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Baker Donelson Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of Alabama Super Lawyers and Alabama Rising Stars


(Birmingham, AL / April 28, 2014)  Twenty-one attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2014 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers. Another nine attorneys were named to the publication's list of 2014 "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 
  • Jenna M. Bedsole, employment and labor 
  • Patricia Clotfelter, business litigation 
  • Ross N. Cohen, tax 
  • Floyd D. Gaines, general litigation 
  • Jonathan R. Geisen, business/corporate 
  • W. Patton Hahn, bankruptcy: business 
  • 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: business 
  • Edward P. Meyerson, construction litigation 
  • Anne W. Mitchell, estate and probate 
  • Eric L. Pruitt, bankruptcy: business
  • N. Andrew Rotenstreich, communications
  • D.J. Simonetti, business/corporate
  • William G. Somerville III, employment and labor
  • William R. Sylvester, real estate
  • Sara M. Turner, personal injury - products: defense 
  • Susan S. Wagner, appellate

Alabama Super Lawyers also named three Baker Donelson attorneys to its top attorney lists. Patricia Clotfelter was named among the top 25 female attorneys in Alabama and Edward P. Meyerson and Eric L. Pruitt were named among the top 50 attorneys in Alabama.

In addition, the publication honored nine Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2014 Alabama Rising Stars list: 

  • Kevin R. Garrison, construction litigation 
  • Harriet Thomas Ivy, civil litigation defense 
  • Catherine Long, business litigation 
  • Vincent Nelan, construction litigation 
  • Staci M. Pierce, business/corporate 
  • Stephen K. Pudner, business litigation
  • Rachel VanNortwick Barlotta, employment and labor 

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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