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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    -Chambers 2012

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