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NEWS Attorneys In The News Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” has awarded Birmingham personal injury law fi rm Cory Watson Attorneys 2017 rankings in three practice areas: Personal Injury Litigation: Plaintiff s, Tier 1; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Plaintiff s, Tier 2; and Product Liability Litigation: Plaintiff s, Tier 3, all in the Metro Birmingham category. Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC is pleased to announce that the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation has listed eight of the fi rm’s attorneys as a “Litigation Star” and four attorneys as a “Rising Star.” Th e fi rm is ranked as a “Highly Recommended” fi rm in Alabama. Huie is pleased to announce that Jennifer Reid Egbe has been named one of Birmingham Business Journal’s 2017 “Top 40 Under 40.” Jennifer Reid Egbe In 2017, BTI Consulting recognized 300 attorneys nationally as 2017 “Client Service All-Stars.” Two of this elite group were recognized in Alabama: Greg Cook, partner in Balch & Bingham’s Birmingham offi ce and chair of its Financial Services Litigation Practice, and Sara M. Greg Cook Turner, one of three Baker Donelson attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Client Service All-Stars” by a leading hospitality company in the area of litigation. Baker Donelson announces that the 2017 edition of Chambers USA recognized 82 Baker Donelson attorneys as leading practitioners in 22 practice areas. In addition, Chambers USA recognized the fi rm's health law practice as a leading national practice and named 25 of the fi rm's practice areas as leading practices in individual states. Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC has been named the 2017 “Alabama Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation. Partners Harlan Prater and Lee Hollis attended a ceremony in New York to accept the award. Baker Donelson has once again been named one of Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For." In its eighth consecutive year to be included, the law fi rm is ranked 95th in this prestigious list recognizing companies with exceptional workplace cultures. Birmingham-based B-Metro magazine has named four Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC partners as “Top Flight Attorneys:” Sam Franklin, Harlan Prater, Sara Ford and Jack Sharman. Bradley is pleased to announce that James W. Gewin and Tripp Haston have been named to the Who’s Who Legal “Product Liability Defense 2017.” Richard Jaff e from the law fi rm of Jaff e, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. was recently awarded the “Larry Sheffi eld, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for his service and dedication in the area of criminal defense. Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC is pleased to announce that, in addition to having been selected by the Birmingham Business Journal as a “Top 40 Under 40” professional, attorney Ashby Pate has received the 2017 “Young Alumnus Award” by Samford University’s Cumberland Ashby Pate School of Law. Th e award is presented annually to a Cumberland alumnus who graduated within the last 15 years and who exemplifi es exceptional service to the community, the legal profession and the law school. Christian & Small LLP, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama has announced that managing partner Deborah Alley Smith was elected to be a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, one of only 500 attorneys in the United States selected for this honor. Save the Date! Annual Bar Foundation Bocce Ball Tournament Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:30-10:00 36 Birmingham Bar Association


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