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Front Page - Friday, August 24, 2018

Best Lawyers announces 2019 Lawyers of the Year

The 25th edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” released Aug. 15, recognizes the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients in Chattanooga.

Attorneys named to “The Best Lawyers in America” were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 145 practice areas.

The process begins when attorneys are nominated for consideration. They are divided by geographic region and practice areas, and are then evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise.

Those who receive high peer reviews undergo an authentication process to make sure they are currently practicing and in good standing.

Attorneys who receive exceptionally impressive ratings are honored as “Lawyers of the Year.” Only one attorney in each specialty within a metropolitan area is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.”

For the 2019 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” Best Lawyers analyzed 7.8 million votes.

Chattanooga Lawyers of the Year include:

James Haley

Miller & Martin

Banking and finance law

Marcy Eason

Miller & Martin

Product liability litigation - defendants

Roger Dickson

Miller & Martin

Bet-the-Company litigation

Stephen Stark

Miller & Martin

Patent law

Randy Wilson

Miller & Martin

Medical malpractice law - defendants

Scott McGinness

Miller & Martin

Corporate law

William Brown

Miller & Martin


Personal injury litigation - plaintiffs

C. Douglas Dooley

Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan

Litigation – insurance

Bill Aiken

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel

Health care law

Tim Gibbons

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel

Construction law

Mark Turner

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel

Business organizations

Securitization and structured finance law

Donna Mikel

Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak

Litigation - labor and employment

Kenneth Beckman

Baker Donelson

Mergers and acquisitions law

Russell Gray

Baker Donelson

Labor law – management

Micheline Kelly Johnson

Baker Donelson

Trademark law

Stephen Powers

Baker Donelson

Personal injury litigation - defendants

Susan Elliott Rich

Baker Donelson

Real estate law

William Robinson

Baker Donelson

Employee benefits (ERISA) law

John Harrison

Evans Harrison Hackett

Employment Law - Management

William G. Colvin

William G. Colvin PLLC

Construction Litigation