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Thompson & Knight Recognized Again by The Legal 500 US

Leading Law Firm Prominently Ranked Among U.S. Environmental Litigation Firms

Dallas, TX, June 16, 2007 --( Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce the firm has been ranked in the third volume of The Legal 500 US. This issue is dedicated to ranking litigation attorneys and firms in the United States, and the Firm’s Environmental Practice was included in the elite group. Thompson & Knight is listed among 14 other firms in this category.

James C. Morriss, Scott D. Deatherage, and James B. Harris are featured in the Firm’s profile. Morriss is recognized for his “expertise across a diverse mix of environmental counseling and litigation,” and they note he is “regularly involved in administrative and judicial litigation before federal agencies as well as state and federal courts.” They recommend Deatherage for his “expertise in air emissions, wastewater and hazardous waste litigation,” and give mention of his involvement in “the development of significant local environmental legislation, including the Texas Innocent Owner/Operator statute.” Harris is credited for his “counseling, regulatory and litigation expertise across an array of environmental issues, including wastewater and chemical waste.”

“Thompson & Knight is honored to be recommended in yet another Legal 500 issue, and we are especially proud of our Environmental Practice for its inclusion in the Litigation guide. As a Firm, we strive to put our clients first and positively impact those we serve, and we see this ranking as proof we are reaching our goals,” says Pete Riley, the Firm’s Managing Partner.

The Legal 500 provides commentaries on law firms in over 90 countries worldwide and considers itself a guide to 'the best of the best' – the pre-eminent firms in the world's strongest and most competitive legal markets. Their team of researchers speaks to thousands of law firm commercial clients every year, and their law firm recommendations are based on what those clients tell them. In addition, they acquire as much information as possible about the client lists of major firms and the transactions/deals they have been involved in to accurately report on each firm. The firms are then ranked on this information by the editorial staff, and the tables of recommendations are divided into groups: firms are listed in groups in order of priority, and alphabetically within the groups. The Legal 500 US has also recommended Thompson & Knight in the areas of Acquisition Finance, Credit and Syndicated Transactions, and Mergers and Acquisitions – Central.

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About Thompson & Knight
Since 1887, Thompson & Knight LLP has consistently made a positive impact on its clients’ successes. With its practice focused on the energy industry, the Firm has extensive resources in litigation, tax, insolvency, and international energy matters. The Firm has approximately 420 attorneys and offices and alliances in Algiers, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, London, Mexico City, Monterrey, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Vitória. Thompson & Knight represents companies, government entities, and individuals in local, regional, and national markets around the world.

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