Press Release August 19, 2014

Alston & Bird Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2015


More than 145 Alston & Bird Lawyers Highlighted; 13 Honored as “Lawyers of the Year”

One hundred and forty-seven Alston & Bird lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers In America. The lawyers span the firm’s eight U.S. offices and represent more than 60 different practice areas.

In addition, 13 Alston & Bird lawyers are named “Lawyers of the Year” by the publication:

William M. Atkinson  Litigation - Intellectual Property (Charlotte) 
Adam J. Biegel  Litigation – Antitrust (Atlanta)
Kirk T. Bradley  Patent Law (Charlotte) 
Mark T. Calloway Criminal Defense: White Collar (Charlotte)
John L. Coalson, Jr.  Tax Law (Atlanta) 
Steven M. Collins  Litigation – Banking & Finance (Atlanta) 
Jasper L. Cummings, Jr.  Litigation – Tax (Raleigh) 
Todd R. David  Litigation – Securities (New York) 
Judson Graves  Litigation – First Amendment (Atlanta) 
Larry C. Jones  Trademark Law (Charlotte) 
J. Thomas Kilpatrick  Employment Law – Management (Atlanta) 
Matthew P. McGuire  Litigation – Banking & Finance (Raleigh) 
Benjamin T. White  Non-Profit/Charities Law (Atlanta) 

Nine Alston & Bird lawyers are ranked for the first time this year by Best Lawyers:

Jeffrey A. Belkin  Litigation – Construction (Atlanta) 
Edward J. Casey  Land Use and Zoning (Los Angeles) 
Stephen Cerniglia  Real Estate Law (New York) 
Justin R. Howard  Mergers and Acquisitions (Atlanta) 
Kate K. Moseley  Corporate (Dallas) 
A. Shane Nichols  Litigation – Intellectual Property (Atlanta) 
S. Benjamin Pleune                           Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent (Charlotte)
Beverlee E. Silva  Litigation – Environmental (Atlanta) 
M. Scott Stevens  Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent (Charlotte)

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Best Lawyers lists are re-published in top-tier business and legal publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The American Lawyer.

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