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Birmingham Bar Association - Bulletin Fall 2017

In The NEWS Attorneys In The News After a successful trial run, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Birmingham Bar Association announces the full rollout of the Circuit and Probate Court Mediation Project on October 16, 2017. For additional program details or to become a mediator e-mail pbaker@jpblegal.com or cdcoleman@ maylegalgroup.com. For the third consecutive year, Baker Donelson has been certifi ed by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) as a Gold Standard Firm, a status granted to fi rms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in fi rm leadership positions and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 31 of the fi rm’s attorneys in its Birmingham offi ce and seven fi rm practice areas have been highly ranked in Alabama in the 2017 edition of  Chambers USA, the prestigious, independent referral directory for the legal industry. Th e Chambers USA 2017 guide has recognized Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC as a “Band 1” commercial litigation fi rm for Alabama, the highest ranking given by the directory. Th e edition also recognizes four Lightfoot attorneys: Sam Franklin, M. Christian King, Adam Peck and Harlan Prater. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that shareholder Brad Wood has been selected as a recipient of Th e M&A Advisor’s 2017 Emerging Leaders Awards. Th is annual award recognizes young professionals who have achieved notable accomplishments in business and in service to their community. Wood is one of only two legal advisors selected from Alabama. McCallum, Methvin & Terrell, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama has been honored by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2017 edition of "Best Law Firms" as a “Metropolitan Tier 1 Law Firm” in the area of commercial litigation. Marcus M. Maples, a shareholder in the Birmingham offi ce of Baker Donelson, was recently elected to a one-year term as president-elect of the Alabama Lawyers Association. Mr. Maples’ tenure as president will begin in June 2018. Th e law fi rm of Christian & Small LLP is pleased to announce that the fi rm and four of its partners have been recognized by this year’s Chambers USA. Partner Th omas W. Christian was recognized for general commercial litigation, partner Daniel D. Sparks for bankruptcy and restructuring, and managing partner Deborah Alley Smith was ranked “Band 1” in appellate litigation in Alabama. Additionally, partner Richard E. Smith was identifi ed as a “Recognized Practitioner” for healthcare. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that J. Andrew Robison, a partner in the fi rm’s Birmingham offi ce, is among the recipients of the Th e M&A Advisor’s 2017 Emerging Leaders Awards. Michael C. Guarino, an associate in Carr Allison’s Birmingham offi ce, was recently selected to the 2017 class of the Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum. Th e FLF develops leaders from a group of motivated attorneys who have been in practice three to eight years. Adams and Reese earned a prestigious Good Apple Award presented by National Appleseed for the eff orts of Birmingham based of counsel Richard P. Carmody and associate Anna Davis in the completion of Appleseed’s 2017 Edition of “Protecting Assets & Child Custody In Th e Face Of Deportation, A Guide for Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families.” Th e law fi rm of Christian & Small LLP is pleased to announce that partner La- Bella S. Alvis and managing partner Deborah Alley Smith have been named to Lawdragon's 12th annual list of the "500 Leading Lawyers in America." Lawdragon recognizes lawyers throughout Deborah Alley Smith LaBella S. Alvis the U.S. who are defi ning the law in court, boardrooms and new forums. Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC founding partner Johnny Johnson has been named a National Law Journal Energy & Environmental Trailblazer for 2017. Each year, the publication recognizes lawyers who have had a career-long impact in energy and environmental law. Ogletree Deakins is pleased to announce Brad Wood 36 Birmingham Bar Association


Birmingham Bar Association - Bulletin Fall 2017
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