February 19, 2009

AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 19, 2009) – Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Patton “Pat” Lochridge of McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P. as the “Austin Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year” for 2009.

A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Pat Lochridge leads the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation and South Texas practice groups. His litigation practice includes significant experience in technology, oil and gas, class actions, antitrust, professional malpractice, intellectual property, and business disputes.

Lochridge became the firm’s managing partner in September 2000. He earned his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.

“I deeply appreciate and value the respect of my peers,” said Lochridge.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities including Austin.

These specialties are Banking Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Real Estate Law. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2009), is based on more than 2.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

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