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81 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers; 23 Named to Mid-South Rising Stars

(Memphis, TN/November 7, 2011) Eighty-one attorneys with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC have been named to Mid-South Super Lawyers.

The following Firm attorneys were named to the list: Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Thomas E. Bartrum, John B. Beard, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Kenneth C. Beckman, Sheryl Bey, Sam B. Blair, Scott D. Carey, Samuel D. Chafetz, Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Barry K. Cockrell, Joe A. Conner, Richard G. Cowart, Angie C. Davis, Michael T. Dawkins, James A. DeLanis, Robert J. DelPriore, Lawrence S. Eastwood Jr., Stephen C. Edds, Steven J. Eisen, Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr., Charles W. Ferguson, David E. Fielder, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H. D. Fones Jr., Barry W. Ford, Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, Richard B. Gossett, Charles K. Grant, Russell W. Gray, John A. Gupton III, James R. "Josh" Hall Jr., Jonathan C. Hancock, Carl E. Hartley, Robert E. Hauberg Jr., S. Russell Headrick, Matthew S. Heiter, Thomas O. Helton, John S. Hicks, Mary Ann Jackson, Wilton J. Johnson III, James L. "Larry" Jones, Walker W. "Bill" Jones III, Jennifer P. Keller, James H. Levine, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Virginia C. Love, Leonard C. Martin, Randal S. Mashburn, William S. Mendenhall, Mary L. Mynatt, Harry P. Ogden, William S. Painter, Michael C. Patton, Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, William N. Reed, Clarence Risin, John H. Rowland, Ross I. Schram III, Gary C. Shockley, Jerry Stauffer, Robert M. Steele, Jill M. Steinberg, Matt Sweeney, J. Carter Thompson Jr., Kelli L. Thompson, Steven H. Trent, Robert D. Van de Vuurst, M. Kim Vance, Kenneth A. Weber, W. Scott Welch III, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler, Richard F. Yarborough Jr. and Edward R. Young.

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

• Nine Baker Donelson attorneys were named among the top 100 attorneys in Tennessee: Ben C. Adams, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Robert J. DelPriore, Steven J. Eisen, Stephen D. Goodwin, Randal S. Mashburn, Gary C. Shockley, Jill M. Steinberg and Edward R. Young.
• Ben C. Adams, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Robert J. DelPriore, Stephen D. Goodwin, Jill M. Steinberg and Edward R. Young were named among the top 50 attorneys in Memphis.
• Walker W. "Bill" Jones III, William S. Mendenhall, William S. Painter and W. Scott Welch III were named among the top 50 attorneys in Mississippi.
• Mary L. Aronov, Sheryl Bey, Angie C. Davis, Jennifer P. Keller, Virginia C. Love and Jill M. Steinberg were named among the top 50 female attorneys in the Mid-South.

The publication will also honor 23 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2011 list of Mid-South Rising Stars: Philip R. Baker, Adam S. Baldridge, Lodie V. Biggs, Barry C. Campbell, Amy L. Champagne, Spencer Clift, Christy Tosh Crider, Jacob Dickerson, William Davis Frye, Jennifer G. Hall, Emily Turner Landry, Ashley M. Lowe, Lori H. Patterson, Scott W. Pedigo, Ceejaye S. Peters, Marlena Pickering, Frederick N. Salvo III, Jennifer A. Sink, Christopher A. Sloan, Justin M. Sveadas, Mason W. Wilson and Stacie E. Winkler.

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, 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 will reach more than 15 million readers across the country in 2011.

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