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87 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers; 35 Named to Mid-South Rising Stars

(Memphis, TN / November 12, 2013)  Eighty-six attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2013 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.

The following Firm attorneys were named to the list: Lauren W. Anderson, Mary L. Aronov, Thomas E. Bartrum, David L. Bearman, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sheryl Bey, Lodie V. Biggs, Sam B. Blair, Martha L. Boyd, Scott D. Carey, Samuel D. Chafetz, Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Barry K. Cockrell, 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., Gregory G. Fletcher, Barry W. Ford, Grady M. Garrison, R. Mark Glover, Stephen D. Goodwin, Richard B. Gossett, 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., S. Russell Headrick, Matthew S. Heiter, Thomas O. Helton, John S. Hicks, E. Clifton Hodge Jr., Wilton J. Johnson III, Micheline Kelly Johnson, Walker W. "Bill" Jones III, Jennifer P. Keller, Emily Turner Landry, Frederick J. Lewis, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Virginia C. Love, Leonard C. Martin, Lawrence Maxwell, Timothy B. McConnell, Dan M. McDaniel, Bruce A. McMullen, William S. Mendenhall, Scott J. Newton, Harry P. Ogden, William S. Painter, J. Randall Patterson, Lori H. Patterson, Michael C. Patton, Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Joshua A. Powers, Ronald S. Range Jr., William N. Reed, Clarence Risin, Kristine L. Roberts, John H. Rowland, Gary C. Shockley, Robert M. Steele, Jill M. Steinberg, Matt Sweeney, J. Carter Thompson Jr., Bradley E. Trammell, Steven H. Trent, Robert D. Van de Vuurst, M. Kim Vance, Kenneth A. Weber, W. Scott Welch III, Buckner Wellford, William West, 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: 

  • Mary L. Aronov, Sheryl Bey, Angie C. Davis, Tonya Mitchem Grindon, Jill M. Steinberg and M. Kim Vance were named among the top 50 female attorneys in the Mid-South, which is the highest number of honorees from one firm in the 2013 list.
  • Ten Baker Donelson attorneys were named among the top 100 attorneys in Tennessee: Leo M. Bearman Jr., Scott D. Carey, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Angie C. Davis, Stephen D. Goodwin, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Gary C. Shockley, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford and Edward R. Young.
  • Leo M. Bearman Jr., E. Franklin Childress Jr., Stephen D. Goodwin, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford and Edward R. Young were named among the top 50 attorneys in Memphis.
  • Scott D. Carey and Gary C. Shockley were named among the top 50 attorneys in Nashville.
  • William S. Painter and W. Scott Welch III were named among the top 50 attorneys in Mississippi.  

The publication also honored 34 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2013 list of Mid-South Rising Stars: Adam S. Baldridge, Quinn N. Carlson, Leigh M. Chiles, Jacob A. Dickerson, Jay Ebelhar, M. Ruthie Hagan, Jennifer G. Hall, Whitney M. Harmon, Christie M. Hayes, Julia Kavanagh, Jon S. Kennedy, Ashley Meredith Lowe, Samuel P. Miller, Brad C. Moody, Meghan H. Morgan, Frederick N. Salvo III, Clinton Sanko, Christopher A. Sloan, Jason A. Strain, Justin M. Sveadas, Robert F. Walker, Everett White and Mason W. Wilson.

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 20 million readers across the country. 

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