14 Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The law firm of Leitner, Williams, Dooley and Napolitan, PLLC announced that 14 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine 2013. Six attorneys have been selected “Super Lawyers,” while eight attorneys have been selected as 2013 “Rising Stars” according to Super Lawyers magazine.  

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys, officials said.

Super Lawyers selected for 2013 from the firm include:
Thomas A. Williams (Chattanooga Office) in the categories of Personal Injury Defense: General, Insurance Coverage, Estate Planning & Probate
William E. Godbold, III (Chattanooga Office) in the categories of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability: Defense, Civil Litigation Defense
Steven W. Keyt (Chattanooga Office) in the categories of Workers’ Compensation and Transportation/ Maritime
J. Frank Thomas (Nashville Office) in the categories of Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury Defense: General
Michael D. Newton (Chattanooga Office) in the categories of Civil Litigation Defense, General Litigation
James P. Catalano (Nashville Office) in the categories of General Litigation, Construction Litigation, Appellate

Rising Stars selected for 2013 from the firm include:
Bruce D. Gill (Chattanooga Office) in the category of Personal Injury Defense: General
Jay M. Atkins (Oxford, MS Office) in the category of Civil Litigation Defense
Kenneth D. Veit (Nashville Office) in the category of Civil Litigation Defense
Benjamin T. Reese (Chattanooga Office) in the categories of Civil Litigation Defense, Transportation/ Maritime and Workers’ Compensation
Meredith B. Weaver (Knoxville Office) in the category of Workers’ Compensation
H. Case Embry (Oxford, MS Office) in the categories of General Litigation, Workers’ Compensation
Charles R. Patrick (Memphis Office) in the categories of Civil Litigation Defense and Workers’ Compensation
Mitzi L. George (Nashville Office) in the categories of General Litigation, Transportation/ Maritime, Construction Litigation

Leitner, Williams has had a total of eight Super Lawyers named, and ten Rising Stars in past editions of Super Lawyers magazine. 

To find out more about these attorneys and the law firm, please visit www.leitnerfirm.com.


Attorney General Slatery Names Solicitor General

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced that Andrée Sophia Blumstein will join the office as solicitor general.   Mrs. Blumstein will oversee appellate litigation in state and federal courts, review written opinions, and advise the attorney general. “I could not be more pleased that Andrée has accepted this important appointment,” Attorney General Slatery ... (click for more)

Northwest Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Falls To 7.1 Percent In September

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region in September was 7.1 percent, down 1.0 percent from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 7.8 percent. The rate dropped because there were 4,034 fewer unemployed people in the Northwest Georgia area in September, according to the federal government’s ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke, Chattanooga Police Department, And Community Members Reach Out To Group Members To End Violence

The city of Chattanooga held a call-in on Thursday night, as part of the Violence Reduction Initiative. Dozens of law enforcement officials, community members, social service providers and clergy gathered to deliver a message to over 20 members of violent groups in Chattanooga. Family members of the probationers watched the call-in from another building. Although the call-in was ... (click for more)

Tribute Service For Luther Masingill Held At Historic Engel Stadium

It took a place as big as historic Engel Stadium for Chattanooga to say goodbye to their beloved Luther. Hundreds came Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to Luther Masingill who died early Monday morning after a radio career that spanned an amazing 74 years. It was clear from all who spoke that he was considered not only a radio personality, but also a role model. One after ... (click for more)

Chairs Cost How Much?

Many times while growing up, I would go to the store with my parents. More often than not, I would see something I wanted, and ask my parents to buy it for me. More often than not, they said no. “Why?” I asked. “Son, money doesn’t grow on trees.” That’s a phrase I’m sure many of us have heard more than once over the course of our lives. However, I have since learned that they were ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pete Carroll’s Philosophy

Pete Carroll, the head football coach of the Seattle Seahawks, has a deep belief that he can change people by simply listening to them and then making suggestions on how they can get what they really want. If the people Carroll who can influence win, Carroll wins, and remember his team won last year’s Super Bowl with his methods.   When asked for example, here is what ... (click for more)