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Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin - Winter 2013

In The News Attorneys In Th e News Seventy-seven attorneys from Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C., have been recognized as leading lawyers in the 2014 edition of Th e Best Lawyers in America. Christian & Small, LLP, proudly announces that seventeen of their attorneys are included in the 2014 edition of Th e Best Lawyers in America and that Deborah Alley Smith, managing partner, has been invited to participate in Deborah Alley Smith the 2013-2014 Leadership Birmingham class. Additionally, the fi rm received a Metropolitan First Tier Ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.” Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP participated in a ceremony at the White House marking the 50th anniversary of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. Also, partner Christopher L. Hawkins will serve as president of the Homewood Board of Education for a one-year term. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., is pleased to announce that 236 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Th e Best Lawyers in America and the fi rm has been ranked 9th overall for the second consecutive year in Vault, Inc.’s 2014 “Best Law Firms for Diversity.” Ralph H. Smith, II and Michael D. Waters, both attorneys with Jones Walker, LLP, are part of a working team organizing a global conference celebrating the 110th Anniversary of the Rhodes Scholarship. Waller partners Larry Childs and Rebecca Pritchett were named in the 2014 Best Lawyers in America. Th irteen attorneys with Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose, LLP, representing over 20 practice areas, were selected by their peers as Best Lawyers in America (2014 edition). Burr & Forman, LLP, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Th e fi rm is also pleased to announce that partner Derek F. Meek has been selected to the National Board of Trustees for the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Derek Meek Best Lawyers in America named attorneys Ernest Cory, Leila Watson, Annesley DeGaris and Mitchell Allen of Cory Watson Crowder and DeGaris to their 2014 edition. Vanesa Hernandez, an associate at Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., was recently nominated to the Executive Committee of the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section for the 2013-2014 term. Th e BTI Litigation Outlook 2014 ranks Maynard, Cooper Vanesa Hernandez & Gale, P.C., in the top 10% of all law fi rms for Securities Litigation. Th e fi rm has also been recognized by Benchmark Litigation: Th e Defi nitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “highly recommended” fi rm in Alabama. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, is pleased to announce that partner Anne Marie Seibel has been appointed as the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession for the 2013-14 bar year. Th e fi rm also is pleased to award diversity scholarships to four law students for the 2013-14 year. Th e recipients are Kobi Ankumah, Stanley Blackmon, Rhojonda A. Debrow Cornett and Jasmine Kelly. Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C., is pleased to announce that Jeff Rickard has been elected to serve as President of the Alabama Association for Justice for the 2013-2014 year. Jeff Rickard Kathy R. Davis, shareholder in the Birmingham offi ce of Carr Allison, has been appointed as Chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Construction Law Committee for 2014-2016. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., is ranked in the top 10 among law fi rms that most often represent the nation’s largest corporations, according to the recently released “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies.” Christian & Small, LLP, is pleased to announce it has awarded the Christian & Small, LLP, Cumberland Diversity Scholar Award to Lisa Ramirez. Gregory C. Cook of Balch & Bingham, LLP, served as editor for the publication Th e Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law- Management and Labor Law-Management categories of the 2014 edition of U.S. News “Best Law Firms” list. G 42 Birmingham Bar Association


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