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Maynard Cooper & Gale Welcomes Two Attorneys to Birmingham Office


Maynard Cooper & Gale welcomes Jason Bailey and Stephen Hinton to its Birmingham office. Continue reading...

27 Maynard Cooper Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA 2015 as “Leading Lawyers for Business”


Twenty-seven Maynard Cooper attorneys are recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as leaders in their respective fields of practice in the state of Alabama.

The 27 attorneys listed marks an increase over last year’s listing which included 22 Maynard Cooper attorneys.

In addition to the individual recognition by the Maynard Cooper attorneys, the firm was recognized in each of the six practice areas covered in Alabama: Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Commercial, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate.

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Maynard Cooper Continues San Francisco Growth, Adds IP Partner Joshua Van Hoven


Dylan Rudolph & Ali Drury Join as Litigation Associates

Maynard Cooper & Gale continues to expand the knowledge and experience available to its West Coast clients with the recent addition of three new attorneys to its rapidly-growing San Francisco office. With the addition of partner Joshua Van Hoven and associates Ali Drury and Dylan Randolph, Maynard now has seven lawyers in San Francisco, representing clients in areas ranging from intellectual property protection to corporate finance and investment to insurance and financial services litigation.

Van Hoven is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice. Named a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation by California Super Lawyers each of the last three years, he brings extensive experience in the area of electrical and computer-related patents, including prosecution, counseling, litigation, and post-grant practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Continue reading...

91 Maynard Cooper Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers’ Top Listings


Birmingham, Ala. (May 8, 2015) – Maynard Cooper & Gale proudly announces that Shareholder Maibeth Porter has been named in the 2015 Top 10 list of Alabama Super Lawyers. Joining her are six more attorneys selected in the 2015 Top 50 listing of Alabama Super LawyersLee Bains, Anthony Joseph, Jayna Partain Lamar, John Smyth, Matt Stiles and Tom Thagard.

Maynard Cooper attorneys make up one-fifth of the 2015 Top 25 Women listing of Alabama Super Lawyers with Beth Beaube, Jayna Partain Lamar, Cynthia Lamar-Hart and Kathie Weber joining Porter on the list recognizing top female attorneys in the state. In total, 91 Maynard Cooper attorneys are cited in the publication for special recognition in their areas of practice, including 19 Rising Stars.

Maynard Cooper's San Francisco office was also represented with Partner Sasha Rao named to the California Super Lawyers list for Intellectual Property Litigation. Continue reading...

Maynard Cooper Recognized as 2015 Benchmark Litigation Highly Recommended Firm


6 Attorneys Named Local Litigation Stars

Maynard Cooper & Gale has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “highly recommended” firm in Alabama. This is the highest distinction that Benchmark Litigation provides.

The report offers high praise for Maynard Cooper and its attorneys. Respondents said the firm “is a partner in achieving the most efficient results for the company.”

In addition to the firm-wide honor, Maynard Cooper attorneys Lee E. Bains Jr., John N. Bolus, Jeff Grantham, Michael Mulvaney, Maibeth Porter and H. Thomas Wells Jr. are listed as “Local Litigation Stars”. This is the third consecutive year of recognition for Bains, Bolus and Wells.

Powerful endorsements such as “excellent,” “dynamic trial lawyer,” “wealth of experience” and “trusted partner” were all used to describe the Maynard Cooper attorneys recognized.

Benchmark Litigation Local Stars:

Lee E. Bains Jr. – Appellate; General Commercial
John N. Bolus – General Commercial; Insurance; White Collar Crime
Jeff Grantham – General Commercial; Insurance
Michael Mulvaney – Class Action; General Commercial; Insurance; Product Liability
Maibeth Porter – General Commercial; Insurance; Product Liability
H. Thomas Wells Jr. – General Commercial; Product Liability

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States. The guide's results are derived after a six-month research period and are based on interviews with the nation's leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on their peers. Law firms cannot pay to be recommended for the guide. Continue reading...

Jennifer R. McCain Selected to Inaugural Presidential Leadership Scholars Class


Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Jennifer R. McCain has been selected to be a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the U.S. presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. These presidential centers have partnered to bring together a select group of leaders who have the desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities and our country.

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Maynard Cooper to Host First “Life at a Law Firm” Event


Thirty participants representing every law school in Alabama are slated to attend Maynard Cooper & Gale’s first ever Life at a Law Firm event this Friday, February 20, 2015.

The half-day event is designed to introduce diverse first-year law students to the private sector practice of law as they evaluate their respective career paths. The program also provides students a unique opportunity to network with other area law students, refine their interviewing skills, and talk one-on-one with practicing lawyers. This experience will give students the skills to secure and succeed in summer internships as well as a better understanding of law firm structure, management, lawyer compensation, practice areas and life as an associate at a law firm. A networking reception concludes the event.

Maynard Cooper’s Diversity Committee organized the program.

“We think this is an excellent chance for new law students to see up-close and in-person what the day-to-day is like inside a law firm,” said Janine McKinnon McAdory, one of the program’s organizers. Continue reading...

Maynard Cooper Announces Combination with Vickers Riis


Maynard Cooper & Gale took another bold step in its South Alabama growth strategy by announcing its combination with the Mobile-based firm Vickers, Riis, Murray & Curran. As a result, Maynard Cooper has more than doubled the number of attorneys in its Mobile office. Continue reading...

Lauren DeMoss Named to 2015 "40 Under 40" by the Birmingham Business Journal


Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that attorney Lauren DeMoss has been named one of the 2015 Top 40 Under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal. This award, which recognizes talented up-and-comers on the Birmingham business scene, is one of the most coveted distinctions for young professionals in Birmingham. Continue reading...

Maynard Cooper Offers its 7th Annual Minority Scholars LSAT Prep Course


Maynard Cooper & Gale PC is pleased to offer its Seventh Annual Minority Scholars LSAT Prep Course, beginning in April. The Prep Course is geared to highly-motivated undergraduate minority students who intend to pursue a career in law. Offered in an interactive group setting with approximately 10 students, the class will focus on LSAT strategies and methods covering every skill tested on the June 8, 2015 LSAT exam. The course will be provided to qualified students selected by the firm. Students’ acceptance into the program will be based on college GPA, resume and personal statement.

“We are thrilled to be hosting this program for the seventh straight year,” said Kathie Weber, Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. “It is an honor to work with the students as they prepare to embark on the journey of law school.”

The LSAT Prep Course provides complete preparation by KAPLAN test prep instructors and KAPLAN’s nationally-recognized review materials. The expert instructors will be teaching through a live virtual classroom, with the opportunity for teacher/student interaction. Maynard Cooper will cover the students’ costs for the KAPLAN LSAT Test Prep Course, in addition to providing the classroom facilities and the study materials for each student. The firm will also reimburse students for the LSAT registration fee, contingent on students’ high attendance and submissions of test scores after taking the LSAT exam.

Additional information can be found on the Maynard Cooper Minority Scholars LSAT Prep Course page » Continue reading...