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77 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers; 45 Named to Mid-South Rising Stars

Seventy-seven attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2019 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers, which recognizes attorneys in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The following attorneys were named to the list: Ben C. Adams Jr., Katherine M. "Kay" Anderson, D. Keith Andress, David L. Bearman, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Jenna M. Bedsole, Sheryl Bey, Lodie V. Biggs, Sam B. Blair Jr., Martha L. Boyd, Scott D. Carey, Brigid M. Carpenter, Samuel D. Chafetz, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Patricia Clotfelter, Craig C. Conley, Richard G. Cowart, Christy Tosh Crider, Angie C. Davis, James A. DeLanis, Brooks Eason, Steven J. Eisen, Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr., Richard Faulkner, Samuel Lanier Felker, Grady M. Garrison, R. Mark Glover, Stephen D. Goodwin, Charles K. Grant, Russell W. Gray, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, John A. Gupton III, W. Patton Hahn, Joshua R. "Josh" Hall Jr., Claire Cowart Haltom, Jonathan C. Hancock, Matthew T. Harris, Robert E. Hauberg Jr., Thomas O. Helton, John S. Hicks, Jennifer P. Keller, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, James H. Levine, Virginia C. Love, Timothy M. Lupinacci, David F. Maron, Leonard C. Martin, Dan M. McDaniel Jr., Bruce A. McMullen, Edward P. Meyerson, Donald J. Nettles, J. Scott Newton, William S. Painter, J. Randall Patterson, Lori H. Patterson, Michael C. Patton, Eugene J. "Gene" Podesta Jr., Joshua A. Powers, Eric L. Pruitt, William N. Reed, Kristine L. Roberts, John H. Rowland, Frederick N. Salvo III, John M. Scannapieco, J. Trent Scofield, Gary C. Shockley, Jill M. Steinberg, Matt Sweeney, William R. Sylvester, J. Carter Thompson Jr., Robert F. Tom, Bradley E. Trammell, Steven H. Trent, Sara M. Turner, M. Kim Vance, Kenneth A. Weber, Buckner Wellford.

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

  • Jenna M. Bedsole, Martha L. Boyd, Angie C. Davis, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, Kristine L. Roberts, Jill M. Steinberg and Sara M. Turner 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: Leo M. Bearman Jr., Martha L. Boyd, Angie C. Davis, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, Kristine L. Roberts and Jill M. Steinberg.
  • Leo M. Bearman Jr., Angie C. Davis, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Kristine L. Roberts and Jill M. Steinberg were named among the top 50 attorneys in Memphis.
  • Tonya Mitchem Grindon was named among the top 50 attorneys in Nashville.
  • William N. Reed was named among the top 50 attorneys in Mississippi.

The publication also honored 45 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2019 list of Mid-South Rising Stars: Adam S. Baldridge, C. Tyler Ball, Jamie Ballinger, Nicole Berkowitz, Zachary B. Busey, Luke P. Cantrell, Quinn Nemeyer Carlson, Christopher J. Coats, Brent Cole, Caldwell G. Collins, Emma Redden Davis, Nakimuli Davis-Primer, Christopher Douse, Whitney M. Dowdy, Wendy Huff Ellard, Sharonda Childs Fancher, Scott S. Frederick, Adam H. Gates, Charles W. Goldberg Jr., Samuel Gregory, Sloane J. Hankins, Christie M. Hayes, Sye T. Hickey, Howard Lee Hill II, Sterling Kidd, Zachary A. Kisber, Erno D. Lindner, Joy Boyd Longnecker, Marcus M. Maples, Kacie McRee, Brad C. Moody, Joshua A. Mullen, Matthew S. Mulqueen, Sarah Murray, Michaela D. Poizner, Stephen K. Pudner, Adam Sanders, Kavita Shelat, Jade Sipes, Samuel P. Strantz, Megan M. Sutton, Mary Wu Tullis, Matthew G. White, Leslie Isaacman Yohey and Drew Yonchak.

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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