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Adams and Reese had 20 attorneys ranked as “Leaders in Their Field,” and the firm also had two practice areas listed in Band 1, the top ranking designated to practice areas, including Energy and Natural Resources in Mississippi and Media and Entertainment in Tennessee.

Through interviews with clients and peer attorneys, Chambers lists both attorneys by their respective practice areas and also selects firms in practice areas across each state.

The Adams and Reese list of individuals included in the Chambers USA 2015 Directory is below:

Chambers Attorneys at Adams and Reese


Richard Carmody (Senior Statesman) - Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Banking and Finance


Mark Beebe - Litigation: General Commercial
Robin Cheatham - Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Ray Cornelius - Banking and Finance: Public Finance
John Duck - Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Brooke Duncan - Labor and Employment
Phil Franco – Construction
Leslie Lanusse - Labor and Employment
Glen Pilie - Environment and Environment: Litigation
Justin Schmidt - Real Estate
Mark Spansel - Environment: Litigation
Jefferson Stewart - Energy and Natural Resources


Jim Keith - Labor and Employment
Gee Ogletree - Real Estate
Jerry Sheldon - Energy and Natural Resources
Jeffrey Trotter - Energy and Natural Resources


Reed Houk - Real Estate
Linda Edell Howard - Media and Entertainment
Lynn Morrow - Media and Entertainment
Lucian Pera - Litigation: General Commercial