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Twenty-Two Jones Walker Attorneys Receive "Lawyer of the Year" Honors from The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
October 1, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS—Twenty-two Jones Walker attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) as "Lawyers of the Year."

The 22 attorneys honored with the Best Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year" designations are:

William M. Backstrom, Jr., Litigation & Controversy – Tax, New Orleans, LA
John C. Blackman IV, Tax Law, Baton Rouge, LA
Michael A. Chernekoff, Environmental Law, Houston, TX
Mark A. Cunningham, Administrative/Regulatory Law, New Orleans, LA
David F. Edwards, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, New Orleans, LA
Covert J. Geary, Litigation - ERISA, New Orleans, LA
Glenn G. Goodier, Admiralty & Maritime Law, New Orleans, LA
Curtis R. Hearn, Venture Capital Law, New Orleans, LA
Linda Bounds Keng, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Jackson, MS
Craig N. Landrum, Financial Services Regulation Law, Jackson, MS
Robert S. Lazarus, Project Finance Law, Jackson, MS
David L. Martin, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Jackson, MS
Dennis W. Miller, Government Relations Practice, Jackson, MS
J. Marshall Page, III, International Trade and Finance Law, New Orleans, LA
L. Keith Parsons, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Jackson, MS
James C. Percy, Litigation - Real Estate, Baton Rouge, LA
David G. Radlauer, Antitrust Law, New Orleans, LA
Robert W. Scheffy, Jr., Energy Law, Baton Rouge, LA
Robert C. Tucker, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Baton Rouge, LA
R. Patrick Vance, Litigation - Banking & Finance, New Orleans, LA
Richard P. Wolfe, Securities/Capital Markets Law, New Orleans, LA
Richard A. Wright, Banking and Finance Law, Mobile, AL

After more than a quarter century in publication, Best Lawyers began designating "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile legal practices in specific legal markets. Only a single lawyer in each recognized practice area in that specific legal market is so honored. The attorneys being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" received high ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities.

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."

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P., with more than 375 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, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Texas.

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