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Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 14, 2007

For more information contact:
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569

RENTON HOME TO WASHINGTON SUPER LAWYERS

City Attorney Larry Warren and Attorney Mark Barber Named Washington Super Lawyers by Washington Law & Politics

RENTON: Renton’s City Attorney Larry Warren and attorney Mark Barber from Warren, Barber & Fontes, P.S., were among a distinguished group of Washington lawyers highlighted in the June 2007 issue of Washington Law & Politics magazine.

The 2007 Super Lawyer list was based on surveys mailed to over 17,000 active lawyers in Washington who were asked to nominate the best attorneys they’ve personally observed in action.  A rigorous multi-step selection process was used, including a system of balloting, an evaluation of the candidates by Law & Politics research department, and a peer evaluation by practice area.  Those who make the cut are among the top one percent of the state's lawyers.

"It is truly an honor to see Renton’s attorneys named to the list," said Mayor Kathy Keolker. "To be recognized by their peers is a testament to the commitment to excellence our attorneys bring to the work they do for the City of Renton and our community.”

Larry Warren is a senior partner in the law firm of Warren, Barber & Fontes, P.S. He has served as Renton City Attorney for 30 years. Mr. Warren was lead counsel in Renton v. Playtime Theatres, resulting in a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a frequent speaker at legal seminars, serves on the board of several legal organizations and has received the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most trusted source for identifying qualified legal counsel, for his legal ability and ethics.

Mark Barber is a principal in the law firm of Warren, Barber & Fontes, P.S. His practice includes complex municipal litigation for the City of Renton and other Puget Sound municipalities.  Mr. Barber is a past president of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and has also received the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his legal ability and ethics.

Super Lawyers is a comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys, representing a wide range of practice areas, firm sizes and geographic locations.  For more information on this program visit www.superlawyers.com.  For more information on the City Attorney visit the city’s website at rentonwa.gov.

Please contact Preeti Shridhar at 425-430-6569 if you wish to schedule an interview with Mr. Warren or Mr. Barber.