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Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin Fall 2016

News Attorneys In The News the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) for the 2017-2018 term. Th e law fi rm of Christian & Small LLP has announced that Richard E. Smith, a partner in the fi rm, has been appointed to Samford University’s Board of Overseers. Burr & Forman has made this year’s BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team. Th is is a particularly high honor, as the distinction is based 100 percent on unbiased feedback from corporate counsel who recognized fi rms by name and without prompting. Bradley is pleased to announce that for the eighth consecutive year, Birmingham partner Bruce P. Ely has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax 2016. Bruce P. Ely Burr & Forman announces that Birmingham based Partner, Kelli Carpenter Fleming , has been named to the Birmingham Business Journal’s Rising Stars of Health Care list for 2016. Baker Donelson is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been named “IP Stars” in the 2016 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Handbook. Bradley is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Arlan D. Lewis has been elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). Baker Donelson has recognized Timothy M. Lupinacci with two fi rm-wide awards honoring his commitment to diversity and women in the legal profession. Baker Donelson has been recognized by the Alabama State Bar as the recipient of the 2016 Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Award in the law fi rm/group category. Christian & Small LLP announces that attorney W. Steven Nichols has been elected to the board of directors of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association’s (ADLA) Young Lawyers’ Section for District 2 in Birmingham. Chambers USA Recognitions Th e following fi rms and attorneys have been recognized this year by Chambers USA, which is considered the preeminent guide to lawyers and law fi rms: • Balch & Bingham and 35 of the fi rm’s attorneys • Nine attorneys from Baker Donelson’s Birmingham offi ce, three of whom were included in Brand 1, the top tier in Chambers USA • Bradley and 83 of the fi rm’s attorneys • Deborah Alley Smith and Th omas W. Christian of Christian & Small LLP for Appellate Litigation and General Commercial Litigation, respectively • Maynard Cooper & Gale and 26 of the fi rm’s attorneys • James Pennington and Peyton Lacy of Ogletree Deakins • Michael Rediker and Jesse P. Evans II of Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell Bradley is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Beau Byrd  has been elected chairperson of the Auburn University Master of Real Estate Development (AUMRED) Program Advisory Council. Bradley is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Brad Robertson and Huntsville associate Harold D. Mooty, III, were selected to participate in Leadership Alabama’s twoday 2016 Alabama Leadership Initiative, which took place in April. Brad Robertson Hal Mooty Bradley is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Denson N. Franklin, III, has been elected to a two-year term as vice-chair of the Birmingham-Southern College Board of Trustees. Christian & Small LLP Managing Partner, Deborah Alley Smith, has been named one of Birmingham Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Law. Deborah Alley Smith Th e Alabama Lawyers Association is pleased to announce that Stephanie Hunter has been elected President-elect of the organization. She will serve as the ALA President for the 2017-2018 term. Sharon D. Stuart, partner in the Birmingham law fi rm of Christian & Small LLP, has been named President-Elect of Arlan Lewis 33 Birmingham Bar Association


Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin Fall 2016
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