TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June 26, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – …

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June 26, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Holland & Knight is proud to announce that the National Law Journal has named Martha Barnett, a partner in the firm’s Tallahassee office, one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” This prestigious list represents those attorneys who have made a national impact in their fields both currently and over the past five years.

Barnett is a member of Holland & Knight’s Government Section and specializes in the areas of public policy and administrative and governmental law. Her many legal victories include leading the lobbying effort to provide compensation for survivors of the 1923 Rosewood, Florida, massacre through the Florida Legislature.

She was the first woman to ever hold the position of chair of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and she served as American Bar Association President in 2000 – 2001. Barnett also was the first woman lawyer hired by Holland & Knight in 1973, and she now serves as chair of the firm’s Directors’ Committee.

“This honor reflects a remarkable career during which Martha has served as a true pioneer while establishing herself as an influential leader in Florida and on the national stage,” said Holland & Knight Managing Partner Howell W. Melton, Jr. “She embodies the firm’s spirit of client service and service to the community.”

About Holland & Knight LLP: Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,150 lawyers in 17 U.S. offices. Other offices around the world are located in Mexico City, Tokyo and Beijing, with representative offices in Caracas, Helsinki and Tel Aviv. Holland & Knight is among the world’s 15 largest firms, providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Our interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams ensure clients have access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location. www.hklaw.com

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