Thirty-Nine Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

Press Release

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 39 attorneys in the firm’s Jackson, Miss., and Nashville, Tenn., offices have been named to the 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers list, which recognizes top attorneys in the region. In addition, three Jackson and Nashville attorneys were named 2012 Mid-South Rising Stars.

Only up to five percent of attorneys in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are named Mid-South Super Lawyers each year. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the same jurisdiction are named Rising Stars, which recognizes lawyers who are under 40 years old or have less than 10 years of legal experience. Super Lawyers are selected through a process involving peer nominations and evaluations along with third-party research.

“We congratulate our many attorneys who each year are acknowledged by Super Lawyers as among the leading lawyers in the region,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “The fact that our Super Lawyers honorees practice in such diverse areas of the law is a testament to the high level of talent and service that our firm offers our clients.”

Attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office (and their practice areas) who were named Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2012 are: Roy D. Campbell, III (General Litigation); David W. Clark (Business Litigation); W. Rodney Clement (Real Estate); W. Wayne Drinkwater (Business Litigation); Ralph B. Germany, Jr. (Construction Litigation); J. William Manuel (Business Litigation); J. Douglas Minor, Jr. (Business Litigation); Dinetia Newman (Health Care); William R. Purdy (Construction Litigation); and Stephen L. Thomas (General Litigation).

Attorneys in the firm’s Nashville office (and their practice areas) who were named Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2012 are: Stephen T. Braun (Mergers & Acquisitions); Michael D. Brent (Health Care); Kevin B. Campbell (Health Care); Ann Peldo Cargile (Real Estate); Brett R. Carter (Tax); J. Greer Cummings, Jr. (Real Estate); Joseph W. Gibbs (Tax); Jay Hardcastle (Health Care); John R. Haynes (Real Estate); E. Berry Holt (Health Care); Roger G. Jones (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); Samuel D. Lipshie (Entertainment & Sports); Matthew C. Lonergan (Employment & Labor); Chuck Mataya (Employment & Labor); Russell B. Morgan (Business Litigation); Jim Murphy (Land Use/Zoning); William L. Norton, III (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); Craig Oliver (Employment & Labor); Robert S. Patterson (Business Litigation); Todd Presnell (Business Litigation); Brooks R. Smith (Real Estate); David K. Taylor (Construction Litigation); J. Thomas Trent, Jr. (Real Estate); Thor Y. Urness (Business Litigation); Richard F. Warren (Real Estate); and Robert E. Wood (Real Estate).

Attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office (and their practice areas) who were named Mid-South Rising Stars for 2012 are: Kathleen Shields O’Beirne (Business Litigation) and Alex Purvis (Insurance Coverage).

In the firm’s Nashville office, Melissa Ballengee Alexander (Business Litigation) was named a Mid-South Rising Star for 2012.

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