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Baker Donelson Attorneys, Practice Areas Achieve High Rankings in Chambers USA 2010 Directory

Eight of Firm's Practice Areas, 21 Attorneys Achieve Top Rankings
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Sixty-three attorneys from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC have been ranked as leading practitioners in the recently released 2010 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded directory of America's leading lawyers for business. Of these attorneys, 21 attorneys were included in Band 1, the top tier in Chambers USA.

Chambers also recognized 18 of the Firm's practice areas as leading statewide practices, with eight being ranked in Band 1. The Firm's Health Care practice was also ranked as a leading practice in the country.

Considered a cornerstone directory whose listings are given much weight among business leaders selecting legal counsel, Chambers USA ranks law firm practice areas and individual attorneys based on research conducted by the directory's team of researchers, including in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys.

Attorney Rankings
Band 1
Banking and Finance (Regulatory): Steven J. Eisen (Tennessee)
Banking and Finance (Marine Finance): Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III (Louisiana) and James H. Roussel (Louisiana)
Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Timothy M. Lupinacci (Alabama)
Bankruptcy Litigation: E. Franklin Childress Jr. (Tennessee) and Randal S. Mashburn (Tennessee)
Construction Litigation: Edward P. Meyerson (Alabama) and Danny Shaw (Louisiana)
Corporate/Commercial: William S. Painter (Mississippi)
Environment: Robert M. Steele (Tennessee)
Gaming and Licensing: Dan M. McDaniel Jr. (Mississippi) and Paul S. West (Louisiana)
General Commercial Litigation: Leo Bearman Jr. (Tennessee); Roy C. Cheatwood (Louisiana); Walker W. "Bill" Jones III (Mississippi); and W. Scott Welch (Mississippi)
Health Care: Richard G. Cowart (Tennessee)
Health Care (Regulatory): Thomas E. Bartrum (Tennessee)
Labor and Employment: Fern H. Singer (Alabama)
Real Estate: H. Chervis Isom (Alabama) and Robert C. Liddon Jr. (Tennessee)

Band 2
Banking and Finance: Steven J. Eisen (Tennessee)
Construction: Linda A. Klein (Georgia)
Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions: William N. Norton (Louisiana)
Corporate/Commercial: William S. Mendenhall (Mississippi); B. G. Minisman Jr. (Alabama)
Corporate/Commercial (Municipal Finance): Jennifer Crowson (Mississippi) and Stephen Edds (Mississippi) General Commercial Litigation: John S. Hicks (Tennessee); William N. Reed (Mississippi); J. Carter Thompson Jr. (Mississippi)
Health Care: Ashby Q. Burks (Tennessee)
Labor and Employment: Brooks Eason (Mississippi) and Edward R. Young (Tennessee)
Real Estate: Mary L. Aronov (Tennessee); Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr. (Tennessee); John A. Gupton III (Tennessee); Daniel L. Singletary (Mississippi) and William R. Sylvester (Alabama)

Band 3
Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions: Robert J. DelPriore (Tennessee) and Matthew S. Heiter (Tennessee)
Environment: Michael T. Dawkins (Mississippi)
General Commercial Litigation: Nancy Scott Degan (Louisiana); Barry W. Ford (Mississippi); Kent A. Lambert (Louisiana); Gary C. Shockley (Tennessee)
Health Care: Thomas William Baker (Georgia) and Donna K. Thiel (Washington, D.C.)
Immigration: Robert N. Johnson (Georgia)
Labor and Employment: Phyllis G. Cancienne (Louisiana); Steven F. Griffith Jr. (Louisiana); Jennifer P. Keller (Tennessee); J. Randall Patterson (Mississippi); William G. Somerville III (Alabama); Steven H. Trent (Tennessee); M. Kim Vance (Tennessee)
Real Estate: Denise W. Killebrew (Alabama); Thomas O. Kolb (Alabama); William S. Mendenhall (Mississippi); David A. Rueff Jr. (Mississippi)
Tax: Nedom A. Haley (Georgia)

Band 4
Intellectual Property: Michael J. Powell (Georgia)

Up and Coming
Labor and Employment: David Gevertz (Georgia)

Practice Group Rankings
Band 1
Banking and Finance: Tennessee
Corporate/Commercial: Mississippi
Health Care: Tennessee
Litigation: Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee
Real Estate: Alabama and Tennessee

Band 2
Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Alabama
Corporate/Commercial: Alabama
Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions: Tennessee
Environment: Tennessee
Healthcare: National
Labor and Employment: Alabama and Tennessee
Real Estate: Mississippi

Band 3
Energy and Natural Resources: Louisiana
Labor and Employment: Mississippi

Band 4
Labor and Employment: Louisiana

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