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129 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 16 Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Butler Snow is pleased to announce 129 of the firm’s attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers® for 2016, and 16 have been named Best Lawyers® 2016 “Lawyer of the Year.”

“We are very proud of our attorneys’ recognition by their peers in this respected survey,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman, Butler Snow. “We consider this recognition a tremendous accomplishment, and congratulate all of our honorees. This is a testament to their commitment to serving our clients.”

Best Lawyers® recognizes a single lawyer in each community in each practice area as “Lawyer of the Year.”  The 16 Butler Snow attorneys named to this list are:

Phil B. AbernethyBest Lawyers® 2016 Litigation – Construction, Jackson, Miss.

James E. Bailey, IIIBest Lawyers® 2016 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/

Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Memphis, Tenn.

Michael B. BeersBest Lawyers® 2016 Insurance Law, Montgomery, Ala.

L. Don Campbell, Jr. Best Lawyers®2016 Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Memphis, Tenn.,

John F. EnglandBest Lawyers® 2016 Public Finance Law, Jackson, Miss.

John L. GallowayBest Lawyers® 2016 Real Estate Law, Gulfport, Miss.

Mark W. GarrigaBest Lawyers® 2016 Government Relations Practice, Jackson, Miss.

J. Clifford HarrisonBest Lawyers®2016 Banking and Finance Law, Jackson, Miss.

John C. HeneganBest Lawyers® 2016 Appellate Practice, Jackson, Miss.

Selby A. IrelandBest Lawyers® 2016 Business Organizations, Jackson, Miss.

Melvin J. MaloneBest Lawyers® 2016 Energy Law, Nashville, Tenn.

Luther T. MunfordBest Lawyers® 2016 Litigation – Intellectual Property Business, Jackson, Miss.

Benjamin W. RobersonBest Lawyers® 2016 Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Jackson, Miss.,

Phillip S. SykesBest Lawyers® 2016 Corporate Governance Law, Jackson, Miss.

Robert L. TrenthamBest Lawyers® 2016 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Nashville, Tenn.

Edward A. WilmesherrBest Lawyers® 2016 Financial Services Regulation, Jackson, Miss.

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Being listed in the publication is regarded by clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2016) is based on detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Lawyers listed in “Lawyer of the Year” received particularly high survey ratings by earning a superior level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers®:

ATLANTA, GA
Public Finance Law
BETHLEHEM, PA
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Russell L. Irby (2007) [10]
Tax Law
Michael H. Johnson (2014)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Commercial Finance Law
Jerome K. Lanning (1983) [30]
Real Estate Law
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Tax Law
E. Alston Ray (2008) [5]
Public Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates
DENVER, CO
Tax Law
Dee P. Wisor (2007) [10]
Public Finance Law
GULFPORT, MS
Robert C. Galloway (1999) [15]
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
John L. Galloway (2009) [5]
Real Estate Law
John M. Harral (2008) [5]
Banking and Finance Law
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Richard W. Sliman (2012) [5]
Insurance Law
MEMPHIS, TN
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and
Reorganization Law
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law
Corporate Law
Health Care Law
Gregg C. Gumbert (2011) [5]
Commercial Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Charles C. Harrell (2007) [10]
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Law
Commercial Litigation
Commercial Litigation
David P. Jaqua (2007) [10]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tax Law
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Randall D. Noel (2006) [10]
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Amy M. Pepke (2012) [5]
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Scott B. Shanker (2008) [5]
Health Care Law
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Finance Law
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law
MONTGOMERY, AL
Insurance Law
NASHVILLE, TN
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Kathryn Reed Edge (2005) [10]
Financial Services Regulation Law
Dan H. Elrod (1995) [20]
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Government Relations Practice
Health Care Law
Insurance Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Securities
Economic Development Law
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Real Estate Law
G. Brian Jackson (2008) [5]
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Litigation – ERISA
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Jack F. King, Jr. (2005) [10]
Commercial Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Gayle Malone, Jr. (1995) [20]
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Melvin J. Malone (2011) [5]
Energy Law
Government Relations Practice
Commercial Litigation
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and
Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Noel F. Stahl (1995) [20]
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Robert L. Trentham (2003) [10]
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Robert J. Walker (1993) [20]
Antitrust Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Health Care Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Government Relations Practice
Insurance Law
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and
Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
NEW YORK, NY
David M. Cohen (2012) [5]
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Public Finance Law
OXFORD, MS
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
RIDGELAND, MS
Phil B. Abernethy (2007) [10]
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Construction
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment
(2015)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Commercial Litigation
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Commercial Litigation
Trade Secrets Law
Public Finance Law
Environmental Law
Don B. Cannada (1995) [20]
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
R. Barry Cannada (2003) [10]
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Michael D. Caples (2007) [10]
Government Relations Practice
Tommie S. Cardin (2007) [10]
Government Relations Practice
Alveno N. Castilla (1995) [20]
Corporate Law
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law
Public Finance Law
Government Relations Practice
Commercial Litigation
Paul N. Davis (2008) [5]
Commercial Litigation
Oil and Gas Law
Richard M. Dye(2012) [5]
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
John F. England(2007) [10]
Public Finance Law
William M. Gage (2009) [5]
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Mark W. Garriga (2008) [5]
Government Relations Practice

 

Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Insurance
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Finance Law
Consumer Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
John J. Healy, III (2007) [10]
Copyright Law
Patent Law
Trademark Law
John C. Henegan (1991) [25]
Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Communications Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – First Amendment
Daniel G. Hise (1999) [15]
Corporate Law
Gaming Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Corporate Law
Donna Brown Jacobs (2007) [10]
Appellate Practice
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Corporate Law
Health Care Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Christy D. Jones (1995) [20]
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Government Relations Practice
Public Finance Law
Ronald I. Loeb (2005) [10]
Trusts and Estates
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and
Reorganization Law
W. Eugene Magee (2005) [10]
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Commercial Litigation
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Robert A. Miller (2009) [5]
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Energy Law
Mediation
Natural Resources Law
Oil and Gas Law
Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
First Amendment Law
Litigation – First Amendment
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Media Law
Tax Law
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and
Reorganization Law
Public Finance Law
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Transportation Law
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Phillip S. Sykes (2009) [5]
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance Law
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
Litigation – Real Estate
Litigation – Securities
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Ronald G. Taylor (2012) [5]
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
James B. Tucker (2008) [5]
Corporate Compliance Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
J. Paul Varner (1999) [15]
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates
Thad W. Varner (2007) [10]
Public Finance Law
Appellate Practice
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Joshua J. Wiener (2009) [5]
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Banking and Finance Law
Consumer Law
Corporate Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.
[#] Anniversary for which lawyer is eligible (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years)