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78 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers; 43 Named to Mid-South Rising Stars

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(Memphis, TN / November 12, 2015) Seventy-eight attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2015 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.

The following Firm attorneys were named to the list: Lauren W. Anderson, Mary L. Aronov, David L. Bearman, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sheryl Bey, Lodie V. Biggs, Sam B. Blair Jr., Martha L. Boyd, Scott D. Carey, Samuel D. Chafetz, Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Craig C. Conley, Richard G. Cowart, Christy T. Crider, Angie C. Davis, Michael T. Dawkins, James A. DeLanis, James K. Dossett Jr., Brooks Eason, Lawrence S. Eastwood Jr., Stephen C. Edds, Steven J. Eisen, Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr., Samuel Lanier Felker, Gregory G. Fletcher, Barry W. Ford,  Davis Frye, Grady M. Garrison, R. Mark Glover, Stephen D. Goodwin, Charles K. Grant, Russell W. Gray, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, John A. Gupton III, James R. "Josh" Hall Jr., Jonathan C. Hancock, Robert E. Hauberg Jr., Thomas O. Helton, John S. Hicks, Micheline Kelly Johnson, Walker W. "Bill" Jones III, Jennifer P. Keller, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Virginia C. Love, Leonard C. Martin, Lawrence Maxwell, Timothy B. McConnell, Dan M. McDaniel, Bruce A. McMullen, J. Scott Newton, William S. Painter, J. Randall Patterson, Lori H. Patterson, Michael C. Patton, Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Joshua A. Powers, William N. Reed, Clarence Risin, Kristine L. Roberts, John H. Rowland, John M. Scannapieco, Gary C. Shockley, Alan L. Smith, Robert M. Steele, Jill M. Steinberg, Matt Sweeney, J. Carter Thompson Jr., Bradley E. Trammell, M. Kim Vance, Robert F. Walker, Kenneth A. Weber, W. Scott Welch III, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler, Richard F. Yarborough and Edward R. Young.

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

  • Sheryl Bey, Martha L. Boyd, Angie C. Davis, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, Micheline Kelly Johnson, Kristine L. Roberts and Jill M. Steinberg were named among the top 50 female attorneys in the Mid-South. With seven attorneys named, Baker Donelson has the highest number of honorees from one firm on the 2015 list.
  • Ten Baker Donelson attorneys were named among the top 100 attorneys in Tennessee: David L. Bearman, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Martha L. Boyd, Scott D. Carey, E. Franklin Childress Jr., R. Mark Glover, Kristine L. Roberts, Gary C. Shockley, Jill M. Steinberg and Buckner Wellford.
  • David L. Bearman, Leo M. Bearman Jr., E. Franklin Childress Jr., R. Mark Glover, Kristine L. Roberts, Jill M. Steinberg and Buckner Wellford were named among the top 50 attorneys in Memphis. 
  • Martha L. Boyd, Scott D. Carey and Gary C. Shockley were named among the top 50 attorneys in Nashville.
  • Walker W. "Bill" Jones III, William N. Reed and W. Scott Welch III were named among the top 50 attorneys in Mississippi.

The publication also honored 43 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2015 list of Mid-South Rising Stars: Adam S. Baldridge, Jamie Ballinger-Holden, Zachary B. Busey, Quinn Nemeyer Carlson, Christopher J. Coats, Caldwell G. Collins, Nakimuli Davis-Primer, Jacob A. Dickerson, Jay Ebelhar, Wendy Huff Ellard, Michael R. Ewing, Adam H. Gates, Courtney Gilmer, M. Ruthie Hagan, Jennifer G. Hall, Claire Cowart Haltom, Whitney M. Harmon, Christie M. Hayes, R. Andrew Hutchinson, Julia M. Kavanagh, Erno D. Lindner, Carrie W. McCutcheon, Matthew P. McLaughlin, Samuel F. Miller, Brad C. Moody, Meghan H. Morgan, Joshua A. Mullen, Matthew S. Mulqueen, Will Routt, Frederick N. Salvo III, Kavita Goswamy Shelat, Jennifer A. Sink, Daniel A. Stephenson, Justin M. Sveadas, Robert F. Tom, Ashley C. Tullos, Everett White, Matthew G. White, Mason W. Wilson and Maia T. Woodhouse.

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 magazine and acquired by Thomson Reuters, Legal in February 2010, Super Lawyers magazines reach more than 13 million readers across the country.

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