Lee Adair Floyd and Kyle V. Miller of Butler Snow have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List. Also Kari L. Sutherland was recently named in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation.
Attorneys named to the list have been deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities in the U.S. and Canada by their peers and clients.
Miller is chair of Butler Snow’s energy and environmental task force where he regularly defends clients in class action, catastrophic loss, product liability and consumer protection litigation. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Mid-South Rising Star for personal injury products defense and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Miller is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, American Bar Association, Institute for Energy Law, Defense Research Institute, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and the Capital Area Bar Association. He received bachelor’s degree for the University of Southern Mississippi and his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School.
Floyd focuses her practice on automotive product litigation and industrial disasters. Floyd has been honored by Super Lawyers as a Virginia Rising Star for personal injury products defense.
Sutherland focuses her practice on drug and device litigation. She is part of a national counsel team defending prescription medical devices and also works as international coordinating counsel. Sutherland has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Mid-South Super Lawyer for personal injury defense: products, was recently named a 2018 Benchmark Litigation Star and is the recipient of a 2017 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing.
Sutherland is a member of the American, Mississippi, Tennessee, 5th Circuit and Lafayette County Bar Associations, Defense Research Institute, Fellowship of the Litigation Counsel of America, Federalist Society, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and Trial Attorneys of America. She is also a former special agent for the U.S. Secret Service. Sutherland received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and her Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law.Floyd is a member of the Defense Research Institute, West Virginia State Bar and Virginia State Bar. Floyd received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the West Virginia Law Review.
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