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Partner Sarah Clasby Engel Named a Top Lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide, Class of 2009

MIAMI - Partner Sarah Clasby Engel of the Miami-based commercial litigation and consumer class action law firm of Harke & Clasby LLP, (www.harkeclasby.com) was recently named a Top Lawyer in the "South Florida Legal Guide," Class of 2009.

After being named one of South Florida's Top Up & Comers from 2004-2008, she has graduated to South Florida Legal Guide's Top Lawyers list in 2009. The South Florida Legal Guide recognizes the top legal talent in South Florida. The publication uses a "peer recommendation" system to which lawyers must be nominated for their exceptional accomplishments in the practice of law, their significant contributions to the legal profession and the South Florida community.

Mrs. Engel's practice areas include insurance litigation, employment matters, products liability matters, consumer class action litigation, and general commercial litigation. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College in 1990 with an undergraduate degree in English and received her law degree from University of Miami School of Law in 1993, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Her other professional achievements include receiving an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. She has also been named one of the State's Legal Leaders by South Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite 2004-2007.

To compliment her individual achievements, Engel takes great pride in participating in various community activities. She has been a member of the Junior League of Miami for 10 years, and this year won the "MVP" award for her committee, Project Lift, which assists women moving from a shelter to their own apartment providing them with everything they need to outfit their new home (from furniture to silverware). Sarah also actively represents clients on a pro bono basis through the Dade County Bar Association's Put Something Back project as well as providing pro bono mediation services. Most recently, Sarah served on the host committee for a national pilot fundraiser for the March of Dimes called "Life to the Fullest Power".

Miami-based Harke & Clasby LLP was established by founding partner and trial lawyer, Lance Harke in 2000. The firm represents clients throughout the state of Florida and in courts across the country in a wide range of commercial law matters related to commercial litigation, business torts, consumer class actions, securities class actions, product liability, insurance litigation, general civil litigation, general commercial litigation, civil appeals, prescription drug issues, employment matters, bad faith issues, professional malpractice, medical malpractice, and appellate practice.

Contact: Kristine Bruner of Pristine Public Relations, (954) 376-3683, or via e-mail at kristine@pristinepr.com for Harke & Clasby LLP.


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