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Adams and Reese congratulates its attorneys who have been named Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Only five percent of attorneys in the Mid-South states, which include Mississippi and Tennessee, receive the honor of Super Lawyer. The selection process involves peer nominations, review by a blue-ribbon panel and independent research.

Adams and Reese Memphis Super Lawyers

  • Cannon F. Allen, Sr., Class Action
  • James B. McLaren, Jr., Real Estate
  • Mark S. Norris, Sr., Business Litigation
  • Lucian T. Pera, Business Litigation
  • Henry C. Shelton, III, Bankruptcy: Business

Adams and Reese Memphis Rising Stars

  • Jay Campbell – Mergers and Acquisitions

Adams and Reese Jackson Super Lawyers

  • Holmes S. Adams, Estate Planning and Probate
  • William C. Brabec, Business Litigation
  • C. Phillip Buffington, Jr., Banking
  • Paul A. Carrubba, Banking
  • James A. Keith, Schools and Education
  • Charles N. Parrott, Banking
  • Jeff Trotter, Energy and Resources
  • Charles R. “Chip” Wilbanks, Jr., Class Action

Adams and Reese Jackson Rising Stars

  • Matthew R. Dowd, General Litigation
  • G. Robert Parrott II, Business Litigation
  • G. Austin Stewart, Civil Litigation: Defense  

Adams and Reese Nashville Super Lawyers

  • Linda Edell Howard, Entertainment and Sports
  • Lynn Morrow, Entertainment and Sports
  • F. Laurens “Larry” Brock, Business Litigation
  • Phillip M. Kirkpatrick, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Thomas A. “Tony” Swafford, Labor and Employment
  • Guilford F. “Gif” Thornton, Jr., Governmental Relations 

Prior to selection, attorney candidates are evaluated based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The indicators include verdicts, settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within a law firm, bar and/or other professional activity, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writings, education and employment background and other outstanding achievements.