Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Rated As Top 2009 Business Litigation Firm By Benchmark Litigation

Firm Named “Highly Recommended”; 16 Lawyers Honored

Press Release

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 16 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their field by Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading business litigation firms and attorneys. Additionally, in the jurisdictions of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, Benchmark Litigation rates the firm as “highly recommended,” the publication’s highest possible distinction.

“We are honored and pleased to have so many of our attorneys receive this honor, especially given that the selections are made by our clients and by our peers in the legal industry,” said John B. Grenier, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ Chairman. “This recognition is a testament to the skill and professionalism of all of our business litigators.”

Each firm highlighted by Benchmark Litigation was consistently mentioned by its peers and clients, but the "highly recommended" firms received the most mentions, and were held as dominant in their particular jurisdiction. The list of "Local Litigation Stars" for each state reflects those individuals who were consistently recommended as indisputable stars by clients and peers. Those named from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings include:

Local State Stars in Alabama:
Julia Boaz Cooper
James W. Gewin
David G. Hymer
Michael D. McKibben
Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.
Kenneth M. Perry

Local State Stars in Mississippi:
Roy D. Campbell III
W. Wayne Drinkwater, Jr.
Stephen L. Thomas

Local State Stars in Tennessee:
J. Greer Cummings
Samuel D. Lipshie
Patricia Head Moskal
Robert S. Patterson
Thor Y. Urness

The list of "Future Stars" for each state reflects those partners and associates who were consistently recommended by peer partners, competitors and clients as litigators who are likely to appear as "Local Litigation Stars" in coming additions of Benchmark Litigation. Those named from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings include:

Future Stars:
Tripp Haston (Alabama)
Margaret Oertling Cupples (Mississippi)