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Adams and Reese had 34 attorneys named to the 2016 list of Mid-South Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®, which appears this month in the 2016 issue of Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine. Only 5 percent of attorneys in the Mid-South states of Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee receive this honor.

Adams and Reese 2016 Super Lawyers® in the firm’s Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee offices include:

  • Richard P. Carmody – Bankruptcy: Business
  • Robert Eckinger – Business Litigation
  • M. Ann Huckstep – Health Care
  • Stephen A. Rowe – Business Litigation


  • Holmes S. Adams – Estate & Probate
  • William C. Brabec – Business Litigation
  • C. Phillip Buffington, Jr. – Banking
  • Paul A. Carrubba – Banking
  • James A. “Jim” Keith – Schools & Education
  • Elizabeth L. Maron – Employment & Labor
  • Powell G. “Gee” Ogletree, Jr. – Real Estate
  • Charles N. Parrot – Banking
  • Jeff Trotter – Energy & Resources
  • Charles R. “Chip” Wilbanks, Jr. – Class Action


  • Cannon F. Allen – Class Action
  • James B. McLaren, Jr. – Real Estate
  • Mark S. Norris, Sr. – Business Litigation
  • Lucian T. Pera – Business Litigation
  • Henry C. Shelton, III – Bankruptcy: Business


  • Linda Edell Howard – Entertainment & Sports
  • Lynn Morrow – Entertainment & Sports


  • F. Laurens “Larry” Brock – Business Litigation
  • Philip M. Kirkpatrick – IP Litigation
  • Thomas Anthony “Tony” Swafford – Employment & Labor
  • Guilford F. “Gif” Thornton, Jr. – Government Relations

Adams and Reese 2016 Rising Stars® in the firm’s Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee offices include:


  • Aaron G. McLeod – Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Russell Rutherford – General Litigation


  • Matthew R. Dowd – General Litigation
  • Scott M. Jones – Business Litigation
  • Robert Parrott – Business Litigation
  • Austin Stewart – Civil Litigation: Defense


  • Jay Campbell – Mergers & Acquisitions


  • Andrew B. “Andy” Freeman – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • April D. Smith - Business/Corporate

Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers® lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers regional magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.