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Belleville, IL, Oct. 12, 2009. Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. (MMR), today announced that six of its attorneys have been selected by the Leading Lawyers Network for inclusion in its esteemed list of Illinois Leading Lawyers. Shareholders Patrick Mathis, George Marifian, Kevin Richter, William Niehoff, Mark Stegman and Mark Schuver were the attorneys from MMR nominated for the designation.

Mathis was recognized as a Leading Lawyer in banking and financial institutions law, closely and privately held business law, tax law for both business and individuals and trusts, wills and estate planning law; Marifian for closely and privately held business law, tax law for businesses and individuals and trusts, wills and estate planning law; Richter for employee benefits law and trusts, wills and estate planning law; Niehoff for commercial litigation and personal injury law;; Stegman for closely and privately held business law, corporate finance law and tax law for individuals; Schuver for commercial litigation and personal injury law.

The Leading Lawyers Network is a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. The Leading Lawyers Network surveys lawyers, asking them which of their peers, including their competitors, they would recommend to a family member or friend if they could not take a case within their area of law or geographic region. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves or anyone at their own law firm. Based upon survey nominations and approval by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board, only the top lawyers are nominated and eligible for membership in the Leading Lawyers Network.