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Super Lawyers Lists 56 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys

November 9, 2015

Nashville, Tenn., (November 9, 2015) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that 41 of its attorneys were named to the 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition. In addition, 15 attorneys were recognized in the Rising Stars category this year.

Mid-South Super Lawyers 2015


  • John S. Golwen: Business Litigation
  • J. Brook Lathram: 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


  • H. Lee Barfield, II: 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
  • Felix R. Dowsley, III: Banking
  • R. Todd Ervin: Tax
  • David R. Esquivel: Business Litigation 
  • Tim K. Garrett: Employment & Labor
  • J. Andrew Goddard: Environmental 
  • James C. Gooch: Estate & Probate
  • R. Dale Grimes: Antitrust Litigation
  • L. Wearen Hughes: Construction Litigation
  • Angela Humphreys: Business/Corporate
  • Paul G. Jennings: Bankruptcy
  • David A. King: Health Care
  • Howard H. Lamar, III: Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Britt K. Latham: Securities Litigation
  • Anthony J. McFarland: Business Litigation
  • Bryan W. Metcalf: Tax
  • Claire F. Miley: Health Care 
  • William N. Ozier: Employment & Labor
  • W. Brantley Phillips, Jr.: Business Litigation
  • Fritz Richter, III: Employee Benefits
  • D. Mark Sheets: Real Estate 
  • Michael D. Sontag: Tax
  • 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 
  • Elizabeth S. Warren: Health Care
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler: Personal Injury Products: Defense

Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2015 


  • James Polk Moneyhun, Jr.: Business/Corporate
  • Russell E. Stair: Business Litigation


  • Annie Christoff: Business Litigation
  • Phillip Lewis: Tax
  • Jonathan E. Nelson: Business Litigation
  • Sehrish Siddiqui: Securities and Corporate Finance
  • T. Gaillard Uhlhorn, V: Real Estate
  • Shannon Wiley: Health Care 


  • Joseph Crace: Securities Litigation
  • Leslie Ford: Securities and Corporate Finance
  • Lauren M. Gaffney: Health Care
  • Michael R. Kuffner: Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Tatjana Paterno: Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Shelley R. Thomas: Intellectual Property
  • Jeffrey P. Yarbro: Business Litigation

Mid-South Super Lawyers also released Top Lists for those attorneys who received the highest point totals in the Tennessee nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Listed below are the Bass, Berry & Sims' attorneys that received these honors.

Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers 2015

  • H. Lee Barfield, II
  • William N. Ozier

About Mid-South Super Lawyers
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 includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. More information can be found at

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 220 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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