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Congratulations to Adam K. Israel, associate in the firm’s Litigation Section in Birmingham, Ala., and Christopher L. Yeilding, partner in the firm’s Litigation Section as well as the Health Law and Business Litigation Practice Groups in Birmingham, Ala., on being selected for B-Metro magazine’s Top Flight Lawyers of 2014 class. Both were recognized as rising star lawyers in the March 2014 issue.

This select group of attorneys is elected by members of the legal community through a survey distributed by B-Metro, measuring legal professionalism and community involvement. Mr. Israel, Mr. Yeilding and other members of the Top Flight Lawyers class will be recognized at B-Metro’s Top Flight Hangar Party on March 13, 2014.

Mr. Israel graduated magna cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in political science. He earned his J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. Mr. Israel immerses himself in the community through his involvement in the Rotaract Club of Birmingham and in his current role as the chair-elect of the Birmingham-Southern College Young Alumni Advisory Council.

Mr. Yeilding graduated with a Bachelor of Science from The University of Alabama and continued on to receive his J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law. He is actively involved in the American, Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations, as well as in the Defense Research Institute. Alabama Super Lawyers named him a “Rising Star” in 2010 and 2014.