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<br /> SPECIAL<br /> ANNIVERSARY<br /> ISSUE<br /> www.texaslawyer.com<br /> JUNE 28, 2010 · VOL. 26 · NO. 13 · $9.00<br /> Mark Lanier<br /> AND<br /> THE LANIER LAW FIRM<br /> CONGRATULATE<br /> Texas Lawyer<br /> ON A QUARTER OF A CENTURY<br /> OF COVERING THE<br /> FINEST ATTORNEYS AND LAW<br /> FIRMS IN THE NATION<br /> Houston | Los Angeles | New York | Palo Alto<br /> 1 800 723 3216 lanierlawfirm.com<br /> <br /> FROM THE EDITOR<br /> Eight months ago, the Texas Lawyer editorial department started planning the newspaper's 25th anniversary issue.<br /> We began at the beginning — the April 3, 1985, issue of Texas Lawyer — and proceeded through the more<br /> than 1,250 issues we have published since then. 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