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Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin - Fall 2013

In The News Attorneys In Th e News Ralph H. Smith, II, special counsel at Jones Walker LLP, has been appointed by Queen Elizabeth to the Order of St. John, a major international charity. Th e Ralph H. Smith, II Order of St. John is an Order of Chivalry of the British Crown with historical roots in the 11th century Knights of Malta and Knights Hospitaller. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP partner Tripp Haston has been named by London based Who’s Who Legal as one of the “10 Tripp Haston Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in its 2013 International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers. Mr. Haston has also been elected President-Elect of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) for 2013-2014. Edward S. Sledge, IV, a shareholder at Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. was honored with the 2013 Alabama State Bar President’s Award at the Alabama State Edward S. Sledge, IV Bar’s Annual Meeting in Point Clear, Alabama. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC has been ranked among the top ten law fi rms in the country in the 2014 edition of Vault, Inc.’s “Best Law Firms to Work For.” Th is prominent national ranking is based on feedback from thousands of law fi rm associates across the country. Ninety-fi ve attorneys from Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. have been recognized as leading lawyers in the 2013 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers. Anthony A. Joseph, a shareholder at Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., and former President of the Birmingham Bar Association, was named President of the Alabama State Anthony A. Joseph Bar Association at it’s Annual Meeting in Point Clear, Alabama. Donald M. Wright, an attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C., has been elected to the 2013 Board of Directors of the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute. Donald M. Wright Balch & Bingham LLP partner Ed R. Haden is the author of the LexisNexis Practice Guide, “Alabama Appellate Practice.” Th e guide is a resource that provides trial attorneys with guidance to manage each stage of the appeals process. Ed R. Haden Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC announces eleven Birmingham attorneys recently ranked as leading practitioners in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA – Timothy M. Lupinacci, Edward P. Meyerson, Denise W. Killebrew, B.G. Minisman, Jr., D.J. Simonetti, William Sylvester, Murphy McMillan, Eric L. Pruitt, William G. Somerville, III, W. Patton Hahn and H. Chervis Isom. Sirote & Permutt, PC is proud to announce that attorney Bradley J. Sklar has been elected to serve as cochair of the American Institute on Federal Taxation (AIFT). Mr. Bradley J. Sklar Sklar also sits on the Board of Trustees for AIFT. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP congratulates Birmingham partner John W. Hargrove on his election as a Fellow in the College of Labor and John W. Hargrove Employment Lawyers. Mr. Hargrove represents companies in many areas, including mining, construction and manufacturing. Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Stephanie H. Mays was recently named to the Lawyers of Color (LOC) inaugural Southern Region Hot List for 2013. Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. also proudly announces Stephanie H. Mays that twenty- fi ve attorneys from their Birmingham offi ce were recognized in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. 40 Birmingham Bar Association


Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin - Fall 2013
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