ATLA letter

ATLA

111 East Main Street
Dothan, AL 36301

1-866-665-ATLA www.theatla.com

March 15, 2010

John Hopkins
John J. Hopkins & Associates 1120 South State Route 157 Suite 200
Edwardsville, IL 62025-0466

RE: The American Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Dear John,

Congratulations! You have been selected to receive this invitation for national membership into The American Trial Lawyers Association (The Association)*. You are one of only 100 trial lawyers from Illinois to be chosen for membership into The Association and inclusion in the 2009-2010 Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

The American Trial Lawyers Association is a professional organization of America's top trial lawyers and is currently in its third year as an association. Membership into The American Trial Lawyers Association is by invitation and is extended only to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership in their respective state. The Association has evaluated your qualifications and now extends an exclusive invitation to you based on your performance as an exceptional trial lawyer.

As a member you will receive a complimentary subscription to the acclaimed The American Trial Lawyer magazine and an engraved plaque denoting your membership as one of Illinois's Top 100 Trial Lawyers. In addition, your bio and firm link will be added to The Association's website. If you have any questions, please refer to the enclosed brochure or visit our website at www.theatla.com.

Sincerely,

The American Trial Lawyers Association

Signatures

Michael S.
President

Burg e Swanner
President Executive Director

*The American Trial Lawyers Association (The Association) is not affiliated in any way with the American Association for Justice (AA]) or the American College of Trial Lawyers.