NEW YORK , NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- LexisNexis today announced that 30 lawyers located throughout the United States and Canada have received Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings(SM) in the last month, in recognition of their highly regarded legal skills and professional ethics.

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help in-house counsel and other sophisticated buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions.

Martindale-Hubbell® is part of the LexisNexis® Client Development Solutions line, which provides industry leading networking and law firm marketing resources to help firms target clients, build their brand, develop new business opportunities, and provide exceptional client service. Through its four solutions lines -- Client Development, Practice Management, Litigation Services, and Research -- LexisNexis offers Total Practice Solutions to ensure that law firms have the tools and services they need to win in the business and practice of law.

There are three possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings certification ratings awarded:

CV® Peer Review Rating -- The CV rating is a good first rating for lawyers and a definitive statement of their above-average ability and unquestionable ethics. This is the maximum rating a lawyer can receive who has been admitted to the bar from 3-4 years.

BV® Peer Review Rating -- The BV rating is an excellent rating for a lawyer with more experience. This is the maximum rating a lawyer can receive who has been admitted to the bar from 5-9 years.

AV® Peer Review Rating -- An AV rating is a significant accomplishment -- a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating.

The following 30 attorneys have recently received Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings:

Alston & Bird LLP
  M. Gino Brogdon, Sr. (Atlanta, GA)

Butzel Long, A Professional Corporation
  James S. Rosenfeld (Detroit, MI)

Carlton Fields, P.A.
  Penelope A. Dixon (Tampa, FL)

Clausen Miller PC
  Mark W. Zimmerman (Chicago, IL)

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
  Timothy S. Coon (Pittsburgh, PA)

Jackson Walker L.L.P.
  David C. Rex (Dallas, TX)

Low McKinley Baleria, LLP
  Steven M. McKinley (Sacramento, CA)

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
  Daniel G. Hildebrand (Chicago, IL)
  Elizabeth M. Knoblock (Chicago, IL)

McGuireWoods LLP
  Maureen C. Ackerly (Richmond, VA)

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
  Matthew J. Sours (Atlanta, GA)

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  Don Lawrence Kristinik, III (Columbia, SC)

Parker McCay P.A.
  John Michael Devlin (Marlton, NJ)

Pierce Atwood LLP
  Daniel H. Roberts (Portland, ME)

Post & Schell, P.C.
  Joseph R. Fowler (Philadelphia, PA)

Saul Ewing LLP
  Herbert D. Frerichs, Jr. (Baltimore, MD)

Schwarzberg Spector Duke Schulz & Rogers
  David I. Spector (West Palm Beach, FL)

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  Seth D. Slotkin (New York, NY)

White and Williams LLP
  Bruce A. Bell (Philadelphia, PA)
  Michelle D. Coburn (Philadelphia, PA)
  Kevin C. Cottone (Philadelphia, PA)
  David E. Edwards (Philadelphia, PA)
  Marion Rita Hubing (Philadelphia, PA)
  Edward A. Jaeger, Jr. (Philadelphia, PA)
  Warren E. Kampf (Philadelphia, PA)
  J. Michael Kvetan (Philadelphia, PA)
  Anthony L. Miscioscia, Jr. (Philadelphia, PA)
  Tanya A. Salgado (Philadelphia, PA)

Williams Mullen
  Andrew J. Mulcunry (Richmond, VA)

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation
  Thomas Christopher Klein (Palo Alto, CA)
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