Adams And Reese Has 37 LA Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers® In America

V. Thomas Clark, Jr. – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Baton Rouge

NEW ORLEANS – Adams and Reese announced that 37 attorneys from the firm’s Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Three of the firm’s Louisiana attorneys were also named 2017 “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas. Published for more than three decades, Best Lawyers® has earned the respect of the legal profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.

         Adams and Reese’s 2017 “Lawyers of the Year” in Louisiana include:

 

• V. Thomas Clark, Jr. – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Baton Rouge

• Mark C. Surprenant – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, New Orleans

• Martin A. Stern – Appellate Practice, New Orleans

 

         Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one attorney is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

         Adams and Reese’s 2017 Best Lawyers® in America in Louisiana include:

 

Baton Rouge

 

• E. L. Henry (2010)

         Government Relations Practice

 

• V. Thomas Clark, Jr. (2010)

         Administrative / Regulatory Law

         Commercial Litigation

         Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television

         Government Contracts

         Insurance Law

         Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

 

New Orleans

 

• A. Kirk Gasperecz (2010)

         Insurance Law

 

• Brooke Duncan III (2007)

         Employment Law – Management

         Labor Law – Management

 

• Charles A. Cerise, Jr. (2012)

         Admiralty and Maritime Law

         Commercial Litigation

         Litigation – Environmental

         Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

 

• Charles F. Gay, Jr. (2003)

         Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

         Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

         Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

 

• David M. Wolf (2013)

         Public Finance Law

 

• Deborah B. Rouen (2010)

         Commercial Litigation

         Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

         Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

 

• Don S. McKinney (2013)

         Commercial Litigation

         Litigation – Health Care

 

• E. Gregg Barrios (2010)

         Admiralty and Maritime Law

 

• E. Paige Sensenbrenner (2010)

         Government Relations Practice

         Health Care Law

         Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

 

• Edward J. Rice, Jr. (2003)

         Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

         Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

 

• Edwin C. Laizer (2012)

         Admiralty and Maritime Law

         Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

         Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

 

• Elizabeth Roussel (2016)

         Commercial Litigation

         Employment Law – Management

 

• Francis V. Liantonio, Jr. (2012)

         Admiralty and Maritime Law

         Energy Law

         Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

 

• Glen M. Pilié (2009)

         Litigation – Environmental

 

• James T. Rogers III (2013)

         Admiralty and Maritime Law

 

• Jane C. Raiford (2010)

         Energy Law

         Environmental Law

         Litigation – Environmental

 

• Jeffrey E. Richardson (2012)

         Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

         Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

 

• John M. Duck (2006)

         Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

         International Mergers and Acquisitions

 

• Kathleen F. Drew (2012)

         Litigation – Environmental

         Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

 

• Leslie A. Lanusse (2010)

         Employment Law – Management

         Insurance Law

         Litigation – Labor and Employment

 

• Mark C. Surprenant (2005)

         Litigation – Environmental

         Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

         Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

 

• Mark J. Spansel (2006)

         Admiralty and Maritime Law

         Litigation – Environmental

 

• Mark R. Beebe (2007)

         Commercial Litigation

         Litigation – Antitrust

         Litigation – Securities

 

• Mark S. Embree (2010)

         Tax Law

         Trusts and Estates

 

• Martin A. Stern (2008)

         Appellate Practice

         Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

 

• Philip A. Franco (2012)

         Litigation – Real Estate

 

• Philip O. Bergeron (2011)

         Health Care Law

 

• Richard B. Eason II (2012)

         Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

         Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

         Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

 

• Robert A. Vosbein (2005)

         Commercial Litigation

 

• Robert B. Nolan (2005)

         Oil and Gas Law

         Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

         Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

 

• Robin B. Cheatham (2010)

         Banking and Finance Law

         Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

         Financial Services Regulation Law

 

• Roland M. Vandenweghe Jr. (2015)

         Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

 

• Ronald J. Sholes (2007)

         Arbitration

         Environmental Law

         Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

         Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

 

• Scott E. Delacroix (2010)

         Admiralty and Maritime Law

         Litigation – Environmental

         Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

         Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

 

• William B. Gaudet (2010)

         Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

         Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

 

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.

(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers®

 

         A total of 117 Adams and Reese attorneys from the firm’s 16 regional offices were named 2017 Best Lawyers®, and a total of 13 attorneys were named among the publication’s 2017 “Lawyers of the Year.”

         The Best Lawyers® and “Lawyers of the Year” lists are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Attorneys are separated by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and must undergo a stringent authentication process to confirm their current practice and good attorney standing.

         Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with nearly 280 attorneys and advisors strategically located in 16 offices across 15 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C. The American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms – The Am Law 200. The National Law Journal also includes the firm among the top 200 on the NLJ 500 list of the nation's largest law firms.

         For more information

 

 Mark C. Surprenant – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, New Orleans

 

Martin A. Stern – Appellate Practice, New Orleans

 

 

 

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