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Mid-South Super Lawyers Lists 42 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys in 17 Practice Areas

November 22, 2011

Nashville, Tenn., (November 22, 2011) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that 42 of its attorneys were named to Mid-South Super Lawyers 2011 list in more than 15 different practice areas. In addition, seven attorneys were recognized in the Rising Stars category.

Listed Knoxville attorney includes:
  • G. Mark Mamantov – Bonds/Government Finance
Listed Memphis attorneys include:
  • John A. Good – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • J. Brook Lathram – Business Litigation 
  • Stephen W. Ragland – Business Litigation 
  • John C. Speer – Business Litigation 
  • Richard R. Spore III – Real Estate 
  • John A. Stemmler – Real Estate 
  • Shepherd D. Tate – Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • David A. Thornton – Employee Benefits/ERISA
Listed Nashville attorneys include:
  • H. Lee Barfield – Business Litigation 
  • Coburn Dewees Berry IV – Real Estate 
  • James H. Cheek III – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Michael L. Dagley – Business Litigation 
  • J. Page Davidson – Business/Corporate 
  • Wallace W. Dietz – Business Litigation 
  • David R. Esquivel – Business Litigation 
  • Samuel L. Felker – Personal Injury Defense: Products 
  • Tim K. Garrett – Employment & Labor 
  • J. Andrew Goddard – Environmental 
  • James C. Gooch – Estate Planning & Probate 
  • B. Riney Green – Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • R. Dale Grimes – Antitrust Litigation 
  • L. Wearen Hughes – Business Litigation 
  • Paul G. Jennings – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights 
  • David A. King – Securities Litigation 
  • Howard H. Lamar III – Business/Corporate 
  • Anthony J. McFarland – Securities Litigation 
  • Claire F. Miley – Health Care 
  • William N. Ozier – Employment & Labor 
  • Michael S. Peek – Real Estate 
  • J. Bradbury Reed – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Cynthia N. Sellers – Real Estate 
  • D. Mark Sheets – Real Estate 
  • Michael D. Sontag – Tax 
  • James S. Tate Jr. – Real Estate 
  • G. Scott Thomas – Environmental  
  • Bob F. Thompson – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Overton Thompson III – Securities Litigation 
  • F. Mitchell Walker Jr. – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Leigh Walton – Health Care 
  • Charles K. Wray – Bonds/Government Finance 
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler – Personal Injury Defense/Products
Those listed in the Rising Star category include (all in Nashville office):
  • Ross Booher – International 
  • Robert L. Brewer – Intellectual Property 
  • Anna M. Grizzle – Health Care 
  • D. Scott Holley – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Jeffrey A. Oldham – Bonds/Government Finance 
  • Ryan D. Thomas – Business/Corporate 
  • Elizabeth S. Warren – Health Care

Mid-South Super Lawyers also released Top Lists for those attorneys that received the highest point totals in different categories and regions. Listed below are the Bass, Berry & Sims’ attorneys that received these honors.

Top 50 Memphis Super Lawyers 2011 Top List
J. Brook Lathram
Stephen W. Ragland

Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers 2011 Top List
Leigh Walton
Jessalyn Zeigler

Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers 2011 Top List
H. Lee Barfield II
James H. Cheek III
James C. Gooch
J. Brook Lathram
William N. Ozier
Stephen W. Ragland
Leigh Walton

About Mid-South Super Lawyers
Mid-South Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. More information can be found at

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 200 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant litigation matters and business transactions in the country. For more information, visit

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