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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
116 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE 2019 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA©

Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 116 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Included in the distinguished group are attorneys in the Firm’s Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama offices as well as its San Francisco and New York offices, and 56 individuals who have earned this distinction for ten or more years. Best Lawyers recognizes the attorneys who have been selected through peer-review surveys for significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 63 practice areas listed among the recognized group, these attorneys represent a diverse cross-section of the extensive services provided by Maynard Cooper.

In addition, 11 Maynard Cooper Shareholders have earned the prestigious Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” award. Each year, Best Lawyers honors a single lawyer in each practice specialty within a designated metropolitan area as the “Lawyer of the Year.” This is the individual who has received the highest ratings in their practice and geographic area and earned the highest level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. The Maynard Cooper lawyers named Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” are:

Gregory S. Curran: Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Birmingham, AL

J. Kris Lowry: Project Finance Law, Birmingham, AL

James “Jim” L. Goyer III: Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Birmingham, AL

James “Jimmy” W. King: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Birmingham, AL

Jim G. McLaughlin: Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Birmingham, AL

John P. Dulin, Jr.: Financial Services Regulation Law, Birmingham, AL

Joseph S. Bird III: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Birmingham, AL

Timothy “Tim” W. Gregg: Securities/Capital Markets Law, Birmingham, AL

W. Clark Goodwin: Corporate Compliance Law, Birmingham, AL

Grey Redditt, Jr.: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Mobile, AL

J. Andrew “Andy” Watson III: Corporate Law, Huntsville, AL

Below is the complete listing of Maynard Cooper attorneys recognized for their professional abilities in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©:

Scott A. Abney, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Banking and Finance Law

Real Estate Law

Matthew A. Aiken, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Corporate Law

Health Care Law

W. Edward Bailey, Birmingham, AL (20 years)

Litigation: Intellectual Property

Litigation: Patent

Lee E. Bains Jr., Birmingham, AL (15 years)

Appellate Practice

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Kevin W. Beatty, Birmingham, AL

Municipal Law

Public Finance Law

Elizabeth G. Beaube, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Jaime W. Betbeze, Mobile, AL

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Joseph S. Bird III, Birmingham, AL

Information Technology Law

Litigation: Intellectual Property

Litigation: Patent

Patent Law

David B. Block, Huntsville, AL (10 years)

Employment Law: Management

Labor Law: Management

Litigation: Labor and Employment

John N. Bolus, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Litigation: Banking and Finance

Litigation: Securities

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action: Defendants

Nicholas J. Boos, San Francisco, CA (New)

Insurance Law

Thomas H. Brinkley, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Corporate Law

Economic Development Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Tax Law

Scott S. Brown, Birmingham, AL (New)

Commercial Litigation

Litigation: Intellectual Property

C. Brandon Browning, Birmingham, AL (New)

Litigation: Intellectual Property

Patent Law

Trademark Law

Stephen J. Bumgarner, Birmingham, AL

Insurance Law

John H. Burton, Jr., Birmingham, AL

Public Finance Law

James R. Bussian, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

Thomas Julian Butler, Birmingham, AL

Insurance Law

James W. Childs, Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Corporate Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities/Capital Markets Law

Venture Capital Law

Thomas C. Clark III, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Real Estate Law

Banking and Finance Law

Kathleen A. Collier, Birmingham, AL

Public Finance Law

John David Collins, Birmingham, AL

Insurance Law

Kevin J. Culligan, New York, NY (15 years)

Litigation: Intellectual Property

Litigation: Patent

Gregory S. Curran, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law

Securities/Capital Markets Law

Securities Regulation

Venture Capital Law

Ronald P. Davis, Mobile, AL (25 years)

Banking and Finance Law

Lauren C. DeMoss, Birmingham, AL

Health Care Law

Luther M. “Rusty” Dorr Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Commercial Litigation

Litigation: Securities

Litigation: Trusts and Estates

Robert F. Dow, Birmingham, AL

Securities/Capital Markets Law

John P. Dulin Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Compliance

Corporate Governance

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

John Earnhardt, Birmingham, AL

Commercial Litigation

Litigation: Environmental

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

W. Brad English, Huntsville, AL

Government Contracts

Peter S. Fruin, Birmingham, AL

Commercial Litigation

Lucas B. Gambino, Birmingham, AL

Banking and Finance Law

J. Marshall Gardner, Mobile, AL

Litigation: Banking and Finance

W. Clark Goodwin, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Venture Capital Law

James L. Goyer III, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Litigation: Banking and Finance

Litigation: ERISA

Litigation: Mergers and Acquisitions

Jeffrey M. Grantham, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Timothy W. Gregg, Birmingham, AL

Corporate Law

Securities/Capital Markets Law

Securities Regulation

Matthew W. Grill, Birmingham, AL

Banking and Finance Law

Real Estate Law

Jessica Grover, Birmingham, AL

Trusts and Estates

Kimberly L. Hager, Birmingham, AL

Banking and Finance Law

David C. Hannan, Mobile, AL

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Insurance Law

John M. Hintz, New York, NY

Litigation: Patent

Jon E. Holland, Huntsville, AL

Patent Law

Technology Law

John B. Holmes III, Birmingham, AL

Employment Law: Management

Litigation: Labor and Employment

Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers

Alvin K. Hope II, Mobile, AL

Economic Development Law

Edward M. Holt, Birmingham, AL

Litigation: Insurance

Heyward C. Hosch III, Birmingham, AL

Banking and Finance Law

Edward A. “Ted” Hosp, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Government Relations Law

J. Walton Jackson, Mobile, AL

Insurance Law

Stephen C. Jackson, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Michael P. Johnson, Huntsville, AL

Corporate Law

Anthony A. Joseph, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Criminal Defense: White Collar

Criminal Defense: General Practice

James W. King, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Chris Kuffner, Huntsville, AL

Litigation: Labor and Employment

Jayna Partain Lamar, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation: Bankruptcy

Cynthia G. Lamar-Hart, Birmingham, AL (15 years)

Litigation: Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

John T. Lanier, Birmingham, AL

Health Care Law

Warren B. Lightfoot Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Employment Law: Management

Labor Law: Management

            Litigation: Labor and Employment

Mining Law

Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers

J. Kris Lowry, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Banking and Finance Law

Commercial Finance Law

Commercial Transactions/UCC Law

Corporate Law

Project Finance Law

William R. Lunsford, Huntsville, AL

Construction Law

George G. Lynn, Birmingham, AL (15 years)

Litigation: Antitrust

Daniel H. Markstein III, Birmingham, AL (30 years)

Corporate Law

Litigation: Trusts and Estates

Litigation and Controversy: Tax

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities/Capital Markets Law

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

Stephanie Houston Mays, Birmingham, AL

Litigation: Labor and Employment

Ben McArthur, Huntsville, AL

Litigation: Real Estate

Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants

Jennifer R. McCain, Birmingham, AL

Banking and Finance Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Thomas M. McElroy, Birmingham, AL

Real Estate Law

Jim G. McLaughlin, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Tax Law

Steven McPheeters, Birmingham, AL

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Frank D. McPhillips, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Public Finance Law

C. Randall Minor, Birmingham, AL (New)

Real Estate Law

Chris Mitchell, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Employment Law: Management

Labor Law: Management

James L. Mitchell, Birmingham, AL

Commercial Litigation

Randall H. Morrow, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Banking and Finance Law

Commercial Finance Law

Commercial Transactions/UCC Law

Real Estate Law

Michael D. Mulvaney, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Insurance Law

J. Leland Murphree, Birmingham, AL

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation: Bankruptcy

Grace Robinson Murphy, Birmingham, AL

Litigation: ERISA

Drayton Nabers Jr., Birmingham, AL

Appellate Practice

James P. Naftel, Birmingham, AL

Litigation: Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

John Neiman, Birmingham, AL

Appellate Practice

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Civil Rights Law

Commercial Litigation

Andrew S. Nix, Birmingham, AL

Corporate Law

Securities/Capital Markets Law

Corporate Compliance Law

M. Beth O’Neill, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Corporate Law

Land Use and Zoning Law

Real Estate Law

Kathryn J. Ottensmeyer, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Public Finance Law

T. Gregory Peterson, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice

Patent Law

James M. Pool, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Health Care Law

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Joel C. Porter, Birmingham, AL

Health Care Law

Maibeth J. Porter, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Appellate Practice

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

Julie Wilson Portera, Birmingham, AL

Commercial Litigation

Litigation: Securities

James L. Priester, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Antitrust Law

Commercial Litigation

            Health Care Law

Litigation: Banking and Finance

Frances King Quick, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Health Care Law

Sasha G. Rao, San Francisco, CA

Litigation: Intellectual Property

Grey Redditt, Jr., Mobile, AL

Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

James E. Rotch, Birmingham, AL (25 years)

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Thomas S. Rue, Mobile, AL (15 years)

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Commercial Litigation

J. Michael Savage, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Securities Regulation

Kirby Sevier, Birmingham, AL (30 years)

Trusts and Estates

Robert R. Sexton, Birmingham, AL (25 years)

Real Estate Law

Mitesh B. Shah, Birmingham, AL

Commercial Litigation

Leslie Caren Sharpe, Huntsville, AL

Commercial Finance Law

Lee L. Sheppard, Birmingham, AL

Banking and Finance Law

David M. Smith, Birmingham, AL (20 years)

Employment Law: Management

Labor Law: Management

Litigation: Labor and Employment

Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers

Joseph E. “Jodie” Smith, Birmingham, AL

Public Finance Law

John A. Smyth III, Birmingham, AL

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants

Stephen W. Stallcup, Birmingham, AL

Banking and Finance Law

Real Estate Law

Barry A. Staples, Birmingham, AL

Municipal Law

Public Finance Law

Matthew W. Stiles, Birmingham, AL

Labor Law: Management

Litigation: Labor and Employment

Stephen W. Still, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Government Relations Practice

Thomas W. Thagard III, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Commercial Litigation

Litigation: Banking and Finance

Litigation: Intellectual Property

Litigation: Mergers and Acquisitions

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

William B. Wahlheim Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Commercial Litigation

Health Care Law

Insurance Law

Litigation: ERISA

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

Hardwick C. Walthall, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Corporate Law

Economic Development Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Tax Law

James F. Watkins, Mobile, AL (10 years)

Banking and Finance Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

J. Andrew Watson III, Huntsville, AL

Corporate Law

Government Contracts

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Katharine A. Weber, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Insurance Law

H. Thomas Wells Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Energy Law

Litigation: Environmental

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

Natural Resources Law

Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

Chris J. Williams, Birmingham, AL

Environmental Law

S. Douglas Williams, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

Project Finance Law

Public Finance Law

Daniel M. Wilson, Huntsville, AL (10 years)

Government Relations Law

Real Estate Law