Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “highly recommended” firm in Alabama. In addition, three of the firm’s attorneys, Lee E. Bains Jr., John N. Bolus, and H. Thomas Wells Jr. are listed as “Local Litigation Stars”

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. Law firms cannot pay to be recommended for the guide.

Lee E. Bains Jr. is a shareholder in Maynard Cooper’s Birmingham office. His practice focuses primarily on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on class action litigation, punitive damages litigation, life insurance marketing litigation, antitrust litigation and business tort and commercial litigation. Bains regularly handles cases in all the federal courts in Alabama, has handled cases in virtually every county in the state of Alabama, routinely handles appeals to the Alabama Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit, and is frequently responsible for class action cases and complex litigation throughout the United States. He has appeared as an attorney of record in cases that have resulted in more than 75 published opinions.

John N. Bolus is Chair of the firm’s General Litigation practice group. Mr. Bolus has broad experience in commercial litigation, including securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions, individual and class-wide insurance and annuity cases, and a variety of other types of cases, whether individual, class action, or mass action. Mr. Bolus has defended these actions in state and federal courts across Alabama, the Southeast, and in many other states across the country. Mr. Bolus has also been recognized by Alabama Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, and is rated AV-Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell.