Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Receives High Rankings in Chambers USA 2014 Guide

Press Release, Awards & Recognition

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm and its attorneys have received recognition from the prestigious, independent-research–based referral directory, Chambers USA. The 2014 edition lists 71 of the firm’s attorneys as leaders in their practice areas, with nine attorneys listed as “Associates to Watch,” “Up and Coming,” “Star Individuals,” or “Eminent Practitioners.” The guide also recognizes several practice areas throughout the firm’s seven offices. On a nationwide basis, Mississippi-based partner William F. Goodman, III was recognized by Chambers for his Products Liability & Mass Torts practice.

London-based Chambers and Partners annually ranks the leading U.S. firms and attorneys based on in-depth research and client and peer interviews. Individual attorneys are ranked based on their legal knowledge and experience, their ability and effectiveness, and their client service. The annual Chambers USA guide is widely read by industry-leading companies and organizations across the nation.

A summary of the firm’s rankings is listed below, organized by state.

Nationwide

Mississippi-based partner William F. Goodman, III was recognized by Chambers for his nationwide Products Liability & Mass Torts practice.

Alabama

Chambers ranked Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as one of the top firms in Alabama for Banking & Finance,Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Commercial, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate.

Birmingham-based attorneys ranked as the leading lawyers for business in Alabama include:

  • Kay K. Bains (Banking & Finance; Real Estate)
  • Charles A.J. Beavers, Jr. (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use)
  • Jay R. Bender (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Beau Byrd (Real Estate)
  • James W. Childs, Jr. (Corporate/Commercial)
  • Paul Compton (Banking & Finance; Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory)
  • Patrick Darby (Bankruptcy/Restructuring—Star Individual)
  • J. David Dresher (Banking & Finance; Real Estate)
  • Denson N. Franklin III (Corporate/Commercial)
  • James W. Gewin (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • N. Chris Glenos (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Beau Grenier (Corporate/Commercial—Eminent Practitioner)
  • John W. Hargrove (Labor & Employment)
  • Tripp Haston (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Rod Kanter (Banking & Finance: Public Finance—Up and Coming)
  • Harold B. Kushner (Corporate/Commercial)
  • Matthew H. Lembke (Litigation: Appellate)
  • Robert Maddox (Litigation: General Commercial—Up and Coming)
  • T. Matthew Miller (Labor & Employment)
  • John K. Molen (Corporate/Commercial)
  • Stephen R. Monk (Real Estate)
  • Kevin C. Newsom (Litigation: Appellate)
  • Michael R. Pennington (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • E. Mabry Rogers (Litigation: Construction)
  • Dawn Helms Sharff (Banking & Finance; Real Estate)
  • Laurence D. Vinson, Jr. (Banking & Finance; Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory)
  • Paul S. Ware (Corporate/Commercial)
  • Anne R. Yuengert (Labor & Employment)
  • Alan K. Zeigler (Banking & Finance: Public Finance)

District of Columbia

Chambers recognized Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as one of the top firms in Washington, DC, for its Construction practice.

Attorneys ranked as the leading lawyers for business in the District of Columbia include:

  • Douglas L. Patin (Construction)
  • Robert J. Symon (Construction)

Mississippi

Chambers recognized Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as one of the top firms in Mississippi for Corporate/Commercial and Litigation: General Commercial.

Jackson-based attorneys ranked as the leading lawyers for business in Mississippi include:

  • Kelly R. Blackwood (Environment)
  • Roy D. Campbell, III (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • W. Rodney Clement (Real Estate)
  • W. Wayne Drinkwater (Litigation: Appellate; Litigation: General Commercial—Star Individual)
  • William F. Goodman, III (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • J. William Manuel (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • J. Douglas Minor, Jr. (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Wendy R. Mullins (Corporate/Commercial—Up and Coming)
  • William R. Purdy (Litigation: Construction)
  • Stephen L. Thomas (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Stephen M. Wilson (Corporate/Commercial)

North Carolina

Chambers recognized Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as one of the top firms in North Carolina for Banking & Finance.

Charlotte-based attorneys ranked as the leading lawyers for business in North Carolina include:

  • Cybil J. Abrao (Banking & Finance—Associate to Watch)
  • Robert A. Cox, Jr. (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Patricia Gordon (Banking & Finance)
  • Jolie Amie Tenholder (Banking & Finance—Up and Coming)

Tennessee

Chambers recognized Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as one of the top firms in Tennessee for Banking & Finance,Corporate/M&A, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Media & Entertainment, and Real Estate.

Nashville-based attorneys ranked as the leading lawyers for business in Tennessee include:

  • Stephen T. Braun (Healthcare)
  • Kevin B. Campbell (Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory)
  • Ann Peldo Cargile (Real Estate)
  • Doug Franck (Corporate/M&A)
  • Bob Hannon (Banking & Finance)
  • Jay Hardcastle (Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory)
  • John R. Haynes (Real Estate)
  • E. Berry Holt (Healthcare: Regulatory—Eminent Practitioner)
  • Roger G. Jones (Litigation: Bankruptcy)
  • Samuel D. Lipshie (Media & Entertainment)
  • Matthew C. Lonergan (Labor & Employment)
  • Chuck Mataya (Labor & Employment)
  • Russell B. Morgan (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • John E. Murdock, III (Banking & Finance)
  • Jim Murphy (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use)
  • John W. Myers, II (Banking & Finance)
  • William L. Norton, III (Litigation: Bankruptcy)
  • Craig Oliver (Labor & Employment)
  • Robert S. Patterson (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • David A. Rutter (Real Estate)
  • John W. Titus (Corporate/M&A)
  • J. Thomas Trent, Jr. (Real Estate)
  • Thor Y. Urness (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Richard F. Warren (Real Estate)
  • Robert E. Wood (Real Estate)

About Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP (www.bradley.com) serves individuals, emerging businesses, and established regional, national, and international companies. Our offices—strategically located in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia—provide an extensive geographic base from which to best accommodate our clients. Recognized across the country, our attorneys serve as national, regional, and statewide counsel for clients across many industries. Clients rely on Bradley Arant Boult Cummings attorneys for innovative legal services that reflect a detailed understanding of their business goals.

The firm’s attorneys serve clients in matters pertaining to antitrust, appellate, arbitration, banking, bankruptcy, construction, corporate and securities, complex business litigation, class actions, economic development, emerging business and technology, employee benefits, energy and natural resources, entertainment, environmental, family-owned businesses, financial services litigation, government affairs, government contracts, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences, mediation, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical, private companies, professional liability, product liability, real estate, tax, utilities, and white-collar criminal defense law.

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