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81 Butler Snow attorneys recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

Butler Snow recently announced that 81 of the firm’s Mississippi attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers for 2019, and 12 have been named Best Lawyers 2019 “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers is regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. Best Lawyers compiles its lists by conducting peer-review surveys in which lawyers confidently evaluate their professional peers.
Nationally, 158 Butler Snow lawyers were honored, with 18 being selected “Lawyers of the Year.”

“Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are also awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized for each specialty and location. Mississippi recipients are:
Alveno N. Castilla – Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Jackson.
Anita Modak-Truran – Trademark Law, Jackson.
Edward A. Wilmesherr – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Jackson.
Gilbert C. Van Loon – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Jackson.
John F. England – Commercial Finance Law, Jackson.
John J. Healy III – Copyright Law, Jackson.
John M. Harral – Banking and Finance Law, Gulfport.
Phil B. Abernethy – Litigation – Construction, Jackson.
Phillip S. Sykes – Litigation – Real Estate, Jackson.
Steven M. Hendrix – Corporate Compliance Law, Jackson.
Timothy M. Threadgill – Employment Law – Management, Jackson.
Tommie S. Cardin – Government Relations Practice, Jackson.

Lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers were:
In Gulfport: John L. Galloway, Real Estate Law; John M. Harral, Banking and Finance Law, Litigation-Banking and Finance; Michael B. Hewes, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Richard W. Sliman, Insurance Law.

In Oxford: Paul V. Cassisa Jr., Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Amanda Jones Tollison, Administrative/Regulatory Law.

In Ridgeland: Phil B. Abernethy, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction; Paula Graves Ardelean, Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment; Amanda Bolz Barbour, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; P.Ryan Beckett, Commercial Litigation; James H. Bolin, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants; Lucien L. Bourgeois, Public Finance Law; Fred E. Bourn III, Commercial Litigation; John A. Brunini, Environmental Law; R. Barry Cannada, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Michael D. Caples, Government Relations Practice; Tommie S. Cardin, Government Relations Practice; Alveno N. Castilla, Corporate Law, Litigation and Controversy-Tax, Tax Law; Donald Clark Jr., Public Finance Law; Elizabeth L. Clark, Government Relations Practice; John A. Crawford Jr., Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Securities; Paul N. Davis, Commercial Litigation, Oil and Gas Law; Richard M. Dye, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Stephen C. Edds, Economic Development Law, Government Relations Practice, Municipal Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Andrea La’Verne Edney, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants; John F. England, Commercial Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Sue Hicks Fairbank, Public Finance Law; Trudy D. Fisher, Environmental Law; William Davis Frye, Commercial Litigation; William M. Gage, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Mark W. Garriga, Government Relations Practice; Matthew H. Grenfell, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Charles E. Griffin, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Insurance; J. Clifford Harrison, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Consumer Law, Financial Services Regulation Law; Robert B. Harwell, Corporate Law; John J. Healy III, Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law; Steven M. Hendrix, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law; John C. Henegan, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation, Communications Law, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-First Amendment; Debbie Horn, Real Estate Law; Chad R. Hutchinson, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants; Robert C. Hutchinson, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law; Selby A. Ireland, Business Organizations, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Donna Brown Jacobs, Appellate Practice, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Charles F. Johnson III, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Alyson Bustamante Jones, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Christy D. Jones, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Samuel W. Keyes, Government Relations Practice, Public Finance Law; Ronald T. Loeb, Trusts and Estates; Christopher R. Maddux, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganiztion Law; W. Eugene Magee, Employee Benefists (ERISA) Law; Michael E. McWilliams, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Kyle V. Miller, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Robert A. Miller, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Meade W. Mitchell, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Anita Modak-Truran, Entertainment Law-Motion Pictures and Television, Trademark Law; Lem E. Montgomery III, Product Liability Litigation-Defendents; R. Wilson Montjoy II, Economic Development Law, Energy Law, Mediation, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law; Samantha R. Moore, Tax Law; Luther T. Munford, Appelate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Law, Litigation-First Amendment, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation and Controversy-Tax, Media Law; Reed T. Nunnelee, Copyright Law; Kurt G. Rademacher, Tax Law; Orlando R. Richmond Sr., Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Benjamin W. Roberson, Business Organizations, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; E. Barney Robinson III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance; Paul S. Rosenblatt, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Stephen W. Rosenblatt, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; W. Michael Russ, Public Finance Law; Arthur D. Spratlin Jr., Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, Transportation Law; Jefferson K.B. Stancill, Business Organizations; Phillip S. Sykes, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance Law, Litigation-Land Use and Zoning, Litigation-Real Estate, Litigation-Securities, Litigation and Controversy-Tax, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants; Ronald G. Taylor, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law; William P. Thomas, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Timothy M. Threadgill, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management; James B. Tucker, Corporate Compliance Law; Gilbert C. Van Loon, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; J. Paul Varner, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; Thad W. Varner, Public Finance Law; Benjamin M. Watson, Appellate Practice, Business Organizations; Joshua J. Wiener, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation; Thomas E. Williams, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants; Edward A. Wilmesherr, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Banking and Finance Law, Consumer Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law.


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