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42 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named "Lawyers of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America© 2019


Each year, The Best Lawyers in America 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. These are the Baker Donelson attorneys who have earned the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" distinction and the areas in which they were recognized.

Attorney Best Lawyers Practice Area City
Ben C. Adams Jr. Corporate Law Memphis
Alton E. "Biff" Bayard III Tax Law Baton Rouge
David L. Bearman Litigation - Municipal Memphis
Leo M. Bearman Jr. Appellate Practice Memphis
Kenneth C. Beckman Mergers and Acquisitions Law Chattanooga
Martha L. Boyd Employment Law - Management Nashville
Christopher M. Caputo Construction Law Memphis
Roy C. Cheatwood Appellate Practice New Orleans
E. Franklin Childress Jr. Litigation - Bankruptcy Memphis
Barry K. Cockrell Health Care Law Jackson
Christy T. Crider Litigation - Health Care Nashville
Angie C. Davis Employment Law - Management Memphis
Michael T. Dawkins Litigation - Environmental Jackson
James E. Edwards Jr. Construction Law Baltimore
Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr. Commercial Finance Law Nashville
Samuel Lanier Felker Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants Nashville
Sean Finan Health Care Law Baton Rouge
R. Mark Glover Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants Memphis
Russell W. Gray Labor Law - Management Chattanooga
James R. "Josh" Hall Jr. Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Memphis
S. Craig Holden Health Care Law Baltimore
E. Scott Johnson Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Baltimore
Alexander M. McIntyre Jr. Litigation - Antitrust New Orleans
William S. Painter Corporate Law Jackson
Carla Peacher-Ryan Commercial Finance Law Memphis
K. Stephen Powers Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Chattanooga
Jackie G. Prester Securities/Capital Markets Law Memphis
Susan E. Rich Real Estate Law Chattanooga
William E. Robinson Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Chattanooga
John M. Scannapieco Litigation - ERISA Nashville
Gary C. Shockley Criminal Defense: White-Collar Nashville
Jason A. Strain Commercial Transactions/UCC Law Memphis
J. Robert Walker III Financial Services Regulation Law Memphis
David P. Webb Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Jackson
Buckner P. Wellford Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Memphis
Joe D. Whitley Administrative/Regulatory Law Atlanta
Steve F. Wood Jr. Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Nashville

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