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Chambliss Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America© 2018

08.16.2017

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. is proud to announce three Chambliss attorneys have been named by Best Lawyers® as "Lawyer of the Year" in the Chattanooga area, and 21 attorneys have been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Justice William Barker Dana Perry Michael St. Charles


Justice William Barker was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Mediation. Justice Barker, listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2011, concentrates his practice in mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. Dana Perry was recognized as the 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Trusts and Estates and has been listed since 2007. She is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and group chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Planning practice groups at Chambliss. Recognized as the 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Real Estate Law, Michael St. Charles is the managing shareholder at Chambliss and focuses his practice in the business and real estate areas, advising businesses on real estate matters, including acquisition and sales, financing, development, zoning, and leasing.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Chambliss attorneys listed in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America are:

Attorney Name

Practice Area

William P. Aiken

Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law

T. Maxfield Bahner

Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - First Amendment, Litigation - Antitrust

William M. Barker

Mediation, Arbitration

Richard W. Bethea

Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Mark A. Cunningham

Health Care Law

Timothy M. Gibbons

Construction Law

David J. Hill

Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law

Rosemarie L. Hill

Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Labor and Employment

Frederick L. Hitchcock

Energy Law

Richard T. Hudson

Real Estate Law

J. Nelson Irvine

Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Non-Profit / Charities Law

Anthony A. Jackson

Litigation - First Amendment

Hugh J. Moore

Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Municipal

Harold L. North

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Dana B. Perry

Trusts and Estates, Elder Law

William H. Pickering

Litigation - Labor and Employment, Labor Law - Management, Employment Law - Management

Michael N. St. Charles

Real Estate Law

Mark Turner

Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Paul S. Weidlich

Patent Law

Gregory D. Willett

Trusts and Estates

Jay A. Young

Project Finance Law, Banking and Finance Law

About Best Lawyers®

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore 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."

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