Miers' Friends and Supporters Available for Radio, TV, Print Interviews
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Progress for America: Topic Source Personal friend: Raggio, Norton, Lundy, Pederson, Vickery, Hunter, Davis, Hecht Relative: Lang-Miers College/Law School: Lundy, Davis, Raggio Charitable/ community service: Dunning, Pederson, Rogers, Vickery TX Lottery Commission: Whitaker, Clowe, Eads, Hill Dallas and/or Houston Bar Association: Rogers, Liberato, Jordan, Hunter Dallas City Council: Black State Bar Association: Whitaker, Phillips, McHugh, Liberato, Jordan, Enoch, Gonzalez, Hightower, Hill Southern Methodist University (SMU): Rogers, Raggio Locke Liddell & Sapp: Lang-Miers, LaBoon, Clements, Connop, Hill Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney & Neely: Hecht White House/Bush Administration: Leitch, Kline Source is part of the TX legal community: Boone, Coleman, Hartmann, Jordan, Raggio Source is/was Sitting TX Judge/Justice: Lang-Miers, Phillips, Wainwright, Enoch, Gonzalez, Hecht Source is a Democrat: Dunning, Hightower, Hill Source is a Legal Professor/Dean/Academic: Rogers, Norton, Eads Jan Hart Black: Black is President of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Black was the first woman city manager of Dallas and the first president of the Greater Dallas Chamber. Mrs. Black has known Harriet Miers since her tenure on the Dallas City Council in the late 1980's. Michael Boone: Boone is a member of the Board of Directors and one of the co-founders of Haynes and Boone, which is one of the largest and fastest- growing law firms in the U.S. Mr. Boone has more than 30 years experience practicing law in Dallas where he worked closely with Harriet Miers on numerous issues. Jerry Clements: Clements is a partner in the Dallas office of the law firm of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP, where she serves on the management committee and chairs the firm's 200-member litigation practice. Ms. Clements worked closely with Harriet Miers when Ms. Miers served as co-managing partner of the firm. Tom Clowe: Clowe has served on the Texas Lottery Commission since 1998 and he succeeded Harriet Miers as Chairman in 2000. Mr. Clowe worked closely with Harriet Miers during their tenures on the Texas Lottery Commission. Jim Coleman: Coleman is a partner and founding member of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P in Dallas, where he worked closely with Harriet Miers on numerous issues. For more than half a century, Mr. Coleman has been a civil trial lawyer, representing plaintiffs and defendants in all types of disputes ranging from complex commercial to personal injury claims. Tom Connop: Connop is a partner in the Dallas office of the law firm of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP, where he worked closely with Harriet Miers when Ms. Miers served as co-managing partner of the firm. Clarice Davis: Davis is a partner in the Dallas office of the law firm of Akin Gump, where Ms. Davis was Akin Gump's first female partner. Ms. Davis and Harriet Miers attended Southern Methodist Law School together and clerked together after graduation. Tom Dunning: Dunning is an insurance executive with Dunning Benefits Corporation in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Dunning has known Harriet Miers for years and worked with her in the Dallas community. Mr. Dunning was also a Democratic candidate for Mayor of Dallas in 2002. Linda Eads: Eads is a constitutional law professor at Southern Methodist University, where Harriet Miers received her undergraduate and law degrees and later served as trial advocacy instructor and on the Law School's Executive Committee. Professor Eads also served as Deputy Attorney General for Texas where she supervised 300 lawyers in the eleven civil litigation divisions of the Attorney General's Office and she represented the Texas Lottery Commission during Ms. Miers' tenure as Chairwoman. Craig T. Enoch: Enoch served 11 years on the Supreme Court of Texas and nearly 22 years as a district and appeals court judge. Justice Enoch worked with Harriet Miers during her tenure as president of the State Bar of Texas and while she was a prominent Texas attorney. Raul Gonzalez: Gonzalez was elected as a Democrat to the Supreme Court of Texas, Associate Justice on the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi and District Judge on the 103rd District Court in Brownsville. Justice Gonzalez, who has known Harriet Miers for more than 25 years, currently serves on the University of Houston's Board of Regents and he is of counsel in the Austin office of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP where Ms. Miers served as co- managing partner. Justice Gonzalez also served as the Texas Supreme Court's liaison to the bar association during Ms. Miers' tenure as president of the State Bar of Texas. Robin P. Hartmann: Hartmann is a partner with the Dallas law firm of Haynes and Boone, where he worked closely with Harriet Miers on numerous issues. Mr. Hartmann has had an extensive and varied trial practice for over 30 years. Nathan Hecht: Hecht, who has known Harriet Miers for more than 30 years, has served on the Supreme Court of Texas since 1988. Justice Hecht began his judicial service on the 95th District Court of Dallas County and he was elected to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas in 1986. Prior to joining the bench, Justice Hecht practiced law with Ms. Miers' in Dallas law firm of Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney & Neely. Jack Hightower: Hightower was elected as a Democrat to the Supreme Court of Texas, U.S. Congress, Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives and local district attorney. Justice Hightower worked with Harriet Miers during her tenure as president of the State Bar of Texas and while she was a prominent Texas attorney. John Hill: Hill was elected as a Democrat as Attorney General of TX, Secretary of State and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of TX. Justice Hill is currently a partner with Winstead, Sechrest & Minick P.C. Justice Hill worked with Harriet Miers during her tenure as chairwoman of TX Lottery Commission, president of the State Bar of TX and when they worked for the law firm of Locke, Liddell & Sapp LLP. Rhonda Hunter: Hunter served as the first African American president of the Dallas Bar Association. Ms. Hunter has known Harriet Miers for more than 10 years and they worked together at the Dallas Bar Association. Darrell Jordan: Jordan began his legal career as a prosecutor at the Dallas County District Attorney's office and he is currently the managing partner of Godwin Gruber law firm. Mr. Jordan is a past president of the State Bar of Texas and he worked closely with Harriet Miers during her tenure as president of the Dallas Bar Association as well as the State Bar of Texas. Rebecca Kline: Kline is managing partner in the Austin office of the law firm of Loeffler, Tuggey, Pauerstein and Rosenthal. Ms. Kline worked with Harriet Miers in the Texas legal community as well as in the Bush administration. Bruce LaBoon: LaBoon is a partner in the Houston office of the law firm of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP and a former Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Mr. LaBoon co-managed Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP with Ms. Miers prior to her departure. David Leitch: Leitch is general counsel and a senior vice president of Ford Motor Company. Mr. Leitch worked closely with Harriet Miers when he served as the deputy assistant to President George W. Bush and the White House's deputy counsel. Lynne Liberato: Liberato is a partner in the Houston office of the law firm of Haynes and Boone and a past president of the Houston Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Liberato worked closely with Harriet Miers during her tenure with the Houston and Texas Bar Associations. Peggy Lundy: Lundy specializes in civil mediations and hosts her own talk radio show on 990AM in Dallas. Mrs. Lundy's late husband, Judge Nick Lundy of Dallas, attended Southern Methodist University Law School with Harriet Miers and they have known each other for years. Elizabeth Lang-Miers: Lang-Miers is Harriet Miers' sister-in-law and currently serves as a judge on the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Lang-Miers was a partner with the law firm of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP in Dallas, where Harriet Miers served as co-managing partner. During their time together at the firm, Harriet Miers introduced Judge Lang-Miers to her brother and set them up on a blind date. Colleen McHugh: McHugh is a past president of the State Bar of Texas and currently serves a partner with Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Corpus Chrsiti. Ms. McHugh worked closely with Harriet Miers at the State Bar of Texas. Joseph Norton: Norton currently serves as a law professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law. Professor Norton has known Harriet Miers for more than 30 years when they joined the same law firm one day apart and worked together for 16 years. In addition to their professional relationship, they are close personal friends and Ms. Miers is Godmother to Professor Norton's 31 year old daughter. Rena Pederson: Pederson served as editor at large, vice president and editorial page editor at The Dallas Morning News and she is a past president of the National Conference of Editorial Writers. Ms. Pederson has known Harriet Miers personally for more than 20 years in various social and women's groups in the Dallas area. Tom Phillips: Phillips was appointed by Governor William P. Clements as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas in 1987 and he was elected as Chief Justice in 1988, 1990, 1996, and 2002. Justice Phillips worked with Harriet Miers during her tenure as President of the State Bar of Texas and while she was a prominent Texas attorney. Justice Phillips currently serves as a partner in the Austin office of the law firm of Baker Botts L.L.P. Louise Raggio: Raggio, still practicing law at age 85, is considered a "pioneer in marital and family rights" and been called the "Mother of Family Law in Texas." Mrs. Raggio graduated from Southern Methodist University law school in 1952 and was the only woman in that class. Mrs. Raggio has known Harriet Miers, personally and professionally, for more than 35 years, including when Ms. Miers was a law student at SMU. C. Paul Rogers III: Rogers served as Southern Methodist University School of Law's associate dean for academic affairs, acting dean and as dean. Rogers currently serves as a SMU law professor. Rogers has known Harriet Miers for almost 20 years and worked with her on issues related to SMU Law School and the Dallas Bar Association. Jonathan Vickery: Vickery serves as Director of Advocacy & Grant Administration for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. Mr. Vickery has known Harriet Miers since the 1980's when Ms. Miers served on the board of directors of the Legal Services of North Texas and Mr. Vickery served as their executive director. Dale Wainwright: Wainwright was elected as to the Supreme Court of Texas in 2002. Justice Wainwright was appointed to the civil district court in 1999 by then Governor George W. Bush. Wainwright has worked with Miers on a number of legal issues. Betsy Whitaker: Whitaker serves as co-managing partner of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Dallas and Fort Worth. Ms. Whitaker worked closely with Harriet Miers in the Dallas legal community as well as with the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Lottery Commission. CONTACT: Laura Braden Dlugacz, +1-202-572-6231, email@example.com, for Progress for America.
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