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Procopio Partner Maureen F. Hallahan Appointed to Bench

San Diego, CA - Maureen F. Hallahan, a partner with the San Diego law firm Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, has been appointed as a judge of the San Diego Superior Court by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and will be sworn in during ceremonies today.

“It is hard to express how much Maureen will be missed here at Procopio,” said Thomas W. Turner Jr., managing partner. “She has been a critical element of this firm in many ways, as well as an outstanding litigator widely recognized for her skill and professionalism. We congratulate Maureen and wish her the very best for a productive, fulfilling and enjoyable judicial career.”

A member of Procopio’s Management Committee, Ms. Hallahan concentrated her litigation practice in the areas of business, intellectual property, employment, and fiduciary litigation, including probate and trusts litigation. She is the immediate past president of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego Chapter, and vice-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee. Ms. Hallahan is also a past president of the Lawyers Club of San Diego. She was an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the California Continuing Education of the Bar. Ms. Hallahan devoted her time to the AIDS Legal Clinic and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, and provided pro bono legal services to Big Sisters and other causes. She received her B.A. in psychology, with distinction, from San Diego State University in 1976, and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981.

Ms. Hallahan was one of seven new judges from San Diego, Riverside and Fresno counties appointed last week to fill judicial vacancies.

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Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP was established in 1946 and is now one of the largest business law firms in the San Diego region. With offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio’s more than 110 experienced attorneys provide comprehensive legal services in the areas of construction; corporate and securities; emerging growth and technology; employment, labor and benefits; environmental, land use and governmental affairs; finance, restructuring and bankruptcy; health care; intellectual property; international law; litigation; Native American law; patent prosecution and counseling; real estate; tax; trademarks and copyrights; and trusts, estates and probate. Through its membership in Law Exchange International and Legal NetLink Alliance, Procopio's ability to assist clients reaches around the world.