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173 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers® 2020, 19 Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Butler Snow is pleased to announce 173 of the firm’s attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers® 2020, and 19 have been named Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year.”

“We congratulate all of our attorneys who were recognized by Best Lawyers®,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman Butler Snow. “This recognition reinforces our team’s commitment to the many clients, industries and communities we serve.”

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in the publication is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which lawyers confidently evaluate their professional peers.

For a complete listing of the 173 Butler Snow attorneys listed in Best Lawyers® 2020, click here.

“Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are also awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one attorney is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. The 19 Butler Snow attorneys named to this list are: 

  • Amanda B. BarbourBest Lawyers® 2020 Criminal Defense: White Collar “Lawyer of the Year”, Jackson, Miss.
  • Arthur D. Spratlin, Jr.Best Lawyers® 2020 Transportation Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Jackson, Miss.
  • Christopher R. Maddux – Best Lawyers® 2020 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Jackson, Miss.
  • John J. Healy, IIIBest Lawyers® 2020 Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Jackson, Miss.
  • Robert C. HutchisonBest Lawyers® 2020 Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Jackson, Miss.
  • W. Eugene MageeBest Lawyers® 2020 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Jackson, Miss.
  • Amanda Haynes YoungBest Lawyers® 2020 Government Relations Practice “Lawyer of the Year”, Nashville, Tenn.
  • David L. JohnsonBest Lawyers® 2020 Litigation – ERISA “Lawyer of the Year”, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Joseph F. Welborn, IIIBest Lawyers® 2020 Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year”, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Melvin J. Malone – Best Lawyers® 2020 Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Robert M. Holland, Jr.Best Lawyers® 2020 Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Charles F. MorrowBest Lawyers® 2020 Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Scott B. ShankerBest Lawyers® 2020 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Memphis, Tenn.
  • W. Jeff McGoffBest Lawyers® 2020 Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Memphis, Tenn.
  • David G. MayhanBest Lawyers® 2020 Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”, Denver
  • Sean M. McGuinnessBest Lawyers® 2020 Gaming Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Denver
  • Martin A. SoslandBest Lawyers® 2020 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Paul V. Cassisa, Jr.Best Lawyers® 2020 Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”, Tupelo, Miss.
  • Stephen E. WeylBest Lawyers® 2020 Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Boston