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Mazzarella, Dunwoody & Caldarelli Open a New Business Litigation Practice.

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 22, 1999--

Prominent San Diego attorneys, Mark C. Mazzarella, Dana J. Dunwoody and William J. Caldarelli opened their new five attorney law firm, Mazzarella, Dunwoody & Caldarelli LLP, on July 12, 1999.

Mark, Dana and Bill, and the two other attorneys of Mazzarella, Dunwoody & Caldarelli, will continue to specialize in general business and real estate litigation.

Mark Mazzarella returns to the full-time practice of law after dividing his time for the last two years between his business litigation practice and co-authoring two books. The first book, "Reading People," published by Random House in June 1998, was a New York Times and international best seller. The second book, "Put Your Best Foot Forward," has been completed, and will be published in February 2000 by Scribner, Simon and Schuester.

"I am incredibly excited to return full-time to the practice of law," said Mark Mazzarella. "The many months I spent researching and writing about how people form impressions of one another was fascinating, and will certainly help me as a trial lawyer. But writing is a very solitary occupation. I guess I'm just more interested in interacting with people than writing about them."

Mark Mazzarella was the founding President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers-San Diego, and a past Chairman of the 12,000 member Litigation Section of the California State Bar. He is also a former partner and Chairperson of the Trial Department at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps and the San Diego office of Allan Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallory. He has written and lectured extensively at the local, state and national level on many aspects of trial practice, and in the wake of the success of his first book, Reading People, has appeared on numerous local, regional and national radio and television programs. Mazzarella, who received his J.D. from UCLA in 1978 will continue to handle a broad range of general business and real estate litigation, including real estate, securities, intellectual property, contract, partnership, insurance, probate, product liability and employment matters.

Dana Dunwoody, who co-founded Mazzarella, Dunwoody, Wilson & Petty in July 1991, received his J.D. degree from U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall, in 1985. Dunwoody is currently Chair of the 10,000 member Litigation Section of the California State Bar, and has lectured for a variety of local, state and national organizations, including The National Institute of Trial Advocacy ("NITA"), the Continuing Education of the Bar ("CEB"), and the American Inns of Court on trial practice. Dunwoody's practice involves real property, business and employment litigation, including securities, probate, partnership and intellectual property disputes.

"Our objective in forming Mazzarella, Dunwoody & Caldarelli is to provide focus, expertise and efficiency to companies and individuals who are involved in business litigation," stated Dunwoody. "We don't compete with the large full-service firms. We provide an alternative to clients who want the same level of expertise and experience they have come to know from the big firms, but in a small firm environment; and we provide the large full service firms with a specialized referral source to handle isolated business litigation matters for their clients when conflicts arise."

Bill Caldarelli, formerly with Latham & Watkins, joined Mazzarella, Dunwoody, Wilson & Petty in 1997. He received his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall in 1990 after which he clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Edward Schwartz. Caldarelli is currently President of the San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

"I am thrilled to be part of this outstanding group of attorneys and staff," said Caldarelli. "It's the best of all possible worlds: Exciting, high quality representation of wonderful clients in a smaller more entrepreneurial environment."

Mazzarella, Dunwoody & Caldarelli LLP, located in downtown San Diego at 550 West "C" Street, Suite 530, will provide trial and business litigation services to clients in Southern California.
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