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55 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers; 30 Named to Mid-South Rising Stars

Fifty-five attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2022 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers, which recognizes attorneys in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.


  • Jenna M. Bedsole
  • Patricia Clotfelter
  • W. Patton Hahn
  • Timothy M. Lupinacci
  • Eric L. Pruitt
  • Sara M. Turner


  • Richard D. Faulkner Jr.
  • Russell W. Gray
  • James H. Levine


  • Sheryl Bey
  • Robert E. Hauberg, Jr.
  • Leonard C. "Len" Martin
  • William S. Painter
  • William N. Reed
  • Frederick Salvo
  • J. Carter Thompson

Johnson City

  • Jennifer P. Keller
  • Steven H. Trent


  • 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
  • R. Mark Glover
  • 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
  • Scott D. Carey
  • Brigid M. Carpenter
  • Richard G. Cowart
  • Christy Tosh Crider
  • Steven J. Eisen
  • Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr.
  • Samuel Lanier Felker
  • Charles K. Grant
  • Tonya Mitchem Grindon
  • John A. Gupton III
  • Claire Cowart Haltom
  • John S. Hicks
  • Edward D. Lanquist
  • John H. Rowland
  • Gary C. Shockley
  • M. Kim Vance

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

  • Top 50 female attorneys in the Mid-South: Jenna M. Bedsole, Martha L. Boyd, Brigid M. Carpenter, Christy Tosh Crider, Angie Davis, Jill M. Steinberg, and Sara M. Turner
  • Top 50 attorneys in Alabama: Jenna M. Bedsole
  • Top 50 attorneys in Mississippi: Sheryl Bey
  • Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee: David L. Bearman, Martha L. Boyd, Brigid M. Carpenter, Christy Tosh Crider, Angie Davis, George T. "Buck" Lewis, Gary C. Shockley, and Jill M. Steinberg
  • Top 50 attorneys in Birmingham: Jenna M. Bedsole
  • Top 50 attorneys in Memphis: David L. Bearman, Frank Childress, Angie Davis, George T. "Buck" Lewis, and Jill M. Steinberg
  • Top 50 attorneys in Nashville: Martha L. Boyd, Brigid M. Carpenter, Christy Tosh Crider, and Gary C. Shockley

The publication also honored 30 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2022 list of Mid-South Rising Stars.


  • Scott S. Frederick
  • Chris Saville
  • Jade E. Sipes
  • Jessica B. Spade


  • Torri Armstrong
  • C. Tyler Ball
  • Nakimuli O. Davis-Primer
  • Juan Hernandez
  • Sterling Kidd
  • Chris White

Johnson City:

  • Chelsea N. Hayes


  • W. Preston Battle IV
  • Pete A. Brunson
  • Zachary B. Busey
  • Mary Katherine Campion
  • Luke P. Cantrell
  • Scott M. Douglass
  • Meagan Jones
  • Matthew S. Mulqueen
  • Emma J. Redden
  • Nicole Berkowitz Riccio
  • Jennie Silk
  • Mary Wu Tullis
  • Matthew G. White


  • Chris Barrett
  • Evan L. Clark
  • Caldwell G. Collins
  • Andrew J. Droke
  • Sarah Murray
  • Michaela D. Poizner

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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