33 Baker Donelson Attorneys Named To 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers List

NEW ORLEANS – Thirty-three attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2016 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers. 

         Twenty-six of the Firm's New Orleans-area attorneys were named to the list: Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III (Transportation/Maritime), Craig L. Caesar (Health Care), Roy C. Cheatwood (Business Litigation), Robert C. Clotworthy (Transportation/Maritime), Christopher O. Davis (Transportation/Maritime), Nancy Scott Degan (Business Litigation), Donna D. Fraiche (Health Care), Mark W. Frilot (Construction Litigation), Monica A. Frois (Health Care), Steven F. Griffith Jr. (Civil Litigation: Defense), Jan M. Hayden (Creditor/Debtor Rights: Business), William H. Howard III (General Litigation), Kenneth M. Klemm (Energy & Natural Resources), Amelia "Mimi" Williams Koch (Employment & Labor), Kent A. Lambert (Business Litigation), Jon F. "Chip" Leyens Jr. (Real Estate), Alexander M. McIntyre Jr. (Antitrust Litigation), Jennifer B. McNamara (Employment & Labor), Mark W. Mercante (Construction Litigation), William N. Norton (Mergers & Acquisitions), David Rieveschl (Securities & Corporate Finance), James H. Roussel (Transportation/Maritime), Danny G. Shaw (Construction Litigation), Danielle L. Trostorff (Health Care), Matthew A. Woolf (Business Litigation) and Adam Zuckerman (Energy & Natural Resources).

         Several of the Firm's attorneys received special recognition in Louisiana Super Lawyers. Roy C. Cheatwood, Steven F. Griffith Jr., Jan M. Hayden and Danny G. Shaw were named among the top 50 attorneys in Louisiana and in New Orleans. Nancy Scott Degan and Jan Hayden were named among the top 25 female attorneys in Louisiana. Hayden also earned the special distinction of being named among the top 10 attorneys in the state.

         Ten of the Firm's attorneys were named to the list as "Rising Stars," including nine New Orleans area attorneys: Quin Breland (Business/Corporate), Katie L. Dysart (Banking), Matthew R. Emmons (Construction Litigation), Christopher M. Hannan (Transportation/Maritime), Benjamin West Janke (Business Litigation), Erin E. Pelleteri (Business Litigation), Kathlyn Perez (Employment Litigation: Defense), Paul C. Thibodeaux (Class Action) and Tyler L. Weidlich (Energy & Natural Resources).

         The selections for this list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of Thomson Reuters, Legal Division. Each year, the research team undertakes a multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. First published in 1991 by Law & Politics magazine and acquired by Thomson Reuters, Legal in February 2010, Super Lawyers magazines reach more than 13 million readers across the country.

         Baker Donelson gives clients access to a team of more than 650 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas to serve a wide range of legal needs across 20 offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C. Ranked as the 64th largest law firm in the U.S., Baker Donelson is recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

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