Thompson & Knight Attorney Receives Top Score on Texas Bar Exam

Dallas, TX, November 15, 2006 --( Rick Haan, an associate in the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight LLP, received the highest score on the most recent Texas Bar Examination. As a part of this distinction, Mr. Haan addressed the class of new lawyers being admitted to practice in Texas at an induction ceremony in Austin on Nov. 13.

More than 2,500 law school graduates sat for the July 2006 bar examination. The Texas Board of Law Examiners administers the examination twice per calendar year.

“We congratulate Rick for this distinction, which is indicative of the legal skills and work ethic his clients will appreciate in the years to come. Attracting the best young associates to Thompson & Knight is a key component in our firm’s commitment to continued growth and exceptional service," says Pete Riley, Managing Partner.

Mr. Haan joined the Firm's Real Estate and Banking practice group in Dallas this fall. He received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2006 and his undergraduate degree in Telecommunications, summa cum laude, from Michigan State University in 1999.

About the Texas Board of Law Examiners
The Board of Law Examiners is an agency of the Supreme Court of Texas and has nine members appointed biennially by the Supreme Court. Each member must be an attorney, at least 35 years of age, with a minimum of ten years of experience in the practice of law.

One of the major duties of the Board and its staff is to investigate the character and fitness of students studying law in ABA-approved law schools in Texas who intend to apply for admission in Texas, as well as that of all applicants for admission to the Bar. The investigation covers such matters as whether the individual has been involved in criminal activities, fraudulent practices, failure to comply with legal obligations and/or court orders, and suggestive character traits which would impact the responsibilities an attorney owes to clients, the courts, and the legal profession.

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Bethany Elliott