Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, is pleased to announce it has elected 10 new shareholders across the firm, including four attorneys in its Jackson office — Amy L. Champagne, Cable M. Frost, Alan L. Smith and Robert F. Walker. Champagne has a diverse litigation and appellate practice, focusing primarily on the areas of products liability, commercial litigation and class actions. A member of the Mississippi and Texas Bars, she is actively involved in the Defense Research Institute, serving on that organization’s Appellate Advocacy, Drug and Medical Device and Product Liability Committees. Champagne received her law degree from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where she graduated at the top of her class, and also holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from LSU. She was a law clerk for the Honorable W. Eugene Davis following law school, and in 2009, she was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers.
A 2002 magna cum laude graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law, Frost concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability, commercial and construction litigation. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and the Jackson Young Lawyers Association. Frost participates in Baker Donelson’s representation of clients in pro bono matters on behalf of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, and he is also active in the Project’s weekly Stewpot Legal Clinic.
Smith focuses his practice on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, with particular emphasis on commercial lending transactions. A 1996 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, he served as a law clerk to the Mississippi Court of Appeals from 1996 to 1998. Smith is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference and the Mississippi Bankers Association. He is admitted to practice in both Mississippi and Alabama.
Walker, a 2002 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, has experience in a variety of litigation matters and concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability and transportation litigation. He is an active member of the Defense Research Institute, serving on the Product Liability, Drug and Medical Device and Young Lawyers Committees. Walker serves as coordinator of Baker Donelson’s participation in the Stewpot Legal Clinic.