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Adams and Reese Has 119 Attorneys Named to 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers (by BL Rankings, LLC)

8/15/2013

A total of 119 Adams and Reese attorneys have been named to the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings, LLC), all selected and voted on by their peers and the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Below are all of Adams and Reese’s Best Lawyers honorees for 2014:

The Best Lawyers® in America 2014 - Adams and Reese LLP
(Year Denotes First Year Attorneys Received Best Lawyers Distinction)

      Baton Rouge
      V. Thomas Clark, Jr.  (2010)
            Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television
            Insurance Law
            Professional Malpractice Law
      C. Kevin Hayes (2011)
            Government Relations Law
      E. L. Henry (2010)
            Government Relations Law
      Patricia B. McMurray  (2009)
            Banking and Finance Law
            Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
            Financial Services Regulation Law
      Daniel K. Rester  (2010)
            Corporate Law
            Gaming Law
      Robert C. Schmidt  (1987)
            Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

      Birmingham
      Richard P. Carmody  (1995)
            Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
            Litigation - Bankruptcy
      Robert D. Eckinger  (2005)
            Litigation – Antitrust
            Litigation – Banking and Finance
            Litigation - Bankruptcy
       M. Ann Huckstep  (2005)
            Health Care Law
            Mergers & Acquisitions Law
            Securities/Capital Markets Law
            Securities Regulation
      John F. Lyle III  (2001)
            Tax Law
      Laurence J. McDuff  (2009)
            Health Care Law
      Charles C. Pinckney  (2005)
            Banking and Finance Law
            Financial Services Regulation Law
            Securities/Capital Markets Law
            Securities Regulation
      Stephen A. Rowe  (2005)
            Commercial Litigation
            Litigation – Securities
            Personal Injury - Litigation

      Columbia
      John F. Beach (2013)
            Commercial Litigation     
      Robert P. Bethea Jr.  (2011)
            Corporate Law
            Mergers & Acquisitions Law
            Tax Law
      Rita Bragg Caughman (2007)
            Litigation – Trusts and Estates
            Trusts and Estates     
      F. Earl Ellis, Jr.  (1995)
            Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers
      William O. Higgins (2007)
            Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
            Real Estate Law     
      Ernest G. Lawhorne  (2005)
            Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers   
      William P. McElveen, Jr. (2007)
            Real Estate Law
      W. Cliff Moore III  (2010)
            Commercial Litigation
            Litigation – Banking and Finance
            Litigation – Real Estate
      Louis T. Runge, Jr.  (2013)
            Real Estate Law  
      Kirby Darr Shealy III (2001)
            Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
      Lana H. Sims, Jr.  (2005)
            Workers’ Compensation Law- Employers   
      David C. Sojourner (2003)
            Trusts and Estates
      Karen Hudson Thomas (2007)
            Trusts and Estates

      Houston
      Clayton C. Cannon (* - 2014)
            Litigation - Construction     
      Alex E. Cosculluela (2012)
            Personal Injury Litigation     
      Daryl G. Dursum  (2006)
            Personal Injury Litigation 
      Henry J. Fasthoff IV (2013)
            Litigation – Intellectual Property     
      Craig G. Townsend  (2009)
            Natural Resources Law
            Oil and Gas Law

      Jackson
      Charles P. Adams, Jr.  (2005)
            Corporate Law
            Litigation – Securities
            Mergers & Acquisitions Law
            Securities/Capital Markets Law
            Securities Regulation
      Holmes S. Adams  (1999)
            Litigation - Trusts and Estates
            Trusts and Estates
      William C. Brabec  (2010)
            Insurance Law
      Paul A. Carrubba  (2008)
            Banking and Finance Law
            Financial Services Regulation Law
     Alfrado D. Donelson (2013)
            Mergers & Acquisitions Law
     Kathryn R. Gilchrist  (2009)
            Health Care Law
      James A. Keith  (2010)
            Education Law
            Employment Law – Management
            Labor Law - Management
     Elizabeth Lee Maron  (2012)
            Education Law
     Powell G. Ogletree, Jr.  (2005)
            Energy Law
            Litigation – Real Estate
            Natural Resources Law
            Real Estate Law
            Timber Law
    Charles N. Parrott  (2007)
            Banking and Finance Law
            Corporate Law
            Financial Services Regulation Law
            Litigation – Real Estate
    A. Jerry Sheldon  (2003)
            Energy Law
            Natural Resources Law
    Jefferson D. Stewart  (1989)
            Energy Law
            Litigation – Environmental
            Natural Resources Law
            Oil & Gas Law
            Water Law
    J. Jeffrey Trotter  (2010)
            Energy Law
            Environmental Law
            Litigation – Environmental
            Oil & Gas Law

      Memphis
      Cannon F. Allen, Sr.  (2009)
            Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
      Donna L. Boyce  (2010)
            Medical Malpractice Law
      James B. McLaren, Jr.  (2009)
            Banking and Finance Law
            Economic Development Law
            Project Finance Law
            Public Finance Law
      Lucian T. Pera  (2005)
            Commercial Litigation
            Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
            First Amendment Law
            Health Care Law
            Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants and Plaintiffs
            Litigation – First Amendment
      Henry C. Shelton III  (1995)
            Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
            Litigation - Bankruptcy
      Joseph B. Walker  (1983)
            Litigation - Trusts and Estates
            Trusts and Estates

      Mobile     
       Randall Scott Hetrick  (2010)
            Employment Law – Management
            Labor Law – Management
            Litigation – Labor and Employment
      W. David Johnson  (2009)
            Banking and Finance Law
            Corporate Law
            Mergers & Acquisitions Law
      Victor H. Lott, Jr.  (2005)
            Corporate Law
            Mergers & Acquisitions Law
            Securities/Capital Markets Law
            Securities Regulation
            Timber Law
      Johnny F. Lyle III  (2001)
            Tax Law

     Nashville
     Cynthia Mitchell Barnett  (2006)
            Public Finance Law
     Reber M. Boult  (2007)
             Copyright Law
             Litigation – Intellectual Property
             Litigation – Patent
             Patent Law
             Trademark Law
     Larry Brock (2012)
             Personal Injury Litigation
     Martin S. Brown, Jr.  (2009)
            Corporate Law
            Litigation - Securities
            Mergers and Acquisitions Law
     William R. Bruce  (2007)
            Government Relations Law
      John Chambers  (2011)
            Arbitration
            Commercial Litigation
            Litigation - Bankruptcy
            Litigation – Construction
            Litigation – Real Estate
     Charles W. Cook III  (2009)
            Financial Services Regulation Law
            Health Care Law
            Litigation – Banking and Finance
            Litigation - Bankruptcy
      Fred Russell Harwell (2011)
            Real Estate Law
      D. Reed Houk  (2006)
            Banking and Finance Law
            Financial Services Regulation Law
            Real Estate Law
      Linda Edell Howard  (2006)
            Copyright Law
            Entertainment Law - Music
      Lynn Morrow  (2008)
            Copyright Law
            Entertainment Law – Music
            Litigation – Intellectual Property
      Anne L. Russell (2013)
            Litigation and Controversy – Tax
      Larry Stewart  (2008)
            Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
            Public Finance Law
      Guilford F. Thornton, Jr.  (2007)
            Government Relations Law
            Insurance Law

      New Orleans
      Henry B. Alsobrook, Jr.  (1983)
            Litigation – Environmental
            Medical Malpractice Law
            Personal Injury Litigation
            Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
      E. Gregg Barrios  (2010)
            Admiralty and Maritime Law
      Mark R. Beebe  (2007)
            Commercial Litigation
            Litigation - Antitrust Law
            Litigation - Securities
      Phil Bergeron (2011)
            Health Care Law
      Virginia Boulet  (2009)
            Corporate Law
            Mergers & Acquisitions Law
            Securities/Capital Markets Law
      Charles A. Cerise (2012)
            Admiralty and Maritime Law
            Commercial Litigation
            Litigation – Environmental
            Product Liability Litigation
      Robin B. Cheatham  (2010)
            Banking and Finance Law
            Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
            Financial Services Regulation Law
      O. Ray Cornelius  (2005)
            Administrative Law/Regulatory Law
            Banking and Finance Law
            Construction Law
            Corporate Law
            Derivatives and Futures Law
            Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
            Equipment Finance Law
            Government Relations Law
            Project Finance Law
            Public Finance Law
            Real Estate Law
            Securities/Capital Markets Law
            Securitization and Structured Finance Law
      Scott E. Delacroix  (2010)
            Admiralty and Maritime Law
            Litigation - Environmental
            Mass Tort Litigation
            Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
      Kathleen F. Drew  (2012)
           Litigation – Environmental
           Product Liability Litigation
      John M. Duck  (2006)
            Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
      Brooke Duncan III  (2007)
            Employment Law – Management
            Labor Law - Management
      Richard B. Eason II (2012)
            Personal Injury Litigation
            Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
           Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants and Employers
      Mark S. Embree  (2010)
            Tax Law
            Trusts and Estates
       Philip A. Franco  (2012)
            Litigation – Real Estate
       A. Kirk Gasperecz  (2010)
            Insurance Law
      William B. Gaudet  (2010)
            Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
            Personal Injury Litigation
      Charles F. Gay, Jr.  (2003)
            Medical Malpractice Law
            Personal Injury Litigation
            Product Liability Litigation
      Edwin C. Laizer (2012)
           Admiralty and Maritime Law
           Personal Injury Litigation
      Leslie A. Lanusse  (2010)
            Employment Law – Management
            Insurance Law
            Litigation – Labor and Employment
      Francis V. Liantonio, Jr.  (2012)
           Admiralty and Maritime Law
           Energy Law
           Mass Tort Litigation
      Joseph W. Looney (2007)
           Commercial Litigation
           Litigation – Intellectual Property
           Litigation - Patent
      Donald C. Massey (2013)
           Commercial Litigation
      Don S. McKinney (2013)
           Commercial Litigation     
     Malcolm A. Meyer  (2007)
            Real Estate Law
      Robert B. Nolan  (2005)
            Oil and Gas Law
            Personal Injury Litigation
            Product Liability Litigation
      Thomas O’Brien (2013)
            Admiralty and Maritime Law
      Glen M. Pilie  (2009)
            Litigation – Environmental
       Jane C. Raiford  (2010)
            Energy Law
            Environmental Law
            Litigation – Environmental
       Jeffrey E. Richardson  (2012)
            Mass Tort Litigation
            Personal Injury Litigation
       Edward J. Rice, Jr.  (2003)
            Personal Injury Litigation
            Product Liability Litigation
      James T. Rogers (2013)
            Admiralty and Maritime Law
      Deborah B. Rouen  (2010)
            Commercial Litigation
            Personal Injury Litigation
            Product Liability Litigation
      E. Paige Sensenbrenner  (2010)
            Government Relations Law
            Health Care Law
            Medical Malpractice Law
      Ronald J. Sholes  (2007)
            Arbitration
            Environmental Law
            Personal Injury Litigation
      Mark J. Spansel  (2006)
            Admiralty and Maritime Law
            Litigation – Environmental
      Martin A. Stern  (2008)
            Appellate Law
            Mass Tort Litigation     
      Mark C. Surprenant  (2005)
            Litigation – Environmental            
            Personal Injury Litigation
            Product Liability Litigation
      Janis van Meerveld  (2012)
            Litigation – Labor and Employment
      Robert A. Vosbein  (2005)
            Commercial Litigation
      David M. Wolf (2013)
            Public Finance Law

      Sarasota
      Thomas H. Dart (2013)
            Litigation – Construction
            Litigation – Real Estate

      St. Petersburg
      David Bernstein  (2011)
            Real Estate Law
      V. James Dickson  (2009)
            Construction Law
            Litigation – Construction
      Richard Malchon (2013)
            Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

      Tallahassee
      H. Lee Moffitt  (* - 2014)
            Health Care Law

      Tampa
      Robert W. Boos  (2012)
            Litigation – Bankruptcy
            Litigation – Construction
            Litigation – Real Estate
      Marilyn Mullen Healy (2013)
            Land Use and Zoning Law
      Donald A. Mihokovich (2013)
           Commercial Litigation     
      Lynn Welter Sherman (2008)
            Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
            Litigation – Bankruptcy