291 Baker Donelson Attorneys Included In The Best Lawyers® In America 2018

Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III

NEW ORLEANS – Baker Donelson announced that 291 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers® in America.

         Twenty-eight of the firm's attorneys were also recognized by Best Lawyers® as "Lawyers of the Year," a designation given to a select group of individuals in high-profile specialties in large legal communities, firm reps said. Only one attorney in each community for each specialty is honored.

         In addition to the individual attorneys recognized, Baker Donelson is top-listed in the nation in nine practice areas: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Finance Law, Litigation – Construction, Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants, Non-Profit/ Charities Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants and Transportation Law.

         Baker Donelson's 29 attorneys from the New Orleans and Mandeville offices and the areas of law for which they are listed are:


• Alissa J. Allison: Railroad Law

• Edward H. Arnold III: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Transactions/ UCC Law, Equipment Finance Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

• Craig L. Caesar: Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust

• Roy C. Cheatwood: Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Securities, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

• Robert C. Clotworthy: Admiralty and Maritime Law

• Christopher O. Davis: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Transportation Law

• Nancy Scott Degan: Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation – Securities, Oil and Gas Law

• Robert S. Emmett: Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

• Donna D. Fraiche: Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law

• Mark W. Frilot: Construction Law, Litigation – Construction

• Monica A. Frois: Health Care Law, Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

• Steven F. Griffith, Jr.: Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Labor and Employment

• Jan M. Hayden: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

• William H. Howard III: Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants, Railroad Law

• Kenneth M. Klemm: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Transportation Law

• Amelia Williams Koch: Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

• David Kurtz: Construction Law, Litigation – Construction

• Kent A. Lambert: Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

• Jon F. Leyens Jr.: Real Estate Law

• Mark W. Mercante: Construction Law, Litigation – Construction

• Alexander M. McIntyre Jr.: Antitrust Law, Litigation – Antitrust

• Kerry J. Miller: Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants

Anne E. Raymond: Real Estate Law

• James H. Roussel: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants, Oil and Gas Law

• Margaret M. Silverstein: Health Care Law

• Danielle L. Trostorff: Health Care Law

• Anne Derbes Wittmann: Commercial Litigation

• Matthew A. Woolf: Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law

• Adam Zuckerman: Energy Law, Oil and Gas Law


         Two of the firm's New Orleans attorneys were also named Best Lawyers®' 2018 “Lawyers of the Year”:


• Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III, New Orleans Commercial Transactions/ UCC Law “Lawyer of the Year”

• Kenneth M. Klemm, New Orleans Transportation Law “Lawyer of the Year”


         Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The 2018 Best Lawyers® list is based on exhaustive peer-review surveys in which more than 83,000 eligible attorneys cast more than 13 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. The publication now covers almost 70 countries and 142 practice areas, and Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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