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29 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® 2023 "Lawyers of the Year"


Each year, Best Lawyers designates a select group of individuals as "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. Lawyers being honored as "Lawyer of the Year" are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments that Best Lawyers conducts with thousands of leading lawyers each year.

The Baker Donelson attorneys recognized as "Lawyers of the Year" in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers are:

Attorney Best Lawyers Practice Area City
David L. Bearman Litigation - Municipal Memphis
Martha L. Boyd Litigation - ERISA Nashville
Joe W. Campbell Administrative / Regulatory Law Birmingham
Phyllis G. Cancienne Employment Law - Management Baton Rouge
Christopher M. Caputo Arbitration Nashville
Patricia Clotfelter Trademark Law Birmingham
Christopher J. Coats Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Memphis
Ross N. Cohen Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Birmingham
Jonathan Cole Litigation - Banking and Finance Nashville
Angie C. Davis Employment Law - Management Memphis
Nancy Scott Degan Litigation - Banking and Finance New Orleans
Amy Kebert Elder Gaming Law Jackson, Mississippi
Mark W. Frilot Litigation - Construction New Orleans
Cameron S. Hill Sr. Construction Law Chattanooga
Mary Ann Jackson Mergers and Acquisitions Law Memphis
Kenneth M. Klemm Transportation Law New Orleans
James H. Levine Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Chattanooga
George T. Lewis Litigation - Banking and Finance; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Memphis
Alexander M. McIntyre Jr. Antitrust Law New Orleans
J. Scott Newton Criminal Defense: White-Collar Jackson, Mississippi
Kelly M. Preteroti Litigation - Trusts and Estates Baltimore
Wendy Robertson Trademark Law Memphis
William E. Robinson Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Chattanooga
Charles R. Schaller Environmental Law Baltimore
R. Culver Schmid Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Real Estate Law Knoxville
Jason A. Strain Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law Memphis
D. Jeffrey Wagner Banking and Finance Law; Project Finance Law Jackson, Mississippi
Steve F. Wood, Jr. Technology Law Nashville

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