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86 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers; 43 Named to Mid-South Rising Stars

Eighty-six attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2018 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 "Kay" M. Anderson, D. Keith Andress, David L. Bearman, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Jenna M. Bedsole, Sheryl Bey, Lodie V. Biggs, Sam B. Blair Jr., Lisa W. Borden, Julie A. Boswell, Martha L. Boyd, Scott D. Carey, Brigid M. Carpenter, Samuel D. Chafetz, Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Patricia Clotfelter, Craig C. Conley, Richard G. Cowart, Christy Tosh Crider, Angie C. Davis, Michael T. Dawkins, James A. DeLanis, Brooks Eason, Jay Ebelhar, Steven J. Eisen, Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr., Richard Faulkner, Samuel Lanier Felker, Grady M. Garrison, Brad Gilmer, 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., Jonathan C. Hancock, Matthew T. Harris, Robert E. Hauberg Jr., Thomas O. Helton, John S. Hicks, Micheline Kelly Johnson, Jennifer P. Keller, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Virginia C. Love, Timothy M. Lupinacci, David F. Maron, Leonard C. Martin, Timothy B. McConnell, Dan M. McDaniel Jr., Bruce A. McMullen, Edward P. Meyerson, Donald J. Nettles, J. Scott Newton, Harry P. Ogden, William S. Painter, J. Randall Patterson, Lori H. Patterson, Michael C. Patton, Eugene J. "Gene" Podesta Jr., Eric L. Pruitt, William N. Reed, Kristine L. Roberts, John H. Rowland, Frederick N. Salvo III, Clinton P. Sanko, John M. Scannapieco, Gary C. Shockley, Robert M. Steele, Jill M. Steinberg, Ashley Meredith Strittmatter, Matt Sweeney, William R. Sylvester, J. Carter Thompson Jr., Bradley E. Trammell, Steven H. Trent, Sara M. Turner, M. Kim Vance, Robert F. Walker, Kenneth A. Weber, Buckner Wellford and Edward R. Young.

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

  • Sheryl Bey, Jenna M. Bedsole, Micheline Kelly Johnson, 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.
  • Nine Baker Donelson attorneys were named among the top 100 attorneys in Tennessee: Leo M. Bearman Jr., Scott D. Carey, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Thomas O. Helton, Micheline Kelly Johnson, George T. Lewis, III, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford and Edward R. Young.
  • Leo M. Bearman Jr., E. Franklin Childress Jr., George T. Lewis, III, Bruce A. McMullen, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford and Edward R. Young were named among the top 50 attorneys in Memphis.
  • Scott D. Carey was named among the top 50 attorneys in Nashville.
  • Sheryl Bey was named among the top 50 attorneys in Mississippi.

The publication also honored 43 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2018 list of Mid-South Rising Stars: Adam S. Baldridge, C. Tyler Ball, Jamie Ballinger-Holden, Rachel VanNortwick Barlotta, Marcie Bradley, 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, Steven Fulgham, Adam H. Gates, Samuel Gregory, Claire Cowart Haltom, Christie M. Hayes, Sye T. Hickey, Howard Lee Hill II, R. Andrew Hutchinson, Erno D. Lindner, Catherine C. Long, Marcus M. Maples, Sara McManus, Kacie McRee, Brad C. Moody, Joshua A. Mullen, Matthew S. Mulqueen, Stephen K. Pudner, Adam Sanders, Kavita Shelat, Jade Sipes, Jason Strain, Megan M. Sutton, Robert F. Tom, Mary Wu Tullis, Matthew G. White, Chad M. Wilgenbusch, 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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