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February 23, 2010

Motley Rice LLC responds to the global outcry for disaster relief aid

Recognizing the immediate need of millions for reliable medical care and clean, safe water in Haiti following the devastating January 12, 2010, earthquake, litigation firm Motley Rice LLC has become a corporate donor to both Water Missions International and Doctors Without Borders. Both are not-for-profit organizations that have had a presence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, since the 7.0 point earthquake.

In addition to financial support, the firm also hosted "Ready When the Time Comes" corporate volunteer training through the American Red Cross and had three employees volunteer their time at the Charleston International Airport (CHS) to assist with the processing of over 70 evacuees arriving from Haiti. An employee-driven "Hearts for Haiti" fundraiser at the firm's annual Valentine's social raised further funding for Water Missions International.

To learn more about these organizations and how you can help, visit the following websites:

Water Missions International- http://www.watermissions.org

Doctors Without Borders- http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org

The American Red Cross- http://www.redcross.org

"At Motley Rice, it is our goal to support those in need, whether through our work or charitable efforts, and Water Missions International and Doctors Without Borders are organizations who share this mission," said Motley Rice attorney Mike Elsner. "We are proud to have such compassionate employees and are grateful for the opportunity to help arm disaster relief organizations with the resources that they need to provide both hope and aid to those who have lost everything."

Motley Rice believes in serving as a good world citizen and local neighbor.The firm, its members and its employees provide a variety of resources to local, national and international organizations that support education, research, occupational health, human and worker rights, consumer and child safety, diversity and disaster relief.

About Motley Rice LLC

Motley Rice attorneys gained recognition for their work on behalf of asbestos victims, the State Attorneys General in their landmark litigation against Big Tobacco, and the 9/11 families in their groundbreaking lawsuit against terrorist financiers. The firm employs over 300, is headquartered in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and has additional offices in Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, DC and West Virginia. For more information about Motley Rice LLC or the firm's charitable contributions, contact Motley Rice attorney Mike Elsner (NY, SC, VA) at +1 800.768.4026 or visit http://www.motleyrice.com.