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Balch & Bingham LLP is pleased to announce that 30 attorneys have been named Alabama Super Lawyers, and 21 attorneys have been included as Alabama Rising Stars, both of which are highly regarded lawyer-rating directories in the U.S.

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. Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are 40 years old and younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

The lists of Alabama attorneys will be published in the May 2014 issue of Alabama Super Lawyers magazine and as a special section inside the May 2014 edition of Business Alabama.

“Recognition in this capacity is always significant since there is no higher honor than acknowledgment by your peers,” said Alan T. Rogers, managing partner of Balch & Bingham. “Our attorneys continue to positively impact the legal profession and we are grateful for their dedication to their craft and loyalty to our clients.”

The Balch & Bingham attorneys named to the 2014 Alabama Super Lawyers and Rising Stars and their respective practice areas are listed below by office:

Super Lawyers – Birmingham:
S. Allen Baker, Jr., Personal Injury Defense: Products
R. Bruce Barze, Jr., Personal Injury Defense: Products
H. Hampton Boles, Banking
James A. Bradford, Real Estate
J. Russ Campbell, Business Litigation
J. Foster Clark, Bonds/Government Finance
Gregory C. Cook, Business Litigation
Michael L. Edwards, Business Litigation
Ed R. Haden, Appellate
Cavender C. Kimble, Health Care
Randolph H. Lanier, Real Estate
James L. Noles, Jr., Environmental
J. Hobson Presley, Jr., Government Finance
Jeremy L. Retherford, Bankruptcy: Business
Alan T. Rogers, Business Litigation
• Lisa J. Sharp, Employment & Labor
• Felton W. Smith, Real Estate
M. Jefferson Starling III, Employment & Labor
Will Hill Tankersley, Jr., Intellectual Property
Timothy J. Tracy, Business/Corporate
Jesse S. Vogtle, Jr., Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Lee H. Zell, Business Litigation

Super Lawyers – Montgomery:
David R. Boyd, Business Litigation
James M. Edwards, Real Estate
W. Joseph McCorkle, Jr., Business Litigation

Rising Stars – Birmingham:
Conrad Anderson IV, Civil Litigation: Defense
Marcus Chatterton, Intellectual Property Litigation
Thomas G. DeLawrence, Environmental
Allen M. Estes, General Litigation
Matthew Todd Lowther, Personal Injury Defense: Products
Eric T. Ray, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Brandon N. Robinson, Energy & Natural Resources
Sean W. Shirley, Personal Injury Defense: Products
Jason Tompkins, Appellate
Christopher L. Yeilding, Health Care

Rising Stars – Montgomery:
Louis M. Calligas, General Litigation
G. Lane Knight, General Litigation
Kelly F. Pate, Employment & Labor
Riley W. Roby, Real Estate