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33 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers List


(New Orleans, LA / January 6, 2015)  Thirty-three attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2015 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers

The Firm's attorneys who were named to the list are: Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III (Transportation/Maritime), Alton E. "Biff" 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), Mark W. Frilot (Construction Litigation), Monica A. Frois (Health Care), Steven F. Griffith Jr. (Civil Litigation: Defense), Jan M. Hayden (Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights), William H. Howard III (General Litigation), Errol J. King Jr. (Health Care), 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), Jennifer B. McNamara (Employment & Labor), Mark W. Mercante (Construction Litigation), Christopher G. Morris (Employee Benefits), William N. Norton (Mergers & Acquisitions), James H. Roussel (Transportation/Maritime), Danny G. Shaw (Construction Litigation), Danielle L. Trostorff (Health Care), 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. Craig L. Caesar and James H. Roussel were named among the top 50 attorneys in New Orleans. Roy C. Cheatwood, Nancy Scott Degan, Jan M. Hayden and Danny G. Shaw were named among the top 50 attorneys in Louisiana and in New Orleans.  Ms. Hayden and Mr. Shaw also earned the special distinction of being named among the top 10 attorneys in the state. Ms. Cancienne, Ms. Degan, Monica A. Frois and Ms. Hayden were named among the top 25 female attorneys in Louisiana.  

Ten of the Firm's attorneys were named to the list as "Rising Stars": Quin Breland (Business/Corporate), Katie L. Dysart (Banking), Matthew R. Emmons (Construction Litigation), Sean L. Finan (Health Care), Christopher M. Hannan (Transportation/Maritime), Benjamin West Janke (Business Litigation), M. Levy Leatherman (Employment & Labor), Erin E. Pelleteri (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 businesses and professionals.

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