Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) has been named the Product Liability Firm of the Year for the Southern Region by Benchmark Litigation. The award recognizes overall excellence by a firm during 2012.
Butler Snow competed with firms from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia for the honor.
“We’re proud of the recognition our Product Liability Group has received,” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow. “This is an honor for our attorneys and the practices they have built.”
Butler Snow has a long history of strongly defending product liability claims both regionally and nationally. The Products Liability Practice Group defends cases in the Southeast, and across the nation for a wide variety of products, including asbestos, agricultural products, chemical products, electrical products, mechanical products, recreational products, silica, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Five Butler Snow attorneys were also recognized by Benchmark Litigation in late 2012 as Litigation Stars: John C. Henegan in antitrust, general commercial litigation, intellectual property and media/entertainment; Christy D. Jones in product liability and professional liability; Orlando R. Richmond, Sr. in product liability, medical liability and personal injury; E. Barney Robinson, III in general commercial and product liability; and Lee Davis Thames in general commercial litigation and product liability.
Benchmark Litigationis a definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. It is the only publication that focuses exclusively on U.S. litigation. At their inaugural US Benchmark Litigation Awards, firms in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia were recognized for the gravitas of their case matters during 2012.
Benchmark Litigation’s awards are the culmination of a six-month research period, where researchers conducted extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. Researchers examined recent casework handled by law firms and asked litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers.Firms cannot pay to be recommended for the guide. Instead, firms have been independently offered the opportunity for listing.