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Adams and Reese is pleased to announce 10 of the firm’s attorneys received recognition as a “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings, LLC).

This distinction is limited to a single attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. Honorees are selected based on Best Lawyers voting averages relating to their legal acumen, professionalism, and integrity. Adams and Reese attorneys receiving this distinction include:


Thomas H. Dart, Sarasota Litigation - Construction “Lawyer of the Year”

Richard H. Malchon, Jr., St. Petersburg Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year”


Ronald J. Sholes, New Orleans Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year”


Holmes S. Adams, Jackson Litigation - Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”

Charles N. Parrott, Jackson Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”


Jack Pringle, Columbia Administrative/Regulatory Law “Lawyer of the Year”


Charles W. Cook III, Nashville Financial Services Regulation Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Philip M. Kirkpatrick, Nashville Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television “Lawyer of the Year”

Larry Stewart, Nashville Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”


Alex E. Cosculluela, Houston Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has published lists divided by geographic region and practice areas. Lawyers are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional experience, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.