Twenty-two attorneys with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC have been named to Louisiana Super Lawyers.
The Firm's attorneys who were named to the list are: Alton E. Bayard III (Estate Planning & Probate), Gregory E. Bodin (Business Litigation), Phyllis G. Cancienne (Employment & Labor), Roy C. Cheatwood (Business Litigation), Robert C. Clotworthy (Transportation/Maritime), Christopher O. Davis (Transportation/Maritime), Nancy Scott Degan (Business Litigation), Donna D. Fraiche (Health Care), Monica A. Frois (Health Care), Jan M. Hayden (Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights), Errol J. King Jr. (Health Care), Amelia "Mimi" Williams Koch (Employment & Labor), Jon F. Leyens Jr. (Real Estate), Mark W. Mercante (Construction Litigation), William N. Norton (Mergers & Acquisitions), James H. Roussel (Transportation/Maritime), Danny G. Shaw (Construction/Surety), Danielle L. Trostorff (Health Care) and Paul S. West (Gaming).
Several of the Firm's attorneys received special recognition in Louisiana Super Lawyers. Named among the top 50 attorneys in Louisiana were Roy C. Cheatwood, Nancy Scott Degan, Monica A. Frois, Jan M. Hayden, James H. Roussel and Danny G. Shaw. Ms. Degan, Donna D. Fraiche, Ms. Hayden and Monica A. Frois were named among the top 25 female attorneys in Louisiana. Ms. Degan, Ms. Hayden and Mr. Shaw also earned the special distinction of being named among the top 10 attorneys in the state, with Ms. Hayden being noted as the "2nd Top Point Getter" in the entire state. Baker Donelson was the only firm to have more than two attorneys included among the top 10.
Four of the Firm's attorneys were named to the list as "Rising Stars," including Andrew C. Kolb (Insurance Coverage), Elisabeth C. Prescott (Business Litigation), Robert L. Wollfarth Jr. (Mergers & Acquisitions) and Matthew A. Woolf (Business Litigation).
The selections for this list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of Thomson Reuters, Legal division. Each year, the research team undertakes a multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. First published in 1991 by Law & Politics and acquired by Thomson Reuters, Legal in February 2010, Super Lawyers magazines will reach more than 15 million readers across the country in 2010.