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Butler Snow Attorney Kari L. Sutherland Named in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Kari L. Sutherland has been named in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation.

“We congratulate Kari on her recognition by this prestigious publication for the third year in a row,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “This accomplishment reflects the service and expertise that she has always dedicated to her clients.”

This year marks the seventh edition of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation. The women receiving this honor have earned their place among leading litigators by participating in some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history, as well as by earning the hard-won respect of their peers and clients.

Sutherland focuses her practice on drug and device litigation. She has tried pharmaceutical cases in various jurisdictions across the country. She currently serves as a crucial part of a national counsel team defending prescription medical devices and also works as international coordinating counsel. Sutherland has been recognized by Super Lawyers® as a Mid-South Super Lawyer for personal injury defense: products, was recently named a 2018 Benchmark Litigation Star and is the recipient of a 2017 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing.

Sutherland is a member of the American, Mississippi, Tennessee, 5th Circuit and Lafayette County Bar Associations, Defense Research Institute, Fellowship of the Litigation Counsel of America, Federalist Society, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and Trial Attorneys of America. She is also a former special agent for the U.S. Secret Service. Sutherland received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and her Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law.

Attorneys named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 publication were chosen through several phases of research. The extensive process, which encompasses six months of research into the litigators’ professional activities, as well as client feedback surveys and interviews, has culminated in the selection of the country’s most distinguished attorneys in the world of litigation.

Founded in 2007, Benchmark Litigation strives to provide the most accurate and comprehensive coverage of the U.S. and Canadian litigation markets. Benchmark Litigation is the only publication in the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the U.S.