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Adams and Reese Managing Partner Gif Thornton, Partner, Entertainment/New Media Team Leader Linda Edell Howard and Partner Cynthia Mitchell Barnett have been named among the Nashville Business Journal (NBJ) 2017 “Best of the Bar” honorees. The “Best of the Bar” awards honor Middle Tennessee’s leading lawyers and corporate counsel.

Thornton was listed in Government, Edell Howard was listed in Media/Entertainment/Hospitality and Barnett was listed in Banking and Finance. The Adams and Reese partners are among the lawyers and corporate counsel who were designated as the “Best of the Bar” and recognized in a special Nashville Business Journal print publication and online. The honorees will be celebrated at a cocktail reception in July.

The “Best of the Bar” winners are determined through a two-month public nomination period followed by a closed peer voting process. The process is designed to identify the nominees who are truly best of the bar, according to their peers.