DALLAS, Texas (March 2006) – Ten attorneys with the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. have been named “Rising Stars of Texas Law” in the March 2006 editions of Texas Super Lawyers–Rising Stars and Texas Monthly. The annual list honoring the state’s top young attorneys is a joint project of the publishers of Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Media. Only 2.5% of Texas attorneys under the age of 40 or who have been in practice for less than ten years received this year’s honor.

Baron & Budd attorneys named “Texas Rising Stars” for 2006 are associates Denyse Clancy, who litigates cases on behalf of victims of leukemia and lymphoma caused by benzene exposure; Stephen Johnston and Carla M. Burke, who represent water providers seeking clean-up costs for MTBE and other water contaminants; and Renee M. Melancon, an associate in the firm’s appellate section.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

Since 1977, the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has championed the rights of people and communities harmed by corporate misconduct. With over 80 attorneys and offices in Texas, California, Ohio, Louisiana and New York, Baron & Budd enjoys a national reputation as a leader of the plaintiffs’ bar. The firm represents individuals with mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos; leukemia and lymphoma caused by benzene; and injuries caused by other toxic substances and pharmaceuticals. The firm also represents water authorities seeking clean-up costs for drinking water contamination; securities investors and governmental entities defrauded by corporate wrongdoing; and consumers. For more information about Baron & Budd, call 1-800-222-2766 or visit www.baronandbudd.com.