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January 1, 2009

Motley Rice LLC member Marlon Kimpson inducted into prestigious Sigma Pi Phi fraternity

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms, announces the induction of member Marlon E. Kimpson into the prestigious Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Kimpson joins some of the most renowned and influential African-American men in the country to serve the elite organization's mission to enhance the quality of life for all African-Americans and their communities.

Exemplifying both the professional and community achievement for which the Sigma Pi Phi members are known, Kimpson has played a significant role in the firm's client development and relations and been integral to the development of its catastrophic injury, aviation and securities fraud practice groups. He also builds upon the firm's relationships with unions and governmental entities and has been active in several noteworthy class action and mass tort cases. Frequently appearing in the media, Kimpson is often a guest speaker at continuing education events and has been widely recognized for his service to the community.

Kimpson has held leadership roles with the Palmetto Project, the Charleston Black Lawyers Association, The Peggy Browning Fund and the South Carolina Election Commission. His combination of professional achievement and community involvement earned him a spot on the 2005 Charleston Regional Business Journal's Forty Under 40 list. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Carolina Youth Development Center and is a Presidential Appointee to the University of South Carolina Board of Visitors. Kimpson is a member of the AAJ Convention Planning Committee, the American Bar Association, and the South Carolina Association for Justice.

About Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, founded in Philadelphia in 1904, is the oldest Greek-letter fraternity among African Americans in the U.S. and is best known as the Boule, a Greek word meaning "council of noblemen." Boasting 119 chapters throughout the United States and Caribbean, the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity has over 5,000 highly educated, professional and accomplished members committed to contributing their resources and talents to the African-American community and its young people. Members and former members of Sigma Pi Phi include W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr., former Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, Morehouse College President Benjamin Mays, Bill Cosby, Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons and many other notable professionals.

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 staff, is headquartered in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and has additional offices in Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford, Connecticut; and New York, New York. For more information on Motley Rice LLC, contact attorney Joe Rice (SC) by email or call +1 800.768.4026.