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Adams and Reese Has 117 Attorneys Ranked Among The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings, LLC) 2017

8/15/2016

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that 117 attorneys have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, (by BL Rankings, LLC) the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry. Best Lawyers® has published its list for more than three decades, earning the respect of the legal profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.

The Best Lawyers® list of outstanding attorneys is compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Attorneys are separated by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and must undergo a stringent authentication process to confirm their current practice and good attorney standing.

Adams and Reese congratulates the following attorneys who will appear in The Best Lawyers in America, 2017 Edition.

2017 Best Lawyers® in America

  • BATON ROUGE, LA
    • E. L. Henry (2010)
      • Government Relations Practice
    • V. Thomas Clark, Jr. (2010)
      • Administrative / Regulatory Law
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
      • Government Contracts
      • Insurance Law
      • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • BIRMINGHAM, AL
    • Charles C. Pinckney (2005)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
      • Securities / Capital Markets Law
      • Securities Regulation
    • John F. Lyle III (2001)
      • Tax Law
    • M. Ann Huckstep (2005)
      • Health Care Law
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
      • Securities / Capital Markets Law
      • Securities Regulation
    • Richard P. Carmody (1995)
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Robert D. Eckinger (2005)
      • Litigation - Antitrust
      • Litigation - Banking and Finance
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Stephen A. Rowe (2005)
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Securities
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • COLUMBIA, SC
    • Ernest G. Lawhorne (2005)
      • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
    • F. Earl Ellis, Jr. (1995)
      • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
    • John F. Beach (2013)
      • Commercial Litigation
    • Kirby D. Shealy III (2001)
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
    • Lana H. Sims, Jr. (2005)
      • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
    • Louis T. Runge, Jr. (2013)
      • Real Estate Law
    • Robert P. Bethea, Jr. (2011)
      • Corporate Law
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
      • Tax Law
    • W. Cliff Moore III (2010)
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Banking and Finance
      • Litigation - Real Estate
    • William H. Short, Jr. (2005)
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
      • Litigation - Construction
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • William P. McElveen, Jr. (2007)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Real Estate Law
  • HOUSTON, TX
    • Alex E. Cosculluela (2012)
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Chris Perque (2012)
      • Technology Law
    • Alton J. Hall, Jr. (2013)
      • Commercial Litigation
    • Craig G. Townsend (2009)
      • Natural Resources Law
      • Oil and Gas Law
    • Daryl G. Dursum (2006)
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • F. Lee Butler (2015)
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Raymond R. Ferrera (2016)
      • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • W. David Toney II (2015)
      • Construction Law
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL
    • John T. Rogerson III (2015)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Insurance Law
      • Litigation - Insurance
    • Leslie A. Wickes (2016)
      • Insurance Law
      • Litigation - Insurance
    • Timothy W. Volpe (2016)
      • Arbitration
      • Litigation - Insurance
  • MEMPHIS, TN
    • Cannon F. Allen, Sr. (2009)
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Clarence A. Wilbon (2013)
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Banking and Finance
    • Donna L. Boyce (2010)
      • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    • Henry C. Shelton III (1995)
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • James B. McLaren, Jr. (2009)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Economic Development Law
      • Project Finance Law
      • Public Finance Law
    • Jay Campbell (2016)
      • Corporate Law
    • Lucian T. Pera (2005)
      • 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
    • Mark S. Norris, Sr. (*)
      • Litigation - Municipal
  • MOBILE, AL
    • John F. Lyle III (2001)
      • Tax Law
    • Randall Scott Hetrick (2010)
      • Employment Law - Management
      • Labor Law - Management
      • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Victor H. Lott, Jr. (2005)
      • Corporate Law
      • International Mergers and Acquisitions
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
      • Securities / Capital Markets Law
      • Securities Regulation
      • Timber Law
    • W. David Johnson (2009)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Corporate Law
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • NASHVILLE, TN
    • Anne L. Russell (2013)
      • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
    • Brad A. Lampley (2016)
      • Government Relations Practice
    • C. Dale Allen (2015)
      • Government Relations Practice
    • Charles W. Cook III (2009)
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
      • Health Care Law
      • Litigation - Banking and Finance
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Cynthia Mitchell Barnett (2006)
      • Public Finance Law
    • D. Reed Houk (2006)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
      • Real Estate Law
    • F. Laurens Brock (2011)
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Fred Russell Harwell (2011)
      • Real Estate Law
    • Guilford F. Thornton, Jr. (2007)
      • Government Relations Practice
      • Health Care Law
      • Insurance Law
    • John L. Chambers (2011)
      • Arbitration
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
      • Litigation - Construction
      • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Larry Stewart (2008)
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Public Finance Law
    • Linda Edell Howard (2006)
      • Copyright Law
      • Entertainment Law - Music
      • Media Law
    • Lynn Morrow (2008)
      • Copyright Law
      • Entertainment Law - Music
      • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Martin S. Brown, Jr. (2009)
      • Corporate Law
      • Litigation - Securities
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Philip M. Kirkpatrick (1999)
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
      • Entertainment Law - Music
      • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Reber M. Boult (2007)
      • Copyright Law
      • Litigation - Intellectual Property
      • Litigation - Patent
      • Patent Law
      • Trademark Law
    • Thomas Anthony Swafford (2016)
      • Labor Law - Management
      • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • William R. Bruce (2007)
      • Government Relations Practice
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA
    • A. Kirk Gasperecz (2010)
      • Insurance Law
    • Brooke Duncan III (2007)
      • Employment Law - Management
      • Labor Law - Management
    • Charles A. Cerise, Jr. (2012)
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Environmental
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Charles F. Gay, Jr. (2003)
      • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • David M. Wolf (2013)
      • Public Finance Law
    • Deborah B. Rouen (2010)
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Don S. McKinney (2013)
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Health Care
    • E. Gregg Barrios (2010)
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
    • E. Paige Sensenbrenner (2010)
      • Government Relations Practice
      • Health Care Law
      • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    • Edward J. Rice, Jr. (2003)
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Edwin C. Laizer (2012)
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Elizabeth Roussel (2016)
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Employment Law - Management
    • Francis V. Liantonio, Jr. (2012)
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
      • Energy Law
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Glen M. Pilié (2009)
      • Litigation - Environmental
    • James T. Rogers III (2013)
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
    • Jane C. Raiford (2010)
      • Energy Law
      • Environmental Law
      • Litigation - Environmental
    • Janis van Meerveld (2012)
      • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Jeffrey E. Richardson (2012)
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • John M. Duck (2006)
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • International Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Kathleen F. Drew (2012)
      • Litigation - Environmental
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Leslie A. Lanusse (2010)
      • Employment Law - Management
      • Insurance Law
      • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Mark C. Surprenant (2005)
      • Litigation - Environmental
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Mark J. Spansel (2006)
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
      • Litigation - Environmental
    • Mark R. Beebe (2007)
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Antitrust
      • Litigation - Securities
    • Mark S. Embree (2010)
      • Tax Law
      • Trusts and Estates
    • Martin A. Stern (2008)
      • Appellate Practice
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Philip A. Franco (2012)
      • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Philip O. Bergeron (2011)
      • Health Care Law
    • Richard B. Eason II (2012)
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
      • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
    • Robert A. Vosbein (2005)
      • Commercial Litigation
    • Robert B. Nolan (2005)
      • Oil and Gas Law
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Robin B. Cheatham (2010)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
    • Roland M. Vandenweghe Jr. (2015)
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Ronald J. Sholes (2007)
      • Arbitration
      • Environmental Law
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Scott E. Delacroix (2010)
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
      • Litigation - Environmental
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • William B. Gaudet (2010)
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • RIDGELAND, MS
    • A. Jerry Sheldon (2003)
      • Energy Law
      • Natural Resources Law
    • C. Phillip Buffington, Jr. (2016)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Charles N. Parrott (2007)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Corporate Law
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
      • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Charles P. Adams, Jr. (2005)
      • Corporate Law
      • Litigation - Securities
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
      • Securities / Capital Markets Law
      • Securities Regulation
    • Charles R. Wilbanks, Jr. (2014)
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Elizabeth Lee Maron (2012)
      • Education Law
    • Holmes S. Adams (1999)
      • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
      • Trusts and Estates
    • J. Jeffrey Trotter (2010)
      • Energy Law
      • Environmental Law
      • Litigation - Environmental
      • Oil and Gas Law
    • James A. Keith (2010)
      • Education Law
      • Employment Law - Management
      • Labor Law - Management
    • Paul A. Carrubba (2008)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
    • Powell G. Ogletree, Jr. (2005)
      • Energy Law
      • Litigation - Real Estate
      • Natural Resources Law
      • Real Estate Law
      • Timber Law
    • Raymond G. Russell (*)
      • Corporate Law
    • William C. Brabec (2010)
      • Insurance Law
  • SARASOTA, FL
    • Thomas H. Dart (2013)
      • Litigation - Construction
      • Litigation - Real Estate
  • ST. PETERSBURG, FL
    • David S. Bernstein (2011)
      • Real Estate Law
    • Richard H. Malchon, Jr. (2013)
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • V. James Dickson (2009)
      • Construction Law
      • Litigation - Construction
  • TALLAHASSEE, FL
    • H. Lee Moffitt (2014)
      • Health Care Law
  • TAMPA, FL
    • Donald A. Mihokovich (2013)
      • Commercial Litigation
    • Lynn Welter Sherman (2008)
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Marilyn Mullen Healy (2013)
      • Land Use and Zoning Law
    • Robert W. Boos (2012)
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
      • Litigation - Construction
      • Litigation - Real Estate

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers®.

Alongside its 117 Best Lawyers®, Adams and Reese had 13 attorneys named “Lawyers of the Year” by the publication. Best Lawyers® designates “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored each year as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

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