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20 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers List

14 Attorneys Included as "Rising Stars"

Twenty attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2021 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers and 14 attorneys were listed as "Rising Stars."

The Firm's attorneys who were named to the list are:

  • Jennifer L. Anderson (Employment & Labor)
  • Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III (Transportation/Maritime)
  • Brian M. Ballay (Business Litigation)
  • Alton E. "Biff" Bayard III (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Phyllis G. Cancienne (Employment & Labor)
  • Roy C. Cheatwood (Business Litigation)
  • Christopher O. Davis (Transportation/Maritime)
  • Nancy Scott Degan (Business Litigation)
  • Mark W. Frilot (Construction Litigation)
  • Steven F. Griffith Jr. (Business Litigation)
  • Jan M. Hayden (Creditor/Debtor Rights: Business)
  • Kenneth M. Klemm (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Amelia "Mimi" Williams Koch (Employment & Labor)
  • Kent A. Lambert (Business Litigation)
  • Jon F. "Chip" Leyens Jr. (Real Estate)
  • Alexander M. McIntyre Jr. (Antitrust Litigation)
  • Patricia B. McMurray (Real Estate)
  • Mark W. Mercante (Construction Litigation)
  • Matthew A. Woolf (Business Litigation)
  • Adam Zuckerman (Energy & Natural Resources)

Several of the Firm's attorneys received special recognition in Louisiana Super Lawyers. Nancy Scott Degan, Steven F. Griffith Jr., Jan M. Hayden and Jon F. "Chip" Leyens Jr. were named among the top 50 attorneys in Louisiana. Nancy Scott Degan, Steven F. Griffith Jr., Jan M. Hayden, Jon F. "Chip" Leyens Jr. and Mark W. Frilot were named among the top 50 attorneys in New Orleans. Ms. Degan and Ms. Hayden were also named among the top 25 female attorneys in Louisiana.

Fourteen of the Firm's Louisiana attorneys were named to the list as "Rising Stars":

  • Laura E. Carlisle (Employment Litigation: Defense)
  • Meghan E. Carter (Business Litigation)
  • Katie L. Dysart (Banking)
  • Matthew R. Emmons (Construction Litigation)
  • Paula Estrada de Martin (Intellectual Property)
  • Melissa M. Grand (Business Litigation)
  • Camalla Kimbrough Guyton (Banking)
  • Christopher M. Hannan (Transportation/Maritime)
  • Kristen Hayes (Business Litigation)
  • Erin Pelleteri Howser (Business Litigation)
  • Benjamin West Janke (Business Litigation)
  • Elizabeth Liner (Employment & Labor)
  • Lacey Rochester (Bankruptcy Business)
  • Tessa P. Vorhaben (Insurance Coverage)

The selections for this list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business. Each year, this rating service recognizes lawyers from more than 70 practice areas for attaining 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.

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