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In The News ranked in the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section’s “Fifth Annual Regional Law Firm Recognition” list. Najjar Denaburg, P.C. is pleased to announce that Robin L. Burrell, Charles L. Denaburg, L. Stephen Wright, Jr., and Steven B. Corenblum have been named to The Best Lawyers in America. Two academic chairs were approved by the Samford University Board of Trustees for the Cumberland School of Law in December of 2017. Law professor William Ross William G. Ross was appointed to the Albert P. Brewer Chair, and law professor Michael E. DeBow was appointed to the Stephen Everett Wells Chair. Michael DeBow U.S. News –Best Lawyers has named Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC to their 2018 "Best Law Firms" rankings in 14 practice areas. “We’re pleased to receive this honor once again,” said managing partner Wynn Shuford. “We’re grateful to our clients and peers for recognizing the dedication that Lightfoot attorneys pour into their work day in and day out.” For the third consecutive year, Baker Donelson has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The firm joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Bruce P. Ely, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has received the Paul Frankel Excellence in State Taxation Award from the Council on State Taxation (COST) and has been elected to join the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Bruce Ely (ABF). Mr. Ely has also received the 2017 State Tax Author of the Year Award from Bloomberg BNA. Mr. Ely was honored for his work in developing Bloomberg Tax’s Pass-Through Entity Navigator, launched in July. Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 10 practice areas.  Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Tripp Haston, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been listed in the Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2018 in both the Life Sciences and Product Liability Defiance categories. He is one of only two U.S. attorneys and five globally to be included in both categories. Tripp Haston Super Lawyers has named 41 Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC attorneys as 2017 “Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.” “We’re honored that more than half of Hare Wynn’s attorneys were named to the 2017 list,” said managing partner Leon Ashford. “We congratulate our attorneys for being acknowledged as leading lawyers.” Baker Donelson has received the most Metro Tier 1 rankings of any law firm in the country in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. The firm earned 197 first-tier metropolitan rankings across 13 metropolitan markets in eight states and Washington, D.C. in the eighth edition of an annual analysis that includes more than 13,000 U.S. law firms. Gray Stiff and Tom Selden of Starnes Davis Florie LLP have been named Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). This is an invitation only construction lawyer honorary society with membership limited to 1,200 practicing fellows from the United States and internationally. Gray Stiff Tom Selden Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC of counsel R. Ashby Pate has been chosen to participate in this year’s Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum. There are 28 members in the 2018 class who were selected after a competitive and rigorous application process. Now in its 14th year, the program trains the next generation of leaders in the Alabama legal community. Ashby Pate Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 157 attorneys across the firm’s offices in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee have been selected by Super Lawyers as 2017 “Mid-South Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars.”  G Birmingham Bar Bulletin/ Spring 2018 37


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