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32 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers List


(New Orleans, LA / January 2, 2014)  Thirty-two attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2014 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers

The Firm's attorneys who were named to the list are: Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights), Alton E. Bayard III (Estate Planning & Probate), Gregory E. Bodin (Business Litigation), 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), Donna D. Fraiche (Health Care), Monica A. Frois (Health Care), Steven F. Griffith Jr. (Civil Litigation Defense), Jan M. Hayden (Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights), Errol J. King Jr. (Health Care), Amelia "Mimi" Williams Koch (Employment & Labor), Kent A. Lambert (Business Litigation), Jon F. "Chip" Leyens Jr. (Real Estate), Alexander M. McIntyre Jr. (Antitrust Litigation), Jennifer B. McNamara (Employment & Labor), Mark. W. Mercante (Construction Litigation), Christopher G. Morris (Employee Benefits), William N. Norton (Mergers & Acquisitions), Edward B. Poitevent II (Energy & Natural Resources), James H. Roussel (Transportation/Maritime), Danny G. Shaw (Construction/Surety), Brandy N. Sheely (Health Care), Danielle L. Trostorff (Health Care), Paul S. West (Gaming), Matthew A. Woolf (Business Litigation) and Adam Zuckerman (Business Litigation).

Several of the Firm's attorneys received special recognition in Louisiana Super Lawyers. Named among the top 50 attorneys in Louisiana and in New Orleans were Roy C. Cheatwood, Nancy Scott Degan, Jan M. Hayden, James H. Roussel and Danny G. Shaw.  Ms. Hayden and Mr. Shaw also earned the special distinction of being named among the top 10 attorneys in the state. Ms. Degan, Monica A. Frois and Ms. Hayden were named among the top 25 female attorneys in Louisiana.  

Six of the Firm's attorneys were named to the list as "Rising Stars": Brian M. Ballay (Business Litigation), Sean L. Finan (Health Care), Mark W. Frilot (Construction Litigation), Benjamin West Janke (Business Litigation) and Kathlyn Perez (Employment Litigation: Defense).

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. The first Super Lawyers list was published in 1991 and in February 2010 Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals.

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