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44 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers; 32 Named to Mid-South Rising Stars

Forty-four attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2023 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers, which recognizes attorneys in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.


  • Kevin Garrison
  • W. Patton Hahn
  • Timothy M. Lupinacci
  • Eric L. Pruitt
  • Sara M. Turner


  • Russell W. Gray
  • James H. Levine


  • Nakimuli Davis-Primer
  • Leonard C. "Len" Martin
  • William S. Painter
  • J. Carter Thompson


  • Kay Anderson
  • Adam S. Baldridge
  • David L. Bearman
  • Sam Blair
  • John R. Branson
  • Frank Childress
  • Craig Creighton Conley
  • Angie Davis
  • Whitney M. Dowdy
  • Grady M. Garrison
  • Jonathan C. Hancock
  • George T. "Buck" Lewis
  • Bruce Anthony McMullen
  • Lori H. Patterson
  • Michael C. Patton
  • Kristine L. Roberts
  • Jill M. Steinberg
  • Bradley E. Trammell
  • Buckner Wellford


  • Martha L. Boyd
  • Chris Caputo
  • Brigid M. Carpenter
  • Richard G. Cowart
  • Christy Tosh Crider
  • Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr.
  • Samuel Lanier Felker
  • Tonya Mitchem Grindon
  • Claire Cowart Haltom
  • Edward D. Lanquist
  • John H. Rowland
  • Gary C. Shockley
  • M. Kim Vance
  • Stephen F. Wood Jr.

Mid-South Super Lawyers also named Baker Donelson attorneys to many of its top attorney lists.

  • Top 50 female attorneys in the Mid-South: Martha L. Boyd, Brigid M. Carpenter, Angie Davis, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, Kristine L. Roberts, Jill M. Steinberg, and Sara M. Turner
  • Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee: Sam Blair, Martha L. Boyd, Brigid M. Carpenter, Angie Davis, Samuel Lanier Felker, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, Edward D. Lanquist, George T. "Buck" Lewis, Kristine L. Roberts, Gary C. Shockley, and Jill M. Steinberg
  • Top 50 attorneys in Memphis: Sam Blair, Angie Davis, George T. "Buck" Lewis, Kristine L. Roberts, and Jill M. Steinberg
  • Top 50 attorneys in Nashville: Martha L. Boyd, Brigid M. Carpenter, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, Edward D. Lanquist, and Gary C. Shockley

The publication also honored 32 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2023 list of Mid-South Rising Stars.


  • Scott S. Frederick
  • Brian J. Malcom
  • Chris Saville


  • Torri Armstrong
  • C. Tyler Ball
  • Sterling Kidd
  • Chris White

Johnson City

  • Chelsea N. Hayes


  • W. Preston Battle IV
  • Pete A. Brunson
  • Zachary B. Busey
  • Mary Katherine Campion
  • Emma J. Redden
  • Scott M. Douglass
  • Shayna Giles
  • Meagan O. Jones
  • Matthew S. Mulqueen
  • Jerrick D. Murrell
  • Nicole Berkowitz Riccio
  • Jennie Silk
  • Mary Wu Tullis
  • Locke Houston Waldrop
  • Matthew G. White


  • Chris Barrett
  • Evan L. Clark
  • Hannah McSween Cole
  • Andrew J. Droke
  • Dayne P. Geyer
  • Sarah Murray
  • Michaela D. Poizner
  • Jeremy D. Ray
  • F. Dalton Thompson III

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented, multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

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