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25 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers List

17 Attorneys Included as "Rising Stars"

Twenty-five attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2019 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers and 17 attorneys were listed as "Rising Stars."

The Firm's attorneys who were named to the list are: Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III (Transportation/Maritime), Brian M. Ballay (Business Litigation), Alton E. "Biff" Bayard III (Estate Planning & Probate), Craig L. Caesar (Health Care), 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), Mark W. Frilot (Construction Litigation), Monica A. Frois (Health Care), Steven F. Griffith Jr. (Business Litigation), Jan M. Hayden (Creditor/Debtor Rights: Business), William H. Howard III (Transportation/Maritime), Colleen C. Jarrott (Energy & Natural Resources), 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), Paul S. West (Gaming), Matthew A. Woolf (Business Litigation) and Adam Zuckerman (Energy & Natural Resources).

Several of the Firm's attorneys received special recognition in Louisiana Super Lawyers. Steven F. Griffith Jr. and Jan M. Hayden were named among the top 50 attorneys in Louisiana and New Orleans. Phyllis Cancienne, Nancy Scott Degan and Jan Hayden were also named among the top 25 female attorneys in Louisiana. Ms. Hayden also earned the special distinction of being named among the top ten attorneys in the state.

Seventeen of the Firm's attorneys were named to the list as "Rising Stars": Laura E. Carlisle (Business Litigation), Meghan E. Carter (Business Litigation), Matthew S. Chester (Criminal Defense: White Collar), Katherine Cicardo (Business Litigation), Daniel J. Dysart (Environmental Litigation), Katie L. Dysart (Banking), Matthew R. Emmons (Construction Litigation), Paula Estrada de Martin (Intellectual Property), Camalla Guyton (Banking), Christopher M. Hannan (Transportation/Maritime), Kristen Hayes (Civil Litigation: Defense), Benjamin West Janke (Business Litigation), Matthew C. Juneau (Business Litigation), Elizabeth Liner (Employment & Labor), Erin E. Pelleteri (Business Litigation), Lacey Rochester (Creditor/Debtor Rights: Business) and Tessa P. Vorhaben (Insurance Coverage).

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, an 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 reach more than 21 million readers across the country.

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