Message Body: For Immediate Release November 19, 2009 for Further

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Message body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 19, 2009 For further information, Contact: Susan J. Lewis, 303-804-0494, [email protected] JIM LEVENTHAL OF LEVENTHAL, BROWN & PUGA, P.C. NAMED DENVER’S 2010 “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” IN THE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CATEGORY BY BEST LAWYER DENVER … November 19, 2009… Leventhal, Brown & Puga, P.C. announced today that founding partner Jim Leventhal was named Denver’s Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for 2010 by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. Leventhal has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1993 in the Medical Malpractice category. This is the first year that Best Lawyers has bestowed an award for Lawyer of the Year in the Medical Malpractice category. Best Lawyers released its 16th edition of the “Best Lawyers in America,” which showcases leading attorneys spanning various high-profile legal specialties among large communities. Only one lawyer in each specialty within the largest legal communities nationwide was named “Lawyer of the Year.” Each year, Best Lawyers compiles its list of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys whereby thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2010) is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by their peers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” received particularly high ratings in the surveys, which were based on ability, professionalism and integrity. Steven Naifeh, managing editor of Best Lawyers, said: “We continue to believe – as we have for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Jim Leventhal on being selected as the Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for 2010 in Denver.” Leventhal added: “I am gratified to be chosen by a jury of my peers for this prestigious honor. I very much appreciate the support of my fellow attorneys and the Denver legal community. As a medical malpractice attorney, I believe in supporting those who fall victim to medical malpractice, which, according to some medical publications, now ranks as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. I’ve built a four-decade career and practice centered around this cause, and I am very honored that colleagues from the Denver area are recognizing our firm’s dedication to medical malpractice.” Leventhal has been practicing law since 1974. He began his legal career as a public defender with the State of Colorado. In 1978, he joined K. Norman Kripke, a founder of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, as an associate handling personal injury and medical malpractice work. In 1981, Leventhal started his own firm emphasizing personal injury and medical malpractice, and was a sole practitioner for several years. Today, Leventhal, Brown and Puga employs 12 lawyers. Leventhal serves on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association; the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association; and also is co-chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. In October 2003, he was elected co-chairperson of the Medical Negligence Information Group for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), a position dedicated to educating attorneys about medicine and medical negligence. Leventhal also lectures nationally on behalf of the AAJ. Throughout his career, he has appeared on Dateline NBC, CBS News and was interviewed on National Public Radio. Over the years, Leventhal has been recognized by the legal profession, earning the Best of The Bar Award in Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice – Colorado

2005, from the Denver Business Journal in conjunction with the Denver Bar Association. He also received the Kenneth M. Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association in 2006 and was named among the Top 50 Lawyers in State of Colorado, by Colorado Super Lawyers. Leventhal resides in Greenwood Village, Colo., with his wife and son. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Denver. Denver-based Leventhal, Brown and Puga, P.C. has been ranked Number 1 in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice by Best Lawyers for the State of Colorado. The firm provides legal counsel to those seriously injured from negligence, medical negligence or product liability. # # #

Best regards, Susan J. Lewis PAIRELATIONS, LLC Public and Investor Relations 19329 East Pinewood Drive Centennial, CO 80016 PH: 303-804-0494 FX: 303-804-0495 Email: [email protected] Web site:

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