Burr & Forman Atlanta Attorneys Selected as 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers & Georgia Rising Stars 2012

February 21, 2012

Burr & Forman LLP announced today that five attorneys in the Atlanta office have been included on this year’s Georgia Super Lawyers list with an additional three attorneys being recognized on the Georgia Rising Stars 2012 list.

The Super Lawyers selection process is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards and have demonstrated a degree of achievement in their field.

Only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list. Rising Stars are attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

The Burr & Forman attorneys named to Georgia’s Super Lawyers list, along with the practice areas in which they were selected, are listed below.

Danielle J. Cole: Construction Litigation Gregory F. Harley: Business Litigation Paul Burke O’Hearn: Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights Oscar N. Persons: Securities Litigation Edgar C. Snow, Jr.: Banking

The Burr & Forman attorneys named to Georgia’s Rising Stars 2012 list, along with practice areas in which they were selected, are listed below.

Jason G. Beckham: Banking Kwende B. Jones: Business Litigation Graham H. Stieglitz: Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

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 the Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Super Lawyers can be found online at superlawyers.com where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

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  • “Our firm has used Burr & Forman, and particularly Logan Hinkle, for our retirement plan and many employment law issues over the years.  I have always found their entire staff of lawyers, paralegals and assistants to be knowledgeable and just as importantly prompt in their response to our questions or concerns.  They have always kept us abreast of changes in the law and suggest changes that we should make in our employment practices, or our retirement plan, to keep current and compliant.  Our relationship has always been professional but at the same time very cordial and respectful.  Our association with Logan and his partners, associates and colleagues has been outstanding.”

    -John D. Humber, Tuscaloosa Radiology

  • “I have found the ERISA group, and especially Logan Hinkle, to be knowledgeable and very responsive as we navigate the changes in HIPAA, PPA and more recently PPACA to make sure we are in compliance and our documentation in order.  I can recommend them highly.”


  • β€œHe knows the law and knows my goals and objectives. He knows my style and is good at navigating between the issues. He balances my expectations and preferences with what is practical. There is nothing he could do better.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • "...He has a big influence on automotive and economic development.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “I have an excellent working relationship with a number of attorneys at the firm, all of whom I trust to handle our problems. Even at a generously negotiated rate, we pay the attorneys at Burr & Forman a slightly higher rate than we pay other attorneys for similar services. We are willing to pay that premium because of the firm’s competence in so many areas, whereas other smaller firms tend to specialize in areas and have weaknesses in others.”

    -Chambers 2012