PRESS RELEASE

February 8, 2010

Attorney Cairns Quoted by CNBC Article on Toyota Lawsuits

CONCORD, NH — R. Matthew Cairns, a products and commercial liability defense attorney at Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, and president-elect of DRI — The Voice of the Defense Bar, was recently interviewed on the litigation that is likely to stem from the Toyota recall. In a Reuters news article, Cairns states, "This is going to [be] a little cottage industry all of its own…. If I were Toyota, if I hadn't already hired the best automotive defect defense lawyers in America, I'd be tracking them down right now." The article, "Suing Toyota? Take a Number and Get in Line", was published by CNBC, The Economic Times, Reuters India, USA Today, Yahoo! Buzz, and Money Control.

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 "Super Lawyer" for products liability defense for the last three years.

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

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