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Front Page - Friday, November 24, 2017

Mid-South Super Lawyers honored




The legal division of Thomson Reuters has delivered its list of Super Lawyers for 2017. Once again, Chattanooga fared well.

Covering more than 70 practice areas, Super Lawyers is a directory of attorneys in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Baker Donelson

Thomson Reuters included seven of Baker Donelson’s Chattanooga attorneys on the list: Richard Faulkner, Russell Gray, Thomas Helton, Micheline Kelly Johnson, Virginia Love, William Robinson and Clinton Sanko.

Johnson was also named among the top 50 female attorneys in the Mid-South and among the top 100 attorneys in Tennessee.

Four of the firm’s Chattanooga attorneys who also made the list of Mid-South Rising Stars are: Marcie Bradley, Erno Lindner, Sara Elizabeth McManus and Justin Sveadas.

Chambliss Bahner

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel has 13 attorneys on the Mid-South Super Lawyers and Mid-South Rising Stars lists.

Super Lawyers at the firm include: Max Bahner, business litigation; Richard Bethea, business litigation; Mark Cunningham, health care; Timothy Gibbons, construction litigation; David Hill, intellectual property; Rosemarie Hill, employment and labor; Anthony Jackson, media and advertising; Hugh Moore Jr., civil litigation – defense; Harold North Jr., bankruptcy – consumer; Dana Perry, estate and probate; and Michael St. Charles, real estate.

Rising Stars at the firm include Justin Furrow in the employment and labor category and Jeffrey Maddux in the area of business bankruptcy.

Leitner Williams

Four attorneys from Leitner, Williams, Dooley and Napolitan’s Chattanooga office have been named Super Lawyers: Thomas Williams in the categories of personal injury – general defense, insurance coverage and estate planning and probate; William Godbold III in the categories of personal injury defense – medical malpractice, professional liability and civil litigation; Steven Keyt in the categories of maritime transportation and workers’ compensation; and Michael Newton in the categories of personal Injury – general defense, workers’ compensation and business litigation.

Miller & Martin

Thomson Reuters selected 18 of Miller & Martin Chattanooga attorneys as Mid-South Super Lawyers or Mid-South Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers include Donald Aho, business litigation; John Bode, employment and labor; Mark Degler, mergers and acquisitions; Roger Dickson, business litigation; James Haley IV, real estate; Douglas Johnson, intellectual property; C. Crews Townsend, class action; James Williams, business litigation; and W. Randall Wilson, construction litigation.

Rising Stars include: David M. Barnes, business litigation; Zachary Greene, general litigation; Nathan Hertzog, mergers and acquisitions; April Holland, mergers and acquisitions; Laura Ketcham, creditor debtor rights; M. Ellis Lord, business litigation; Jimar Sanders, real estate; M. Craig Smith, business bankruptcy; and J. David Spiller Jr., business – corporate.

Berry, Dickson and Haley have been recognized for 10 or more years. Dickson also made this year’s Mid-South Super Lawyers Top 100 Tennessee list.

Husch Blackwell

Thomson Reuters named six of Husch Blackwell’s Chattanooga attorneys to its Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Super Lawyers included Alan Cates and Ronald Feldman. Rising Stars included K. Chris Collins, Kelsie Hanson, Andrew Hodgson and Samantha Lunn.

The selections for these lists are made by the research team at Super Lawyers. Each year, the team undertakes a multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

Only five percent of attorneys are selected to the Super Lawyers list and two and a half percent are selected to the Rising Stars list in each state. The Rising Star category is for attorneys who are under 40 years old or who have fewer than ten years of legal experience.

First published in 1991 by Law & Politics and acquired by Thomson Reuters in February 2010, Super Lawyers magazines reach more than 21 million readers across the country.

For more information or to search for attorneys by practice area or location, visit www.superlawyers.com.

Source: Thomson Reuters