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Five Named Southern California Super Lawyers

December 1, 2006

Murchison & Cumming is proud to announce that Friedrich W. Seitz, Michael B. Lawler, Jean M. Lawler, Edmund G. Farrell, III, and Scott L. Hengesbach have been named Southern California Super Lawyers for 2006. Produced by Law & Politics, the list of Super Lawyers is based on surveys of more than 60,000 lawyers across nine counties, and reflects both peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the top 5% of attorneys practicing in Southern California are selected as Super Lawyers.

Friedrich Seitz is Managing Senior Partner and Chair of the firm's Product Liability Practice Group. A prominent trial attorney and litigator in both domestic and international matters, Mr. Seitz also serves on the Special Arbitration Panel of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Michael Lawler is a Senior Partner and Co-Chair of the Employment Practice Group Mr. Lawler has successfully tried over one hundred jury trials in the federal and state courts.

Jean Lawler is a Senior Partner and Chair of the Insurance Law and Business Transactions Practice Groups. Immediate Past President of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Ms. Lawler was awarded the 2006 Service Award by the Defense Research Institute for her years of leadership and service to that organization.

Edmund Farrell is a Senior Partner and Chair of the firm's Law and Appellate Practice Group. Mr. Farrell concentrates his professional activities in the area of law and motion and appellate practice, and has effectively managed the handling of over one hundred appeals and writ petitions.

Scott Hengesbach is a Partner and Chair of the Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Practice Group. A seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Hengesbach focuses his practice in the areas of toxic tort and environmental litigation, including litigation involving benzene, hard metals, silica, welding rods and asbestos.


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With a firm history dating to 1930, Murchison & Cumming, LLP is a premier civil litigation firm with five offices in California and Las Vegas, whose attorneys specialize in the defense of domestic and international businesses, insurers and individuals, at trial and on appeal. The Firm’s attorneys also handle employment matters and business transactions. For additional information, please visit our website at www.murchisonlaw.com.