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BBA- In The News Brian Huff to provide free legal represen- Adams and Reese Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady, tation to victims of domestic violence attorney Aaron P.A. With the addition of 23 attorneys seeking protection orders from the court. McLeod, in the from Williams Schifino, Burr & Forman Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP firm’s Birmingham now has a total of 55 attorneys across announces that the firm has been named office, has been Florida, and 277 firmwide across nine of- a “Top 100 Group Firm” by the American elected vice-chair- fices in five Southeastern states. Bar Association (ABA). The recognition man of the Ala- Adams and Reese Partner in Charge in is given to local lawyers and firms that bama State Asso- the firm’s Bir- support the ABA’s efforts to promote and ciation’s Appellate Aaron McLeod mingham office, protect the profession and practice of law Practice Section. The Section was created David Bowsher, at home and abroad. in 2003 to foster communication among has been ap- Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & pointed to thelawyers and judges on matters pertaining Berkowitz, PC, has garnered 151 first- American Bank-to appellate practice. tier metropolitan rankings in the The Best James M. Proctor, II, Senior Vice Presi- ruptcy Institute Lawyers in America “Best Law Firms” list, dent and General Counsel of McWane, Southeast Bank- the 3rd edition of an annual analysis that Inc., was recently awarded the Andrew C. ruptcy Workshop David Bowsher includes more than 10,000 U.S. law firms. Hecker Memorial Award by the Ameri- Advisory Board. Seventeen Christian & Small attorneys Joshua G. Holden, a member of the in-can Bar Association Tort Trial and Insur- have been included in the 2013 edition surance defense firm Fish Nelson, LLC,ance Practice Section (TIPS). The award of The Best Lawyers in America. This 19th has been selected to serve as the Chairis presented annually to lawyers who edition is based on a rigorous national sur- of the American Bar Association TIPSconsistently demonstrate leadership, out- vey involving more than 4 million detailed Workers’ Compensation and Employers’reach, enthusiasm, professionalism, and evaluations of lawyers by their peers. Liability Committee. Holden also servespride in TIPS and its accomplishments. Christian & Small as a director on the board for the Alabama Eight attorneys LLP is pleased to an- Workers’ Compensation Organization. in the Birming- ham office of LaBella S. Alvis,LaBellanounce that Jones Walker Deborah Alley has been recom-Alvis have been in- Smith, and Sharonmended as a candidate cluded in the D. Stuart, attorneysfor Fellowship in the 2013 edition of with Christian &International Acad- The Best Law- Small LLP, haveemy of Trial Lawyers yers in America. been included in the(IATL). IATL is aLaBella Alvis Steven F. Casey group of elite trial lawyers representing inaugural edition ofJamesThey are L. Birchall, Emily Sides Bonds, C. Ellis Benchmark’s Top 250more than 30 countries. Brazeal, III, Steven F. Casey, John W. The 2013 edition of Benchmark Litiga- Deborah Alley Smith Women in Litigation. Gant, Jr., Katharine F. Musso, Michael tion has “highly recommended” Bradley Longtime Cumberland School of Law D. Waters, and Vernon L. Wells, II. Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Ala- professors William G. Ross and How- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is ard P. Walthall were invested as holdersbama, and the following Bradley Arant pleased to announce that ninety-five of of academic chairs at a recent ceremonyattorneys have been selected as “litigation the firm’s attorneys in its Birmingham of- at the law school. Ross was named theJoe Bird, Paul P.stars” in the publication: fice are listed in the 2013 edition of The Lucille Stewart Beeson Professor of Law,Bolus, Tripp Haston, David G. Hymer, Best Lawyers in America, one of the most and Walthall was named the Leslie S.Joseph B. Mays, Jr., Michael D. McKib- highly respected referral publications in Wright Professor of Law.Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. andben, Jr., the legal profession. Burr & Forman LLP announces that is Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP has combined with the Tampa law firm is pleased to announce that thirteen of its Birmingham Bar Bulletin/ Winter 2012 39


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