85 Burr Attorneys Named 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Birmingham, Ala., November 8, 2017 - Burr & Forman announces that 85 of its Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee attorneys have been selected for inclusion among Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2017. In addition, 33 attorneys were recognized as "Rising Stars," up-and-comers under the age of 40. 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 86 attorneys are included in Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine in November.

The Burr & Forman attorneys named among Mid-South Super Lawyers for the 2017 list are:

Bryan O. Balogh - Class Action
Matthew W. Barnes - Real Estate
Howard E. Bogard - Health Care
Richard J. Brockman - Health Care
Greg Burge - Personal Injury General: Defense
Jennifer "Ginger" M. Busby - Business Litigation
Christopher Carson - Business Litigation
Paul Cavender - Class Action
Michael K. K. Choy - Business Litigation
Edward R. Christian - Mergers & Acquisitions
John J. Coleman, III - Employment and Labor
Marcel L. Debruge - Employment and Labor
David A. Elliott - Business Litigation
Ronald W. Farley - Environmental
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 - Business Litigation
Gary M. London - Antitrust Litigation
Michael L. Lucas - Employment and Labor
Reid S. Manley - General Litigation
Frank McRight - Employment and Labor
Derek F. Meek - Bankruptcy: Business
Bryance Metheny - Employment and Labor
John C. Morrow - Business Litigation
Dent M. Morton - Employment and Labor
Robert H. Rutherford - Business Litigation
Trent Scofield - Employment and Labor
Elizabeth B. Shirley - Business Litigation
Jack P. Stephenson, Jr. - Business/Corporate
George M. Taylor, III - Mergers and Acquisitions
William "Lee" Thuston - Business/Corporate
Rik S. Tozzi - Consumer Law
Allan R. Wheeler - Personal Injury Products: Defense
Turner B. Williams - Transportation and Maritime

Cheri T. Gatlin - Business Litigation
Eric F. Hatten - Business Litigation

William Daniels, Jr. - Construction Litigation
John P. Kavanagh, Jr. - Transportation/Maritime
Forrest S. Latta - Insurance Coverage
Ricardo A. Woods - Personal Injury Products: Defense

Kenneth (Ken) M. Bryant - Business Litigation
Robert C. Goodrich, Jr. - Creditor Debtor Rights
Garry K. Grooms - Business Litigation
David W. Houston, IV - Bankruptcy: Business
William L. Penny - Environmental
Stephen H. Price - Business Litigation
Clark Spoden - Employment and Labor

The Burr & Forman attorneys named as Rising Stars are:

Benjamin B. Coulter - Securities Litigation
Ronald W. Flowers - Employment and Labor
Rachel R. Friedman - Consumer Law
James "Jay" Haithcock, III - Bankruptcy: Business
Ryan J. Hebson - General Litigation
William "J." Long, IV - General Litigation
April McKenzie Mason - Business/Corporate
Ellen T. Mathews - Business Litigation
Matthew T. Mitchell - Consumer Law
Kip A. Nesmith - General Litigation
Travis E. Ramey - Appellate
Melinda Eubanks Sellers - Real Estate
Marc P. Solomon - Bankruptcy: Business
Megan P. Stephens - Civil Litigation: Defense
Kristen Peters Watson - Consumer Law
Amy Jordan Wilkes - Employment and Labor
Ronald D. (Scott) Williams - Employment and Labor

John M. Lassiter - Construction Litigation
Christopher D. Meyer - Construction Litigation

John P. Browning - Personal Injury General: Defense
Bess M. Parrish Creswell - Creditor Debtor Rights
Kasee Sparks Heisterhagen - Civil Litigation: Defense
Taylor B. Johnson - Business Litigation
Robert C. Matthews - Banking
Anna L. Scully - Immigration: Business
Kathryn M. Willis - Employment and Labor

Lindsey Arnold - Banking
Tucker Herndon - Banking
Matthew Kroplin - Health Care
Zachary D. Miller - Consumer Law
Patrick Warfield - Bankruptcy: Business

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 Law & Politics' attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Super Lawyers was first published in 1991, and the complete 2017 list can be found online at www.superlawyers.com.

About Burr & Forman LLP
Burr & Forman's experienced legal team serves clients with local, national, and international legal needs. With particular industry strengths in the financial institutions, health care and manufacturing sectors, the firm's attorneys draw from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience to serve as trusted business advisors and legal counsel to help clients achieve their goals. Burr & Forman is a Southeast, regional firm with 300 attorneys and 11 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com.

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