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Cabaniss Johnston Named in the Best Law Firms Rankings for 2014

November 1, 2013

Cabaniss Johnston has once again been named in the Best Law Firms rankings for 2014. Best Lawyers has partnered with U.S. News & World Report, the leading rankings publication in the United States, to establish the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” rankings. These rankings are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area, showcasing more than 10,000 different law firms ranked in one or more of 118 major practice areas. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.

Our Birmingham office was ranked Tier 2 nationally in the Railroad Law category.

Our Birmingham office was ranked in the following metropolitan categories: Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Securities, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, Railroad Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Tax Law, Trust & Estates Law; Tier 2 for Construction Law, Employment Law – Management, Financial Services Regulation Law, Health Care Law, Labor Law – Management, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Tax, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers; and Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.

Our Mobile office was ranked in the following metropolitan categories: Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Insurance, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Municipal Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, and Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers; and Tier 2 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, and Litigation – Construction.

Rachel E. Kelly to Be Panelist at Ninth Annual Black Pre-Law Conference in Houston

September 27, 2013

Rachel E. Kelly, an associate in our Birmingham office, will be a panelist at the Ninth Annual Black Pre-Law Conference in Houston, Texas November 15-16, 2013. This event reaches out to aspiring minority lawyers to provide an opportunity for them to gain critical information, resources, and contacts to increase their chances of success in the legal field.

Cabaniss Johnston Attorneys Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” and “Best Lawyers in America” for 2014

August 15, 2013

Congratulations to Steve Tucker, who has been named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Birmingham Railroad Law “Lawyer of the Year.” Congratulations also to Ben Rowe, who has been named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Mobile Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” and to Donald Stewart, who has been named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Mobile Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

We are also pleased to announce the following lawyers have been recognized in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America list is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. We extend congratulations to our twenty-one lawyers who are recognized in 34 different practice areas.

Crawford S. McGivaren, Jr. (1987)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Railroad Law

Sydney F. Frazier, Jr. (1995)

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Benjamen T. Rowe (1999)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

R. Carlton Smyly (2007)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction

Donald J. Stewart (1991)

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Municipal Law

Patrick H. Sims (2008)

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment

Roy J. Crawford (1989)

  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Tax Law

F. Gerald Burnett (2009)

  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law

C. Fred Daniels (1993)

  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation & Controversy – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

G. Thomas Sullivan (2012)

  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law

Carolyn L. Duncan (2007)

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation

Leonard Wertheimer III (1987)

  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

R. Boyd Miller (1995)

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

John Mark Graham (2010)

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Railroad La

Steve A. Tucker (2007)

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Railroad Law

Sandy G. Robinson (1995)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Herbert H. West (2013)

  • Corporate Law

Melanie Merkle Atha (2010)

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

David S. Dunkle (1987)

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Ian D. Rosenthal (2003)

  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Anna F. Buckner (2013)

  • Trusts and Estates

Note: (Year) = First year the lawyer was listed in Best Lawyers.

Tom Sullivan Appointed Chairman of the AHLA Dispute Resolution Service Council

June 8, 2013

Congratulations to Tom Sullivan, who has been appointed by the AHLA Board of Directors as Chairman of the American Health Lawyers Association Dispute Resolution Service Council. The Council is the seven person body which oversees the AHLA Dispute Resolution Service. The Dispute Resolution Service is a provider of arbitration, mediation, and medical staff hearing officer services for the healthcare industry. AHLA has a membership of more than 12,500, composed of private sector attorneys, government attorneys and in-house counsel, as well as privacy officers, finance officers, compliance officers, healthcare consultants, regulatory professionals, physicians, nurses, CEOs, public health officials, and others.

Melanie Merkle Atha to Present at 9th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Training

June 5, 2013

Melanie Merkle Atha will present “Statutory Protections for Collaborative Negotiations” to the 9th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Training, October 3-4, 2013, at the Dallas Bar Association in Dallas, TX. This Annual Training is sponsored by the Collaborative Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association, the Global Collaborative Law Council, and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics. Ms. Atha is a frequent presenter of issues related to Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice.