Attorneys Luce Forward Announce 2008 Management Team

SAN DIEGO (January 10, 2008) – LAWFUEL – Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP today announced that Robert J. Bell has been re-elected to serve as the firm’s Managing Partner. In addition, John W. Leslie, a partner in Luce Forward’s Energy and Regulatory practice group, will join the firm’s four-person Executive Committee. Remaining management positions will remain unchanged.

Bell began his law career at Luce Forward and has served as the firm’s Managing Partner since January 2004. He has been elected to another two-year term. Leslie, who practices from the firm’s Carmel Valley/Del Mar office, will replace Los Angeles partner Kathy Jorrie. Leslie previously served on the Executive Committee from 2005 to 2006.

Luce Forward’s Executive Committee has the authority and responsibility to manage the business of the firm’s partnership, and members are elected by the firm’s partners. In addition to Bell and Leslie, other members on the Executive Committee include partners Charles A. Danaher and David M. Hymer.

“Being Luce Forward’s Managing Partner has been both rewarding and educational,” Bell said. “I am honored that they have chosen me to remain in this position and grateful for the opportunity to be continually surrounded by so many skilled attorneys.”

“I am excited to again be elected to Luce Forward’s Executive Committee and serve my fellow partners,” Leslie said. “I am looking forward to helping build Luce Forward’s statewide presence.”

Founded in 1873, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with offices in San Diego, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Los Angeles, Orange County, Rancho Santa Fe and San Francisco. For more information, visit

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