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116 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE 2019 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA©

Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 116 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Included in the distinguished group are attorneys in the Firm’s Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama offices as well as its San Francisco and New York offices, and 56 individuals who have earned this distinction for ten or more years. Best Lawyers recognizes the attorneys who have been selected through peer-review surveys for significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 63 practice areas listed among the recognized group, these attorneys represent a diverse cross-section of the extensive services provided by Maynard Cooper.

In addition, 11 Maynard Cooper Shareholders have earned the prestigious Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” award. Each year, Best Lawyers honors a single lawyer in each practice specialty within a designated metropolitan area as the “Lawyer of the Year.” This is the individual who has received the highest ratings in their practice and geographic area and earned the highest level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. The Maynard Cooper lawyers named Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” are:

Gregory S. Curran: Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Birmingham, AL

J. Kris Lowry: Project Finance Law, Birmingham, AL

James “Jim” L. Goyer III: Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Birmingham, AL

James “Jimmy” W. King: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Birmingham, AL

Jim G. McLaughlin: Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Birmingham, AL

John P. Dulin, Jr.: Financial Services Regulation Law, Birmingham, AL

Joseph S. Bird III: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Birmingham, AL

Timothy “Tim” W. Gregg: Securities/Capital Markets Law, Birmingham, AL

W. Clark Goodwin: Corporate Compliance Law, Birmingham, AL

Grey Redditt, Jr.: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Mobile, AL

J. Andrew “Andy” Watson III: Corporate Law, Huntsville, AL

Below is the complete listing of Maynard Cooper attorneys recognized for their professional abilities in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©:

Scott A. Abney, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Banking and Finance Law

            Real Estate Law

Matthew A. Aiken, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Corporate Law

            Health Care Law

W. Edward Bailey, Birmingham, AL (20 years)

            Litigation: Intellectual Property

            Litigation: Patent

Lee E. Bains Jr., Birmingham, AL (15 years)

            Appellate Practice

            Bet-the-Company Litigation

            Commercial Litigation

            Insurance Law

Kevin W. Beatty, Birmingham, AL

            Municipal Law

            Public Finance Law

Elizabeth G. Beaube, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Jaime W. Betbeze, Mobile, AL

            Admiralty and Maritime Law

Joseph S. Bird III, Birmingham, AL

            Information Technology Law

            Litigation: Intellectual Property

            Litigation: Patent

            Patent Law

David B. Block, Huntsville, AL (10 years)

            Employment Law: Management

            Labor Law: Management

            Litigation: Labor and Employment

John N. Bolus, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Commercial Litigation

            Insurance Law

            Litigation: Banking and Finance

            Litigation: Securities

            Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action: Defendants

Nicholas J. Boos, San Francisco, CA (New)

            Insurance Law

Thomas H. Brinkley, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Corporate Law

            Economic Development Law

            Mergers and Acquisitions Law

            Tax Law

Scott S. Brown, Birmingham, AL (New)

            Commercial Litigation

            Litigation: Intellectual Property

C. Brandon Browning, Birmingham, AL (New)

            Litigation: Intellectual Property

            Patent Law

            Trademark Law

Stephen J. Bumgarner, Birmingham, AL

            Insurance Law

John H. Burton, Jr., Birmingham, AL

            Public Finance Law

James R. Bussian, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Commercial Litigation

            Insurance Law

            Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

            Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

Thomas Julian Butler, Birmingham, AL

            Insurance Law

James W. Childs, Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

            Corporate Law

            Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

            Mergers and Acquisitions Law

            Securities/Capital Markets Law

            Venture Capital Law

Thomas C. Clark III, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Real Estate Law

            Banking and Finance Law

Kathleen A. Collier, Birmingham, AL

            Public Finance Law

John David Collins, Birmingham, AL

            Insurance Law

Kevin J. Culligan, New York, NY (15 years)

            Litigation: Intellectual Property

Litigation: Patent

Gregory S. Curran, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Corporate Compliance Law

            Corporate Governance Law

            Corporate Law

            Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

            Mergers and Acquisitions Law

            Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law

            Securities/Capital Markets Law

            Securities Regulation

            Venture Capital Law

Ronald P. Davis, Mobile, AL (25 years)

            Banking and Finance Law

Lauren C. DeMoss, Birmingham, AL

            Health Care Law

Luther M. “Rusty” Dorr Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Commercial Litigation

            Litigation: Securities

            Litigation: Trusts and Estates

Robert F. Dow, Birmingham, AL

            Securities/Capital Markets Law

John P. Dulin Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Banking and Finance Law

            Corporate Compliance

            Corporate Governance

            Corporate Law

            Mergers and Acquisitions Law

            Financial Services Regulation Law

John Earnhardt, Birmingham, AL

            Commercial Litigation

            Litigation: Environmental

            Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

            Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

W. Brad English, Huntsville, AL

            Government Contracts

Peter S. Fruin, Birmingham, AL

            Commercial Litigation

Lucas B. Gambino, Birmingham, AL

            Banking and Finance Law

J. Marshall Gardner, Mobile, AL

            Litigation: Banking and Finance

W. Clark Goodwin, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Corporate Compliance Law

            Corporate Governance Law

            Corporate Law

            Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

            Mergers and Acquisitions Law

            Venture Capital Law

James L. Goyer III, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Litigation: Banking and Finance

            Litigation: ERISA

            Litigation: Mergers and Acquisitions

Jeffrey M. Grantham, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Commercial Litigation

            Insurance Law

Timothy W. Gregg, Birmingham, AL

            Corporate Law

            Securities/Capital Markets Law

            Securities Regulation

Matthew W. Grill, Birmingham, AL

            Banking and Finance Law

            Real Estate Law

Jessica Grover, Birmingham, AL

            Trusts and Estates

Kimberly L. Hager, Birmingham, AL

            Banking and Finance Law

David C. Hannan, Mobile, AL

            Admiralty and Maritime Law

            Insurance Law

John M. Hintz, New York, NY

            Litigation: Patent

Jon E. Holland, Huntsville, AL

            Patent Law

            Technology Law

John B. Holmes III, Birmingham, AL

            Employment Law: Management

            Litigation: Labor and Employment

            Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers

Alvin K. Hope II, Mobile, AL

            Economic Development Law

Edward M. Holt, Birmingham, AL

            Litigation: Insurance

Heyward C. Hosch III, Birmingham, AL

            Banking and Finance Law

Edward A. “Ted” Hosp, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Government Relations Law

J. Walton Jackson, Mobile, AL

            Insurance Law

Stephen C. Jackson, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Commercial Litigation

            Insurance Law

Michael P. Johnson, Huntsville, AL

            Corporate Law

Anthony A. Joseph, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Criminal Defense: White Collar

            Criminal Defense: General Practice

James W. King, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Chris Kuffner, Huntsville, AL

            Litigation: Labor and Employment

Jayna Partain Lamar, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

            Litigation: Bankruptcy

Cynthia G. Lamar-Hart, Birmingham, AL (15 years)

            Litigation: Trusts and Estates

            Trusts and Estates

John T. Lanier, Birmingham, AL

            Health Care Law

Warren B. Lightfoot Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Employment Law: Management

Labor Law: Management

            Litigation: Labor and Employment

            Mining Law

            Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers

J. Kris Lowry, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Banking and Finance Law

            Commercial Finance Law

            Commercial Transactions/UCC Law

            Corporate Law

            Project Finance Law

William R. Lunsford, Huntsville, AL

            Construction Law

George G. Lynn, Birmingham, AL (15 years)

            Litigation: Antitrust

Daniel H. Markstein III, Birmingham, AL (30 years)

            Corporate Law

            Litigation: Trusts and Estates

            Litigation and Controversy: Tax

            Mergers and Acquisitions Law

            Securities/Capital Markets Law

            Tax Law

            Trusts and Estates

Stephanie Houston Mays, Birmingham, AL

            Litigation: Labor and Employment

Ben McArthur, Huntsville, AL

            Litigation: Real Estate

            Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants

Jennifer R. McCain, Birmingham, AL

            Banking and Finance Law

            Financial Services Regulation Law

Thomas M. McElroy, Birmingham, AL

            Real Estate Law

Jim G. McLaughlin, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Corporate Law

            Mergers and Acquisitions Law

            Tax Law

Steven McPheeters, Birmingham, AL

            Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Frank D. McPhillips, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Public Finance Law

C. Randall Minor, Birmingham, AL (New)

            Real Estate Law

Chris Mitchell, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Employment Law: Management

            Labor Law: Management

James L. Mitchell, Birmingham, AL

            Commercial Litigation

Randall H. Morrow, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Banking and Finance Law

            Commercial Finance Law

            Commercial Transactions/UCC Law

            Real Estate Law

Michael D. Mulvaney, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Insurance Law

J. Leland Murphree, Birmingham, AL

            Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation: Bankruptcy

Grace Robinson Murphy, Birmingham, AL

            Litigation: ERISA

Drayton Nabers Jr., Birmingham, AL

            Appellate Practice

James P. Naftel, Birmingham, AL

            Litigation: Trusts and Estates

            Trusts and Estates

John Neiman, Birmingham, AL

            Appellate Practice

            Bet-the-Company Litigation

            Civil Rights Law

            Commercial Litigation

Andrew S. Nix, Birmingham, AL

            Corporate Law

            Securities/Capital Markets Law

            Corporate Compliance Law

M. Beth O’Neill, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Corporate Law

            Land Use and Zoning Law

            Real Estate Law

Kathryn J. Ottensmeyer, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Public Finance Law

T. Gregory Peterson, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice

            Patent Law

James M. Pool, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Health Care Law

            Non-Profit/Charities Law

Joel C. Porter, Birmingham, AL

            Health Care Law

Maibeth J. Porter, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Appellate Practice

            Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

            Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

Julie Wilson Portera, Birmingham, AL

            Commercial Litigation

Litigation: Securities

James L. Priester, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Antitrust Law

Commercial Litigation

            Health Care Law

            Litigation: Banking and Finance

Frances King Quick, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

            Health Care Law

Sasha G. Rao, San Francisco, CA

            Litigation: Intellectual Property

Grey Redditt, Jr., Mobile, AL

            Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

James E. Rotch, Birmingham, AL (25 years)

            Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

            Corporate Law

            Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Thomas S. Rue, Mobile, AL (15 years)

            Admiralty and Maritime Law

            Commercial Litigation

J. Michael Savage, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Securities Regulation

Kirby Sevier, Birmingham, AL (30 years)

            Trusts and Estates

Robert R. Sexton, Birmingham, AL (25 years)

            Real Estate Law

Mitesh B. Shah, Birmingham, AL

            Commercial Litigation

Leslie Caren Sharpe, Huntsville, AL

            Commercial Finance Law

Lee L. Sheppard, Birmingham, AL

            Banking and Finance Law

David M. Smith, Birmingham, AL (20 years)

            Employment Law: Management

            Labor Law: Management

            Litigation: Labor and Employment

            Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers

Joseph E. “Jodie” Smith, Birmingham, AL

            Public Finance Law

John A. Smyth III, Birmingham, AL

            Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

            Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants

Stephen W. Stallcup, Birmingham, AL

            Banking and Finance Law

            Real Estate Law

Barry A. Staples, Birmingham, AL

            Municipal Law

Public Finance Law

Matthew W. Stiles, Birmingham, AL

            Labor Law: Management

            Litigation: Labor and Employment

Stephen W. Still, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Government Relations Practice

Thomas W. Thagard III, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Commercial Litigation

            Litigation: Banking and Finance

            Litigation: Intellectual Property

            Litigation: Mergers and Acquisitions

            Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

            Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

William B. Wahlheim Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Commercial Litigation

            Health Care Law

            Insurance Law

            Litigation: ERISA

            Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

Hardwick C. Walthall, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Corporate Law

            Economic Development Law

            Mergers and Acquisitions Law

            Non-Profit/Charities Law

            Tax Law

James F. Watkins, Mobile, AL (10 years)

            Banking and Finance Law

            Financial Services Regulation Law

J. Andrew Watson III, Huntsville, AL

            Corporate Law

            Government Contracts

            Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Katharine A. Weber, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Insurance Law

H. Thomas Wells Jr., Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Energy Law

            Litigation: Environmental

            Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants

            Natural Resources Law

            Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

Chris J. Williams, Birmingham, AL

            Environmental Law

S. Douglas Williams, Birmingham, AL (10 years)

            Project Finance Law

            Public Finance Law

Daniel M. Wilson, Huntsville, AL (10 years)

            Government Relations Law

            Real Estate Law

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