56 Burr & Forman Attorneys Ranked in 2021 Chambers USA

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Burr & Forman LLP announces 56 of its attorneys have been ranked in the 2021 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 2021 Guide. Ten attorneys earned new individual rankings this year, five of which were female attorneys.

The 2021 guide is available here.

The firm received 23 total rankings across the firm’s footprint including Alabama for Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Corporate/Commercial, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate. The firm received top rankings in Delaware for Bankruptcy/Restructuring; in Florida for Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Intellectual Property, in Georgia for Banking & Finance and Bankruptcy/Restructuring; in Mississippi for Commercial Litigation and Construction; in South Carolina for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Healthcare, and Real Estate. The firm was ranked in Tennessee for Banking & Finance, Commercial Litigation and Environmental.

The firm received a new nationwide ranking in Banking & Finance and also maintains its nationwide ranking in the area of Transportation: Maritime Litigation for Mobile partner John Kavanagh.

The Burr & Forman attorneys recognized by Chambers USA in the 2021 guide, along with the practice areas in which they were selected, are:


Howard Bogard, Healthcare
Richard J. Brockman, Healthcare
Chris Carson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Paul Cavender, Litigation: General Commercial
Ed Christian, Corporate/Commercial***
John Coleman, Labor & Employment
Marcel Debruge, Labor & Employment
Damon Denney, Banking & Finance
Schuyler Espy, Environmental*
Kelli Fleming, Healthcare
Mike Hall, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Vic Hayslip, Commercial Litigation
Jim Hoover, Healthcare
Heather Jamison, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Joe Joseph, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Mike Lucas, Labor & Employment
April Mason, Corporate/Commercial
Derek Meek, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Bryance Metheny, Labor & Employment
Gail Mills, Banking & Finance and Real Estate
Dwight Mixson, Banking & Finance and Real Estate
Gene Price, Corporate/Commercial
Marc Solomon, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Frank Springfield, Litigation: General Commercial*
Jack Stephenson, Corporate/Commercial
Lee Thuston, Corporate/Commercial***
Rik Tozzi, Litigation: General Commercial
Callie Whatley, Corporate/Commercial*
Katy Willis, Labor & Employment


Cory Falgowski, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Rick Robinson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Eric Golden, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Jeff Kamenetsky, Intellectual Property
Harvey Kauget, Intellectual Property
Ellsworth Summers, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Robert Williams, Healthcare


Erich N. Durlacher, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Jack Kowalski, Construction
Ed Snow, Banking & Finance
Graham Stieglitz, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Cheri Gatlin, Construction

North Carolina

Cybil Abrao, Real Estate: Finance*
Lori Hinnant, Environmental
Patricia Gordon, Real Estate: Finance

South Carolina

Jennifer Blumenthal, Banking & Finance
Elizabeth Crum, Healthcare
John Currie, Corporate M&A**
Celeste Jones, Healthcare, Litigation: General Commercial
Judith McInnis, Real Estate
Mike Sharpe, Real Estate


Lindsey Arnold, Banking & Finance*
C. Tucker Herndon, Banking & Finance*
David Houston, Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Bill Penny, Environmental
Tom Potter, Litigation: General Commercial


John Kavanagh, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation

* 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

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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