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David Cooke, Richard Mallory and Stephen Walters Named Among Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers for 2009

Attorneys Rank in Top Four Percent of 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers

SAN FRANCISCO - Aug. 27, 2009 - Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, a leading California business and real estate law firm, announced today that attorneys David CookeRichard Mallory and Stephen Walters of the firm's San Francisco office have been named among the Top 100 Attorneys in Northern California by the 2009 Super Lawyers edition of Law & Politics magazine.

Cooke is a partner in the litigation and environmental departments of the firm and serves as both litigation department chair for the firm's San Francisco office and chair of the firm's pro bono program.  His environmental practice includes matters involving air and water quality, hazardous wastes, and contaminated properties, and his litigation practice encompasses all phases of litigation, through trial and appeal.

Mallory is a founding partner of the firm, resident in the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on office, industrial and retail leases. He represents landlords and tenants in a broad range of leasing issues.  Mallory was also named among the Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers for 2006.

Walters is a partner in the firm's San Francisco office who specializes in complex business and commercial litigation. He has tried more than 100 jury and nonjury cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, and has represented clients in major arbitrations and before trial and appellate courts throughout the country.  Walters was also named among the Top 10 Northern California Super Lawyers for 2008.

Super Lawyers identifies the top five percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics.   The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and sophisticated consumers in the search for legal counsel.      

ABOUT ALLEN MATKINS

Allen Matkins, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 220 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego. The firm's core specialties include real estate, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, construction, land use, natural resources, environmental, corporate and securities, intellectual property, joint ventures, taxation, employment and labor law, and dispute resolution and litigation in all these matters. For more than 30 years, Allen Matkins has helped clients turn opportunity and challenge into success by providing practical advice, innovative solutions and valuable business opportunities. When clients' challenges require experienced trial counsel, Allen Matkins has a proven track record of successful litigation before juries, judges and arbitrators.

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