Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and Attorneys Highly Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm and its attorneys have been highly ranked in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, the prestigious, independent referral directory of the legal industry.

Chambers USA ranked 79 of the firm’s attorneys as leaders in their practice areas, including Nashville, Tenn., partner William F. Goodman, III and Birmingham, Ala., partner Tripp Haston, who were each recognized by Chambers for their nationwide Products Liability & Mass Torts practice. In addition, Washington, D.C.-based partner Haydn J. Richards, Jr. was recognized for his nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance Compliance practice. The honorees also include nine of the firm’s attorneys whom Chambers ranked as “Associates to Watch,” “Up and Coming,” “Star Individuals,” “Recognized Practitioners,” or “Eminent Practitioners.” In addition, the guide ranked many practice areas across the firm’s eight offices.

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 evaluated on their legal knowledge and experience, ability and effectiveness, and client service. The Chambers USA guide is widely read by industry-leading companies and organizations across the nation. Following is a summary of the firm’s rankings, organized by state.

Nationwide

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

Birmingham-based partner Tripp Haston was ranked by Chambers for his nationwide Products Liability & Mass Torts practice.

Washington, D.C.-based partner Haydn J. Richards, Jr. was ranked by Chambers for his nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance Compliance 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
  • Real Estate

Attorneys in the firm’s Birmingham office ranked among the leading lawyers for business in Alabama are:

  • 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)
  • Christopher L. Hawkins (Bankruptcy/Restructuring —Up and Coming)
  • Rod Kanter (Banking & Finance: Public Finance)
  • Harold B. Kushner (Corporate/Commercial)
  • Matthew H. Lembke (Litigation: Appellate)
  • Robert Maddox (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • 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, D.C., for its Construction practice.

Attorneys in the firm’s Washington office ranked among the leading lawyers for business in the District of Columbia are:

  • Katherine J. Henry (Insurance: Policyholder—Recognized Practitioner)
  • Douglas L. Patin (Construction)
  • Robert J. Symon (Construction)

Florida

Chambers ranked Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as one of the top firms in Florida for:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Attorneys in the firm’s Tampa, Fla., office ranked among the leading lawyers for business in Florida are:

  • Sharon Docherty Danco (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)
  • Robert B. Glenn (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Mark A. Hanley (Labor & Employment)
  • Robert C. Rasmussen (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)
  • Edwin G. Rice (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Mississippi

Chambers recognized Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as one of the top firms in Mississippi for:

  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Litigation: General Commercial

Attorneys in the firm’s Jackson, Miss., office ranked among the leading lawyers for business in Mississippi are:

  • 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)
  • J. William Manuel (Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial)
  • J. Douglas Minor, Jr. (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Wendy R. Mullins (Corporate/Commercial)
  • Alan W. Perry (Litigation: Appellate; Litigation: General Commercial—Star Individual)
  • 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.

Attorneys in the firm’s Charlotte, N.C., office ranked among the leading lawyers for business in North Carolina are:

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

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
  • Real Estate

Attorneys in the firm’s Nashville, Tenn., office ranked among the leading lawyers for business in Tennessee are:

  • Stephen T. Braun (Healthcare)
  • Kevin B. Campbell (Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory)
  • Ann Peldo Cargile (Real Estate)
  • Doug Franck (Corporate/M&A)
  • William F. Goodman, III (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • 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)
  • Andrew J. Murray (Healthcare)
  • 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 emerging businesses; established regional, national, and international companies; and individuals. Our offices—strategically located in Alabama, Florida, 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, healthcare, 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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