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News Attorneys In The News Hare Wynn Newell & Newton has been ranked in the 2017  U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 10 practice areas. Baker Donelson has garnered 170 fi rst-tier metropolitan rankings in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list. Th ese Tier 1 rankings across 11 metropolitan markets in eight states earned Baker Donelson a spot among the top ten fi rms nationally with the most fi rst-tier metropolitan rankings. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that Shareholder Peter S. Fruin was chosen as one of only fi ve Law360 Securities Law MVPs for 2016. ley Smith was named to the 2016 Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers List, and Smith and Partner Daniel D. Sparks were named to the 2016 Top 50 Alabama Super Lawyers list. Baker Donelson received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Th e Public Aff airs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) has selected Lightfoot, Franklin & White attorney Clint Speegle to participate in its 2017 PARCA Roundtable. Baker Donelson has been ranked 43rd in Fortune's fi rst-ever list of 50 Best Workplaces for Parents. Balch & Bingham LLP has been honored by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2017 edition of “Best Law Firms” as one of the leading law fi rms in the country for the seventh consecutive year. Each of the 58 Balch practices recognized received a Tier 1 ranking. Th e law fi rm of Christian & Small LLP is pleased to announce 12 partners have been selected for inclusion on the list of 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers, and three more partners were named to the 2016 Mid-South Rising Stars list. Additionally, Managing Partner Deborah Al- Guided by Rodney A. Max, center, and Michael B.Walls, right, our experienced team also comprises BradWash, Arthur J. Hanes Jr. and Marty Van Tassel. They assist law firms and their clients in every phase of dispute resolution, settling major litigation in Alabama and nationwide. 2000A SouthBridge Parkway, Suite 400, Birmingham, AL 35209; 205-933-9033 UpchurchWatsonWhite&Max BIRMINGHAM’SMEDIATION DESTINATION A8019353-01 Birmingham Bar Bulletin/ Spring 2017 33


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