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(EMAILWIRE.COM, October 26, 2006 ) RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ragsdale Liggett PLLC has announced that on Tuesday, Oct. 3, attorneys from the firm were sworn in and officially admitted as members of the Supreme Court of the United States. The group traveled to Washington D.C. on Oct. 2 and were received by the court at 10 a.m. the next morning. Founding partner George Ragsdale, having successfully argued a case in the Supreme Court in 1992 and already a member of the Court since 1973, introduced his colleagues and moved their admission to the Court. Chief Justice John Roberts ordered their admission upon Mr. Ragsdale’s motion and addressed Ragsdale Liggett lawyers personally, welcoming each as newly admitted members of the Court. The attorneys included:William S. Bost III, partner, Business Melissa Dewey Brumback, partner, Litigation Dorothy Bass Burch, partner, Business Mary Hulett, partner, Litigation David K. Liggett, partner, Business William A. Mann, partner, Real Estate John M. Nunnally, partner, Litigation Walter L. Tippett, Jr., partner, Litigation Richard O. Bolton, associate, Real Estate Ashley Huffstetler Campbell, associate, Litigation John R. Hemphill, associate, Litigation Sandra W. Mitterling, associate, Litigation Firm members of counsel, Joseph E. Johnson and Sarah E. Winslow, were each admitted upon a written motion on Oct. 2. Ragsdale Liggett attorneys previously admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court include Frank R. Liggett III in 1991 and Robert J. Ramseur in 2002. “It was an incredible moment in my legal career,” said Dottie Burch, partner in the firm. “Just being there, 10 feet from all nine Justices, took our breath away. The pilgrimage to be admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States is a trip every lawyer dreams of making and it was nothing short of fantastic.”About Ragsdale Liggett PLLC: The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas. Known for their innovations in the arena of corporate law, Ragsdale Liggett lawyers are equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business counseling, acquisition, disposition, merger and dissolution of companies ranging in size from small local businesses to national financial institutions and large international insurance conglomerates. The diverse real estate practice group at Ragsdale Liggett handles a wide variety of real estate transactions, from residential purchases and sales to all aspects of commercial real estate development, including entity formation, final project completion, complex public and private bond financing transactions, and the privatization of university student housing. Since its formation in 1972, the firm has developed an extraordinary reputation in the area of civil litigation and has enjoyed significant courtroom successes ranging from local state courts to the United States Supreme Court in areas with far-reaching implication, such as insurance/reinsurance coverage disputes, shareholder derivative actions, ERISA disputes, professional negligence defense, catastrophic personal injury defense and complex construction disputes. For more information please call (919) 787-5200 or view the firm's Web site at http://www.rl-law.com.Patty Briguglio MMI Associates, Inc. 919-233-6600 email@example.com Distributed by PRNN.com.
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