291 Baker Donelson Attorneys Included In The Best Lawyers In America 2018 Listing

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Baker Donelson announces that 291 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. 

Twenty-eight 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 one attorney in each community for each specialty is honored. 

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

Baker Donelson is also the top-listed firm in Tennessee, with 132 of its attorneys listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers, including the following 21 Chattanooga attorneys: 

Kenneth C. Beckman: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Joe A. Conner: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Energy Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate
J. Wayne Cropp: Environmental Law
Robert C. Divine: Immigration Law
Richard D. Faulkner Jr.: Real Estate Law
Richard B. Gossett: Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Real Estate
Russell W. Gray: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation  – Labor and Employment
Carl E. Hartley: Corporate Law, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law
Thomas O. Helton: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Cameron S. Hill: Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Micheline K. Johnson: Copyright Law, Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Misty S. Kelley: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
James H. Levine: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Virginia C. Love: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Trusts and Estates
Joshua Powers: Litigation – Healthcare, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
K. Stephen Powers: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Transportation Law
Susan Elliott Rich: Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
William E. Robinson: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Ross I. Schram III: Real Estate Law
Louann P. Smith: Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Public Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Philip B. Whitaker: Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates 

Six of the firm's Chattanooga attorneys were also named Best Lawyers' 2018 "Lawyers of the Year": 

Cameron S. Hill Sr., Chattanooga Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Micheline Kelly Johnson, Chattanooga Patent Law "Lawyer of the Year"
James H. Levine, Chattanooga Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) "Lawyer of the Year"
Joshua Powers, Chattanooga Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"
K. Stephen Powers, Chattanooga Bet-the-Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year"
Susan E. Rich, Chattanooga Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" 



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