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Thursday, August 20th, 2020
168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 76 practice areas listed among the recognized group, these attorneys represent a diverse cross-section of the comprehensive legal services provided by Maynard Cooper across its national footprint.

In addition, 21 attorneys earned the prestigious Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” award highlighting a single lawyer in each practice within a designated metropolitan area. 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® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” are:

 

Birmingham

Huntsville

 

Furthermore, 28 Maynard Cooper attorneys earned the Best Lawyers 2021 “Ones to Watch” recognition. This is given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. “Ones to Watch” recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years. The Maynard Cooper lawyers named Best Lawyers 2021 “Ones to Watch” are:

 

Birmingham

Huntsville

Mobile

  • Evan N. Parrott – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

San Francisco

  • Jamal B. Al-Haj – Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law

 

Below is the complete listing of Maynard Cooper attorneys recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©:

Birmingham

  • Scott A. Abney – Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Alina Arbuthnot – Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law
  • Matthew A. Aiken – Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Real Estate Law
  • Hansen Babington – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Edward Bailey – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Lee E. Bains, Jr. – Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
  • Josh B. Baker – Commercial Litigation
  • Kevin W. Beatty – Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
  • Elizabeth G. Beaube – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Joseph S. Bird III – Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice, Information Technology Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • John N. Bolus – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Securities, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Gaines Brake -Elder Law
  • Wesley Brinkley -Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law
  • Thomas H. Brinkley – Corporate Law, Economic Development Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
  • Brandon Browning – Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Stephen J. Bumgarner – Insurance Law
  • John H. Burton Jr. – Public Finance Law
  • James R. Bussian – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Thomas Julian Butler – Insurance Law
  • Matthew Cannova – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Nathaniel M. Cartmell IV – Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • James W. Childs Jr. – 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 – Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Tres Cleveland – Commercial Litigation
  • Bryan Coleman – Commercial Litigation
  • Kathleen A. Collier – Public Finance Law
  • John David Collins – Insurance Law
  • David H. Cooper Jr. – Economic Development Law, Project Finance Law
  • Gregory S. Curran – 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
  • Richard J Davis – Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Lauren C. DeMoss – Health Care Law
  • Luther M. Dorr, Jr. – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Robert F. Dow – Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Starr Turner Drum – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Technology Law
  • John P. Dulin, Jr. – Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • John Earnhardt – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Michael E. Evans – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Jessica Shaver Everest – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Alexander B. Feinberg – Insurance Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Baker Findley – Real Estate Law
  • Maria Fleisher – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Robert H. Fowlkes – Commercial Litigation
  • Christopher Frost – Commercial Litigation
  • Peter S. Fruin – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities
  • Clark Goodwin – 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* – Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Jeffrey M. Grantham – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
  • Timothy W. Gregg – Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Matthew W. Grill – Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Jessica Stetler Grover – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • Kimberly L. Hager – Banking and Finance Law
  • Charles M. Hartman – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Josh Hess – Insurance Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • John B. Holmes III – Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Edward M. Holt -Litigation – Insurance
  • Heyward C. Hosch III – Banking and Finance Law
  • David H. Humber – Economic Development Law, Tax Law
  • Stephen C. Jackson – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
  • Maggie Johnson Cornelius – Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Anthony A. Joseph – Corporate Compliance Law, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Health Care, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • James W. King – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • David R. Kinman – Commercial Finance Law
  • Jonathan D. Kipp – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law
  • Jayna Partain Lamar – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Cynthia G. Lamar-Hart – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • John T. Lanier – Health Care Law
  • James C. Lester – Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Warren B. Lightfoot, Jr. – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mining Law, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • John A. Little Jr.  – Insurance Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Kris Lowry – Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, Corporate Law, Project Finance Law
  • George G. Lynn* – Litigation – Antitrust
  • T. Malatesta – Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law, Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Michel M. Marcoux – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Daniel H. Markstein III – 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 – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Jennifer R. McCain – Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Ethan McDaniel – Litigation – Insurance
  • Thomas M. McElroy II -Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Jennifer McEwen – Trusts and Estates
  • Jim G. McLaughlin – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
  • Steven L. McPheeters – Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Jon L. Mills – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Tax Law
  • Randall Minor – Real Estate Law
  • Evan P. Moltz – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Randall H. Morrow – Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, Real Estate Law
  • Michael D. Mulvaney – Insurance Law
  • Leland Murphree -Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Grace Robinson Murphy – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation – ERISA
  • John Neiman – Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Civil Rights Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Andrew S. Nix – Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Edward O’Neal – Government Relations Practice
  • Beth O’Neill – Corporate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law
  • Kathryn J. Ottensmeyer -Public Finance Law
  • Matthew Parker Ph.D. – Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law
  • Gregory Peterson – Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice, Patent Law
  • James K. Pickle – Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law
  • James M. Pool – Health Care Law, Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Joel C. Porter – Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Maibeth J. Porter – Appellate Practice, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Hobson Presley Jr. – Banking and Finance Law, Health Care Law, Public Finance Law, Project Finance Law
  • James L. Priester – Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Frances King Quick – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Health Care Law
  • Ashlee D. Riopka – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Insurance Law
  • James E. Rotch – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Michael Savage – Securities Regulation
  • Kirby Sevier – Trusts and Estates
  • Robert R. Sexton – Real Estate Law
  • Lee L. Sheppard – Banking and Finance Law, Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • Bradley G. Siegal – Real Estate Law
  • David M. Smith – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Jennifer R. Smith – Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law
  • Joseph E. Smith – Public Finance Law
  • Harrison Smith III – Litigation – Health Care
  • John A. Smyth III – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Finis St. John V – Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Stephen W. Stallcup – Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Barry A. Staples – Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
  • Matthew W. Stiles – Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Steven W. Strother Jr. – Real Estate Law, Tax Law
  • Allison Taylor – Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law
  • Thomas W. Thagard III – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Ryan D. Thompson – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Ann Watford Todd – Corporate Law, Public Finance Law, Tax Law
  • William B. Wahlheim, Jr. – Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Litigation – ERISA, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Hardwick C. Walthall – Corporate Law, Economic Development Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Nonprofit / Charities Law, Tax Law
  • Katharine A. Weber – Insurance Law
  • Thomas Wells, Jr. – Energy Law, Litigation – Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Natural Resources Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Lindsay Whitworth – Real Estate Law
  • Chris J. Williams – Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Douglas Williams – Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law
  • Erica Williamson Barnes – Corporate Compliance Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Bradley Wood – Corporate Law

Huntsville

Mobile

  • Raymond L. Bell, Jr. – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Government Relations Practice, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Jaime W. Betbeze – Admiralty and Maritime Law, Construction Law
  • Timothy A. Clarke – Commercial Litigation
  • Ronald P. Davis – Banking and Finance Law
  • Marshall Gardner – Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Alvin K. Hope II – Economic Development Law
  • Walton Jackson –  Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Insurance
  • Evan N. Parrott – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Grey Redditt, Jr. – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Mark L. Redditt – Litigation – Environmental, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Transportation Law
  • Thomas S. Rue – Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Bryan A. Thames – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law
  • James F. Watkins – Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law

Nashville

  • Donald I.N. McKenzie – Corporate Law,  Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law

New York

San Francisco

 

*Retired Attorney

 

About Maynard Cooper & Gale

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is a full-service law firm that resolves complex business challenges with integrated legal solutions drawn from more than 300 attorneys across its national footprint. The Firm collaborates with its clients to understand their businesses at a granular level, advocating to generate legal outcomes that advance stated business goals. Maynard serves clients across the United States and globally from its offices in Alabama (Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery), California (Los Angeles and San Francisco), New York (New York City), Tennessee (Nashville), Texas (Dallas), and Washington, D.C. For more information on the Firm, visit maynardcooper.com.

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