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Thompson Coe Names Six New Partners

November 16, 2006

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P., one of the leading Texas-based law firms in the insurance industry according to recognized professional surveys, is please to welcome six new partners into the firm, effective January 1.  They are:  Jody Stasney, George Arnold, Emily Shoup, Mark Jung, Danielle Shields, and Mike Johnson.

Jo Allison (Jody) Stasney, a member of the firm's Insurance Litigation & Coverage practice group, is resident in Thompson Coe's Dallas office.  She received a B.B.A from The University of Texas at Austin in 1984 and her J.D. from St. Mary's University in 1991.

George H. Arnold, a member of the Casualty & Tort Litigation practice group, is resident in the firm's Houston office.  He received a B.A. from Baylor University in 1989 and earned his J.D. from Baylor University Law School in 1992.

Emily A. Shoup, a member of the firm's Mass Tort & Product Liability and Securities Litigation - D&O Liability practice groups, is resident in Thompson Coe's Dallas office.  She earned a B.B.A. from The University of Texas in 1996 and received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 1999.

Mark J. Jung, a member of the firm's Mass Tort & Products Liability practice group, is resident in Thompson Coe's Dallas office.  He received a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and earned his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1999.

Danielle Harsany Shields, a member of the Mass Tort & Product Liability practice group, is resident in the firm's Houston office.  She received a Master of Business Management from Baylor University Hankamer School of Business in 1998, a B. S. from Southwestern Adventist University in 1992, and earned her J.D. from Baylor University Law School in 1998.

Michael B. Johnson, a member of the Casualty & Tort Litigation and Professional Liability practice groups, is resident in the firm's Austin office.  He received a B.A. from The University of Texas in 1994 and earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1997.

"We feel fortunate with the addition of our new partners," said Jack Cleaveland, Chairman of the Management Committee for Thompson Coe.  "Experienced and dedicated counselors,  these six attorneys have demonstrated their abilities to make invaluable contributions to our clients' business.  We look forward to their continued success as part of the Thompson Coe team."

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