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TEN CABANISS JOHNSTON PARTNERS RECOGNIZED AS 2019 B-METRO TOP FLIGHT ATTORNEYS

March 20, 2019

B-Metro Magazine has named ten Cabaniss Johnston partners as 2019 Top Flight Attorneys to be featured in the magazine’s March 2019 edition.  Congratulations to Nancy W. Ball, F. Gerald Burnett, Roy J. Crawford, C. Fred Daniels, Sydney F. Frazier Jr., Annette L. Kinderman, Diane Babb Maughan, Crawford S. McGivaren Jr., R. Carlton Smyly, and Herbert H. West Jr.

According to B-Metro, the selected attorneys were chosen because of their ability to guide clients to successful outcomes, with the selection criteria including education, professional experience and community involvement.

JAMES F. HENRY INTERVIEWED IN BIRMINGHAM MEDICAL NEWS

December 20, 2018

James F. Henry was interviewed in the article New Bill Advances Care for Adults with Complex Needs, published by the Birmingham Medical News on December 14, 2018. He was quoted as saying “The intent of the CHRONIC Care Act (CCA) is to better integrate care between Medicare and Medicaid. It’s a movement to make health care and health insurance plans more tailored to individual patient needs instead of population statistics. We have talked about patient-centered care for a long time, but this is a law that can move us in that direction.”

CABANISS JOHNSTON NAMED IN THE BEST LAW FIRMS RANKINGS FOR 2019

November 1, 2018

Cabaniss Johnston has once again been named in the Best Law Firms rankings for 2019. 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.

Cabaniss Johnston was ranked Tier 1 nationally in the Railroad Law category, and Tier 3 nationally in the Land Use & Zoning Law category.

Our Birmingham office was ranked in the following metropolitan categories: Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Securities, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, Railroad Law, Securities Regulation, Tax Law, Trust & Estates Law, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers; Tier 2 for Business Organizations, Construction Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Litigation – Tax, Litigation – Trust & Estates, Securities/Capital Markets Law; and Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, 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, Insurance, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Municipal Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, and Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers; Tier 2 for Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Construction, and Tier 3 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Land Use & Zoning Law.

George Morris Selected as Vice Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Affinity Group

August 31, 2018

Cabaniss Johnston is pleased to announce that George L. Morris, IV has been selected as a Vice Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Affinity Group for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).

The AHLA is the nation’s largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field with nearly 14,000 members.

George Morris is a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office. His practice has concentrated in the areas of health care law, medical malpractice, personal injury defense and business litigation. He represents a wide range of professionals, including both individual physicians and hospitals.

Cabaniss Johnston Welcomes Reid Harris

August 30, 2018

Cabaniss Johnston is pleased to announce that Reid Harris has joined the firm as an associate.  Mr. Harris recently completed a clerkship with the Honorable W. Harold Albritton of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Cabaniss Johnston Attorneys Recognized in the 2019 Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”

August 15, 2018

Congratulations to Melanie Merkle Atha, who has been selected as Birmingham’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.

We are also pleased to announce the following lawyers have been recognized in the 2019 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.


Birmingham, AL

Melanie Merkle Atha (2010) [5]

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

Nancy Ball (2018)

  • Trusts and Estates

Steven A. Benefield (2007) [10]

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

F. Gerald Burnett (2009) [10]

  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Timber Law

Roy J. Crawford (1989) [30]

  • Corporate Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Tax Law

C. Fred Daniels (1993) [25]

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

Carolyn L. Duncan (2007) [10]

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

Sydney F. Frazier, Jr. (1995) [20]

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Worker’s Compensation Law – Employers

John M. Graham (2010) [5]

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Railroad Law

James F. Henry (2012) [5]

  • Health Care Law

Crawford S. McGivaren, Jr. (1987) [30]

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

R. Carlton Smyly (2007) [10]

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation -Construction

G. Thomas Sullivan (2012) [5]

  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law

Steve A. Tucker (2007) [10]

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

Michael Turner (2018)

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Herbert H. West (2013) [5]

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Mobile, AL

R. Boyd Miller (1995) [20]

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

Sandy G. Robinson (1995) [20]

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

Benjamen T. Rowe (1999) [20]

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

Patrick H. Sims (2008) [10]

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Donald J. Stewart (1991) [25]

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

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed in Best Lawyers
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers
[#] Anniversary plaque for which lawyer is eligible (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years)