59 Burr Attorneys Named 2022 MidSouth Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Burr & Forman announces that 59 of its Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee attorneys have been selected for inclusion among Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2022. This includes two attorneys, Derek F. Meek (Top 50 Alabama) and David W. Houston, IV (Top 100 Tennessee) selected as Top Attorneys in Bankruptcy Business and 24 attorneys recognized as “Rising Stars,” up-and-comers under the age of 40, and. 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 59 attorneys were included in Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine in November.

The Burr & Forman attorneys named among Mid-South Super Lawyers for the 2022 list are:


Keith Andress - Business Litigation
Bryan O. Balogh – Class Action
Howard E. Bogard – Health Care
Greg S. Burge – Personal Injury General: Defense
Jennifer M. “Ginger” Busby – Personal Injury Products: Defense
John J. Coleman, III – Employment & Labor
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 – Bankruptcy Litigation
Michael L. Lucas – Employment & Labor
Reid S. Manley – General Litigation
Derek F. Meek – Bankruptcy: Business
Bryance K. Metheny – Employment & Labor
Gail L. Mills – Real Estate
John C. Morrow – Business Litigation
Robert H. Rutherford – Business Litigation
Elizabeth B. Shirley – Business Litigation
Marc P. Solomon – Bankruptcy: Business
Rik S. Tozzi – Consumer Law


Cheri Turnage Gatlin – Business Litigation


John P. Kavanagh, Jr. - Transportation/Maritime
Forrest S. Latta – Insurance Coverage


Ken Bryant - Business Litigation
Garry K. Grooms – Business Litigation
David W. Houston, IV – Bankruptcy: Business
Alex Little – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Brian C. Neal – Business Litigation
William L. Penny – Environmental
Thomas K. Potter, III – Securities Litigation

The Burr & Forman attorneys named as Rising Stars are:


Christian W. Borek - Business/Corporate
Jacob A. Burchfield – Business Litigation
Rachel Blackmon Cash – Civil Litigation: Defense
D. Matthew Centeno – Personal Injury General: Defense
Ryan J. Hebson – Class Action
H. Carlton Hilson – Employment & Labor
Hanna Lahr - Creditor Debtor Rights
Denzel E. Okinedo – Business/Corporate
James Roberts – Bankruptcy: Business
Russell Rutherford – Nonprofit Organization
Emily Schreiber - Business Litigation
Al Teel – Transportation/Maritime
Katherine West – Civil Litigation: Defense
Ronald D. (Scott) Williams – Employment & Labor


Christine N. Burns – Civil Litigation: Defense
Michael Wade Rich - Government Contracts


Ingu Hwang – Employment & Labor


Lindsey R. Arnold – Banking
C. Tucker Herndon – Banking
Nicole Keefe – Business/Corporate
Emily Harper Mack – Employment & Labor
Zachary D. Miller – Consumer Law
Samuel A. Morris - Banking
J. Patrick Warfield – Bankruptcy: Business

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 20 offices across Florida, Alabama, Delaware, 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 burr.com.

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