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Front Page - Friday, November 21, 2014

Local attorneys named Mid-South Super Lawyers

Dozens of Chattanooga-based attorneys can be found in the 2014 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers. The publication also included several local attorneys on its 2014 list of Mid-South Rising Stars.

The selections for these lists are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters, Legal Division. Each year, the research team undertakes a multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

First published in 1991 by Law & Politics magazine and acquired by Thomson Reuters, Legal in February 2010, Super Lawyers magazines reach more than 13 million readers across the country.

Super Lawyers selects no more than five percent of the lawyers in a state as Mid-South Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in a state as Mid-South Rising Stars.

Summers, Rufolo and Rodgers

Jerry H. Summers and Jimmy F. Rodgers, Jr., of Summers, Rufolo and Rodgers have been named to the 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers list. Summers was selected for his work in Criminal Defense, while Rodgers was recognized for his work in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff – Products.

Marya L. Schalk was named to the Mid-South Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Tennessee for 2014.

Baker Donelson

Eighty-seven attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2014 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers. Seven of the firm’s Chattanooga attorneys were named to the list: Sheri A. Fox, Richard B. Gossett, Russell W. Gray, Thomas O. Helton, Micheline Kelly Johnson, Virginia C. Love, and Joshua A. Powers.

The publication also honored 42 Baker Donelson attorneys in its 2014 list of Mid-South Rising Stars, including Erno D. Lindner, Clinton Sanko, and Justin M. Sveadas from the firm’s Chattanooga office.

Miller & Martin

Eighteen Miller & Martin attorneys were selected as Mid-South Super Lawyers or Mid-South Rising Stars for 2014.

Mid-South Super Lawyers at the firm include: Donald J. Aho – Business Litigation; Douglas Berry – Eminent Domain; John R. Bode – Employment & Labor; Roger W. Dickson – Business Litigation; Leah M. Gerbitz – Health Care; James M. Haley IV – Real Estate; Douglas T. Johnson – Intellectual Property; David B. Kesler – Employment & Labor; C. Crews Townsend – Class Action/Mass Torts; William G. Trumpeter – Employment & Labor; Nicholas W. Whittenburg – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; James T. Williams IV – Business Litigation; and W. Randall Wilson – Construction Litigation.

Mid-South Rising Stars at the firm include: Neil A. Brunetz – General Litigation; Zachary H. Greene – General Litigation; Jimar A. Sanders – Real Estate; M. Craig Smith – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; and John David Spiller, Jr. – Business/Corporate.

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel

Eleven attorneys from Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel are included on the 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers and the 2014 Mid-South Rising Stars lists.

Chambliss attorneys included on the 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers list are: T. Maxfield Bahner – Business Litigation; Bruce C. Bailey – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Richard W. Bethea – Business Litigation; Timothy M. Gibbons – Construction Litigation; Tom Greenholtz – Business Litigation; Anthony A. Jackson – Civil Rights/First Amendment; Hugh J. Moore, Jr. – Civil Litigation Defense; Alicia Brown Oliver – Intellectual Property; and Dana B. Perry – Estate Planning & Probate.

Chambliss attorneys in the Rising Stars category are: Justin L. Furrow – Employment & Labor; and Jeffrey W. Maddux – Business Litigation.

Source: Summers, Rufolo and Rodgers; Baker Donelson; Miller & Martin; and Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel