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69 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers; 38 Named to Mid-South Rising Stars

Sixty-nine attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2020 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers, which recognizes attorneys in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The following attorneys were named to the list:


  • D. Keith Andress
  • Jenna M. Bedsole
  • Patricia Clotfelter
  • W. Patton Hahn
  • Timothy M. Lupinacci
  • Edward P. Meyerson
  • Donald J. Nettles
  • Eric L. Pruitt
  • J. Trent Scofield
  • William R. Sylvester
  • Sara M. Turner


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


  • 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


  • 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
  • Eugene Podesta
  • Kristine Roberts
  • Lea H. Speed
  • Jill M. Steinberg
  • Robert F. Tom
  • Bradley E. Trammell
  • Buckner Wellford


  • Martha L. Boyd
  • Scott D. Carey
  • Brigid M. Carpenter
  • Richard G. Cowart
  • Christy Tosh Crider
  • James A. DeLanis
  • 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
  • John M. Scannapieco
  • Gary C. Shockley
  • M. Kim Vance
  • Kenneth A. Weber

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

  • Jenna M. Bedsole, 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.
  • Eric L. Pruitt was named among the top 50 attorneys in Birmingham and Alabama.
  • Six Baker Donelson attorneys were named among the top 100 attorneys in Tennessee: Angie C. Davis, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Kristine L. Roberts, Gary C. Shockley and Jill M. Steinberg.
  • 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.
  • Tonya Mitchem Grindon and Gary C. Shockley were named among the top 50 attorneys in Nashville.
  • William N. Reed was named among the top 50 attorneys in Mississippi.

The publication also honored 38 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2020 list of Mid-South Rising Stars.


  • Sharonda Childs Fancher
  • Scott Frederick
  • Marcus M. Maples
  • Stephen Pudner
  • Christopher B. Saville
  • Jade Sipes


  • Erno D. Lindner
  • Sara Elizabeth McManus
  • Adam Sanders


  • C. Tyler Ball
  • Nakimuli Davis-Primer
  • Wendy Huff Ellard
  • Charles Weil Goldberg Jr.
  • Samuel Gregory
  • H. Lee Hill II
  • Sterling Kidd


  • Nicole Berkowitz
  • Zachary Busey
  • Luke P. Cantrell
  • Sloane Hankins
  • Leslie Isaacman Yohey
  • Zachary A. Kisber
  • Matthew Mulqueen
  • Emma Redden Davis
  • Kavita Shelat
  • Samuel P. Strantz
  • Mary Wu Tullis
  • Matthew G. White


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

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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