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Seventy-Three Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011
September 29, 2010

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NEW ORLEANS—For the fourth consecutive year, Jones Walker sits atop the annual peer-review attorney and practice area rankings among Louisiana-based firms in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Jones Walker has 10 top-ranked practices in the state of Louisiana, and 13 top-ranked practice areas in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La. and Mobile, Ala. markets, based on the number of listed attorneys.

"The 2010 Best Lawyers practice area and attorney rankings are a testament to our ability to provide clients with exceptional legal services across a wide range of practices," said Managing Partner William H. Hines. "These rankings also reflect our strength and depth across the Gulf South, as well as our growth in new markets," he added.

Best Lawyers, established in 1983, is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers ratings are based on exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of attorneys cast more than two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Attorneys are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered, therefore, a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

The following 73 Jones Walker attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011:


John C. Blackman, IV, Employee Benefits Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Robert R. Casey
, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Fred L. Chevalier, Economic Development Law, Public Finance Law
Leon Gary, Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Jeffry W. Gray, Real Estate Law
Charles A. Landry, Real Estate Law
B. Michael Mauldin, Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates
James C. Percy, Commercial Litigation
Louis S. Quinn, Jr., Real Estate Law
Dionne M. Rousseau, Corporate Law, Securities Law
Robert W. Scheffy, Jr., Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law
Robert C. Tucker, Intellectual Property Law


James L. Birchall, Public Finance Law
John W. Gant, Jr., Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
H. Gary Pannell, Banking Law
Michael D. Waters, Banking Law
Vernon L. Wells, II, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation


Michael A. Chernekoff, Environmental Law


Palmer C. Hamilton, Corporate Law
Ben H. Harris, III
, Commercial Litigation
George A. LeMaistre, Jr., Corporate Law
Ronald A. Snider, Banking Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Richard A. Wright, Banking Law


Robert B. Acomb, Jr., Legal Malpractice Law, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation
H. Mark Adams, Labor and Employment Law
William M. Backstrom, Jr., Tax Law
Edward B. Benjamin, Jr., Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Edward H. Bergin, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Robert B. Bieck, Jr., Commercial Litigation
Timothy P. Brechtel, Employee Benefits Law
John J. Broders, Maritime Law
Thomas A. Casey, Jr., Commercial Litigation
Susan K. Chambers, Employee Benefits Law
Mark A. Cunningham, Administrative Law, Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
J. Kelly Duncan, Gaming Law, Maritime Law
David F. Edwards, Trusts and Estates
Madeleine Fischer, Commercial Litigation
Elizabeth J. Futrell, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Covert J. Geary, Commercial Litigation
Glenn G. Goodier, Maritime Law
Harry S. Hardin, III, Appellate Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Railroad Law
Pauline F. Hardin, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Curtis R. Hearn
, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law, Venture Capital Law
Miriam W. Henry, Trusts and Estates
Cornelius R. Heusel, Labor and Employment Law
William H. Hines, Banking Law, Corporate Law, Insurance Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law
Thomas P. Hubert, Labor and Employment Law
Grady S. Hurley, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation
Edward J. Koehl, Jr.
, Maritime Law
Charles W. Lane, III
, Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation
Andrew R. Lee
, Commercial Litigation
F. Rivers Lelong, Jr.
, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
Robert T. Lemon II
, Maritime Law
Sidney F. Lewis, V
, Labor and Employment Law
Joseph J. Lowenthal, Jr.
, Commercial Litigation
Edward F. Martin
, Employee Benefits Law, Trusts and Estates
R. Lewis McHenry
, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Real Estate Law
Kenneth J. Najder
, Corporate Law, Securities Law
Thomas M. Nosewicz
, Environmental Law
Louis S. Nunes, III
, Tax Law
J. Marshall Page, III
, Banking Law, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Venture Capital Law
David G. Radlauer
, Antitrust Law
Rudolph R. Ramelli
, Employee Benefits Law, Tax Law
Carl D. Rosenblum
, Oil & Gas Law
Jack H. Shannon
, International Trade and Finance Law
William H. Strait
, Mining Law
Jefferson R. Tillery
, Maritime Law
Alex P. Trostorff
, Tax Law
Richard J. Tyler
, Construction Law
R. Patrick Vance
, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Edward Dirk Wegmann
, Commercial Litigation
Richard P. Wolfe
, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Securities Law
Robert B. Worley, Jr.
, Labor and Employment Law

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base in highly regulated industries through offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.

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