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Baker Donelson Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Edition of Alabama Super Lawyers and Alabama Rising Stars

(Birmingham, AL/May 8, 2013) Eighteen attorneys with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC have been named to the 2013 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers. Another ten attorneys were named to the publication's list of 2013 "Rising Stars."

The attorneys named to the list, along with the practice areas in which they are noted, include:

  • D. Keith Andress, civil litigation defense
  • Patricia Clotfelter, business litigation
  • Floyd D. Gaines, general litigation
  • W. Patton Hahn, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights
  • David B. Hall, transportation/maritime
  • H. Chervis Isom, real estate
  • Frank S. James III, employment and labor
  • Denise W. Killebrew, real estate
  • Timothy M. Lupinacci, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights
  • Edward P. Meyerson, construction litigation
  • Anne W. Mitchell, estate planning and probate
  • Andrew J. Potts, estate planning and probate
  • Eric L. Pruitt, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights
  • D.J. Simonetti, business/corporate
  • William G. Somerville III, employment and labor
  • William R. Sylvester, real estate
  • Susan S. Wagner, appellate
  • James C. Wilson Jr., business/corporate

Alabama Super Lawyers also named three Baker Donelson attorneys to its top attorney lists. Patricia Clotfelter and Susan S. Wagner were named among the top 25 female attorneys in Alabama and Timothy M. Lupinacci was named among the top 50 attorneys in Alabama.

In addition, the publication honored ten Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2013 Alabama Rising Stars list:

  • Stacey A. Davis, entertainment and sports
  • Kevin R. Garrison, construction litigation
  • Jonathan R. Geisen, business/corporate
  • Harriet Thomas Ivy, civil litigation defense
  • Catherine Long, business litigation
  • Vincent Nelan, construction litigation
  • Chad J. Post, real estate
  • Sara M. Turner, personal injury defense: products

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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