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61 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers; 34 Named to Mid-South Rising Stars

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Sixty-one attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2021 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers, which recognizes attorneys in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The following attorneys were named to the list:

Birmingham:

  • Jenna M. Bedsole
  • Patricia Clotfelter
  • W. Patton Hahn
  • Timothy M. Lupinacci
  • Eric L. Pruitt
  • J. Trent Scofield
  • William R. Sylvester
  • Sara M. Turner

Chattanooga:

  • Richard Faulkner
  • Russell W. Gray
  • Thomas O. Helton
  • James Levine
  • Virginia C. Love

Jackson:

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

Johnson City:

  • Jennifer P. Keller
  • Steven H. Trent

Memphis:

  • Ben C. Adams Jr.
  • Katherine "Kay" M. Anderson
  • Adam S. Baldridge
  • David L. Bearman
  • Sam B. Blair
  • John R. Branson
  • Samuel D. Chafetz
  • E. Franklin Childress Jr.
  • Craig C. Conley
  • Angie C. Davis
  • Whitney M. Dowdy
  • Grady M. Garrison
  • R. Mark Glover
  • Jonathan C. Hancock
  • George T. "Buck" Lewis III
  • Bruce A. McMullen
  • Lori H. Patterson
  • Michael C. Patton
  • Kristine Roberts
  • Jill M. Steinberg
  • Bradley E. Trammell
  • Buckner Wellford

Nashville:

  • Martha L. Boyd
  • Scott D. Carey
  • Brigid M. Carpenter
  • Richard G. Cowart
  • Christy Tosh Crider
  • Steven J. Eisen
  • Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr.
  • Samuel L. Felker
  • Charles K. Grant
  • Tonya Mitchem Grindon
  • John A. Gupton III
  • Claire Cowart Haltom
  • Matthew T. Harris
  • John S. Hicks
  • John H. Rowland
  • Gary C. Shockley
  • M. Kim Vance

Mid-South Super Lawyers also named a number of Baker Donelson attorneys to its top attorney lists:

  • Jenna M. Bedsole, Martha L. Boyd, Christy Tosh Crider, Angie C. Davis, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, Kristine L. Roberts and Jill M. Steinberg were named among the top 50 female attorneys in the Mid-South.
  • Nine Baker Donelson attorneys were named among the top 100 attorneys in Tennessee: Craig C. Conley, Christy Tosh Crider, Angie C. Davis, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Bruce A. McMullen, Kristine L. Roberts, Gary C. Shockley and Jill M. Steinberg.
  • Craig C. Conley, Angie C. Davis, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Bruce A. McMullen, Kristine L. Roberts and Jill M. Steinberg were named among the top 50 attorneys in Memphis.
  • Christy Tosh Crider, Tonya Mitchem Grindon and Gary C. Shockley were named among the top 50 attorneys in Nashville.
  • William S. Painter was named among the top 50 attorneys in Mississippi.

The publication also honored 34 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2021 list of Mid-South Rising Stars.

Birmingham:

  • Sharonda Childs Fancher
  • Scott Frederick
  • Xeris Gregory
  • Stephen Pudner
  • Christopher B. Saville
  • Jade Sipes

Chattanooga:

  • Adam Sanders

Jackson:

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

Memphis:

  • W. Preston Battle
  • Nicole Berkowitz
  • Zachary Busey
  • Luke P. Cantrell
  • Sloane Hankins
  • Zachary A. Kisber
  • Matthew Mulqueen
  • Emma Redden
  • Mary Wu Tullis
  • Matthew G. White

Nashville:

  • Christopher Barrett
  • Aaron Chaloner
  • Evan L. Clark
  • Caldwell Collins
  • Christopher Douse
  • Andrew Droke
  • Sye Hickey
  • Joy Boyd Longnecker
  • Sarah Murray
  • Michaela D. Poizner

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. First published in 1991 by Law & Politics and acquired by Thomson Reuters, Legal in February 2010, Super Lawyers magazines reach more than 21 million readers across the country.

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