Skip to Content
Coronavirus Updates

News

One Hundred Fifty Adams and Reese Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings, LLC) 2021

August 26, 2020

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the inclusion of attorneys throughout the firm’s regional footprint in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings, LLC).

Additionally, the firm was top-listed, noting the greatest number of lawyers from a single firm listed in each practice area, in the following locales:

Top-Listed State Awards

  • Mississippi - Banking and Finance Law

Top-Listed City Awards

  • Ridgeland (Jackson), MS - Banking and Finance Law
  • New Orleans, LA - Litigation - Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has published lists divided by geographic region and practice areas. Lawyers are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional experience, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

In addition, Adams and Reese attorneys have been included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” listing. “Ones to Watch” recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Adams and Reese lawyers included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers and “Ones to Watch” (denoted with an asterisk) include:

ATLANTA, GA

  • Ron C. Bingham II, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Glenn Dunaway, Tax Law
  • Roy E. Hadley, Jr., Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Matthew B. Norton, Real Estate Law
  • John A. Thomson, Jr., Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

 

BATON ROUGE, LA

  • L. “Bubba” Henry, Government Relations Practice
  • Kellen J. Mathews, Commercial Litigation
  • Robert L. Rieger, Jr., Communications Law, Government Relations Practice
  • William D. Shea, Insurance Law
  • Grant J. Guillot*, Commercial Litigation, Transportation Law

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL

  • Richard P. Carmody, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Robert D. Eckinger, Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Ann Huckstep, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Stephen A. Rowe, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

 

COLUMBIA, SC

  • John F. Beach, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Robert P. Bethea, Jr., Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
  • Matthew B. Hill, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law
  • William P. McElveen, Jr., Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Cliff Moore III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Jack Pringle, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Kirby D. Shealy III, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Lyndey R.Z. Bryant*, Commercial Litigation

 

HOUSTON, TX

  • Lee Butler, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Alex E. Cosculluela, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Christopher Derden, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Raymond R. Ferrera, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Alton J. Hall, Jr., Commercial Litigation
  • Leslie M. Henry, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • David Toney II, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
  • Craig G. Townsend, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law
  • Matthew A. Copeland*, Commercial Litigation

 

JACKSONVILLE, FL

  • John T. Rogerson III, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
  • Timothy W. Volpe, Arbitration, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
  • Leslie A. Wickes, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
  • Jamie Olinto, Commercial Litigation
  • Angela N. Grewal*, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Thomas P. White*, Commercial Litigation

 

MEMPHIS, TN

  • Cannon F. Allen, Sr., Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Lodie V. Biggs, Economic Development Law, Real Estate Law
  • Donna L. Boyce, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Jay Campbell, Corporate Law
  • James B. McLaren, Jr., Banking and Finance Law, Economic Development Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law
  • Lucian T. Pera, Appellate Practice, 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
  • Henry C. Shelton III, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Clarence A. Wilbon, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Patrick H. Morris*, Appellate Practice

 

MOBILE, AL

  • Britton Bonner, Government Relations Practice
  • Robert C. Campbell III, Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Litigation - First Amendment, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Litigation - Municipal
  • Andrew B. Freeman, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Randall Scott Hetrick, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • David Johnson, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Victor H. Lott, Jr., Corporate Law, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Timber Law
  • Raymond G. Russell, Corporate Law
  • Patrick Dungan*, Government Relations Practice

 

NASHVILLE, TN

  • Dale Allen, Government Relations Practice
  • Cynthia Mitchell Barnett, Public Finance Law
  • Reber M. Boult, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Laurens Brock, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Martin S. Brown, Jr., Corporate Law, Litigation - Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • William R. Bruce, Government Relations Practice
  • Charles W. Cook III, Financial Services Regulation Law, Health Care Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Fred Russell Harwell, Real Estate Law
  • Reed Houk, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Real Estate Law
  • Linda Edell Howard, Copyright Law, Entertainment Law - Music, Media Law
  • Philip M. Kirkpatrick, Commercial Litigation, Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, Entertainment Law - Music, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Edward H. L. Playfair, Trademark Law
  • Brad A. Lampley, Government Relations Practice
  • Anne L. Russell, Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Thomas Anthony Swafford, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Guilford F. Thornton, Jr., Education Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Insurance Law
  • Larry Stewart, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Public Finance Law
  • Lynn Morrow, Copyright Law, Entertainment Law - Music, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Media Law
  • Haverly MacArthur, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Trademark Law
  • Maia Woodhouse, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA

  • Gregg Barrios, Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Mark R. Beebe, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Securities
  • Philip O. Bergeron, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Health Care Law
  • Charles A. Cerise, Jr., Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Robin B. Cheatham, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Jaimmé A. Collins, Litigation - Insurance, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Chris A. D'Amour, Insurance Law
  • Johnny L. Domiano, Jr., Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Kathleen F. Drew, Litigation - Environmental, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • John M. Duck, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Richard B. Eason II, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Mark S. Embree, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Philip A. Franco, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Kirk Gasperecz, Insurance Law
  • William B. Gaudet, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Charles F. Gay, Jr., Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Matthew C. Guy, Construction Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Lisa Merz Hedrick, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Brooke Duncan III, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
  • Christopher J. Kane, Economic Development Law
  • Edwin C. Laizer, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Leslie A. Lanusse, Employment Law - Management, Insurance Law, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Francis V. Liantonio, Jr., Admiralty and Maritime Law, Energy Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Lisa E. Maurer, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law
  • Don S. McKinney, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Health Care
  • Robert B. Nolan, Oil and Gas Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Glen M. Pilié, Litigation - Environmental
  • Jane C. Raiford, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental
  • Lee C. Reid, Economic Development Law
  • Edward J. Rice, Jr., Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Jeffrey E. Richardson, Appellate Practice, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • James T. Rogers III, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Insurance
  • Gregory F. Rouchell, Commercial Litigation
  • Deborah B. Rouen, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Elizabeth A. Roussel, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
  • Paige Sensenbrenner, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Philip B. Sherman, Real Estate Law
  • Tyson B. Shofstahl, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Ronald J. Sholes, Arbitration, Environmental Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Mark J. Spansel, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Litigation - Environmental
  • Martin A. Stern, Appellate Practice, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mark C. Surprenant, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Lauren L. Tafaro, Employment Law - Management
  • Roland M. Vandenweghe, Jr., Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • David M. Wolf, Public Finance Law
  • Laurie Briggs Young, Commercial Litigation
  • Gerard J. Gaudet*, Commercial Litigation
  • Robert Parrott II*, Commercial Litigation

 

RIDGELAND (JACKSON), MS

  • Holmes S. Adams, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • Charles P. Adams, Jr., Corporate Law, Litigation - Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • William C. Brabec, Insurance Law
  • Phillip Buffington, Jr., Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Paul A. Carrubba, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Matthew R. Dowd, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • James A. Keith, Education Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
  • Elizabeth Lee Maron, Education Law, Employment Law - Management
  • Powell G. Ogletree, Jr., Banking and Finance Law, Energy Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Natural Resources Law, Real Estate Law, Timber Law
  • Charles N. Parrott, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Charles R. Wilbanks, Jr., Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Jeffrey Trotter, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Oil and Gas Law
  • Timothy J. Anzenberger*, Commercial Litigation
  • Alexander Bondurant*, Oil and Gas Law
  • Adam V. Griffin*, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction
  • Darryl A. Wilson*, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Transportation Law

 

SARASOTA, FL

  • David L. Boyette, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas H. Dart, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Drew F. Chesanek*, Construction Law

ST. PETERSBURG, FL

  • David S. Bernstein, Real Estate Law
  • James Dickson, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
  • Richard H. Malchon, Jr., Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

 

TAMPA, FL

  • Robert W. Boos, Commercial Litigation
  • Donald A. Mihokovich, Commercial Litigation
  • Deborah H. Oliver, Commercial Litigation
  • Eric J. Partlow, Commercial Litigation
  • Louis M. Ursini III, Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Chantal Pillay*, Litigation - Banking and Finance