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Hurricane Ida Updates:

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the inclusion of 152 attorneys throughout the firm’s regional footprint in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings, LLC).

In the category of Best Lawyers, 123 Adams and Reese Attorneys were included. Of those 123, 80 are Partners, 10 are Special Counsel, and 33 are Of Counsel.

In addition, 11 Adams and Reese Attorneys were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year”. Of the 11, 8 of them are Partners and 3 are Of Counsel. “Lawyer of the Year” is an individual recognition to lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

Adams and Reese Attorneys included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers and “Lawyer of the Year” (denoted with an asterisk) include:

Houston, TX

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

New Orleans, LA

  • Gregg Barrios
    • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Charles P. Adams, Jr.
    • Corporate Law
    • Litigation – Securities
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Securities / Capital Markets Law
    • Securities Regulation
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brooke Duncan III
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Labor Law – Management
  • Richard B. Eason II
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
    • Workers' Compensation Law Claimants
  • 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
  • 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 – Healthcare
  • 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
  • Jeffrey E. Richardson
    • Appellate Practice
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendant
  • James T. Rogers III
    • Admiralty and Maritime Law
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Litigation – Insurance
  • Deborah B. Rouen
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Elizabeth 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 – Defendant
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendant
  • Roland Vandenweghe
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Johnny L. Domiano, Jr.
    • Admiralty and Maritime Law
    • Commercial Litigation
  • David M. Wolf
    • Public Finance Law
  • Laurie Briggs Young
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Chris A. D’Amour
    • Insurance Law
  • Matthew C. Guy
    • Construction Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendant
  • Lisa Merz Hedrick
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor
  • Christopher J. Kane
    • Economic Development Law
  • Lee C. Reid
    • Economic Development Law
  • Gregory F. Rouchell
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Philip B. Sherman
    • Real Estate Law
  • Tyson B. Shofstahl
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendant
  • Lauren L. Tafaro
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Employment Law – Management

Baton Rouge, LA

  • E. L. Henry
    • Government Relations Practice
  • Kellen J. Mathews
    • Administrative/Regulatory Law
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Robert L. Rieger, Jr.
    • Communications Law
    • Government Relations Practice
  • William D. Shea
    • Insurance Law

Jackson, MS

  • William C. Brabec
    • Insurance Law
  • C. 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
  • James A. Keith
    • Education Law
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Labor Law - Management
  • Elizabeth Lee Maron
    • Education Law
    • Employment Law – Management
  • Powell G. Ogletree, Jr.
    • Energy Law
    • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Natural Resources Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Timber Law
    • Banking and Finance Law
  • Charles N. Parrott
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Financial Services Regulation Law
    • Litigation - Real Estate
  • J. Jeffrey Trotter
    • Energy Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation - Environmental
    • Oil and Gas Law
  • Holmes Adams
    • Litigation

Mobile, AL

  • April D. Smith
    • Timber Law
  • Randall Scott Hetrick
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Labor Law - Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • W. 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
  • Michael Berson
    • Government Contracts
  • 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
    • Timber Law
  • Blake Hale Hardwich
    • Government Relations Practice

Birmingham, AL

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

St. Petersburg, FL

    • David S. Bernstein
      • Real Estate Law
      • V. James Dickson
        • Construction Law
        • Litigation – Construction

Tampa, FL

      • Robert W. Boos
        • Commercial Litigation
      • Donald A. Mihokovich
        • Commercial Litigation
      • Louis M. Ursini III
        • Litigation – Banking and Finance
      • Deborah H. Oliver
        • Commercial Litigation
      • Eric J. Partlow
        • Commercial Litigation

Jacksonville, FL

      • Timothy W. Volpe
        • Arbitration         
        • Banking and Finance Law
        • Commercial Litigation
        • Insurance Law
        • Litigation – Insurance
      • John T. Rogerson III
        • Banking and Finance Law
        • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor
        • Insurance Law
        • Litigation – Insurance
      • Leslie A. Wickes
        • Insurance Law
        • Litigation - Insurance
        • Commercial Litigation
        • Jamie W. Olinto
          • Commercial Litigation

Sarasota, FL

        • Thomas H. Dart
          • Litigation - Construction
          • Litigation - Real Estate
          • David L. Boyette
            • Commercial Litigation
            • Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Atlanta, GA

          • Ron C. Bingham II
            • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor
          • Glenn Dunaway
            • Tax Law
          • Roy E. Hadley, Jr.
            • Privacy and Data Security Law
          • John A. Thomson, Jr.
            • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor

Columbia, SC

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

Nashville, TN

          • Guilford F. Thornton, Jr.
            • Education Law
            • Government Relations Practice
            • Healthcare Law
            • Insurance Law
          • 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
          • 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
          • Philip M. Kirkpatrick
            • Commercial Litigation
            • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
            • Entertainment Law – Music
            • Litigation - Intellectual Property
          • Brad A. Lampley
            • Government Relations Practice
          • Lynn Morrow
            • Copyright Law
            • Entertainment Law – Music
            • Litigation - Intellectual Property
            • Media Law
          • Larry Stewart
            • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
            • Public Finance Law
          • Maia T. Woodhouse
            • Copyright Law
            • Litigation – Intellectual Property
            • Trademark Law
          • Haverly MacArthur
            • Litigation – Intellectual Property
            • Litigation – Patent
            • Trademark Law
          • Edward H. L. Playfair
            • Trademark Law

Memphis, TN

          • Cannon F. Allen, Sr.
            • 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
          • Lucian T. Pera
            • Appellate Practice
            • Commercial Litigation
            • Ethics and Professional Response
            • First Amendment Law
            • Health Care Law
            • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendant
            • Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiff
            • 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

Lastly, 29 Adams and Reese attorneys have been included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” listing. Of those 29, 7 are Partners, 1 is Special Counsel, and 21 are Associates. “Ones to Watch” awards recognize extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States.

Adams and Reese lawyers included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” include:

Houston, TX

          • Matthew A. Copeland
            • Commercial Litigation
          • Chelsea J. Lu
            • Commercial Litigation

New Orleans, LA

          • Jennifer Bergeron
            • Commercial Litigation
          • Gerard J. Gaudet
            • Commercial Litigation
          • Justin Glenn
            • Commercial Litigation
          • Robert Parrott II
            • Commercial Litigation
            • Litigation – Bankruptcy
          • William K. Wright IV
            • Commercial Litigation
          • Taylor Brett
            • Commercial Litigation

Baton Rouge, LA

          • Grant Guillot
            • Commercial Litigation
            • Transportation Law

Jaskson, MS

          • Timothy J. Anzenberger
            • Commercial Litigation
          • Alexander Bondurant
            • Oil and Gas Law
          • Adam V. Griffin
            • Commercial Litigation
            • Litigation – Construction

Mobile, AL

          • McLean Bramlett
            • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
          • Patrick Dungan
            • Government Relations Practice
          • Blake T. Richardson
            • Insurance Law
            • Transportation Law
          • Suntrease Williams-Maynard
            • Government Relations Practice
            • Labor and Employment Law – Management

Birmingham, AL

          • Robert F. Dyar
            • Commercial Litigation

Jacksonville, FL

          • Angela N. Grewal
            • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
          • David Stewart
            • Corporate Law
            • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
          • Thomas P. White
            • Commercial Litigation

Tampa, FL

          • Chantal Pillay
            • Litigation – Banking and Finance

Sarasota, FL

          • Drew F. Chesanek
            • Construction Law
            • Real Estate Law

Columbia, SC

          • Lyndey R.Z. Bryant
            • Commercial Litigation
          • Anthony M. Quattrone
            • Tax Law

Nashville, TN

          • Joshua Counts Cumby
            • Litigation – Intellectual Property
          • Danica R. Grosko
            • Commercial Litigation
          • Jeremy D. Ray
            • Intellectual Property Law

Memphis, TN

          • Patrick H. Morris
            • Appellate Practice

The 2022 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” is based entirely on peer review. 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 good standing.