COSTA MESA, Calif., January 13, 2010 – Partners John B. Hurlbut, Jr. and Michael Hornak of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, California’s largest full-service law firm based in Orange County, have been listed among the nation’s best commercial litigators in the November 2009 Corporate Counsel edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Hornak is a former Rutan & Tucker managing partner. He has been a litigator and corporate counselor since graduating from UCLA Law School in 1978, and has been a partner in the firm since 1984. Hurlbut became a partner in 1970, and has been practicing business litigation at the firm since graduating from Stanford Law School in 1964. He is a former managing partner and the Orange County Public Law Center’s 2007 Attorney of the Year. Considered by many to be the nation’s preeminent referral guide to the legal profession, Best Lawyers lists attorneys in 52 specialties, representing all 50 states, who have been chosen through an exhaustive survey in which thousands of the nation’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. “It’s an honor for Rutan & Tucker to have these two outstanding partners practicing in our firm,” said Ski Harrison, the firm’s managing partner. About The Best Lawyers in America The 2009 edition is the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which 18,000 leading attorneys throughout the country cast more than a half million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” www.bestlawyers.com.