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21 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2022 Louisiana Super Lawyers List

Twenty-one attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2022 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers and 12 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 & 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)
  • Christopher M. Hannan (Transportation/Maritime)
  • Jan M. Hayden (Bankruptcy: 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:

  • Top 50 attorneys in Louisiana: Nancy Scott Degan, Jan M. Hayden and Jon F. "Chip" Leyens Jr.
  • Top 10 attorneys in Louisiana: Jan M. Hayden
  • Top 50 attorneys in New Orleans: Nancy Scott Degan, Jan M. Hayden and Jon F. "Chip" Leyens Jr.
  • Top 25 female attorneys in Louisiana: Phyllis G. Cancienne, Nancy Scott Degan and Jan M. Hayden

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

  • Laura E. Carlisle (Employment Litigation: Defense)
  • Katie L. Dysart (Banking)
  • Matthew R. Emmons (Construction Litigation)
  • Melissa M. Grand (Business Litigation)
  • Kristen Hayes (Business Litigation)
  • Benjamin West Janke (Business Litigation)
  • Elizabeth Liner (Employment Litigation: Defense)
  • Margaret Mentz (Business/Corporate)
  • J. Douglas Rhorer (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Lacey Rochester (Bankruptcy: Business)
  • Tessa P. Vorhaben (Insurance Coverage)
  • Patrick H. Willis (Mergers & Acquisitions)

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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