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Dr. David Harpool, J.D., Joins Dunn & Davison as Co-Leader of Education Practice

April 4, 2011 - The law firm of Dunn & Davison LLC, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, announces the addition of Dr. David Harpool, PhD, J.D., as Of Counsel and co-leader of the Firm's education practice.

Dr. Harpool is renowned in the field of higher education, especially in the area of distance and extended learning models. He has over 22 years experience in public and private school settings having served as an officer, and on the Board of Trustees of several colleges and educational institutions. His practice centers on accreditation, operations, regulatory, compliance and employment issues faced by colleges, universities and related businesses. He has counseled higher education institutions of all sizes and types on issues with the U.S. Department of Education, various state higher education coordinating boards and regional, national and programmatic accrediting agencies. He has served as peer evaluator and accreditation team member for multiple accrediting agencies. Additionally, he frequently provides related legal commentary on NBC television, CNN and CBS radio.

The addition of Harpool marks another strategic step forward fo rthe relatively young Dunn & Davison and a significant expansion of its already noteworthy Higher Education Law Practice.

"Dr. Harpool's range of education and litigation experience added together with Ron Holt's significant and education-specifexpertise makes this practice one of the finest and unique in the region, if not the country," said Brian Dunn, managing partner of Dunn & Davison. "The indusry-specific expertise of Holt and Harpool, together with the D&D partners, allows the Firm to extend its national education practice and offer education institutions and related businesses amassed expertise in regulatory, compliance, acquisition, employment and liability matters."

With the addition of Harpool and the recent merger with the respected McCrummen Immigration Law Group, Dunn & Davison will have a total of 21 attorneys in five offices including Kansas City, MO; St. Joseph, MO; Leawood, KS; Houston, TX; and North Kansas City, MO. Harpool resides in Boulder and will office out of the Kansas City office.

The firm's attorneys, with over 100 years of accumulated legal experience, hail from a variety of regional and national firms and are seasoned professionals with valuable experience in complex transactions and cases across the country. All came to Dunn & Davison in order to better serve their clients' growing and varied needs.

Dunn & Davison attorneys provide practical, solutions-oriented guidance to clients in the areas of banking, business, commercial litigation, construction, employee benefits, ERISA, estate planning, higher education, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, asset protection planning, arbitration and dispute resolution. Our focus is on integrity and experience in client service. Dunn & Davison, where innovation meets tradition.

Referenced in this press release: David Harpool, Brian H. Dunn