Forty-Six Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

Press Release, Awards & Recognition

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 36 of the firm’s attorneys in its Jackson, Miss., and Nashville, Tenn., offices were named 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers, including seven who also were selected as among the region’s leading lawyers. In addition, 10 of the firm’s attorneys were named 2014 Mid-South Rising Stars in the region that covers Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

“We congratulate our attorneys who have received peer recognition and professional distinction as 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier.

Attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office who were named to the 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Top 50 Mississippi Super Lawyers lists for 2014 are:

  • Roy D. Campbell, III (General Litigation)
  • David W. Clark (Business Litigation)
  • W. Wayne Drinkwater (Business Litigation)
  • William F. Goodman, III (Class Action/Mass Torts) 

Attorneys in the firm’s Nashville office who were named to the 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers lists are:

  • Patricia Head Moskal (Appellate)
  • William L. Norton, III (Bankruptcy)
  • Robert S. Patterson (Business Litigation)

Ms. Moskal, Mr. Norton and Mr. Patterson were also ranked among the Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers for 2014, and Ms. Moskal was included among the 2014 Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers.

Attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office who were named Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2014 are:

  • W. Rodney Clement (Real Estate)
  • J. William Manuel (Business Litigation)
  • J. Douglas Minor, Jr. (Business Litigation)
  • William R. Purdy (Construction Litigation)
  • Stephen L. Thomas (General Litigation)
  • Stephen M. Wilson (Business/Corporate)

Attorneys in the firm’s Nashville office who were named Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2014 are:

  • Stephen T. Braun (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Michael D. Brent (Health Care)
  • Ann Peldo Cargile (Real Estate)
  • Brett R. Carter (Tax)
  • Joseph W. Gibbs (Tax)
  • Jay Hardcastle (Health Care)
  • John R. Haynes (Real Estate)
  • H. Frederick Humbracht, Jr. (Banking)
  • Roger G. Jones (Bankruptcy)
  • Samuel D. Lipshie (Entertainment & Sports)
  • Matthew C. Lonergan (Employment & Labor)
  • Chuck Mataya (Employment & Labor)
  • Russell B. Morgan (Business Litigation)
  • John E. Murdock, III (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Jim Murphy (Land Use/Zoning)
  • Craig Oliver (Employment & Labor)
  • 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)
  • Robert E. Wood (Real Estate)

Attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office who were named Mid-South Rising Stars for 2014 are:

  • Michael J. Bentley (Appellate)
  • Jason Fortenberry (Business Litigation)
  • Mary Clay W. Morgan (General Litigation)
  • Kathleen Shields O’Beirne (Civil Litigation: Defense)
  • Alex Purvis (Insurance Coverage)
  • Molly M. Walker (PI – Products: Defense)

Attorneys in the firm’s Nashville office who were named Mid-South Rising Stars for 2014 are:

  • Sarah Clark Hannah (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Edmund S. Sauer (Appellate)
  • Brian S. Shelton (Estate & Probate)

Published by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers ranks attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process involves independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. In a designated region or state, only the top 5 percent of all attorneys are named as Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys are named as Rising Stars, who must be 40 years old or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or fewer.

About Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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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, health care, 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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