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Adams and Reese Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings, LLC) 2020

October 08, 2019

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the inclusion of attorneys throughout the firm’s regional footprint in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings, LLC).

Additionally, the firm was top-listed, noting the greatest number of lawyers from a single firm listed in each practice area, in the following locales:

Top-Listed State Awards

  • Mississippi - Banking and Finance Law
  • Tennessee - Copyright Law

Top-Listed City Awards

  • Jackson, MS - Banking and Finance Law
  • Nashville, TN - Copyright Law
  • New Orleans, LA - Litigation – Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has published lists compiled on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation process on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. The 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes more than 58,000 lawyers.

ATLANTA, GA

  • Ron C. Bingham II, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Glenn Dunaway, Tax Law
  • Roy E. Hadley, Jr., Privacy and Data Security Law
  • John A. Thomson, Jr., Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

BATON ROUGE, LA

  • L. “Bubba” Henry, Government Relations Practice
  • Kellen J. Mathews, Commercial Litigation
  • Robert L. Rieger, Jr., Government Relations Practice
  • William D. Shea, Insurance Law

BIRMINGHAM, AL

  • David K. Bowsher, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Richard P. Carmody, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Robert D. Eckinger, Antitrust Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Ann Huckstep, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Charles C. Pinckney, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Stephen A. Rowe, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

COLUMBIA, SC

  • John F. Beach, Commercial Litigation
  • Robert P. Bethea, Jr., Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
  • Matthew B. Hill, Banking and Finance Law
  • William P. McElveen, Jr., Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Cliff Moore III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Jack Pringle, Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Kirby D. Shealy III, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Lana H. Sims, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

HOUSTON, TX

  • Lee Butler, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Alex E. Cosculluela, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Christopher Derden, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Raymond R. Ferrera, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Alton J. Hall, Jr., Commercial Litigation
  • Chris P. Perque, Technology Law
  • David Toney II, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
  • Craig G. Townsend, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law

JACKSONVILLE, FL

  • Jamie Olinto, Commercial Litigation
  • John T. Rogerson III, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
  • Timothy W. Volpe, Arbitration, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
  • Leslie A. Wickes, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance

MEMPHIS, TN

  • Cannon F. Allen, Sr., Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Donna L. Boyce, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Jay Campbell, Corporate Law
  • James B. McLaren, Jr., Banking and Finance Law, Economic Development Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law
  • Lucian T. Pera, Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, First Amendment Law, Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Litigation - First Amendment, Media Law
  • Henry C. Shelton III, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Clarence A. Wilbon, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance

MOBILE, AL

  • Britton Bonner, Government Relations Practice
  • Andrew B. Freeman, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Randall Scott Hetrick, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • David Johnson, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Victor H. Lott, Jr., Corporate Law, International Mergers & Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Timber Law
  • Raymond G. Russell, Corporate Law

NASHVILLE, TN

  • Dale Allen, Government Relations Practice
  • Cynthia Mitchell Barnett, Public Finance Law
  • Reber M. Boult, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Laurens Brock, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Martin S. Brown, Jr., Corporate Law, Litigation - Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • William R. Bruce, Government Relations Practice
  • Charles W. Cook III, Financial Services Regulation Law, Health Care Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Fred Russell Harwell, Real Estate Law
  • Reed Houk, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Real Estate Law
  • Linda Edell Howard, Copyright Law, Entertainment Law - Music, Media Law
  • Philip M. Kirkpatrick, Commercial Litigation, Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, Entertainment Law - Music, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Brad A. Lampley, Government Relations Practice
  • Haverly MacArthur, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Trademark Law
  • Lynn Morrow, Copyright Law, Entertainment Law - Music, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Anne L. Russell, Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Larry Stewart, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Public Finance Law
  • Thomas Anthony Swafford, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Guilford F. Thornton, Jr., Education Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Insurance Law
  • Maia Woodhouse, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property

NEW ORLEANS, LA

  • Gregg Barrios, Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Mark R. Beebe, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Securities
  • Philip O. Bergeron, Administrative / Regulatory Law, Health Care Law
  • Charles A. Cerise, Jr., Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Robin B. Cheatham, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Jaimmé A. Collins, Litigation - Insurance
  • Johnny L. Domiano, Jr., Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Kathleen F. Drew, Litigation - Environmental, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • John M. Duck, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, International Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Brooke Duncan III, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
  • Richard B. Eason II, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Mark S. Embree, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Philip A. Franco, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Kirk Gasperecz, Insurance Law
  • William B. Gaudet, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Charles F. Gay, Jr., Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Matthew C. Guy, Construction Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Lisa Merz Hedrick, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Christopher J. Kane, Economic Development Law
  • Louis C. LaCour, Jr., Appellate Practice
  • Edwin C. Laizer, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Leslie A. Lanusse, Employment Law - Management, Insurance Law, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Francis V. Liantonio, Jr., Admiralty and Maritime Law, Energy Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Lisa E. Maurer, Public Finance Law
  • Don S. McKinney, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Health Care
  • Robert B. Nolan, Oil and Gas Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Glen M. Pilié, Litigation - Environmental
  • Jane C. Raiford, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental
  • Lee C. Reid, Economic Development Law
  • Edward J. Rice, Jr., Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Jeffrey E. Richardson, Appellate Practice, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • James T. Rogers III, Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Gregory F. Rouchell, Commercial Litigation
  • Deborah B. Rouen, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Elizabeth A. Roussel, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
  • Paige Sensenbrenner, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Tyson B. Shofstahl, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Ronald J. Sholes, Arbitration, Environmental Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Mark J. Spansel, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Litigation - Environmental
  • Martin A. Stern, Appellate Practice, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mark C. Surprenant, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Roland M. Vandenweghe, Jr., Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • David M. Wolf, Public Finance Law

RIDGELAND (JACKSON), MS

  • Charles P. Adams, Jr., Corporate Law, Litigation - Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Holmes S. Adams, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • William C. Brabec, Insurance Law
  • Phillip Buffington, Jr., Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Paul A. Carrubba, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Matthew R. Dowd, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • James A. Keith, Education Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
  • Elizabeth Lee Maron, Education Law
  • Powell G. Ogletree, Jr., Banking and Finance Law, Energy Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Natural Resources Law, Real Estate Law, Timber Law
  • Charles N. Parrott, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Jeffrey Trotter, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Oil and Gas Law
  • Charles R. Wilbanks, Jr., Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

SARASOTA, FL

  • David L. Boyette, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas H. Dart, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Jason Gaskill, Litigation - Intellectual Property

ST. PETERSBURG, FL

  • David S. Bernstein, Real Estate Law
  • James Dickson, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
  • Richard H. Malchon, Jr., Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

TAMPA, FL

  • Robert W. Boos, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Donald A. Mihokovich, Commercial Litigation
  • Deborah H. Oliver, Commercial Litigation
  • Eric J. Partlow, Commercial Litigation
  • Louis M. Ursini III, Litigation - Banking and Finance