SOURCE: Waller


August 20, 2013 09:53 ET

Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Recognizes 58 Waller Attorneys

Waller Supersedes Own Record With the Most Attorneys to Receive Prestigious Honor in the Firm's History; Six Named Lawyers of the Year

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) -  Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most highly-respected peer-reviewed guide to legal excellence in the legal profession, has named 58 Waller attorneys to its 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, six of whom were named "Lawyers of the Year." The list is compiled based on exhaustive national surveys of more than 4 million evaluations of lawyers by their professional peers. 

"We are thrilled that so many Waller attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers," said John Tishler, chairman of Waller, Nashville's oldest and largest law firm. "This prodigious achievement for all of our attorneys demonstrates the breadth of knowledge and dedication each make to the many clients who rely on them across all of our practices groups. We are particularly proud of the five new attorneys who are being recognized for their remarkable professionalism and tremendous achievements in legal services for the first time, as well as the six attorneys who received the highest honor as Lawyers of the Year."

Waller attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers in more than 45 distinct practice areas. Many were listed in multiple specialties. Attorneys representing each of Waller's offices in Nashville, Birmingham, and Austin, which opened in 2012, were among those honored.

The following attorneys were recognized in their respective practice areas. The six Nashville attorneys recognized as Lawyers of the Year are also indicated below.


  • Fletcher Brown, Partner - Health Care Law
  • Anthony E. Pletcher, Counsel - Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs & Defendants


  • Larry B. Childs, Partner - Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Litigation-Construction
  • Rebecca W. Pritchett, Partner - Environmental Law,  Litigation-Environmental


  • Stephen C. Baker, Partner - Real Estate Law
  • George W. Bishop III, Partner - Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Robert E. Boston, Partner - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment
  • James B. Bristol, Partner - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law-Management, Litigation-ERISA, Tax Law
  • Brian R. Browder, Partner - Health Care Law
  • Alexander B. Buchanan, Counsel- Administrative/Regulatory Law, Corporate Law, Public Finance Law; *Lawyer of the Year*
  • Mathew R. Burnstein, Partner - Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Jeffrey A. Calk, Partner - Real Estate Law
  • Edward M. Callaway, Partner - Environmental Law; *Lawyer of the Year*
  • Robert R. Campbell, Jr., Partner - Banking & Finance Law, Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • John D. Claybrook, Partner - Real Estate Law
  • J. Chase Cole, Partner - Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Lew Conner, Counsel - Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Family Law Mediation, Litigation-Construction, Mediation; *Lawyer of the Year*
  • Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., Partner - Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment
  • Marcus M. Crider, Partner - Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment
  • Walter H. Crouch, Partner - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Intellectual Property
  • Paul S. Davidson, Partner - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation-Securities; *Lawyer of the Year*
  • Ames Davis, Partner - Commercial Litigation
  • James M. Doran, Jr., Partner - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Christopher S. Dunn, Partner -Construction Law, Litigation-Construction
  • Derek W. Edwards, Partner - Commercial Litigation
  • Robert P. Felber, Jr., Partner - Franchise Law, Trademark Law
  • Carla Fiddler Fenswick, Partner - Health Care Law
  • Shannon Goff Kukulka, Partner - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Stanley E. Graham, Partner - Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment
  • J. Leigh Griffith, Partner - Government Relations Practice, Litigation & Controversy-Tax, Tax Law
  • Matthew T. Harris, Partner, -- Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • Robert L. Harris, Partner - Banking & Finance Law
  • Robb S. Harvey, Partner - Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, Litigation-First Amendment, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Media Law
  • E. Brent Hill, Partner - Corporate Law, Health Care Law
  • Heather J. Hubbard, Partner - Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Trademark Law
  • Richard A. Johnson, Partner - Tax Law, Trusts & Estates
  • J. Steven Kirkham, Partner - Real Estate Law
  • David E. Lemke, Partner - Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Nora L. Liggett, Partner - Health Care Law
  • Kim Harvey Looney, Partner - Health Care Law
  • Gerald F. Mace, Partner - Banking & Finance Law
  • E. Marlee Mitchell, Partner - Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Mutual Funds Law; *Lawyer of the Year*
  • Donald R. Moody, Partner - Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Andrew S. Naylor, Partner - Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment
  • E. Andrew Norwood, Partner - Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Patent Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law; *Lawyer of the Year*
  • W. Travis Parham, Partner - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Litigation-Real Estate, Litigation-Securities
  • Michael R. Paslay, Partner - Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • Thomas H. Peebles IV, Counsel - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law
  • MaryEllen S. Pickrell, Partner - Corporate Law
  • Patricia Owen Powers, Counsel - Health Care Law
  • G. Scott Rayson, Partner - Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Colbey B. Reagan, Partner - Health Care Law
  • L. Hunter Rost, Jr., Partner - Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • John C. Tishler, Partner - Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • Charles A. Trost, Counsel - Tax Law, Trusts & Estates
  • James M. Weaver, Partner - Environmental Law, Gaming Law, Government Relations Practice
  • Joseph A. Woodruff, Partner - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Litigation-Securities
  • G. Michael Yopp, Partner - Litigation & Controversy-Tax, Tax Law

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