140 Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named Among The Best Lawyers in America for 2010

Press Release

One hundred and forty (140) attorneys from the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a well-respected peer-review publication. The recognition includes attorneys from all of the firm’s offices (Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery, Alabama; Charlotte, North Carolina; Jackson, Mississippi; Nashville, Tennessee; and Washington, D.C.) as well as across 33 areas of the law.

“Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has a great tradition of providing excellent legal advice and representation to our clients.” said Beau Grenier, Chairman of the firm’s Board. “It is an honor to be so highly regarded by our peers and we do not take the recognition for granted.”

The 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ranks Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as the top firm in Alabama in 16 legal areas (Appellate; Banking; “Bet-the Company,” Commercial, and Mass Tort Litigation; Biotechnology; Construction; Corporate Law; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; Mergers and Acquisitions; Municipal Law; Real Estate; Tax; Securities Law; White Collar Criminal Defense) and also is ranked as the top firm in Tennessee in Real Estate.

Of the firm’s 140 attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America, 28 have been listed for at least 10 years, 2 have been listed for at least 20 years, and 7 have been listed for at least 25 years.

The 2010 edition marks the 27th year of publishing for The Best Lawyers in America. Based on results of peer-review surveys, The Best Lawyers in America has come to be regarded, by both the legal profession and the general public, as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

Below is a complete list of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2010, along with the practice area(s) for which they were cited for this distinction.

Administrative Law
Wendell Cauley

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Thad G. Long (10)
H. Harold Stephens
David K. Taylor
Antitrust Law
Paul A. Alexis
Michael S. Denniston
Thad G. Long (10)

Appellate Law
Margaret Oertling Cupples
W. Wayne Drinkwater, Jr. (10)
Matthew H. Lembke
Kevin C. Newsom
Scott Burnett Smith

Banking Law
Kay K. Bains (10)
Davis H. Carr (10)
J. Paul Compton, Jr. (10)
L. Susan Doss
J. David Dresher (10)
William W. Earthman III
Roger G. Jones (10)
John E. Murdock III
Charles S. Sanger
Laurence D. Vinson, Jr. (10)
Paul S. Ware
Kenneth T. Wyatt

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Jay R. Bender
J. Patrick Darby
N. Christian Glenos
Glenn E. Glover
Roger G. Jones (10)
William L. Norton III (10)

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Philip H. Butler
W. Wayne Drinkwater, Jr. (10)
James W. Gewin (25)
David G. Hymer
Joseph B. Mays, Jr. (10)
Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. (20)
John H. Morrow (25)
Michael R. Pennington
Charles A. Stewart III
Stephen L. Thomas (10)

Biotechnology Law
Scott E. Ludwig (10)
Kimberly B. Martin
T. Gregory Peterson

Commercial Litigation
W. Harold Albritton IV
Paul A. Alexis
Philip H. Butler
Philip J. Carroll III
David W. Clark
Julia Boaz Cooper
W. Wayne Drinkwater, Jr. (10)
James W. Gewin (25)
John E. Goodman
H. Frederick Humbracht, Jr.
David G. Hymer
Matthew H. Lembke
Thad G. Long (10)
J. William Manuel
Kimberly B. Martin
Joseph B. Mays, Jr. (10)
Michael D. McKibben
Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. (20)
Russell B. Morgan
John H. Morrow (25)
Patricia H. Moskal
William L. Norton III (10)
Robert S. Patterson
Michael R. Pennington (10)
James C. Smith
H. Harold Stephens
Charles A. Stewart III
Stephen L. Thomas (10)
Thor Y. Urness

Construction Law
James F. Archibald III
Axel Bolvig III
Douglas L. Patin
J. David Pugh
William R. Purdy
E. Mabry Rogers
Walter J. Sears III
David K. Taylor

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
John K. Molen (10)
Paul S. Ware

Corporate Law
Patrick L. Alexander
Andrea C. Barach
Stephen T. Braun
Hall B. Bryant III
Thomas Neely Carruthers (25)
James W. Childs, Jr.
J. Paul Compton, Jr.
L. Susan Doss
Denson N. Franklin III
John B. Grenier (10)
S. Revelle Gwyn
John B. Hardcastle, Jr. (10)
William L. Hinds, Jr. (25)
E. Berry Holt III (10)
Harold B. Kushner (20)
Scott E. Ludwig (10)
John K. Molen (10)
Virginia C. Patterson
James E. Rotch (10)
James Stewart
Robert D. Thorington
John W. Titus
Laurence D. Vinson, Jr. (10)
Robert C. Walthall (25)
Paul S. Ware

Education Law
Donald B. Sweeney, Jr.

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Charles A. J. Beavers, Jr. (25)

Employee Benefits Law
James S. Christie, Jr.
Kevin J. Henderson (10)
Gordon Earle Nichols (10)

Energy Law
Henry M. Walker

Entertainment Law
Samuel D. Lipshie (10)

Environmental Law
David E. Roth
Sid J. Trant

Equipment Finance Law
John E. Murdock III
Laurence D. Vinson, Jr. (10)

First Amendment Law
E. Cutter Hughes (10)
Kimberly B. Martin
John H. Morrow (25)
Franchise Law
Linda A. Friedman (10)

Government Relations Law
Nathan H. Ridley
Health Care Law
Stephen T. Braun
Michael D. Brent
Kevin B. Campbell
Deane K. Corliss (10)
John E. Gillmor (10)
John B. Hardcastle, Jr. (10)
E. Berry Holt III (10)

Information Technology Law
Christopher A. Sloan
Paul M. Sykes

Insurance Law
Paul P. Bolus
J. Paul Compton, Jr. (10)
Gary L. Howard
H. Frederick Humbracht, Jr.

Intellectual Property Law
Frank M. Caprio
Linda A. Friedman (10)
Thad G. Long (10)
Christopher A. Sloan
Paul M. Sykes
Thor Y. Urness

International Trade & Finance Law
Laurence D. Vinson, Jr. (10)

Labor & Employment Law
John James Coleman, Jr. (25)
John W. Hargrove
Abdul K. Kallon
Matthew C. Lonergan
T. Matthew Miller
Anne R. Yuengert

Land Use & Zoning Law
Charles A. J. Beavers, Jr. (25)
Thad G. Long (10)
James L. Murphy III

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
James W. Childs, Jr.
Denson N. Franklin III
John K. Molen (10)

Mass Tort Litigation
T. Michael Brown
W. Wayne Drinkwater, Jr. (10)
James W. Gewin (25)
F. M. Haston III
J. William Manuel
Michael R. Pennington (10)

Medical Malpractice Law
Michael D. McKibben

Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Stephen T. Braun
Thomas Neely Carruthers (25)
James W. Childs, Jr.
Denson N. Franklin III
John B. Grenier (10)
John B. Hardcastle, Jr. (10)
E. Berry Holt III (10)
John K. Molen (10)
Virginia C. Patterson
James E. Rotch (10)
Tracy M. Thompson
John W. Titus
Paul S. Ware

Municipal Law
James L. Murphy III
Donald B. Sweeney, Jr.

Non-Profit/Charities Law
K. Wood Herren
Scott E. Ludwig (10)

Personal Injury Litigation
Roy D. Campbell III
Philip J. Carroll III
Brittin T. Coleman
James W. Gewin (25)
William C. McGowin
Michael D. McKibben
Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. (20)
John H. Morrow (25)
H. Harold Stephens
Stephen L. Thomas (10)

Product Liability Litigation
Brittin T. Coleman
F. M. Haston III
Kenneth M. Perry
Stephen L. Thomas (10)
John D. Watson III

Professional Malpractice Law
Michael D. McKibben

Project Finance Law
Ray D. Gibbons
Public Finance Law
Patrick L. Alexander
W. Stanley Gregory (10)
Robert D. Thorington
Alan K. Zeigler

Real Estate Law
Kay K. Bains (10)
Charles A. J. Beavers, Jr. (25)
Ann Peldo Cargile
J. Greer Cummings
John R. Haynes
Stephen R. Monk (10)
James L. Murphy III
Dawn Helms Sharff
Brooks R. Smith
J. Thomas Trent, Jr.
Bobby C. Underwood (10)
Richard F. Warren, Jr.
Meade Whitaker, Jr.
J. Keith Windle
Robert E. Wood

Securities Law
Hall B. Bryant III
James W. Childs, Jr.
J. Paul Compton, Jr.
L. Susan Doss
John B. Grenier (10)
John K. Molen (10)
Paul S. Ware

Tax Law
Thomas Neely Carruthers (25)
Bruce P. Ely (10)
Stuart J. Frentz (10)
Joseph W. Gibbs (10)
W. Stanley Gregory (10)
Christopher R. Grissom
K. Wood Herren
William L. Hinds, Jr. (25)
Harold B. Kushner (20)
Bradley W. Lard
Scott E. Ludwig (10)
Patricia H. Moskal
Robert C. Walthall (25)

Timber Law
Kay K. Bains (10)

Trusts and Estates
William L. Hinds, Jr. (25)
Scott E. Ludwig (10)
Ralph H. Yeilding (10)

Venture Capital Law
Hall B. Bryant III
James W. Childs, Jr.

Water Law
Matthew H. Lembke

White Collar Criminal Defense
Joseph B. Mays, Jr. (10)
Jack W. Selden
Stephen R. Spivack

(10) Lawyers who have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for at least 10 years.
(20) Lawyers who have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for at least 20 years.
(25) Lawyers who have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for at least 25 years.