PRESS RELEASE

October 15, 2009

Cairns Becomes President-Elect of DRI

CONCORD, NH — Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell is pleased to congratulate Shareholder-Director R. Matthew Cairns on beginning his one-year term as president-elect of DRI — The Voice of the Defense Bar. DRI is the largest international organization of attorneys committed to defending the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation.

Attorney Cairns represents the interests of individuals, insurers, manufacturers, transportation and other companies in diverse commercial, complex and traditional litigation matters in all state and federal courts and state agencies. Cairns serves as general counsel to several closely held businesses in New Hampshire and is also experienced in general corporate and municipal representation, and risk management training. He has been named a 2007 and 2008 "Super Lawyer" for products liability defense.

Since 1996, Cairns has been an active member, award recipient, and leader of DRI. He was the First Circuit editor for DRI's Daubert On-Line newsletter from 2006-2008. DRI provides numerous educational and informational resources to its 22,300 members worldwide and offers many opportunities for liaison among defense trial lawyers, Corporate America, and state and local defense organizations.

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell is a multidisciplinary law firm located in Concord, New Hampshire.

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