Matthew L. Cates and David W. Elston Elected Members (Partners) of Jennings Strouss

1.2.09

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that Matthew L. Cates and David W. Elston have been elected Members (Partners) of the firm, effective January 1, 2009.

Cates, a Phoenix resident, focuses his practice on civil litigation. He has represented clients in insurance defense, insurance bad faith cases, and in civil appeals. Cates obtained his J.D. from the Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (1999) and his B.A. from Bowdoin College (1996).

Elston, a Phoenix resident, focuses his practice on real estate and commercial transactions, corporate securities and corporate formation, zoning issues, and sports representation. Mr. Elston is also a Registered Agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association and has represented over a dozen major league baseball players, negotiating over $50 million worth of guaranteed major league baseball contracts on their behalf. Elston obtained his J.D. from The University of Toledo College of Law (1984) and his B.S. from Ohio State University (1980).