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Hurricane Ida Updates:

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the inclusion of 131 attorneys in the 2019 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, Education Law
  • Louisiana - Government Relations Practice; Litigation – Environmental; Public Finance Law
  • Tennessee - Government Relations Practice; Media Law

Top-Listed City Awards

  • Jackson, MS - Banking and Finance Law; Education Law; Litigation - Real Estate
  • Nashville, TN - Government Relations Practice
  • Jacksonville, FL - Insurance Law
  • New Orleans, LA - Litigation – Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mobile, AL - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has published lists compiled on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation process on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. The 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes more than 58,000 lawyers.

ATLANTA

  • Ron C. Bingham II, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Glenn Dunaway, Tax Law
  • John A. Thomson Jr., Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

BATON ROUGE

  • Tom Clark, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Commercial Litigation, Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, Government Contracts, Insurance Law, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • E.L. “Bubba” Henry, Government Relations Practice
  • Kellen J. Mathews, Commercial Litigation
  • Robert L. Rieger Jr., Government Relations Practice
  • Robert Wooley, Insurance Law

BIRMINGHAM

  • Richard P. Carmody, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Jeffery S. DeArman, Real Estate Law
  • Robert 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
  • Charles C. Pinckney, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Stephen A. Rowe, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

COLUMBIA

  • John F. Beach, Commercial Litigation
  • Robert P. Bethea Jr., Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
  • William P. McElveen Jr., Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Cliff Moore III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Kirby D. Shealy III, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Lana H. Sims Jr., Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

HOUSTON

  • 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
  • Daryl G. Dursum, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Raymond R. Ferrera, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Lee Haag III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction
  • Alton J. Hall Jr., Commercial Litigation
  • Chris P. Perque, Technology Law
  • David Toney, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
  • Craig G. Townsend, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law

JACKSON

  • Charles P. Adams Jr., Corporate Law, Litigation - Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Holmes S. Adams, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • William C. Brabec, Insurance Law
  • Phillip Buffington Jr., Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate 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
  • 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
  • Jeff Trotter, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Oil and Gas Law
  • Charles R. Wilbanks Jr., Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

JACKSONVILLE

  • Jamie W. Olinto, Commercial Litigation
  • 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

MEMPHIS

  • Cannon F. Allen , Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • 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
  • Mark S. Norris Sr., Litigation - Municipal
  • Lucian T. Pera, 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

MOBILE

  • Raymond L. Bell Jr., Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • 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 & Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Timber Law
  • Raymond G. Russell, Corporate Law

NASHVILLE

  • 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 “Larry” 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
  • Brad A. Lampley, Government Relations Practice
  • Haverly MacArthur, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Trademark Law
  • Lynn Morrow, Copyright Law, Entertainment Law - Music, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Anne L. Russell, Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Larry Stewart, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Public Finance Law
  • Thomas Anthony Swafford, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Guilford F. “Gif” Thornton Jr., Education Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Insurance Law

NEW ORLEANS

  • Gregg Barrios, Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Mark R. Beebe, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Securities
  • Philip O. Bergeron, 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
  • Johnny L. Domiano Jr., 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 & Acquisitions
  • Brooke Duncan III, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
  • 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, 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, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Lisa Merz Hedrick, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Louis C. LaCour Jr., Appellate Practice
  • 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 
  • 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, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • James T. Rogers III, Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • 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
  • 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
  • Roland M. Vandenweghe Jr., Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Robert A. Vosbein, Commercial Litigation
  • David M. Wolf, Public Finance Law

SARASOTA

  • David L. Boyette, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas H. Dart, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Jason T. Gaskill, Litigation - Intellectual Property

ST. PETERSBURG

  • 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

  • Robert W. Boos, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Donald A. Mihokovich, Commercial Litigation
  • Eric Partlow, Commercial Litigation
  • Lynn Welter Sherman, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Louis M. Ursini III, Litigation - Banking and Finance