277 Baker Donelson Attorneys Included In The Best Lawyers In America 2019 Listing

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Baker Donelson announces that 277 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

"Forty-two 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," officials said.  "In addition to the individual attorneys recognized, Baker Donelson is top-listed in the nation in seven practice areas: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Litigation – Construction, 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 118 of its attorneys listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers, including the following 20 Chattanooga attorneys," officials said.  These are:

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, Economic Development 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, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
Joshua Powers: Litigation – Health Care, 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
Philip B. Whitaker: Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates
 
Six of the Firm's Chattanooga attorneys were also named Best Lawyers' 2019 "Lawyers of the Year":

K. Stephen Powers: Chattanooga Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"
Kenneth C. Beckman: Chattanooga Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Micheline Kelly Johnson: Chattanooga Trademark Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Russell W. Gray: Chattanooga Labor Law – Management "Lawyer of the Year"
Susan E. Rich: Chattanooga Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
William E. Robinson: Chattanooga Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law "Lawyer of the Year"


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