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Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the addition of real estate attorneys Derek Houston and Amanda Taylor as Special Counsel in the Firm’s St. Petersburg office. Houston and Taylor are both recent former shareholders from the Trenam Kemker St. Petersburg office, and they also formerly worked for Holland and Knight.
12/10/2014

Adams and Reese is proud to present our Firm’s second issue of the “Women Out in Front” newsletter, highlighting our law firm’s women attorneys’ achievements, awards/ recognitions, and professional and community involvement as our women attorneys continue to make a difference in our 16 communities in which our firm has offices across the nation.

11/14/2014
The Adams and Reese marketing department was awarded first place by the Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter (LMASE) in the “Your Honor” Awards community relations category for the firm’s video submission for the Drew Brees Super Service Challenge to help Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans win a $10,000 grant from New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees’ The Brees Dream Foundation and Companies With A Mission.
10/18/2014

The law firm of Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that litigator Clarence A. Wilbon has joined as a Partner in the Memphis office.

8/28/2014
The law firm of Adams and Reese is proud to launch the first edition of the Adams and Reese “Women Out in Front” newsletter, highlighting the law firm’s women attorneys’ achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional and community involvement.
5/20/2014
The law firm of Adams and Reese is proud to announce the formation of a new practice area, “Privacy, Data Security and Information Governance,” that brings together attorneys from several practices and industries to serve clients’ needs in emerging issues related to the legal and business challenges associated with the effective management of critical information.
4/10/2014
Adams and Reese attorney Leslie Wickes, Special Counsel, has been elected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Jacksonville office. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.
4/1/2014
Adams and Reese attorney Phil Buffington has been elected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Jackson office, which has 34 attorneys and more than 50 employees on staff. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.
4/1/2014

Adams and Reese attorney Rick Flowers has been elected Partner in Charge of the firm’s St. Petersburg office. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.

4/1/2014
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Matthew H. Oglesby has joined Adams and Reese as a Litigation Associate in the firm’s Houston office.
2/25/2014
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that David Yamin, a litigation attorney with more than 20 years of experience and formerly with the Boston, Mass.-based firm, Bingham McCutchen, where he held a nationwide civil litigation practice, has joined the law firm’s Tampa office as Special Counsel.
2/4/2014
The law firm of Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the addition of four bankruptcy lateral attorneys to the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina, office - Partners – Tara E. Nauful and Lindsey C. Livingston; Special Counsel – William “Bill” H. Short, Jr.; and Associate Dawn M. Hardesty. All four are attorneys formerly with the Columbia-based law firm of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
1/30/2014
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the following nine attorneys who have been elected to Partner, effective January 1, 2014: Victoria Baudier – New Orleans; Shaun Blake – Columbia; Phil Buffington – Jackson; Ben Fox – Memphis; Stephen Lewis – Houston; Tricia Olson – Nashville; Ryan Owen – Sarasota; Collin Warren – Houston; and Laura Whitmore – Tampa.
1/2/2014
Adams and Reese Partner Bill Shea has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Baton Rouge office, effective January 1, 2014. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.
1/1/2014

Adams and Reese Partner Jay Campbell has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Memphis office, effective January 1, 2014. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.

1/1/2014
Adams and Reese Partner Liz Roussel has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s New Orleans office, effective January 1, 2014. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.
1/1/2014
Adams and Reese Partner Ray Ferrera has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Houston office, effective January 1, 2014. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.
1/1/2014
Effective January 1, 2014, Adams and Reese Partners Mitch Boult, Nashville, and Tom O’Brien, New Orleans, will serve on the Adams and Reese Executive Committee, which serves as the management for the Firm and consists of six Capital Partners, each elected by the Partners to serve a three-year term. Executive Committee elections were held at the Adams and Reese November Partnership meeting.
1/1/2014
Effective January 1, 2014, DC Partner in Charge Jeff Brooks will serve as Chairman of the Adams and Reese Executive Committee, which serves as the management for the Firm and consists of six Capital Partners, each elected by the Partners to serve a three-year term.
1/1/2014
Adams and Reese Nashville office Partner and Transportation and Logistics Team Leader Tony Swafford has been named an Adams and Reese Special Business Services Practice Group Leader, effective January 1, 2014.
1/1/2014
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that well-known and longtime Florida labor and employment attorney Scott Callen has joined the firm as a Partner in the firm’s Tallahassee and Tampa offices and as a member of the Special Business Services Practice Group.
11/25/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Andrew “Andy” D. Frame has joined Adams and Reese as an Associate in the firm’s Jackson office and as a member of the Transactions practice group. Frame’s practice includes real estate, agricultural, forestry, banking and resource matters.
11/8/2013
The law firm of Adams and Reese LLP is pleased to announce that governmental relations and health care attorney David L. “Dave” Kemmerly has joined the firm’s Baton Rouge office as Special Counsel. Kemmerly spent more than eight years with Humana, initially serving as a Regional Legislative Manager for two years, and then six years as Director of State Public Affairs, for the Fortune-500 (Ranked No. 79) health benefits company, with more than 13 million medical members.
10/30/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that entertainment and intellectual property/technology litigation attorney Phil Kirkpatrick has joined the law firm’s Nashville downtown and Music Row offices as Special Counsel. Practicing his entire career in Nashville, Kirkpatrick has been a Federal Court litigator since 1979. Kirkpatrick was formerly with Dickinson Wright PLLC.
10/1/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Angela Neyer has joined the law firm’s Jacksonville office as an Associate.
8/1/2013
Recognizing the opportunity to expand to one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Southeast – Columbia, South Carolina, the law firm of Adams and Reese LLP has announced a merger with Ellis Lawhorne, effective June 1, 2013. With the addition of 23 attorneys in Columbia, Adams and Reese will have over 340 attorneys and advisors resident in 16 offices in seven states throughout the Southern United States and Washington, D.C.
5/21/2013
Carter R. Todd has joined the law firm of Adams and Reese as Special Counsel reuniting with many of his colleagues and friends in the Nashville Office.
3/28/2013
The law firms of Adams and Reese LLP and Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs (VBWR) announced the merger of the two firms, effective March 1, 2013.  The merger continues Adams and Reese’s aggressive growth across the state of Florida, adding Jacksonville as its fifth Florida location. The firm already has offices in Tampa, Tallahassee, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. The merger was announced jointly by Adams and Reese Managing Partner, Charles P. Adams, Jr. and VBWR Shareholder, Timothy W. Volpe.
3/5/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Clarissa A. Preston, former head of the Office of Consumer Advocacy for the Louisiana Department of Insurance and the department’s first Deputy Commissioner, has joined the law firm’s Baton Rouge office as a lobbyist and member of the Governmental Relations team.
2/6/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the following eight attorneys who have been elected to Partner, effective January 1, 2013: Britton Bonner, Mobile; Jay Campbell, Memphis; Clayton Cannon, Houston; Ken Curtin, Tampa; Scott Jones and Laura Rose, Jackson; Mindi Robinson, Birmingham; and Edward Playfair, Nashville.
1/4/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim McNamara to Partner in Charge of the firm’s Jackson office. The firm has 14 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC. 
1/4/2013
Adams and Reese Partner Jaimmé Collins has been appointed Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, responsible for the overall diversity efforts within the firm’s offices in the southern United States and Washington, DC.
1/4/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the appointments of both DC Office Partner in Charge Jeff Brooks and New Orleans Partner Frank Liantonio to the firm’s Executive Committee.
1/4/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Jackson Partner Jeff Trotter has been named a Special Business Services Practice Group Leader.
1/4/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the addition of a new office in Tallahassee, its 14th in 13 markets. The firm’s Southern footprint already includes Florida offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota.  The new office opens with attorneys and staff from the Tallahassee-based  firm, Igler & Dougherty, P.A.  The announcement was made by Charles P. Adams, Jr., Managing Partner of Adams and Reese.
10/1/2012
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that film and entertainment attorney Meg Kaul has joined the New Orleans office as an Associate in the Transactions Practice Group.
9/4/2012
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Dan Guarnieri has joined the firm’s Sarasota office as an Associate. He has been practicing law since 2004, and has been principally engaged in commercial litigation.
8/15/2012
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that energy, construction and tax attorney Michael T. Durham has joined the firm’s Baton Rouge office as Special Counsel.
6/25/2012
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that energy and oil and gas attorney Derek José Anchondo has joined the firm’s Houston office as Special Counsel and as a member of the Special Business Services practice group.
6/18/2012
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Kellen Mathews has joined the firm’s Baton Rouge office as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group.
06/14/2012
Adams and Reese LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Lynn Welter Sherman and Special Counsel Tiffany DiIorio, both previously creditors’ rights and bankruptcy attorneys with the law firm of Shutts & Bowen.
5/16/2012
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Laura Whitmore has joined the firm’s Tampa office as an Associate.
4/9/2012
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that construction and real estate litigation attorney Slade Sevier has joined the firm’s Nashville office as Special Counsel.
4/5/2012
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Phillip J. Harris has joined the firm’s Tampa office as an Associate.
4/2/2012
Adams and Reese announces that two well-known partners Dale Allen and Tony Swafford; a highly-respected, governmental affairs advisor Holly McDaniel; and an up-and-coming associate Kyle Young have joined the regional law firm in the Nashville office. All four were previously with the Miller & Martin law firm in Nashville.
1/23/2012
Adams and Reese Partner Elizabeth Roussel has been named the firm’s Labor and Employment Team Leader. Roussel, who focuses her practice in the areas of labor and employment litigation, commercial litigation and director and officer liability claims litigation, serves as a Partner in the firm’s New Orleans office.
1/12/2012

Adams and Reese Partner Gif Thornton, in the firm’s Nashville office, has been elected Chairman of the firm's Executive Committee.

1/2/2012

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the election of the following attorneys to partnership, effective January 1, 2012: attorneys Scott Cheatham, Jaimmé Collins, Shelly Spansel and Lauren Tafaro in the firm’s New Orleans office; attorney Andrew Freeman in the firm’s Mobile office; and attorney Quinn Henderson in the firm’s St. Petersburg office.

1/1/2012

Adams and Reese Partner David Bowsher has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Birmingham office. The firm has 13 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.

1/1/2012

Adams and Reese Partner Jason Gaskill has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Sarasota office. The firm has 13 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.

1/1/2012

Adams and Reese Partner Joey Schlosberg has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s St. Petersburg office. The firm has 13 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.

1/1/2012

Adams and Reese Partner Kevin Hayes, in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, has been named the Governmental Relations Practice Team Leader.

1/1/2012

Adams and Reese Partner Louis Ursini III has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Tampa office. The firm has 13 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.

1/1/2012
Adams and Reese LLP recently expanded the OSHA regulatory services that it offers to its clients by hiring two lawyers who have more than 25 years of combined experience in OSHA regulatory work as John Surma and Collin Warren join the firm’s Houston office.
9/16/2011
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Scott Levy has joined the firm’s Baton Rouge office as an Associate and as part of the Special Business Services Practice Group. Levy has experience in litigation, transactions and governmental relations law and was a former summer associate with Adams and Reese in 2009.
9/1/2011
Gordon “Sandy” Sanford,  former Special Counsel to AT&T Mississippi and a lobbyist and attorney with the Willoughby Law Group in Ridgeland, Mississippi, joins the law firm of Adams and Reese as Special Counsel in the Special Business Services Group, practicing in the Jackson office.
8/17/2011
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that transactions attorney Phil Buffington has joined Adams and Reese as Special Counsel in the Transactions Practice Group, practicing in the firm’s Jackson office.
6/20/2011
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Rob Dodson has joined the firm as Special Counsel, practicing in the Nashville office.
6/6/2011
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Matt Jackson has joined Adams and Reese as an Associate in the firm's Mobile office as part of the Litigation Practice Team. Jackson has experience in banking/financial services, construction and insurance law.
5/19/2011
Practicing for more than 30 years with diverse litigation experience from health care law to products liability, professional liability and education law, W. Lee Maddux joins Adams and Reese as Special Counsel, practicing in the firm’s Nashville office.
5/6/2011
Adams and Reese Special Counsel Britton Bonner has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Mobile office. The firm has 13 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC. Bonner is responsible for the overall administration of the Mobile office, which includes 12 attorneys and 25 total staff.
5/5/2011
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Ira Gonzalez has joined Adams and Reese as an Associate in the firm's New Orleans office as part of the Litigation Practice Team. Gonzalez has experience in environmental, real estate, land use and zoning law.
5/5/2011
Effective February 21, 2011, the Adams and Reese Jackson office has moved into the Cellular South Building, located in the prestigious Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
2/21/2011
Hank Fasthoff and Clayton Cannon, two of the former principal shareholders at Stumpf Cannon Fasthoff PC, the Houston-based commercial litigation firm that closed operations in January, have joined the law firm of Adams and Reese as Special Counsel in the firm's Houston office.
2/15/2011

Adams and Reese Nashville Partner Tim Gary has been named the Health Care Practice Team Leader for the firm.

1/4/2011
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce new members of firm management. Effective January 1, 2011, David Bernstein and Daryl Dursum will begin three-year terms on the Executive Committee. This committee is comprised of six partners who oversee the strategic operations of the firm and its attorneys and staff in 13 offices in six states and Washington, DC.
1/1/2011
Adams and Reese Partner Gee Ogletree, in the firm's Jackson office, has been elected Chairman of the firm's Executive Committee. The Adams and Reese Executive Committee, comprised of six partners, oversees the strategic operations of the firm and its attorneys and staff in 13 offices in six states and Washington, DC.
1/1/2011
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the return of C. Britton Bonner to the firm as Special Counsel in the Litigation Practice Group. He first joined Adams and Reese as a law clerk in 1999. Bonner will maintain offices in both Mobile and Foley, Alabama.
12/1/2010
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Kenneth Curtin has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Litigation Practice Group in the firm's Tampa and St. Petersburg offices. He has practiced law since 1996, focused in the areas of complex commercial, construction, community association and real property litigation as well as insurance defense and coverage issues.
12/1/2010
Charles Castille, a longtime attorney with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and who spent the last 12 years as the organization's undersecretary, has joined the law firm of Adams and Reese as Special Counsel in the Baton Rouge office.
11/15/2010
Effective November 1, 2010, the Adams and Reese Tampa office relocated to its new prestigious office space in the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Tampa.
11/1/2010
Giles Perkins, former Executive Director of the Alabama Democratic Party and a recent candidate for the Attorney General office in Alabama, has joined the law firm of Adams and Reese as Special Counsel, practicing in the firm's Birmingham office.
8/10/2010
Jessica I. Morris, who formerly served as Assistant District Counsel with the Jackson Public School District, has joined the law firm of Adams and Reese as an Associate in the Special Business Services Practice Group and on the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Team.
7/21/2010
Christopher A. Roach has joined Adams and Reese as Special Counsel, practicing out of the firm’s Tampa office.
6/30/2010
Adams and Reese announces that Litigation Associate Ryan W. Owen has joined the firm's Sarasota office.
3/15/2010
Following Adams and Reese's expansion into Florida at the beginning of the year with the addition of Sarasota and St. Petersburg offices, the AmLaw 200 firm opened its Tampa office today, bringing in eight attorneys and one certified land planner, formerly with the Florida firm of Ruden McClosky.
3/1/2010
After the addition on January 1st of two new offices, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, the law firm of Adams and Reese continues its growth in Florida, announcing the March 1st opening of a new Tampa office with the addition of 7 attorneys and a certified land planner, formerly with the Ft. Lauderdale-based law firm of Ruden McClosky.
2/2/2010
Victoria P. White joins Adams and Reese as an Associate in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group out of the firm’s New Orleans office.
1/25/2010
William C. Perez joins Adams and Reese as Special Counsel in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group in the firm’s New Orleans and Washington, DC, offices. He has extensive experience in corporate and securities matters and has counseled companies at every stage of corporate life cycle – start-up, emerging growth, going public, maturity, decline, and divestiture.
1/18/2010
Adams and Reese Partner V. James Dickson has been named Partner in Charge of the firm's St. Petersburg office. The firm has 12 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC. Dickson is responsible for the overall administration of the St. Petersburg office, which includes 13 attorneys and 33 total staff.
1/6/2010
Adams and Reese Partner John M. Dart has been named Partner in Charge of the firm's Sarasota office. The firm has 12 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC. Dart is responsible for the overall administration of the Sarasota office, which includes 10 attorneys and 27 total staff.
1/6/2010
Adams and Reese Partner F. Lee Butler has been named a Practice Group Leader in the firm's Litigation Practice Group, which consists of Business Litigation, Tort Litigation, Energy and Environmental Litigation and Specialty Litigation.
1/4/2010
Adams and Reese Partner V. Thomas Clark, Jr. has been named Partner in Charge of the firm's Baton Rouge office. The firm has 12 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC. Clark is responsible for the overall administration of the Baton Rouge office.
1/3/2010
Adams and Reese has expanded into Florida and added two new Florida offices, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. The transaction will add 23 attorneys and nearly 60 total staff formerly with the Ft. Lauderdale-based law firm, Ruden McClosky. 
1/2/2010
The Adams and Reese Executive Committee has elected new members to firm management as Craig G. Townsend and Thomas G. O'Brien will begin three-year terms on the Executive Committee.
1/1/2010
Adams and Reese announces the election of the following attorneys to partnership: David Clark and David Toney in Houston; Ashley Harris in Mobile; and Malcolm D. Meyer, Jason Mueller, Ben Norwood and Gregory Rouchell in New Orleans.
1/1/2010
Adams and Reese Partner M. Ann Huckstep has been named Partner in Charge of the firm's Birmingham office.
1/1/2010
Adams and Reese Partners David S. Bernstein and James B. McLaren have been named Practice Group Leaders for the firm's Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group. Bernstein and McLaren join Adams and Reese Partner W. David Johnson, of the firm's Mobile office, who is already an existing PGL in the Practice Group.
1/1/2010
Adams and Reese Partner Gif Thornton, of the firm's Nashville office, has been elected Chairman of the firm's Executive Committee. The Adams and Reese Executive Committee, comprised of six partners, oversees the strategic operations of the firm and its attorneys and staff in 12 offices in six states and Washington, DC. 
1/1/2010
Adams and Reese Partner Paige Sensenbrenner has been named Senior Partner in Charge of the firm's New Orleans office. Sensenbrenner joins Kirk Gasperecz among the office's leadership as Gasperecz is the existing Partner in Charge.
1/1/2010
Effective January 1, 2010, Adams and Reese will add two new Florida offices, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, to the firm’s regional footprint adding nearly 60 attorneys and staff formerly with the Ft. Lauderdale-based law firm, Ruden McClosky. The announcement was made by Charles P. Adams, Jr., Managing Partner of the law firm of Adams and Reese.
12/2/2009
AmStar Group, LLC is pleased to announce a two-floor lease renewal with Adams and Reese LLP on the 27th and 28th floors of the Fifth Third Center in downtown Nashville.
11/19/2009
Former Baton Rouge Bar Association President C. Kevin Hayes has joined Adams and Reese in the firm's Governmental Relations practice.
10/6/2009
John Lee, a prominent commercial and bankruptcy litigation attorney, has joined the Adams and Reese Houston office and will practice in the firm’s Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services group.
8/14/2009
Neeli Gandhi has joined Adams and Reese as an Associate in the Special Business Services Practice Group out of the firm's Birmingham office. Her practice focuses on general corporate transactional practice, real estate, taxation, ERISA, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.
8/12/2009
C. Timothy Gary, the former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gordian Health Solutions, Inc., a Nashville, Tenn.-based subsidiary of BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee, will serve as a Partner in Adams and Reese's Nashville office, focusing on Health Care, Business Strategies and Government Relations.
6/24/2009
David M. Minces has joined the Adams and Reese Houston office as a Special Counsel in the firm's Special Business Services Group.
5/4/2009
David Bowsher, who previously held the position as Acting General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce in Washington DC., has joined Adams and Reese as Special Counsel in the firm's Birmingham office.
3/27/2009
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce new members of firm management. Effective January 1, 2009, F. Lee Butler, John M. Duck and Powell “Gee” Ogletree, Jr. will begin three-year terms on the Executive Committee. Additionally, the firm has elected Robin B. Cheatham to serve as the Practice Group Leader for the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Practice Group and John S. Hooks to serve as Partner in Charge of the Jackson office.
1/1/2009
Adams and Reese is pleased to report that our Houston office, located downtown in One Houston Center will re-open on Wednesday, September 17, 2008.  “All of our employees are safe and we appreciate the outpouring of concern and support from our clients, friends, and colleagues,” said Managing Partner, Charles P. Adams, Jr. “Fortunately, our Houston office sustained no significant damage from Hurricane Ike.”
9/16/2008
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that several of its members have assumed management positions. W. David Johnson has become a Practice Group Leader for the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Group; George “Reggie” Copeland, Jr., has become Partner in Charge of the Mobile office; Brad A. Lampley has become Partner in Charge of the Downtown Nashville office; and Kolin B. Holladay and Raymond G. "Rusty" Russell have become co-leaders of the Corporate / Securities / Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Team in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Group.
8/18/2008
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Reginald “Reggie” Jones has joined the firm as an associate.
7/7/2008
Adams and Reese attorneys and staff celebrated 20 years of community service on Wednesday, June 12, 2008 with the anniversary of its corporate philanthropy program HUGS. Appropriately named to represent the Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support it encourages, the program was founded in June 1988 to promote social responsibility among attorneys and staff at the firm. Through HUGS, thousands of volunteer hours accompanied by hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated to charities, schools and nonprofit organizations providing services to those in need. Nearly 100 organizations have benefited from the HUGS program thanks to volunteers from Adams and Reese’s 10 offices in five states and Washington, DC.
6/12/2008
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Jason P. Mueller and Jaimme A. Collins have joined the firm as associates in the New Orleans office.
6/10/2008
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Arthur Fant and David Toney have joined the firm’s Houston office. Arthur Fant is Special Counsel in the firm’s Houston office. He is a member of the Real Estate Practice Team in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group, with almost 40 years of extensive experience. David Toney is Special Counsel with the Litigation Practice Group in the Houston office. He practices primarily in the area of construction disputes, commercial litigation, products liability, personal injury defense and toxic tort.
3/7/2008
In the first year of the mandatory policy and the firm’s association with Appleseed, Adams and Reese attorneys logged a total of 5,880 hours of pro bono work.
02/19/2008
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Stephen A. Walsh has been named Partner in Charge of the firm’s Birmingham office. In this capacity, he is responsible for the overall administration of the office and its 48 attorneys and staff. Mr. Walsh is a member of the Firm’s Special Business Services practice group. He is an experienced civil litigator and is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Alabama.
01/18/2008
Adams and Reese will have two new members on its Executive Committee effective January 1, 2008. Partners Mark R. Beebe of New Orleans and Guilford F. Thornton, Jr. of Nashville have been elected to serve three-year-terms on the committee that oversees the strategic operations of the firm and its attorneys and staff in ten offices in five states and Washington, DC. 
1/1/2008
Adams and Reese will have a new Practice Group Leader effective January 1, 2008. Partner Edwin C. Laizer of New Orleans will serve as a Practice Group Leader for the Litigation Practice Group.
01/01/2008
M. Ann Huckstep, a partner with the Special Business Services Practice Group, has been unanimously re-elected to serve as Chair of Adams and Reese’s Executive Committee. Last year, Huckstep made firm history when she served as the first female ever to Chair the committee that oversees the strategic operations of the firm’s ten offices in five states and Washington, DC. 
01/01/2008
Adams and Reese announces the election of the following attorneys to partnership effective January 1, 2008: Paul A. Carrubba in Jackson; Kolin B. Holladay in Nashville; Justin B. Schmidt in New Orleans and Bradley A. Waters in Houston.
10/19/2007
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that James R. Austin has been named Partner in Charge of the firm’s Baton Rouge office. In this capacity, he is responsible for the overall administration of office and its 40 attorneys and staff.
10/01/2007
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that George “Reggie” Copeland, Jr. has joined the firm’s Mobile office as Special Counsel with the Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Copeland is admitted to practice law in all state courts in Alabama and in U.S. District Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits. 
9/19/2007
The Mobile office of Adams and Reese has moved into its new home on the 23rd floor of the RSA Battle House Tower. The regional firm leased 20,000 square feet of the newly-built, 41-story high rise which is the tallest and largest office building along the Gulf Coast.
8/29/2007
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Raymond R. Ferrera has joined the firm's Houston office as Special Counsel with the Intellectual Property Practice Team in the Special Business Services Practice Group. Prior to joining Adams and Reese, Ferrera was a name partner and the managing prosecution attorney in a Houston intellectual property boutique firm.
8/20/2007
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Michele McCain has joined the firm’s Jackson office as an associate with the Energy and Environmental Practice Team in the Special Business Services Practice Group. Her practice concentrates in the areas of oil and gas litigation, preliminary title opinions and division order title opinions. She also works extensively in the areas of property law and commercial litigation with experience in real estate closings and zoning matters.
05/31/2007
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that A. Kirk Gasperecz has been named Partner in Charge of the firm’s New Orleans office. Along with Senior Partner in Charge Mark C. Surprenant, Gasperecz is responsible for the overall administration of office and its 220 attorneys and staff. Gasperecz replaces Charles A. Cerise, Jr., who will now serve as a Litigation Practice Group Leader.
05/24/2007
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Stephen A. Rowe has been named Partner in Charge of the Birmingham office of Adams and Reese.  In this capacity, Rowe is responsible for the overall administration of the firm’s Birmingham office, and its 60 attorneys and staff members. Rowe also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.
05/01/2007
David M. Barron has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Adams and Reese as a Governmental Relations Advisor (non-lawyer) with Governmental Relations Practice Team in the Special Business Services Practice Group. He has more than three decades of experience in Telecommunications and has extensive experience in other areas including National Security, Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning. He has worked closely on such matters with numerous Federal Executive agencies.
04/24/2007
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Tracy Averett Morganti has joined the firm’s Baton Rouge office as a partner with the Public Finance Team in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group. Her practice concentrates on the areas of state and local government, as well as higher education and healthcare financing. She also has experience in the in the areas of general banking and finance, health care, business litigation and appellate advocacy.
04/16/2007
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that three new attorneys have joined the firm. James R. Austin joins the firm as a partner in the Baton Rouge office and Mark L. Gaines joins the Birmingham office as Special Counsel.
01/31/2007
Adams and Reese has named James B. McLaren, Jr. the Economic Development Practice Team Leader and Henry C. Shelton, III the Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Team Leader. Both attorneys are partners in the firm’s Memphis office.
01/03/2007
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that A. Christopher Derden has been named Partner in Charge of the firm’s Houston office.  As Partner in Charge, Derden will be responsible for the overall administration of the firm’s Houston office.
12/29/2006
Ann Huckstep is the first female ever to serve as chair of the Executive Committee of Adams and Reese, one of the fastest growing law firms in the South Central United States. While the election of Huckstep to this position is attributed to her many contributions to the firm, it also reflects her partners' commitment to the firm’s diversity initiatives.
11/30/2006
Partners F. Lee Butler and Mark Spansel have been elected to serve three year terms on the Executive Committee of Adams and Reese, effective January 1, 2007. The Executive Committee oversees the strategic operations of the firm with more than 300 attorneys in ten offices in five states and Washington, D.C. 
11/21/2006
Adams and Reese announces the election of the following attorneys to partnership effective January 1, 2007:  Susan C. Mathews, Jonathan A. Peckham, Richard A. Stewart, and Elaine H. Tippitt in Houston; David E. Rozier in Jackson; Brad A. Lampley in Nashville and Chris A. D’Amour in New Orleans.
10/19/2006
Just two weeks after announcing the hiring of former EMI Records VP, Joe Brazil, Adams and Reese / Stokes Bartholomew welcomes another well-known name in the music industry, John Ouellette, to the firm’s Music Row office. Ouellette previously served as the General Manager of MZS Entertainment and joins as an associate with the Entertainment and New Media Team of the Special Business Services Practice Group.  
10/16/2006
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Edwin B. Cleverdon has joined the firm’s Birmingham office as a member of the ERISA/ Employee Benefits Practice Team in the Special Business Services Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, he served in the office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC. 
08/21/2006
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Courtney C. Miller has joined the New Orleans office as an associate with the Tax Team in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Group. She works with clients on the development and implementation of an estate plan that best meets their goals and objectives and is most advantageous from a tax standpoint.
07/01/2006
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce its new Memphis office will be located in Brinkley Plaza in the heart of downtown Memphis. Adams and Reese has secured 23,558 sq. ft. of prime office space on the 7th floor that will allow for planned future expansion of the firm’s local office. 
06/22/2006
Effective May 1, 2006, fifteen attorneys formerly with Armstrong Allen PLLC will join Adams and Reese adding a new Memphis office to the firm’s South Central United States regional footprint. The announcement was made jointly by Charles P. Adams Jr., managing partner of Adams and Reese and James B. McLaren, Jr., formerly managing partner of Armstrong Allen. The additional Memphis attorneys further strengthen the regional footprint and client services of the firm. Adams and Reese will have ten offices in nine markets including: Memphis and Nashville, TN; New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham and Mobile, AL; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS and Washington, DC. Adams and Reese is one of a select few southern firms to be named to the distinguished AMLaw 200 list of the nation’s top law firms.
04/17/2006
Adams and Reese has announced that former Insurance Commissioner of Louisiana, J. Robert Wooley, will join the firm as of counsel, effective today, Monday, February 20, 2006.
02/20/2006

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that V. Thomas Clark, Jr., has joined the firm’s Baron Rouge office a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and insurance regulatory dispute resolution. 

1/25/2006
Gee Ogletree, a partner in Jackson office of Adams and Reese, has been named Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group Leader by the firm. In this capacity, Mr. Ogletree will lead the firm’s Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group which is comprised of seven Practice Teams. He also served as Group Leader in 2003-2004.  He will continue as Forestry Team Leader in 2006.
01/05/2006
John M. Duck has been re-elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Adams and Reese. The Executive Committee oversees the strategic operations of the firm with nearly 300 attorneys in nine offices in six states and Washington, DC.  Mr. Duck is a member of the firm’s Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group. He has formerly led the firm’s Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Team.
12/12/2005
Adams and Reese / Stokes Bartholomew LLP is pleased to announce that Kolin B. Holladay has joined the firm’s Nashville office as a member of the Corporate/Securities/Mergers and Acquisitions Team in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group.
12/12/2005
M. Ann Huckstep has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of Adams and Reese. This will be her second term serving the Executive Committee that oversees the strategic operations of the firm with nearly 300 attorneys in nine offices in six states and Washington, DC.
12/12/2005
Robin B. Cheatham has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of Adams and Reese. Cheatham is a partner with the Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy and the Energy and Environmental Teams, and formerly served as Practice Group Leader for the firm’s Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Group and Special Business Services Group.
12/12/2005
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Paul A. Carrubba has joined the firm’s Banking and Finance Team of the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group. Carrubba will work closely with GulfPak Corporation, a national leader and pioneer in platform automation software and support services. Adams and Reese provides compliance counsel to GulfPak on a federal level and statewide level in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.       
12/07/2005
Adams and Reese, the largest law firm in the region that includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas, announced today that it will return home to One Shell Square on Monday, November 7, 2005. The announcement was made by Charles “Chuck” P. Adams, Jr., managing partner. Occupying four floors with over 200 employees, Adams and Reese is the largest non-Shell Oil tenant in One Shell Square.
11/02/2005
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Adams and Reese has temporarily relocated its New Orleans office to Baton Rouge.  Although all area businesses have felt some impact from the storm, Adams and Reese remains strong, optimistic and intent on taking a leadership role in helping to rebuild New Orleans.
10/18/2005
(BATON ROUGE, LA) – Adams and Reese has officially opened its New Orleans West office. As previously announced, the 300 attorney regional law firm secured 34,000 square feet of downtown office space on four floors of the Regions Bank Building located across the street from the firm’s existing Baton Rouge office.
09/13/2005
(BATON ROUGE, LA) - Due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans office of Adams and Reese has relocated west to Baton Rouge, LA.  The 300 attorney regional law firm has secured 34,000 square feet of downtown office space on four floors of the Regions Bank Building located across the street from the firm’s existing Baton Rouge office.  The majority of the firm’s New Orleans attorneys and staff will be working out of the new office by the end of next week.  Until then, many from New Orleans are temporarily operating out of the firm’s other offices in Baton Rouge; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Birmingham, AL;  Nashville, TN and Washington DC.   The firm’s office in Mobile, AL is without electricity but it is expected to be restored within the next two weeks.  In the meantime, attorneys and staff from the Mobile office have relocated to the firm’s Birmingham, AL office.
9/2/2005
The completion of the merger of Adams and Reese  and Stokes Bartholomew was announced today by Charles P. Adams, Jr., managing partner of Adams and Reese and Samuel W. Bartholomew Jr., a founding partner of Stokes Bartholomew. 
07/01/2005
Adams and Reese announces the election of John M. Duck as Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. The Adams and Reese Executive Committee oversees the strategic operations of the firm with over 260 attorneys in seven offices in four states and the District of Columbia.
1/3/2005
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2005, Charles A. Cerise, Jr. has been named Partner in Charge of the New Orleans office.
01/02/2005
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the election of Stephen A. Rowe and Edwin C. Laizer as members of the firm’s Executive Committee. The Adams and Reese Executive Committee oversees the strategic operations of the firm with over 260 attorneys in seven offices in four states and the District of Columbia.
01/02/2005
B. Jeffrey Brooks, Partner in Charge of the Washington, D.C. office and Governmental Relations Practice Team Leader with the law firm of Adams and Reese, has been named Special Business Services Practice Group Leader by the firm, joining fellow partner currently serving, Craig Townsend.
01/01/2005
Robert Eckinger, a partner with the law firm of Adams and Reese, has been named Litigation Practice Group Leader by the firm, joining fellow partners currently serving, Thomas G. O’Brien and Mark R. Beebe.  The firm has over 260 attorneys in seven offices in four states and the District of Columbia.
1/1/2005
Robin B. Cheatham, a partner with the law firm of Adams and Reese, has been named Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group Leader by the firm, joining fellow partner currently serving, Mark Coffin.
1/1/2005
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Conrad Meyer IV and Malcolm A. Meyer will join the firm as partners based in the New Orleans office and members of the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group. (Photo).
8/20/2004
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Charles N. Parrott has been named Banking and Finance Practice Team Leader.
08/18/2004
John F. Lyle III, special counsel with the law firm of Adams and Reese has been named Tax Practice Team Leader by the firm.  In this capacity, Lyle will lead the Tax Team attorneys throughout the firm.
07/23/2004
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Jeffery S. DeArman has joined the firm as an associate in the Birmingham office and a member of the Real Estate Practice Team in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group.
05/03/2004
Mark R. Beebe, a partner with the law firm of Adams and Reese LLP, has been named Litigation Practice Group Leader by the firm.  In this capacity, Beebe joins fellow partners currently serving, Thomas G. O’Brien and Stephen A. Rowe to lead the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and practice teams. (Photo)
02/02/2004
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2004, Mark C. Surprenant has been named Senior Partner in Charge of the New Orleans office and Edwin C. Laizer has been named Partner in Charge of the New Orleans office.
02/02/2004
Adams and Reese partner, Thomas G. O’Brien has been named the 2003 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the firm.
1/9/2004
Adams and Reese announces the election of Victor H. Lott, Jr. as chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee and the election of John M. Duck as a member of the Executive Committee. The Adams and Reese Executive Committee oversees the strategic operations of the firm.
1/2/2004
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the investiture of their second endowed professorship at Loyola University School of Law.  Bobby Marzine Harges has been selected as recipient of the Adams and Reese Distinguished Professorship II. The Investiture Ceremony took place on Friday, November 7, 2003 in the Gisivius Moot Court Room. (Photo)
11/07/2003
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that bond attorney, David M. Wolf has joined the firm as special counsel with the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group based in the New Orleans office.
07/07/2003
Adams and Reese is pleased to announced that John F. Lyle III has joined the firm as special counsel in the Transaction and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group based in the Mobile office.
06/16/2003
Happy Birthday HUGS!  In 1988, the law firm of Adams and Reese embarked upon a course of unprecedented community involvement.  The HUGS program, short for Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support, was founded to foster the spirit of giving among the firm’s staff and attorneys.  Throughout these 15 years, the program has only grown stronger.
06/11/2003
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that bond attorney, O. Ray Cornelius has joined the firm as a partner based in the New Orleans office.
05/28/2003
W. David Johnson, Jr. has been named Partner in Charge of the Mobile office of Adams and Reese.  In this capacity, Johnson will be responsible for the overall administration of the firm’s office in Mobile, Alabama.
5/14/2003
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that effective Monday, April 28, 2003, William C. Brabec joined the firm as a partner based in the Jackson office. He will be a member of the Litigation Practice Group.
04/28/2003
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that, Charles N. Parrott has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group.  He will be based in the Jackson office.
04/07/2003
Elected to the Adams and Reese Executive Committee were partners, Francis V. Liantonio, Jr. and Deborah B. Rouen from the New Orleans office, and M. Ann Huckstep from the Birmingham office.
01/01/2003
Adams and Reese announces the investiture of its first endowed professorship at Loyola School of Law.
11/08/2002
Adams and Reese and Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville LLP today announce the merger of the two firms, effective January 1, 2003. The new firm will be named Adams and Reese LLP. The announcement is made jointly by Charles P. Adams, managing partner of Adams and Reese and Ann Huckstep, chair of Lange Simpson’s Executive Committee. (photo)
9/27/2002
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Raymond P. Ward has been named Special Counsel and a member of the Litigation Practice Group based in the New Orleans office.
06/26/2002
Powell G. Ogletree, Jr. has been named Partner In Charge of the Jackson office of Adams and Reese LLP.
02/27/2002
Adams and Reese announces the election of Holmes S. Adams, Richard B. Eason II and William B. Gaudet to the firm’s Executive Committee.
11/28/2001
Adams and Reese has appointed Patricia B. McMurray as the Partner in Charge  for the firm’s Baton Rouge office.
11/02/2001
Adams and Reese announces that Andrew A. Pidgirsky has joined the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group as an associate in the firm’s Houston office.
10/16/2001
The attorneys and staff of Adams and Reese  raised $102,530 in two days for the American Red Cross’ relief efforts in New York City and Washington, DC, following the tragic events of September 11th.
10/10/2001
In the Adams and Reese Washington office, we are deeply saddened by this week’s catastrophe. At the same time, located as we are between the Capitol and the White House, we know that we are blessed to be unscathed. For us in Washington, it could have been much worse.
09/14/2001
WASHINGTON – June 5, 2001 -- U.S. Capitol Consultants LLC, a government relations firm with offices in Reno, Nev.; Jackson, Miss.; and Atlanta, and Adams and Reese will bring their vast government affairs experience together to represent clients in Washington, D.C. U.S. Capitol Consultants will utilize its broad issues management expertise, and Adams and Reese will utilize its team of professionals with extensive capabilities in federal legislative and regulatory matters.
06/07/2001
Adams and Reese announces the election of F. Lee Butler as the Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. It also announces the election of Mark Spansel as a member of the Executive Committee.
01/11/2001