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Eighty-Two Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012
September 28, 2011

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NEW ORLEANS, September 28, 2011—For the fifth consecutive year, Jones Walker sits atop the annual peer-review attorney rankings among Louisiana-based firms in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

"The 2012 Best Lawyers 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 82 Jones Walker attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012:


John C. Blackman, IV—Employee Benefits Law, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates
Donald E. Bradford—Real Estate Law
Robert R. Casey—Tax Law, Trusts & Estates, Litigation & Controversy: Tax
Scott D. Chenevert—Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Fred L. Chevalier—Economic Development Law, Public Finance Law
Leon Gary, Jr.—Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Environmental, Land Use & Zoning
Jeffry W. Gray—Real Estate Law
Charles A. Landry—Real Estate Law
B. Michael Mauldin—Corporate Law, Trusts & Estates
A. Justin Ourso, III—Litigation: Intellectual Property Law
James C. Percy—Litigation: Commercial, Environmental, Real Estate; Municipal Law
Louis S. Quinn, Jr.—Real Estate Law
Dionne M. Rousseau—Corporate Law, Securities & Capital Markets Law
Robert W. Scheffy, Jr.—Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law
Robert C. Tucker—Patent & Trademark Law, Litigation: Intellectual Property, Patent Law


James L. Birchall—Public Finance Law
Emily Sides Bonds—Insurance Law
C. Ellis Brazeal, III—Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Law
Steven F. Casey—Land Use & Zoning Law, Personal Injury Law
John W. Gant, Jr.—Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
Katharine F. Musso—Securities & Capital Markets Law
H. Gary Pannell—Banking & Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
Michael D. Waters—Banking & Finance Law
Vernon L. Wells, II— Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial


Michael A. Chernekoff—Litigation: Environmental; Environmental Law


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


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

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P., with more than 300 attorneys, 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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