Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP again ranked prominently in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. 57 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in the annual publication, which also awarded high rankings to several practice areas throughout the firm’s offices.
Below is a summary of the firm’s Chambers rankings this year, organized by state.
Chambers ranked Bradley Arant as one of the top firms in the state for Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Commercial, Litigation, and Real Estate. The firm also received recognition for its Labor & Employment practice.
The attorneys singled out by Chambers in this year’s guide were: Kay K. Bains (Banking & Finance; Real Estate), Charles A. J. Beavers, Jr. (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use), Jay R. Bender (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), Beau Byrd (Real Estate), James W. Childs, Jr. (Corporate/Commercial), Paul Compton (Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory), Patrick Darby (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), J. David Dresher (Banking & Finance; Real Estate), Denson N. Franklin, III (Corporate/Commercial), James W. Gewin (Litigation), Ray D. Gibbons (Banking & Finance), Beau Grenier (Corporate/Commercial), Tripp Haston (Litigation; Up-and-Coming), Harold B. Kushner (Corporate/Commercial), Michael D. McKibben (Litigation), Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. (Litigation), T. Matthew Miller (Labor & Employment; Up-and-Coming), John K. Molen (Corporate/Commercial), Stephen R. Monk (Real Estate), John H. Morrow (Litigation), Michael R. Pennington (Litigation), E. Mabry Rogers (Litigation: Construction), Dawn Helms Sharff (Banking & Finance), Laurence D. Vinson, Jr. (Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory), Paul S. Ware (Corporate/Commercial), and Alan K. Zeigler (Banking & Finance: Public Finance).
Bradley Arant was ranked as a top firm in the state for Banking & Finance, Healthcare, and Real Estate, and secured recognition for its Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment, and Media & Entertainment work.
Chambers also singled out the following attorneys: Stephen T. Braun (Healthcare), Kevin B. Campbell (Healthcare), Ann Peldo Cargile (Real Estate), Doug Franck (Corporate/M&A), Jay Hardcastle (Healthcare: Regulatory), John R. Haynes (Real Estate), E. Berry Holt (Healthcare), Jake Kraemer (Banking & Finance), Samuel D. Lipshie (Media & Entertainment), Matthew C. Lonergan (Labor & Employment), Russell B. Morgan (Litigation), John E. Murdock, III (Banking & Finance), James L. Murphy III (Real Estate), Andrew J. Murray (Healthcare), John W. Myers, II (Banking & Finance), William L. Norton, III (Litigation: Bankruptcy), Craig Oliver (Labor & Employment), Robert S. Patterson (Litigation), David A. Rutter (Real Estate), Charles S. Sanger (Banking & Finance), John W. Titus (Corporate/M&A), J. Thomas Trent, Jr. (Real Estate), Thor Y. Urness (Litigation), Richard F. Warren (Real Estate), and Robert E. Wood (Real Estate).
District of Columbia
Bradley Arant was named a leading firm in Washington for its Construction practice.
Chambers also singled out Douglas L. Patin (Construction) and Robert J. Symon (Construction; Up-and-Coming) for their leading work.
Bradley Arant was named a top firm in the state for Litigation, and also received recognition for its Corporate/Commercial work.
Attorneys singled out by Chambers for their leading work were: Roy D. Campbell, III (Litigation), W. Wayne Drinkwater (Litigation), J. William Manuel (Litigation), J. Douglas Minor, Jr. (Litigation), William R. Purdy (Litigation: Construction), Stephen L. Thomas (Litigation), and Stephen M. Wilson (Corporate/Commercial).
Chambers and Partners is based in London and began as general book publishers in 1969. Chambers’ staff of full-time researchers now prepares legal directories which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003 and ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country. The research is in-depth and client focused. The annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide, and is widely used by firms for referral purposes.