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198 Butler Snow Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021

Butler Snow is pleased to announce 198 attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021. The firm also had 51 attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch and 20 attorneys recognized as The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year.”

“We are honored and proud that so many of our attorneys have been recognized by their peers in this year’s rankings,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “We strive for excellence in our representation and this recognition demonstrates that.”

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 198 Butler Snow attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021, click here.

The inaugural Best Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch recognitions are awarded to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. These attorneys have typically been in practice five to nine years. The 51 Butler Snow attorneys named to this list are:

Atlanta

  • Pamela R. LawrenceBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Austin, Texas

  • Katie A. FillmoreBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Government Relations Practice

Baton Rouge, La.

  • Keith J. FernandezBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Appellate Practice, Insurance Law, Technology Law
  • George P. HolmesBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Joshua G. McDiarmidBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Oil and Gas Law

Birmingham, Ala.

  • Austin A. AverittBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law
  • Matthew A. BarleyBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Transportation Law
  • Caitlyn Smith BurchfieldBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Sarah E. HoffmannBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Barton T. LeeBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Carol Thetford MontgomeryBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Danielle N. RobertsBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Real Estate Law
  • Caroline D. WalkerBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Charleston, S.C.

  • Kenyatta L. GardnerBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Construction

Memphis, Tenn.

  • Kyle R. CumminsBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Health Care Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Susanna M. MoldoveanuBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • McDonald PlosserBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

Nashville, Tenn.

  • Tara L. BlakeBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • E. Hunter BrushBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Government Relations Practice, Litigation – Construction, Real Estate Law
  • Beau C. CresonBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Trammel Hoehn, Jr.Best Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Government Relations Practice
  • Ashley J. MarkhamBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Health Care Law
  • Terrence M. McKelveyBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation
  • Elizabeth W. MoretonBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation
  • Sara Anne T. QuinnBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Labor and Employment – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment

New Orleans

  • Peter ConnickBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Real Estate Law

Richmond, Va.

  • Lee Adair FloydBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Oil and Gas Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Ridgeland, Miss.

  • Kasey M. AdamsBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Health Care Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Corey Allen AikenBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Real Estate Law
  • Parker BerryBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Charles A. ByrdBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law
  • Mitchell Carrington IIBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Kathleen Ingram CarringtonBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Benjamin Z. Claxton, Sr.Best Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Jahviah D. CooleyBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Litigation – Construction, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law
  • John H. DollarhideBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Memrie M. FortenberryBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch –Banking and Finance Law
  • Haley Fowler GregoryBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
  • Thomas M. HewittBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Stephen P. HuweBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law
  • Mackin JohnsonBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Appellate Practice, Labor and Employment Law – Employee, Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Blair Harden JusselyBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Morgan G. MirandaBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Health Care Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Anna Little MorrisBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Elizabeth RoperBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Health Care Law
  • Matthew D. SittonBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Health Care Law
  • La’Toyia J. SlayBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation
  • Margaret Z. SmithBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Jonathan H. StillBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Anna H. WatsonBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Public Finance Law
  • Harrison WebbBest Lawyers® 2021: Ones to Watch – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are 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 20 Butler Snow attorneys named to this list are:

Atlanta

  • Lesly Gaynor MurrayThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Public Finance Law

Charleston, S.C.

  • Stephen P. Groves, Sr.The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Appellate Practice

Denver

  • Dee P. WisorThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Public Finance Law

Gulfport, Miss.

  • John M. HarralThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Banking and Finance Law

Ridgeland, Miss.

  • Barry CannadaThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Tommie S. CardinThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Government Relations Practice
  • Stephen C. EddsThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Project Finance Law
  • John F. EnglandThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Commercial Finance Law
  • Clifford HarrisonThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Financial Services Regulation Law
  • John J. Healy IIIThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Copyright Law
  • Phillip S. SykesThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Corporate Governance Law
  • Timothy M. ThreadgillThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Labor Law – Management
  • James B. TuckerThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Corporate Compliance Law
  • Thad W. VarnerThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Public Finance Law

Memphis, Tenn.

  • James E. Bailey IIIThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Don Campbell, Jr.The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Hemant GuptaThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Trademark Law

Nashville, Tenn.

  • Robert L. TrenthamThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

New Orleans

Wilmington, N.C.

  • Scott LewisThe Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” – Litigation – Insurance