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Thirteen Baker Donelson Attorneys Named "Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers

(Memphis, TN/November 2, 2010) Thirteen attorneys with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, have been recognized as "Lawyers of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America 2011. A well-respected listing that is widely regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence, Best Lawyers has designated a select group of individuals as "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile specialties in large legal communities. Only a single attorney in each specialty in each community is being honored for 2011. 

Baker Donelson's "Lawyers of the Year" are:    

• Ben C. Adams Jr., Memphis Corporate Lawyer of the Year
• Mary L. Aronov, Memphis Banking Lawyer of the Year
• Leo M. Bearman Jr., Memphis Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year
• Thomas A. Caldwell, Chattanooga Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
• Samuel D. Chafetz, Memphis Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year
• Roy C. Cheatwood, New Orleans Appellate Lawyer of the Year
• Barry K. Cockrell, Jackson (Mississippi) Health Care Lawyer of the Year
• James K. Dossett Jr., Jackson (Mississippi) Tax Lawyer of the Year
• Steven J. Eisen, Nashville Banking Lawyer of the Year
• Donna D. Fraiche, New Orleans, Health Care Lawyer of the Year
• William H. Howard III, New Orleans Railroad Lawyer of the Year
• Susan Elliot Rich, Chattanooga Banking Lawyer of the Year
• W. Scott Welch III, Jackson (Mississippi) Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Best Lawyers compiles its list of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
The attorneys being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings in these surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

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