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94 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named to 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers; 53 Named to Mid-South Rising Stars

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Ninety-four attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2017 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers, which recognizes attorneys in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The following attorneys were named to the list: D. Keith Andress, Katherine "Kay" M. Anderson, 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., Leigh M. Chiles, Patricia Clotfelter, Ross N. Cohen, Craig C. Conley, Richard G. Cowart, Christy Tosh Crider, Angie C. Davis, Michael T. Dawkins, James A. DeLanis, Brooks Eason, Lawrence S. Eastwood Jr., Jay Ebelhar, Steven J. Eisen, Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr., Richard Faulkner, Samuel Lanier Felker, Gregory G. Fletcher, Davis Frye, 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, Jonathan C. Hancock, Robert E. Hauberg Jr., Thomas O. Helton, John S. Hicks, H. Chervis Isom, Micheline Kelly Johnson, Jennifer P. Keller, George T. "Buck" Lewis III, Virginia C. Love, Timothy M. Lupinacci, Leonard C. Martin, Lawrence Maxwell, Timothy B. McConnell, Dan M. McDaniel, Bruce A. McMullen, Edward P. Meyerson, Anne W. Mitchell, Donald J. Nettles, Harry P. Ogden, William S. Painter, Thomas L. Parker, J. Randall Patterson, Lori H. Patterson, Michael C. Patton, Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Eric L. Pruitt, William N. Reed, Kristine L. Roberts, William E. Robinson, John H. Rowland, Frederick N. Salvo III, Clinton P. Sanko, John M. Scannapieco, Gary C. Shockley, William G. Somerville III, Robert M. Steele, Jill M. Steinberg, Matt Sweeney, William R. Sylvester, J. Carter Thompson Jr., Bradley E. Trammell, Steven H. Trent, Sara M. Turner, M. Kim Vance, Susan S. Wagner, Robert F. Walker, Kenneth A. Weber, 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:

  • Jenna M. Bedsole, Patricia Clotfelter, Micheline Kelly Johnson, Kristine L. Roberts, Jill M. Steinberg and Susan S. Wagner were named among the top 50 female attorneys in the Mid-South.
  • Edward P. Meyerson was named among the top 50 attorneys in Alabama.
  • Twelve Baker Donelson attorneys were named among the top 100 attorneys in Tennessee: David L. Bearman, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Scott D. Carey, E. Franklin Childress Jr., John S. Hicks, Micheline Kelly Johnson, George T. Lewis, III, Kristine L. Roberts, Gary C. Shockley, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford and Edward R. Young.
  • David L. Bearman, Leo M. Bearman Jr., E. Franklin Childress Jr., George T. Lewis, III, Kristine L. Roberts, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford and Edward R. Young were named among the top 50 attorneys in Memphis.
  • Scott D. Carey, John S. Hicks and Gary C. Shockley were named among the top 50 attorneys in Nashville.
  • William N. Reed and Robert F. Walker were named among the top 50 attorneys in Mississippi.

The publication also honored 53 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2017 list of Mid-South Rising Stars: Adam S. Baldridge, Tyler C. Ball, Jamie Ballinger-Holden, Rachel VanNortwick Barlotta, Emily Brackstone, Marcie Bradley, Zachary B. Busey, Luke P. Cantrell, Quinn Nemeyer Carlson, Christopher J. Coats, Brent Cole, Caldwell G. Collins, Nakimuli Davis-Primer, Jaime L. Derensis, Christopher Douse, Wendy Huff Ellard, Steven Fulgham, Kevin Garrison, Adam H. Gates, Samuel Gregory, Ruthie Hagan, Jennifer G. Hall, Claire Cowart Haltom, Whitney M. Harmon, Christie M. Hayes, R. Andrew Hutchinson, Leslie Isaacman, Adria Jetton, Julia M. Kavanagh, M. Levy Leatherman, Erno D. Lindner, Catherine C. Long, Marcus M. Maples, Sara McManus, Kacie McRee, Lori B. Metrock, Samuel F. Miller, Brad C. Moody, Joshua A. Mullen, Matthew S. Mulqueen, Stephen K. Pudner, Emma Redden, Kavita Shelat, Jade Sipes, Daniel A. Stephenson, Megan M. Sutton, Justin M. Sveadas, Robert F. Tom, Matthew G. White, Mason W. Wilson, Maia T. Woodhouse, Mary Wu Tullis 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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