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Adams and Reese Has 121 Attorneys Ranked 2016 Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings, LLC)

8/18/2015

A total of 121 Adams and Reese attorneys have been named to the 2016 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 2016:

2016 Best Lawyers in America - Adams and Reese LLP

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

  • Baton Rouge, LA
    • V. Thomas Clark, Jr. (2010) [5]
      • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
      • Insurance Law
      • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
    • C. Kevin Hayes (2011) [5]
      • Government Relations Practice
    • E. L. Henry (2010) [5]
      • Government Relations Practice
    • Patricia B. McMurray (2009) [5]
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
    • Robert C. Schmidt (1987) [30]
      • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Birmingham, AL
    • Richard P. Carmody (1995) [20]
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Robert D. Eckinger (2005) [10]
      • Litigation - Antitrust
      • Litigation - Banking and Finance
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • M. Ann Huckstep (2005) [10]
      • Health Care Law
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
      • Securities / Capital Markets Law
      • Securities Regulation
    • Charles C. Pinckney (2005) [10]
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
      • Securities / Capital Markets Law
      • Securities Regulation
    • Stephen A. Rowe (2005) [10]
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Securities
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Columbia, SC
    • John F. Beach (2013)
      • Commercial Litigation
    • Robert P. Bethea, Jr. (2011) [5]
      • Corporate Law
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
      • Tax Law
    • F. Earl Ellis, Jr. (1995) [20]
      • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
    • Ernest G. Lawhorne (2005) [10]
      • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
    • William P. McElveen, Jr. (2007) [10]
      • Real Estate Law
    • W. Cliff Moore III (2010) [5]
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Banking and Finance
      • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Tara E. Nauful (2011) [5]
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Louis T. Runge, Jr. (2013)
      • Real Estate Law
    • Kirby Darr Shealy III (2001) [15]
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
    • William H. Short, Jr. (2005) [10]
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
      • Litigation - Construction
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Lana H. Sims, Jr. (2005) [10]
      • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Houston, TX
    • F. Lee Butler (2015)
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Clayton C. Cannon (2014)
      • Construction Law
      • Litigation - Construction
    • Alex E. Cosculluela (2012) [5]
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Daryl G. Dursum (2006) [10]
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Raymond R. Ferrera (*)
      • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Alton J. Hall, Jr. (2013)
      • Commercial Litigation
    • David Toney (2015)
      • Construction Law
    • Craig G. Townsend (2009) [5]
      • Natural Resources Law
      • Oil and Gas Law
  • Jacksonville, FL
    • John T. Rogerson III (2015)
      • Insurance Law
      • Litigation - Insurance
    • Timothy W. Volpe (*)
      • Litigation - Insurance
    • Leslie A. Wickes (*)
      • Insurance Law
      • Litigation - Insurance
  • Memphis, TN
    • Cannon F. Allen, Sr. (2009) [5]
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Donna L. Boyce (2010) [5]
      • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    • Jay Campbell (*)
      • Corporate Law
    • James B. McLaren, Jr. (2009) [5]
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Economic Development Law
      • Project Finance Law
      • Public Finance Law
    • Lucian T. Pera (2005) [10]
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
      • First Amendment Law
      • Health Care Law
      • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
      • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
      • Litigation - First Amendment
    • Henry C. Shelton III (1995) [20]
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Clarence A. Wilbon (2013)
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Mobile, AL
    • Randall Scott Hetrick (2010) [5]
      • Employment Law - Management
      • Labor Law - Management
      • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • W. David Johnson (2009) [5]
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Corporate Law
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Victor H. Lott, Jr. (2005) [10]
      • Corporate Law
      • International Mergers and Acquisitions
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
      • Securities / Capital Markets Law
      • Securities Regulation
      • Timber Law
  • Nashville, TN
    • C. Dale Allen (2015)
      • Government Relations Practice
    • Cynthia Mitchell Barnett (2006) [10]
      • Public Finance Law
    • Reber M. Boult (2007) [10]
      • Copyright Law
      • Litigation - Intellectual Property
      • Litigation - Patent
      • Patent Law
      • Trademark Law
    • F. Laurens Brock (2011) [5]
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Martin S. Brown, Jr. (2009) [5]
      • Corporate Law
      • Litigation - Securities
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • William R. Bruce (2007) [10]
      • Government Relations Practice
    • John L. Chambers (2011) [5]
      • Arbitration
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
      • Litigation - Construction
      • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Charles W. Cook III (2009) [5]
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
      • Health Care Law
      • Litigation - Banking and Finance
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Fred Russell Harwell (2011) [5]
      • Real Estate Law
    • D. Reed Houk (2006) [10]
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
      • Real Estate Law
    • Linda Edell Howard (2006) [10]
      • Copyright Law
      • Entertainment Law - Music
      • Media Law
    • Philip M. Kirkpatrick (1999) [15]
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
      • Entertainment Law - Music
      • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Brad A. Lampley (*)
      • Government Relations Practice
    • Lynn Morrow (2008) [5]
      • Copyright Law
      • Entertainment Law - Music
      • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Anne L. Russell (2013)
      • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
    • Larry Stewart (2008) [5]
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Public Finance Law
    • Thomas Anthony Swafford (*)
      • Labor Law - Management
    • Guilford F. Thornton, Jr. (2007) [10]
      • Government Relations Practice
      • Insurance Law
  • New Orleans, LA
    • Charles P. Adams, Jr. (2005) [10]
      • Corporate Law
      • Litigation - Securities
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
      • Securities / Capital Markets Law
      • Securities Regulation
    • Henry B. Alsobrook, Jr. (1983) [30]
      • Litigation - Environmental
      • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • E. Gregg Barrios (2010) [5]
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
    • Mark R. Beebe (2007) [10]
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Antitrust
      • Litigation - Securities
    • Philip O. Bergeron (2011) [5]
      • Health Care Law
    • Charles A. Cerise, Jr. (2012) [5]
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Environmental
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Robin B. Cheatham (2010) [5]
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
    • O. Ray Cornelius (2005) [10]
      • Administrative / Regulatory Law
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Construction Law
      • Corporate Law
      • Derivatives and Futures Law
      • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
      • Equipment Finance Law
      • Government Relations Practice
      • Project Finance Law
      • Public Finance Law
      • Real Estate Law
      • Securities / Capital Markets Law
      • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
    • Scott E. Delacroix (2010) [5]
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
      • Litigation - Environmental
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Kathleen F. Drew (2012) [5]
      • Litigation - Environmental
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • John M. Duck (2006) [10]
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Brooke Duncan III (2007) [10]
      • Employment Law - Management
      • Labor Law - Management
    • Richard B. Eason II (2012) [5]
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
      • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
    • Mark S. Embree (2010) [5]
      • Tax Law
      • Trusts and Estates
    • Philip A. Franco (2012) [5]
      • Litigation - Real Estate
    • A. Kirk Gasperecz (2010) [5]
      • Insurance Law
    • William B. Gaudet (2010) [5]
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Charles F. Gay, Jr. (2003) [10]
      • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Edwin C. Laizer (2012) [5]
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Leslie A. Lanusse (2010) [5]
      • Employment Law - Management
      • Insurance Law
      • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Francis V. Liantonio, Jr. (2012) [5]
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
      • Energy Law
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Don S. McKinney (2013)
      • Commercial Litigation
    • Robert B. Nolan (2005) [10]
      • Oil and Gas Law
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Glen M. Pilié (2009) [5]
      • Litigation - Environmental
    • Jane C. Raiford (2010) [5]
      • Energy Law
      • Environmental Law
      • Litigation - Environmental
    • Edward J. Rice, Jr. (2003) [10]
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Jeffrey E. Richardson (2012) [5]
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • James T. Rogers III (2013)
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
    • Deborah B. Rouen (2010) [5]
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Elizabeth Roussel (*)
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Employment Law - Management
    • E. Paige Sensenbrenner (2010) [5]
      • Government Relations Practice
      • Health Care Law
      • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    • Ronald J. Sholes (2007) [10]
      • Arbitration
      • Environmental Law
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Mark J. Spansel (2006) [10]
      • Admiralty and Maritime Law
      • Litigation - Environmental
    • Martin A. Stern (2008) [5]
      • Appellate Practice
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Mark C. Surprenant (2005) [10]
      • Litigation - Environmental
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Janis van Meerveld (2012) [5]
      • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Roland Vandenweghe (2015)
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Robert A. Vosbein (2005) [10]
      • Commercial Litigation
    • David M. Wolf (2013)
      • Public Finance Law
  • Ridgeland, MS
    • Holmes S. Adams (1999) [15]
      • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
      • Trusts and Estates
    • William C. Brabec (2010) [5]
      • Insurance Law
    • C. Phillip Buffington, Jr. (*)
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Paul A. Carrubba (2008) [5]
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
    • James A. Keith (2010) [5]
      • Education Law
      • Employment Law - Management
      • Labor Law - Management
    • Elizabeth Lee Maron (2012) [5]
      • Education Law
    • Powell G. Ogletree, Jr. (2005) [10]
      • Energy Law
      • Litigation - Real Estate
      • Natural Resources Law
      • Real Estate Law
      • Timber Law
    • Charles N. Parrott (2007) [10]
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Corporate Law
      • Financial Services Regulation Law
      • Litigation - Real Estate
    • A. Jerry Sheldon (2003) [10]
      • Energy Law
      • Natural Resources Law
    • J. Jeffrey Trotter (2010) [5]
      • Energy Law
      • Environmental Law
      • Litigation - Environmental
      • Oil and Gas Law
    • Charles R. Wilbanks, Jr. (2014)
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Sarasota, FL
    • Thomas H. Dart (2013)
      • Litigation - Construction
      • Litigation - Real Estate
  • St. Petersburg, FL
    • David S. Bernstein (2011) [5]
      • Real Estate Law
    • V. James Dickson (2009) [5]
      • Construction Law
      • Litigation - Construction
    • Richard H. Malchon, Jr. (2013)
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Tallahassee, FL
    • H. Lee Moffitt (2014)
      • Health Care Law
  • Tampa, FL
    • Robert W. Boos (2012) [5]
      • 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) [5]
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy