Best Lawyers Awards Five Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel Attorneys 2015 “Lawyer Of The Year” Honor

Monday, August 18, 2014

Twenty-five Chambliss attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). Additionally, Best Lawyers has named five attorneys from Chambliss as 2015 Chattanooga Lawyers of the Year.” 

The 25 attorneys are:

  • William P. Aiken
  • T. Maxfield Bahner
  • Bruce C. Bailey
  • William M. Barker
  • Richard W. Bethea, Jr.
  • Mark A. Cunningham
  • Timothy M. Gibbons
  • Tom Greenholtz
  • David J. Hill
  • Rosemarie L. Hill
  • Frederick L. Hitchcock
  • Richard T. Hudson
  • J. Nelson Irvine
  • Anthony A. Jackson
  • E. Stephen Jett
  • Hugh J. Moore, Jr.
  • Harold L. North, Jr.
  • Alicia Brown Oliver
  • Dana B. Perry
  • William H. Pickering
  • Michael N. St. Charles
  • Glenn C. Stophel
  • Mark Turner
  • Gregory D. Willett
  • Jay A. Young 

The Chambliss attorneys named Best Lawyers 2015 Chattanooga “Lawyer of the Year” and their categories are William P. Aiken – Corporate Law, Bruce C. Bailey - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, E. Stephen Jett - Health Care Law, Alicia Brown Oliver - Trademark Law and William H. Pickering - Litigation-Labor and Employment Law. Only a single lawyer in each practice area within a community is honored with this distinction. 

Mr. Aiken, listed in Best Lawyers in America 2015 since 1993, focuses on commercial contracts, business organizations and financing, and acquisitions. Mr. Bailey, listed since 2007, focuses on lenders and businesses who are secured or unsecured creditors in business bankruptcies. Mr. Jett, listed since 2006, focuses on health care, business organizations and acquisitions. Ms. Oliver, listed since 2014, focuses on intellectual property, advertising and entertainment law. Mr. Pickering, listed since 2007, focuses on representing management in labor and employment matters. 

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”



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