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For the sixth consecutive year, the Adams and Reese Energy and Natural Resources practice was ranked in Band 1, or the top tier, in the Chambers USA 2015 edition, as through interviews with clients and peer attorneys, Chambers lists and ranks firms in practice areas across each state.

The Chambers directory says the Adams and Reese energy practice is known as “a preeminent practice offering transactional, litigation and regulatory capabilities, predominantly acting for oil and gas clients, and handling some of the state’s most significant energy litigation mandates.” Interviewed clients said: “One of the top regional firms for energy-related legal support.” “A great regional law firm.”  

In addition to the practice area being ranked in the top tier, Adams and Reese attorneys Jeffrey Trotter and Jerry Sheldon were ranked as “Leaders in their Field” in Energy and Natural Resources.

The Chambers directory said about Adams and Reese attorneys: “Jeffrey Trotter is a very bright attorney with a prominent reputation for energy litigation. He also handles a range of transactional work, particularly in the oil and gas arena.” One appreciative client reports: “Jeff understands the Mississippi oil and gas regulatory environment, works closely with regulators, understands the urgency of deadlines and is focused on results. He is a man of high integrity.”

The rankings say about Sheldon: “Jerry Sheldon has extensive expertise in title work, often working for oil and timber clients. He is also adept at handling regulatory matters, and regularly represents clients before the Mississippi Oil & Gas Board (MSOGB).” 

The editors and researchers with Chambers and Partners annually conduct thousands of in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys in order to assess the reputations and experience of business lawyers in 175 countries across the world. In compiling the 2015 edition, close to 5,000 interviews were conducted to decide whom to include in the guide, which is based solely on market recommendations.