Burr & Forman

11.2.2018   |   Firm News

84 Burr Attorneys Named 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Burr & Forman announces that 84 of its Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee attorneys have been selected for inclusion among Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2018. This also includes 29 attorneys who were recognized as “Rising Stars,” up-and-comers under the age of 40. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half percent of the lawyers in the state are Rising Stars. The 84 attorneys are included in Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine in November.

The Burr & Forman attorneys named among Mid-South Super Lawyers for the 2018 list are:


Bryan O. Balogh – Class Action

Howard E. Bogard – Health Care

Richard J. Brockman – Health Care

Greg Burge – Personal Injury General: Defense

Martin E. Burke – Business Litigation

Jennifer “Ginger” M. Busby – Business Litigation

Christopher Carson – Bankruptcy: Business

Paul Cavender – Class Action

Michael K. K. Choy – Business Litigation

Edward R. Christian – Mergers & Acquisitions

John J. Coleman, III – Employment and Labor

Marcel L. Debruge – Employment and Labor

David A. Elliott – Business Litigation

Gerald P. Gillespy – Business Litigation

Michael L. Hall – Bankruptcy: Business

Victor L. Hayslip – Business Litigation

Brent D. Hitson – Business Litigation

James A. Hoover – Health Care

Joe A. Joseph – Bankruptcy Business

Richard C. Keller – Business Litigation

Kermit L. Kendrick – Civil Litigation Defense

Joseph W. Letzer – Business Litigation

Gary M. London – Antitrust Litigation

Michael L. Lucas – Employment and Labor

Reid S. Manley – General Litigation

Frank McRight – Employment and Labor

Derek F. Meek – Bankruptcy: Business

Bryance Metheny – Employment and Labor

John C. Morrow – Business Litigation

Robert H. Rutherford – Business Litigation

Trent Scofield – Employment and Labor

Elizabeth B. Shirley – Business Litigation

Marc P. Solomon – Bankruptcy: Business

Frank R. Springfield – Consumer Law

George M. Taylor, III – Mergers and Acquisitions

Joshua H. Threadcraft – Consumer Law

William “Lee” Thuston – Business/Corporate

Rik S. Tozzi – Consumer Law

Turner B. Williams – Transportation and Maritime



Cheri T. Gatlin – Business Litigation



William Daniels, Jr. – Construction Litigation

John P. Kavanagh, Jr. – Transportation/Maritime

Forrest S. Latta – Insurance Coverage


Kenneth (Ken) M. Bryant – Business Litigation

Garry K. Grooms – Business Litigation

David W. Houston, IV – Bankruptcy: Business

Briana Montminy – Insurance Coverage

Brian C. Neal – Business Litigation

William L. Penny – Environmental

Thomas K. Potter, III – Securities Litigation

Stephen H. Price – Employment and Labor

Clark Spoden – Employment and Labor

Emily B. Campbell Taube – Business Litigation

Jerry w. Taylor – Health Care

Gregory T. Young – Environmental


The Burr & Forman attorneys named as Rising Stars are:


Nancy Fouad Carey – Construction Litigation

Benjamin B. Coulter – Securities Litigation

Rachel R. Friedman – Consumer Law

James “Jay” Haithcock, III – Bankruptcy: Business

Ryan J. Hebson – General Litigation

Carlton Hilson – Employment & Labor

William “J.” Long, IV – General Litigation

Ellen T. Mathews – Business Litigation

Matthew T. Mitchell – Consumer Law

Kip A. Nesmith – General Litigation

Travis E. Ramey – Appellate

Melinda Eubanks Sellers – Real Estate

Megan P. Stephens – Civil Litigation: Defense

Kristen Peters Watson – Consumer Law

Amy Jordan Wilkes – Employment and Labor

Ronald D. (Scott) Williams – Employment and Labor



John M. Lassiter – Construction Litigation

Christopher D. Meyer – Construction Litigation



Kasee Sparks Heisterhagen – Civil Litigation: Defense

Taylor B. Johnson – Business Litigation

Anna L. Scully – Immigration: Business

Christine B. Segarra – Civil Litigation: Plaintiff



Ingu Hwang – Employment & Labor


Lindsey Arnold – Banking

Tucker Herndon – Banking

Mathew Kroplin – Health Care

Zachary D. Miller – Consumer Law

Chris Suedekum – Civil Litigation: Defense

Patrick Warfield – Bankruptcy: Business

About Super Lawyers

The selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Super Lawyers was first published in 1991, and the complete 2018 list can be found online at www.superlawyers.com.

About Burr & Forman LLP

Burr & Forman’s experienced legal team serves clients with local, national, and international legal needs. With particular industry strengths in the financial institutions, health care and manufacturing sectors, the firm’s attorneys draw from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience to serve as trusted business advisors and legal counsel to help clients achieve their goals. Burr & Forman is a Southeast, regional firm with 300 attorneys and 12 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. Effective January 1, 2019, the firm will acquire Carolinas-based McNair Law Firm, boosting its presence to more than 350 attorneys and 19 offices.

For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.