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Fifty-Eight Ogletree Deakins Attorneys Named to 2007 Best Lawyers List

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ATLANTA – September 5, 2006 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) is proud to announce that 58 of the firm’s attorneys have been named in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Of these 58 attorneys, 53 were recognized as among the top labor and employment attorneys in the country – the most of any law firm in the nation.

Seven Ogletree Deakins attorneys were named to the Best Lawyers list for the first time and include:

A. Craig Cleland (Atlanta, GA)

Michael R. Buchanan (Dallas, TX)
Donald A. Cockrill (Greenville, SC)
Michael D. Mitchell (Houston, TX)
Richard R. Parker (Nashville, TN)
Lawrence D. Smith (San Antonio, TX)
Grant D. Petersen (Tampa, FL)

Ogletree Deakins attorneys renamed to the Best Lawyers list include:

John K. Anderson (Atlanta, GA)
Margaret H. Campbell (Atlanta, GA)
Homer L. Deakins, Jr. (Atlanta, GA)
William A. Gray (Atlanta, GA)
Robert O. Sands (Atlanta, GA)
Michael W. Fox (Austin, TX)
Richard Carrigan (Birmingham, AL)
Harry L. Hopkins (Birmingham, AL)
Peyton Lacy, Jr. (Birmingham, AL)
Timothy A. Palmer (Birmingham, AL)
Eric C. Schweitzer (Charleston, SC)
James B. Spears, Jr. (Charlotte, NC)
Charles E. Murphy (Chicago, IL)
Randolph E. Ruff (Chicago, IL)
Arthur B. Smith, Jr. (Chicago, IL)
Katherine Dudley Helms (Columbia, SC)
Leigh M. Nason (Columbia, SC)
Elizabeth B. Partlow (Columbia, SC)
Charles T. Speth II (Columbia, SC)
John E. McFall (Dallas, TX)
Thomas M. Christina (Greenville, SC)
John G. Creech (Greenville, SC)
J. Howard Daniel (Greenville, SC)
Joel A. Daniel (Greenville, SC)
L. Gray Geddie, Jr. (Greenville, SC)
Thomas G. Greaves III (Greenville, SC)
Knox L. Haynsworth, Jr. (Greenville, SC)
Robert O. King (Greenville, SC)
William R. McKibbon, Jr. (Greenville, SC)
Lewis T. Smoak (Greenville, SC)
J. Hamilton Stewart III (Greenville, SC)
Kristofer K. Strasser (Greenville, SC)
Fred W. Suggs, Jr. (Greenville, SC)
Jeffrey C. Londa (Houston, TX)
Kim F. Ebert (Indianapolis, IN)
Brian L. McDermott (Indianapolis, IN)
David M. DeMaio (Miami, FL)
Mark Diana (Morristown, NJ)
Peter O. Hughes (Morristown, NJ)
Sharon P. Margello (Morristown, NJ)
Richard C. Mariani (Morristown, NJ)
Patrick M. Stanton (Morristown, NJ)
Keith D. Frazier (Nashville, TN)
Joseph T. Clees (Phoenix, AZ)
David A. Selden (Phoenix, AZ)
Rodolfo R. Agraz (Raleigh, NC)
Gretchen W. Ewalt (Raleigh, NC)
Thomas A. Farr (Raleigh, NC)
C. Matthew Keen (Raleigh, NC)
Tibor Nagy, Jr. (Tucson, AZ)
Stanley R. Strauss (Washington, DC)

About Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America was first published in 1983 and is regarded as the premiere referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. Best Lawyers surveys thousands of top attorneys in the United States, who confidentially evaluate the legal abilities of their professional peers. This guide is purchased annually by more than 4,000 law firms and more than 1,000 of the world’s largest corporations.

About Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins is the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 300 lawyers located in 25 offices from Miami to Los Angeles. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law.  Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the U.S.

For more information, please contact Karen Gonzales, communications manager, at 210-277-3606.

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