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Chambers USA 2020 Ranks 44 Butler Snow Attorneys and 15 Categories

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Chambers USA 2020, the prestigious, independent legal industry referral guide, has ranked 44 of the firm’s attorneys as leaders in their fields. The firm has also been ranked in 15 categories.

Chambers USA ranks the top attorneys and law firms across the United States. Rankings for individual attorneys are based on their practice area(s), and evaluation of their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client service. A law firm ranking relates to a department of the firm and the qualities of the ranked attorneys within that department. Factors and considerations are judged by interviews with those active in the market – mainly clients and other attorneys with whom they work – and by assessing recent work done. The 2020 edition features rankings of more than 19,000 attorneys and more than 6,000 law firms.

“We congratulate all of our attorneys who were recognized by Chambers USA,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “This prestigious recognition reinforces our team’s commitment to the many clients, industries and communities we serve.”

Chambers USA 2020 ranked the firm in the following categories:

  • Product Liability & Mass Torts (USA Nationwide)
  • Real Estate (Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee)
  • Gaming & Licensing (Louisiana)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Mississippi)
  • Corporate/Commercial (Mississippi)
  • Energy & Natural Resources (Mississippi)
  • Environment (Mississippi)
  • Labor & Employment (Mississippi, Tennessee)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Mississippi, Tennessee)
  • Banking & Finance (Tennessee)
  • Healthcare (Tennessee)

Chambers USA 2020 ranked Butler Snow attorneys in the following categories:

Nationwide Leader Listings

William M. Gage – Product Liability & Mass Torts

Orlando R. Richmond Sr. – Product Liability & Mass Torts

Paul S. West – Gaming & Licensing

Mississippi: Individual Leader Listings

Phil B. Abernethy –Litigation: General Commercial

Paula Graves Ardelean – Labor & Employment

John A. Brunini – Environment

Barry Cannada – Corporate/Commercial

Stephen C. Edds – Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance

Andrea La’Verne Edney – Litigation: General Commercial

John F. England – Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance

Sue Hicks Fairbank – Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance

Trudy D. Fisher – Environment

Clifford Harrison – Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance

Steven M. Hendrix – Real Estate

John C. Henegan – Litigation: Appellate

Robert C. Hutchison – Real Estate

Selby A. Ireland – Corporate/Commercial

Timothy W. Lindsay – Labor & Employment

Christopher R. Maddux – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Wilson Montjoy II – Energy & Natural Resources

Luther T. Munford – Litigation: Appellate

Ryan J. O’Beirne – Gaming & Licensing

Barney Robinson III – Litigation: General Commercial

Stephen W. Rosenblatt – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Phillip S. Sykes – Litigation: General Commercial

Robin Banck Taylor – Labor & Employment

Timothy M. Threadgill – Labor & Employment

Thad W. Varner – Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance

Tennessee: Individual Leader Listings

Dan H. Elrod – Healthcare: Regulatory

Robert M. Holland, Jr. – Real Estate

Jones Wilson Luna – Environment

Ann E. Lundy – Healthcare Regulatory

Gayle Malone, Jr. – Litigation: General Commercial, Litigation: Mediators

Kara E. Shea – Labor & Employment

Adam G. Smith – Banking & Finance

Robert L. Trentham – Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense

Robert J. Walker – Litigation: General Commercial

Alabama: Individual Leader Listings

Angie Godwin McEwen – Real Estate

Louisiana: Individual Leader Listings

Lee C. Kantrow – Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions

David S. Rubin – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Paul S. West – Gaming & Licensing

Texas: Individual Leader Listings

Eric J.R. Nichols – Litigation: General Commercial

Martin A. Sosland – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

South Carolina: Individual Leader Listings

Bradish J. Waring – Litigation: General Commercial

Massachusetts: Individual Leader Listings

Stephen E. Weyl – Banking & Finance: Public Finance