Six Burr & Forman Attorneys Selected Among Mid South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2014

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Nashville, Tenn. / Jackson, Miss. - Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that three attorneys in the firm's Jackson and Nashville offices have been included among the Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2014, and an additional three attorneys have been recognized as Rising Stars by the publication.

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 high degree of achievement in their field.

Only five percent of lawyers in the Mid-South region, which includes Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, are named by Super Lawyers. No more than two-and-a-half percent are named as Rising Stars; attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

The Burr & Forman attorneys recognized and their respective practice areas are:

Jackson Office


  • Cheri T Gatlin - Business Litigation
  • Eric F. Hatten - Civil Litigation: Defense

Rising Stars:

  • Bradley B. Vance - Business Litigation

Nashville Office



  • James M. McCarten - Estate & Probate

Rising Stars:

  • Joshua Ehrenfeld - Tax
  • David W. Houston, IV - Business / Corporate Law

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, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

About Burr & Forman LLP
For over a century, Burr & Forman LLP's experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and nine offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm's website at

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