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, Oct. 7. In representing the plaintiff in the case, Kennedy v. DuPont, Furlow will contend that the DuPont Corporation acted improperly in distributing pension funds to an employee’s ex-wife who had waived her rights to those benefits as part of a

The Internet becomes the new hunting ground for personal injury lawyers

Toronto, Canada—October 2nd, 2008—Building communities on the internet has been one of main reasons for the immense popularity and growth of the World Wide Web. Internet surfers can now go online and find a group or online community for absolutely any issue. What people love the most is that they can join a group and just put up any kind of problem they are facing and they will immediately get

Texas Jury Awards Men $1.5 Million in Truck Wreck Lawsuit

WAXAHACHIE, Texas - An Ellis County jury has awarded two Austin men $1.5 million as compensation for injuries they received in an 18-wheeler wreck two years ago, attorneys for Heygood, Orr, Reyes, Pearson & Bartolomei announced today. Ronny Martinez, 37, and Kenneth O'Neal, 50, were driving northbound on Interstate 35E in Waxahachie on July 2, 2006, when a northbound 18-wheeler veered into their lane and came in contact with their car,

Practice Makes Praise

Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor (CKPT) is pleased to announce that partners Darin Klemchuk and Mark Taylor have earned selection to the 2008 Texas Super Lawyers list. Mr. Klemchuk, a Rising Star from 2004-2006 and 2008, is recognized for his work in intellectual property litigation, and Mr. Taylor is acknowledged for his work in business litigation. CKPT founder and partner Patrick Powers noted, “For Darin and Mark to receive this

Five From The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson Recognized Among Texas’ Top Attorn …

DALLAS – The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is home to five attorneys who have earned spots on the 2008 Texas Super Lawyers listing of the state’s top lawyers. Firm founder Frank L. Branson again received special recognition, earning a spot among Top 10 attorneys in Texas for the second consecutive year. In addition to Mr. Branson, firm attorneys Debbie Dudley Branson, Quentin Brogdon, Thomas J. Farmer and J. Gregory

Thompson & Knight Attorney’s Insurance Blog Named Among Top 50 by LexisNexis

The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce David S. White’s blog entitled “Law and Insurance” has been named a 2008 honoree for LexisNexis Top 50 Blogs for Insurance. White’s blog, available at, focuses primarily on developments in Texas insurance law with succinct yet comprehensive analysis of the latest judicial opinions and legislative enactments. White is Senior Counsel in the Trial Practice

Gardere Wynne Sewell Honored at LMASE With Two SELMA Awards

DALLAS – An innovative advertising campaign and longstanding commitment to community service have earned Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP special recognition in the Legal Marketing Association’s 2008 SELMA Awards. The firm received a first-place award for its innovative “They Call It/We Call It” advertising campaign during the association’s September convention in New Orleans. Additionally, the firm earned a second-place award in the area of public/media relations for its Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory

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

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