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									             LOCKE LORD BISSELL & LIDDELL LLP
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3400 JPMorgan Chase Tower      ATLANTA • AUSTIN • CHICAGO • DALLAS • HOUSTON • LONDON •     Phone: (713) 226-1200
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Houston, Texas 77002-3095                          WASHINGTON, D.C.                 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                Contact: Julie Gilbert
                                                                             Chief Communications Officer


October 10, 2007 – Forty-nine attorneys with Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell have been named
Texas Super Lawyers 2007 in the October 2007 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. The
attorneys were nominated by their peers across the state and were recognized by Law & Politics
for achievements in their practice areas.

Michael A. Hatchell, a partner based in Austin, was recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers
in the state, the highest ranking available, and he was recognized as one of the Top 50 Lawyers
in the Central & West Texas Region. Stephanie E. Donaho, a partner based in Houston, was
recognized as one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in the state and she was recognized as one of
the top 100 lawyers in the Houston region.

Listed below are the 48 Locke Lord attorneys recognized as Texas Super Lawyers, followed by
the area of practice they were recognized for and the Texas city in which they are based:

           ATTORNEY                              PRACTICE AREA                       LLS LOCATION
Christopher F. Allison, Jr.                Tax                                    Dallas
Richard V. Bays                            Intellectual Property                  Houston
Earl A. Berry Jr.                          Real Estate                            Dallas
George E. Bowles                           Business Litigation                    Dallas
Stuart M. Bumpas                           Employee Benefits/ERISA                Dallas
Philip E. Bush                             Employee Benefits/ERISA                Dallas
William J. Bux                             Labor & Employment                     Houston
Carlyle H. Chapman, Jr.                    Labor & Employment                     Dallas
Jerry K. Clements                          Business Litigation                    Austin/Dallas
Brent R. Clifton                           Tax                                    Dallas
Ronald R. Cresswell                        Estate Planning & Probate              Dallas
Charley A. Davidson                        Criminal Defense                       Houston
Stephanie E. Donaho                        Estate Planning & Probate              Houston
Billie J. Ellis Jr.                        Real Estate                            Dallas
Peter A. Franklin III                      Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor           Dallas
Edward L. Friedman                         Labor & Employment                     Houston
Lisa A. Genecov                            Health Care                            Dallas
Don M. Glendenning                         Mergers & Acquisitions                 Dallas
Bryan L. Goolsby                           Securities &                           Dallas

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            ATTORNEY                      PRACTICE AREA                   LLS LOCATION
                                    Corporate Finance
Brett L. Hamilton                   Banking                            Houston
Mary H. “Molly” Hatchell            Appellate                          Austin
Mike A. Hatchell                    Appellate                          Austin
Brad B. Hawley, Jr.                 Banking                            Austin
Graham Hill                         Business Litigation                Houston
J. Dean Hinderliter                 Tax                                Dallas
J. Alan Holman                      Utilities                          Austin
John L. Hopwood                     Estate Planning & Probate          Houston
Stephen C. Jacobs                   Real Estate                        Houston
Phillip R. Jones                    Employment Litigation              Dallas
R. Bruce LaBoon                     Banking                            Houston
Ray E. LaDriere II                  Business Litigation                Dallas
James R. Leahy                      Business Litigation                Houston
Elizabeth E. Mack                   Environmental                      Dallas
John H. Marks Jr.                   Insurance Coverage                 Dallas
Robert J. McAughan Jr.              Intellectual Property Litigation   Houston
John Hess McElhaney                 Business Litigation                Dallas
C. Michael Moore                    Business Litigation                Dallas
Robert T. Mowrey                    Business Litigation                Dallas
Charles R. Parker                   Securities Litigation              Houston
Michael V. Powell                   Appellate                          Dallas
James W. (Jamie) Robertson          Real Estate                        Houston
John K. Schwartz                    Business Litigation                Austin
Frank E. Stevenson II               Administrative Law                 Dallas
Robert J. Sussman                   Criminal Defense                   Houston
Michael O. Sutton                   Intellectual Property Litigation   Houston
Cynthia K. Timms                    Appellate                          Dallas
Charles R. “Skip” Watson            Appellate                          Austin
Linda A. Wilkins                    Employee Benefits/ERISA            Dallas
Thomas G. Yoxall                    Class Action/Mass Torts            Dallas

.Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP is a full-service, national law firm of approximately 700
attorneys with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New
Orleans, New York, Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell was
formed on October 2, 2007, after the combination of Texas-based Locke Liddell & Sapp PLLC
and Lord Bissell & Brook LLP, a national firm headquartered in Chicago. With an expanded
geographic scope, and a national reputation in the insurance and reinsurance sectors, corporate
arena and litigation, energy, REIT, real estate and IP fields, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell is
focused on achieving client success as a team.

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