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Cabaniss Johnston Named in the Best Law Firms Rankings for 2015

November 11, 2014

Cabaniss Johnston has once again been named in the Best Law Firms rankings for 2015. 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 – Construction, Litigation – Securities, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, 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 – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Tax, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers; and Tier 3 for 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.

Plains All American Lawsuit Dismissed

October 22, 2014

Congratulations to Patrick H. Sims and Jarrod J. White, who represented Plains All American in a lawsuit that was recently dismissed. A federal judge issued a summary judgment on October 16, 2014, in favor of the defendants in a lawsuit that the Southern Environmental Law Center filed on behalf of Mobile Baykeeper. Plains All American is pleased that after reviewing all of the record and the applicable law, the Court has agreed with their position and ruled in favor of the US Army Corps of Engineers and Plains All American.

Michael Chambers Named “Start-Up Executive of the Year”

October 3, 2014

Michael Chambers was recently named “Start-Up Executive of the Year” by Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama “(EDPA)” Foundation. Alabama Launchpad is a partnership between the state’s university, business and economic development communities to encourage and support innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship in Alabama.

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

August 21, 2014

Congratulations to the following Cabaniss Johnston lawyers who have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in the following specialties and metro areas:

We are also pleased to announce the following lawyers have been recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The 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

Patrick H. Sims (2008)

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment

Donald J. Stewart (1991)

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

Roy J. Crawford (1989)

  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Tax Law
F. Gerald Burnett (2009)

  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law

David S. Dunkle (1987)

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) 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

R. Carlton Smyly (2007)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction
  • 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

John Mark Graham (2010)

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Railroad Law

Ian D. Rosenthal (2003)

  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

K.W. Michael Chambers (2014)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation

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

Cabaniss Johnston Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyer and Alabama Rising Star Lists

April 29, 2014

Congratulations to the following Cabaniss Johnston attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Alabama Super Lawyer and 2014 Alabama Rising Star lists.

2014 Alabama Super Lawyers

2014 Alabama Rising Stars