67 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers; 19 Named to Mid-South Rising Stars

November 8, 2010
(Memphis, TN/November 8, 2010) Sixty-seven attorneys with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC have been named to Mid-South Super Lawyers.

The following Firm attorneys were named to the list: Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Thomas E. Bartrum, John B. Beard, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sheryl Bey, Sam B. Blair, Scott D. Carey, Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Barry K. Cockrell, Joe A. Conner, Richard G. Cowart, Angie C. Davis, Michael T. Dawkins, James A. DeLanis, Robert J. DelPriore, Lawrence S. Eastwood Jr., Steven J. Eisen, Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr., David E. Fielder, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H. D. Fones Jr., Barry W. Ford, Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, Richard B. Gossett, Charles K. Grant, John A. Gupton III, James R. "Josh" Hall Jr., Carl E. Hartley, Robert E. Hauberg Jr., Matthew S. Heiter, Thomas O. Helton, John S. Hicks, James L. "Larry" Jones, Walker W. "Bill" Jones III, James H. Levine, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Virginia C. Love, Leonard C. Martin, Randal S. Mashburn, William S. Mendenhall, Harry P. Ogden, William S. Painter, Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, William N. Reed, John H. Rowland, Ross I. Schram III, Gary C. Shockley, Jerry Stauffer, Robert M. Steele, Jill M. Steinberg, Matt Sweeney, J. Carter Thompson Jr., Kelli L. Thompson, Robert D. Van de Vuurst, M. Kim Vance, W. Scott Welch III, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler, Richard F. Yarborough Jr. and Edward R. Young.

Mid-South Super Lawyers also named a number of Baker Donelson attorneys to its top attorney lists.

• Ten Baker Donelson attorneys were named among the top 100 attorneys in Tennessee: Ben C. Adams, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Richard G. Cowart, Robert J. DelPriore, Steven J. Eisen, Stephen D. Goodwin, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Randal S. Mashburn, Jill M. Steinberg and Edward R. Young.
• Ben C. Adams, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Michael B. Chance, Robert J. DelPriore, Stephen D. Goodwin, Robert C. Liddon, Jill M. Steinberg and Edward R. Young were named among the top 50 attorneys in Memphis.
• Walker W. "Bill" Jones III, William S. Mendenhall, William S. Painter and W. Scott Welch III were named among the top 50 attorneys in Mississippi.

The publication will also honor 19 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2010 list of Mid-South Rising Stars: Lodie V. Biggs, Barry C. Campbell, Brigid M. Carpenter, Amy L. Champagne, Christy Tosh Crider, William Davis Frye, Beverly S. Gates, Mark D. Griffin, Tonya M. Grindon, Jennifer G. Hall, Jonathan C. Hancock, Jennifer P. Keller, Misty S. Kelley, Emily Turner Landry, Ashley M. Lowe, Scott W. Pedigo, Ceejaye S. Peters, Frederick N. Salvo III, and Jon D. Seawright.

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.