In the News August 15, 2013

144 Alston & Bird Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers; 17 Named “Lawyer of the Year”

One hundred and forty-four Alston & Bird attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The publication is universally regarded as among the few definitive guides to legal excellence, and its rankings are based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed in Best Lawyers and, thus, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

In addition, 17 Alston & Bird attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” by the publication. These include: 

Randall L. Allen – Atlanta Litigation - Antitrust 
William M. Atkinson – Charlotte Patent Law 
Dennis J. Connolly – Atlanta Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Jasper L. Cummings, Jr. – Raleigh Tax Law 
Lee A. DeHihns III – Atlanta Environmental Law 
Patrick J. Flinn – Atlanta Litigation - Intellectual Property 
Richard W. Grice – Atlanta Equipment Finance Law 
James A. Harvey – Atlanta Information Technology Law 
Gary C. Ivey – Charlotte Securities Regulation 
Larry C. Jones – Charlotte Litigation - Intellectual Property 
John L. Latham – Atlanta Litigation - Securities 
William Scott Ortwein – Atlanta Securities/Capital Markets Law 
Sharon F. Rubalcava – Los Angeles Environmental Law 
Eileen M.G. Scofield – Atlanta Immigration Law 
T. Michael Tennant – Atlanta Land Use & Zoning Law 
Jane F. Thorpe – Atlanta Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants 
John C. Weitnauer – Atlanta Litigation - Bankruptcy
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