264 Baker Donelson Attorneys Included In The Best Lawyers In America© 2016 Listing

NEW ORLEANS – Baker Donelson announced that 264 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

         Twenty-five of the Firm's attorneys were also recognized by Best Lawyers® as "Lawyers of the Year," a designation given to a select group of individuals in high-profile specialties in large legal communities. Only a single attorney in each specialty in each community is honored.

         In addition to the individual attorneys recognized, Baker Donelson is top-listed in the nation in ten practice areas: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Litigation – Construction, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Personal Injury Litigation  – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants and Transportation Law.

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         The 33 attorneys from the New Orleans and Mandeville offices and the areas of law for which they are listed are:

 

• Alissa J. Allison: Railroad Law

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• Edward H. Arnold III: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Equipment Finance Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

• Gerardo R. Barrios: Litigation – Construction, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

• Craig L. Caesar: Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust

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• Roy C. Cheatwood: Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Securities, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

• Robert C. Clotworthy: Admiralty and Maritime Law

• Christopher O. Davis: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Transportation Law

• Nancy Scott Degan: Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation – Securities

• Robert S. Emmett: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

• Donna D. Fraiche: Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law

• Mark W. Frilot: Construction Law, Litigation – Construction

• Monica A. Frois: Health Care Law, Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

• Steven F. Griffith Jr.: Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Labor and Employment

• Jan M. Hayden: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

• William H. Howard III: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Railroad Law

• Kenneth M. Klemm: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

• Amelia Williams Koch: Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

• David Kurtz: Construction Law, Litigation – Construction

• Kent A. Lambert: Commercial Litigation

• Jon F. Leyens Jr.: Real Estate Law

• Mark W. Mercante: Construction Law, Litigation – Construction

• Alexander M. McIntyre Jr.: Antitrust Law, Litigation – Antitrust

• Kerry J. Miller: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

• William N. Norton: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law

• Anne E. Raymond: Real Estate Law

• David C. Rieveschl: Corporate Law

• James H. Roussel: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Oil and Gas Law

• Danny G. Shaw: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

• Margaret M. Silverstein: Health Care Law

• Danielle L. Trostorff: Health Care Law

• Anne Derbes Wittmann: Commercial Litigation

• Matthew A. Woolf: Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law

• Adam Zuckerman: Energy Law

 

         Four of the Firm's New Orleans and Mandeville attorneys were also named Best Lawyers' 2016 "Lawyers of the Year":

 

• Roy C. Cheatwood, New Orleans Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year"

• Amelia Williams Koch, New Orleans Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"

• James H. Roussel, New Orleans Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"

• Danny G. Shaw, New Orleans Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year"

 

         Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are based on exhaustive peer-review surveys in which over 55,000 leading attorneys cast more than 6.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. The publication now covers almost 70 countries and 140 practice areas, and Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

         For more information: www.bakerdonelson.com

 

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