61 Burr & Forman Attorneys Ranked in 2023 Chambers USA

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Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that 61 of its attorneys have been ranked in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded directory featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Additionally, three attorneys have been ranked in multiple tables for the 2023 Guide.

The firm received 26 total rankings across the firm’s footprint including Alabama for Appellate Litigation, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Corporate/Commercial, Health Care, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate. The firm received rankings in Delaware for Bankruptcy/Restructuring; in Florida for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Construction, and Intellectual Property; in Georgia for Banking & Finance and Bankruptcy/Restructuring; in Mississippi for Commercial Litigation and Construction; in South Carolina for Banking & Finance, Commercial Litigation, Corporate/M&A, Health Care, and Real Estate. The firm was also ranked in Tennessee for Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/ Restructuring, Commercial Litigation and Environmental.

The firm maintains its nationwide ranking in Banking & Finance and Mobile Partner John Kavanagh maintained his nationwide ranking in Transportation: Maritime Litigation.

The Burr & Forman attorneys recognized by Chambers USA in the 2023 guide, along with the practice areas in which they were selected, are:


Howard E. Bogard, Health Care

Richard J. Brockman, Health Care

C. Paul Cavender, Litigation: General Commercial

Edward R. Christian***, Corporate/Commercial

John J. Coleman III, Labor & Employment

Marcel L. Debruge, Labor & Employment

Damon P. Denney, Banking & Finance

Schuyler K. Espy, Environment

Kelli Carpenter Fleming, Health Care

Michael L. Hall, Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Victor L. Hayslip, Litigation: General Commercial

James A. Hoover, Health Care

Heather A. Jamison, Banking & Restructuring

Joe A. Joseph, Banking & Restructuring

Forrest S. Latta, Litigation: Appellate

Michael L. Lucas, Labor & Employment

April M. Mason, Corporate/Commercial

Derek F. Meek, Banking & Restructuring

K. Bryance Metheny, Labor & Employment

Gail L. Mills, Banking & Finance, Real Estate

Dwight L. Mixson, Banking & Finance, Real Estate

Gene T. Price, Corporate/Commercial

Angie Cameron Smith, Health Care

Marc P. Solomon, Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Jack P. Stephenson Jr., Corporate/Commercial

William “Lee” Thuston***, Corporate/Commercial

Rik S. Tozzi, Litigation: General Commercial

David G. Wanhatalo*, Construction

Callie S. Whatley*, Corporate/Commercial

Kathryn M. Willis, Labor & Employment


J. Cory Falgowski, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Richard A. Robinson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Ryan M. Corbett*, Intellectual Property

Eric S. Golden, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Jeffrey H. Kamenetsky, Intellectual Property

Harvey S. Kauget, Intellectual Property

Gregory F. Lunny, Litigation: Product Liability

Troy K. Smith, Construction

J. Ellsworth Summers Jr., Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Robert V. Williams, Health Care 


Elizabeth B. Davis, Environment

Erich N. Durlacher, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Ed Snow, Banking & Finance

Graham H. Stieglitz, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Cheri Turnage Gatlin, Construction

North Carolina

Cybil J. Abrao, Real Estate: Finance 

South Carolina

Amanda A. Bailey, Litigation: General Commercial

Jennifer C. Blumenthal, Banking & Finance

M. Elizabeth Crum**, Health Care

James K. Gilliam*, Labor & Employment

Celeste T. Jones, Health Care, Litigation: General Commercial

Judith L. McInnis, Real Estate

Benjamin “Ned” Nicholson V, Litigation: General Commercial

Mark S. Sharpe, Real Estate


Lindsey R. Arnold*, Banking & Finance

C. Tucker Herndon*, Banking & Finance

David W. Houston, IV, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

William L. Penny, Environment

Thomas K. Potter III, Litigation: General Commercial

USA - Nationwide

John P. Kavanagh Jr., Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (Outside New York)

* Ranked as an “Up & Comer”

** Ranked as a “Senior Statesperson”

*** Eminent Practitioner


About Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners publishes Chambers USA, a guide to law firms and lawyers across the country. Every year, Chambers and Partners conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations of business lawyers. Top firms and lawyers are ranked and their merits described – usually in the words of their clients that are interviewed by the Chamber’s research staff. It is the weight of client interviews that gives Chambers and Partners’ guides their highly valued credibility and reliability. For more information, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.


About Burr & Forman LLP

For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients at the intersection of business and government. With 350 attorneys and 19 offices across Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, Burr & Forman draws from a diverse range of industry experience and practice knowledge to help clients address their legal needs and achieve their goals. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.

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