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87 Baker Donelson Attorneys to be Ranked as "Leaders in Their Field" in Chambers USA 2019 Directory

(Memphis, TN / February 27, 2019) Baker Donelson announces that the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded directory of America's leading lawyers for business, will recognize 87 Baker Donelson attorneys as leading practitioners in 24 practice areas. In addition, Chambers USA will recognize the Firm's health law practice as a leading national practice and will name 27 of the Firm's practice areas as leading practices in individual states.

The Baker Donelson attorneys who will be included in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA will be recognized in the following practice areas:

  • Antitrust: Hal K. Litchford
  • Banking & Finance: Steven J. Eisen and Jackie Prester
  • Banking & Finance (Marine Finance): Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III
  • Banking & Finance (Regulatory): Steven J. Eisen
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III, Daniel Carrigan, Jan M. Hayden, Timothy M. Lupinacci, John McJunkin and Eric Pruitt
  • Construction: Matthew Emmons, Mark W. Frilot, Linda A. Klein, David Kurtz, Mark W. Mercante and J. Ben Shapiro
  • Corporate/Commercial: B.G. Minisman Jr. and William S. Painter
  • Corporate/Commercial (Gaming & Licensing): Amy Kebert Elder and Dan M. McDaniel Jr.
  • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions: Kenneth Abel and Tonya Mitchem Grindon
  • Corporate/M&A (Tax): Robert L. Wollfarth
  • Energy & Natural Resources (Oil & Gas): Kenneth M. Klemm and Adam Zuckerman
  • Environment: Michael T. Dawkins, Ralph DeMeo, Gary C. Shockley and Robert M. Steele
  • Gaming & Licensing (Louisiana): Paul S. West
  • Gaming & Licensing (Nationwide): Dan M. McDaniel Jr. and Paul S. West
  • Healthcare: Thomas William Baker, Ashby Q. Burks, Joe W. Campbell, Richard G. Cowart, Sean Finan, Donna Fraiche, Monica A. Frois, S. Craig Holden, Julie E. Kass, Errol J. King Jr., Catherine A. Martin, John J. Miles, Howard L. Sollins, Sanford V. Teplitzky, Donna K. Thiel and Danielle Trostorff
  • Healthcare (Nationwide): S. Craig Holden, Julie E. Kass, John J. Miles and Sanford V. Teplitzky
  • Intellectual Property: Emily Billig
  • Labor & Employment: Phyllis G. Cancienne, Angie Davis, Brooks Eason, David Gevertz, Steven F. Griffith Jr., Amelia W. Koch, J. Randall Patterson, Kathlyn Perez, M. Kim Vance and Edward R. Young
  • Litigation (Bankruptcy): E. Franklin Childress Jr.
  • Litigation (Construction): Kevin R. Garrison and Edward P. Meyerson
  • Litigation (General Commercial): Leo Bearman Jr., Sheryl Bey, Roy C. Cheatwood, Nancy Scott Degan, John S. Hicks, Linda A. Klein, Kent A. Lambert, William N. "Bill" Reed, Gary C. Shockley and J. Carter Thompson
  • Litigation (Medical Malpractice Defense): Jill M. Steinberg
  • Litigation (White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations): Jonathan Biran, Ty Kelly and Joe D. Whitley
  • Real Estate: Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr., John A. Gupton III, Matthew T. Harris, Martha A. Hartley, Lee Hill, H. Chervis Isom, Denise W. Killebrew, Jon F. "Chip" Leyens Jr., Murphy McMillan, William S. Mendenhall, David A. Rueff Jr., William R. Sylvester and Ginger Weaver
  • Tax: Nedom A. Haley

In addition to recognizing the Firm's health law practice as a leading national practice, the 2019 edition of Chambers USA will also recognize the following Baker Donelson practice areas as leading practices in individual states:

  • Alabama: Bankruptcy/restructuring; corporate/commercial; and real estate
  • Florida: Antitrust
  • Georgia: Bankruptcy/restructuring and healthcare
  • Louisiana: Bankruptcy/restructuring; construction; energy and natural resources; gaming and licensing; healthcare; labor and employment; and litigation (general commercial)
  • Maryland: Corporate/mergers and acquisitions and healthcare
  • Mississippi: Corporate/commercial; labor and employment; litigation (general commercial); and real estate
  • Tennessee: Banking and finance; corporate/mergers and acquisitions; environment; healthcare; labor and employment; litigation (general commercial); and real estate
  • Washington, D.C.: Healthcare

Since 1999, Chambers USA has researched the U.S. legal profession, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. Because of its independence and objective research process, Chambers USA is considered to be a cornerstone directory whose listings are given much weight among business leaders selecting legal counsel.

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