PRESS RELEASE

May 28, 2008

Matthew Cairns Joins Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell's Litigation Team

CONCORD, NH — Gallagher Callahan & Gartrell PC is pleased to announce that R. Matthew Cairns has joined the firm's litigation team as Shareholder-Director.

With over 20 years of trial experience, Cairns represents the interests of individuals, insurers, manufacturers, transportation and other companies in commercial, complex and traditional litigation matters in state and federal courts. He is named a 2007 “SuperLawyer” for products liability defense.

He currently serves as second vice president of DRI — The Voice of the Defense Bar, the largest, international organization of attorneys committed to defending the interests of businesses, insurers, and individuals in civil litigation. He will become president of DRI in 2010.

"We are very excited to have Matt join the firm," said Managing Director Donald Pfundstein. "Matt's extensive experience and the relationships he has developed through DRI will further enhance our client service across a broad range of industries."

Cairns is a graduate of Brown University and Case Western Reserve School of Law.

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices in Concord, NH. Learn more at gcglaw.com.

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