Friday, May 1st, 2020

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is pleased to announce that 41 of its attorneys and 11 areas of practice received high marks in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the industry’s well respected legal rankings publication.

Since 2007, Maynard Cooper has consistently earned recognition from Chambers USA for its practice expertise. This year, the Firm’s areas of practice recognized as leaders for Alabama include:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Banking & Finance: Regulatory
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: Appellate
  • Real Estate

In addition, Maynard Cooper’s Intellectual Property practice garnered top reviews in both the California and New York markets. Sasha Rao, Chair of the IP Practice, earned recognition as a “Leader in the Field” in Intellectual Property: Patent in California, and Chris Harnett, a Shareholder in the Firm’s New York office, also earned the same recognition in New York.


Maynard Cooper attorneys who earned Chambers USA recognition include:

Barry Staples (Banking & Finance: Public Finance)

Beth O’Neill (Real Estate)

Brad Wood (Corporate)

Chris Harnett (Intellectual Property: Patent)

Chris Williams (Environment)

David Smith (Labor & Employment)

Greg Curran (Corporate)

Heyward Hosch (Banking & Finance: Public Finance)

Hobson Presley (Banking & Finance: Public Finance)

Jim Pool (Healthcare)

James Childs (Corporate)

Jayna Partain Lamar (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Jenny McCain (Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory)

Jodie Smith (Banking & Finance: Public Finance)

Joel Porter (Healthcare)

John Bolus (Litigation: General Commercial)

John Burton (Banking & Finance: Public Finance)

John Dulin (Corporate)

John Earnhardt (Litigation: General Commercial)

John Holmes (Labor & Employment)

John Lanier (Healthcare)

John Neiman (Litigation: Appellate)

Kris Lowry (Banking & Finance)

Lauren DeMoss (Healthcare)

Lee Bains (Litigation: General Commercial)

Leland Murphree (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Maibeth Porter (Litigation: General Commercial)

Matt Grill (Real Estate)

Matthew Stiles (Labor & Employment)

Michael Mulvaney (Litigation: General Commercial)

Randall Morrow (Banking & Finance)

Robert Sexton (Real Estate)

Sasha Rao (Intellectual Property: Patent)

Stephanie Houston Mays (Labor & Employment)

Stephen Stallcup (Real Estate)

Steve McPheeters (Healthcare)

Tim Gregg (Commercial)

Tom Clark (Real Estate)

Tom Thagard (Litigation: General Commercial)

Tommy Wells (Environment)

Warren Lightfoot Jr. (Labor & Employment)


“We wish to thank our clients and colleagues who took the time to provide favorable comments to the team of Chambers researchers,” said Jeff Grantham, Managing Shareholder. “We are dedicated to providing outstanding client service and grateful our efforts have once again been recognized in Chambers USA.”


Chambers USA conducts a rigorous independent research cycle to determine its rankings, including collecting information on each department’s strength and depth, quality of work performed, and comments received from clients and other lawyers.


About Maynard Cooper

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 the United States. 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. Maynard Cooper practices law in California through Maynard Cooper & Gale, LLP.  For more information, visit maynardcooper.com.