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Seven Thompson Coe Attorneys Named Texas Rising Stars

June 23, 2005

Seven attorneys from the law firm of Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P., have been named Texas Rising Stars by Texas Monthly magazine and Law & Politics Media Inc. Rising Stars consist of the top lawyers in the state under age 40 or with less than ten years of experience practicing law.

Thompson Coe’s Rising Stars include:  Austin Senior Attorney Shannon Phillips and Austin partners Tasha Barnes and John Chambless; and Ellen Van Meir, Brad Burdette, Shawn Phelan and Trey Wilson, all partners resident in the firm’s Dallas office.

“Having seven of our lawyers named Texas Rising Stars speaks to Thompson Coe’s commitment to recruiting and developing the highest quality attorneys,” said Jack Cleaveland, Chairman of the Management Committee for Thompson Coe. “We have always been proud of the results we obtain for our clients, and now Thompson Coe has yet another reason to congratulate our team of dedicated advocates.”

Attorneys designated 2004 Texas Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly magazine and Law & Politics Media Inc. vote on their choices for the 2005 Texas Rising Stars.  The complete list appears in the July 2005 issues of both Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars edition magazines.

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