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Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

October 11, 2011 16:33 ET

Waller Lansden Attorneys Named 2012 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers®

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2011) - Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named the following Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis attorneys to its Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyers of the Year list in their respective practice areas. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."

  • Lew Conner -- Mediation Lawyer of the Year, Nashville

  • James M. Doran, Jr. -- Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Lawyer of the Year, Nashville; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year, Nashville

  • Robb S. Harvey -- Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year, Nashville

  • Richard A. Johnson -- Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year, Nashville

Lew Conner is of counsel with Waller Lansden. His legal practice focuses on commercial, contract and tort litigation as well as employment, domestic and government relations matters. Conner has been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America for the past 20 years.

James Doran is a partner at Waller Lansden with over 35 years of litigation experience. Doran concentrates his practice in the defense of pharmaceutical, medical device, and other companies against product liability claims. Doran has been listed The Best Lawyers of America since 2007 and been recognized for his work in commercial litigation, mass tort litigation and product liability litigation.

Robb Harvey is a partner in Waller Lansden's Trial and Appellate Litigation practice and former chair of the practice group. He has extensive experience in complex commercial, intellectual property, media and franchise litigation involving substantial damages claims in federal and state courts across the country. Harvey has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 in four areas -- commercial litigation, intellectual property, franchise law, and First Amendment law.

Richard Johnson is a partner at Waller Lansden with a practice that focuses on three areas: advising closely held companies; assisting high net worth individuals with tax, estate and gift planning; and providing counsel to tax-exempt organizations. Johnson has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2001 for his work in tax and trusts and estates law.

Since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America list has become the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Inclusion is based upon an exhaustive peer review survey comprising more than 3 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys in the U.S.

About Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

Headquartered in Nashville, law firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, is comprised of nearly 200 lawyers whose depth of experience encompasses a wide range of transactional, regulatory and litigation issues for a variety of industries. For more information please visit