Foley Orlando Attorneys Selected as 2007 Legal Elite

26 July 2007 Media Contact: Dan Farrell News

Edmund T. Baxa, John R. Hamilton, Richard W. Johns, Mary D. Solik and Christi R. Adams Recognized as Legal Leaders by Florida Trend

ORLANDO, FLA. – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that four attorneys in its Orlando office have been named to the 2007 Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” list and one attorney has been named to the “Up & Coming Legal Elite” list.

The Foley attorneys named and their primary practices as classified by Florida Trend are: Edmund T. Baxa Jr., Construction; John R. Hamilton, Appellate; Richard W. Johns, Health Care; and Mary D. Solik, Eminent Domain. In addition, Christi R. Adams was named to the 2007 “Up & Coming” list of Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite.”

To compile the fourth annual edition of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, the magazine distributed nomination ballots in October 2006 to Florida attorneys, who voted for lawyers whom they held in highest regard. Votes were tallied by an independent company on a point system and the final list is comprised of 868 lawyers of the 59,481 practicing Florida Bar members. The honorees are mentioned in a special report in the July 2007 issue of the magazine.

Edmund T. Baxa Jr. is a partner and a member of Foley’s Management Committee, chair of the firm’s National Pro Bono Committee and the former managing partner of the firm’s Orlando office. He is a member of both the Construction and the White Collar Defense & Corporate Compliance Practices. Baxa is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America® and was named one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” in previous years. He has also been named a 2007 Florida “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Media, Inc.

John R. Hamilton is a partner and a member of the firm’s Appellate and General Commercial Litigation Practices. This is the third consecutive year that Hamilton has been recognized as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite.” In addition, he was named a Florida “Super Lawyer” in 2005-2007 by Law & Politics Media, Inc.

Richard W. Johns is a partner and a member of the Health Care Industry Team, as well as the Business Counseling & Technology Practice. His health care clients include health care providers with an emphasis in hospitals and physicians. Johns was among 114 attorneys nationwide who made The BTI Consulting Group’s coveted “Client Service All-Star Team” for 2005.

Mary D. Solik is a partner and a member of the firm’s General Commercial Litigation Practice. She provides the office’s primary client counsel in eminent domain activities and land use litigation. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2007® in the area of eminent domain and condemnation law.

Christi R. Adams is an associate and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and the Labor & Employment Practice. Adams has experience representing Fortune 100 companies and maintains a broad-based consumer financial services litigation practice.

Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries.