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One Hundred Twenty-Seven Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
August 15, 2013

For the seventh consecutive year, Jones Walker LLP sits atop the annual peer-review attorney rankings among Louisiana-based firms in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

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 127 Jones Walker attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014:

ATLANTA
H. Gary Pannell
—Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law

BATON ROUGE
John C. Blackman, IV
—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Robert R. Casey—Litigation & Controversy − Tax, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Scott D. Chenevert—Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
Fred L. Chevalier—Economic Development Law, Public Finance Law
Leon Gary, Jr.—Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation − Environmental, Litigation − Land Use & Zoning Law
Jeffry W. Gray—Real Estate Law
Charles A. Landry—Real Estate Law
B. Michael Mauldin—Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates
A. Justin Ourso, III—Litigation − Intellectual Property
James C. Percy—Commercial Litigation, Litigation − Environmental, Litigation − Municipal, Litigation − Real Estate 
Louis S. Quinn, Jr.—Real Estate Law
Kimberly Lewis Robinson—Tax 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—Litigation − Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law

BIRMINGHAM
James L. Birchall
—Public Finance Law
Emily Sides Bonds—Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation − Banking & Finance, Litigation − Municipal
C. Ellis Brazeal, III—Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation − Bankruptcy
Steven F. Casey—Land Use & Zoning Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
John W. Gant, Jr.—Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
Katharine F. Musso—Banking and Finance Law, Insurance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
Michael D. Waters—Banking and Finance Law
Vernon L. Wells, II—Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction
Paul O. Woodall, Jr.—Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

CINCINNATI
John Weld Peck
—Public Finance Law

GULFPORT
George F. Bloss, III
—Litigation − First Amendment, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Frederick T. Hoff, Jr.—Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
Henry F. Laird, Jr.—Commercial Litigation, Litigation − First Amendment 
Joseph Henry Ros—Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

HOUSTON
Michael A. Chernekoff
—Environmental Law, Litigation − Environmental
Lauren J. Harrison—Litigation − Antitrust

JACKSON
Jeffrey R. Barber
—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation − Bankruptcy
Neville H. Boschert—Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation − Antitrust
H. Mitchell Cowan—Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation − Antitrust, Litigation − Banking & Finance,  Litigation − Bankruptcy
Mark T. Davis—Real Estate Law
William E. Dossett—Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Chad J. Hammons—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation − Bankruptcy
Mark D. Herbert—Construction Law, Litigation − Construction
Kathryn H. Hester—Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation − Land Use & Zoning
Robert B. House—Administrative/Regulatory Law
Gina M. Jacobs—Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
Kristina M. Johnson—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation − Bankruptcy
Linda Bounds Keng—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Trusts and Estates
Craig N. Landrum—Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Robert S. Lazarus—Corporate Law, Economic Development Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law
David L. Martin—Administrative/Regulatory Law, Banking and Finance Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Insurance Law
J. Leray McNamara—Medical Malpractice Law − Defendants
Dennis W. Miller—Energy Law, Government Relations Practice
L. Keith Parsons—Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
Keith R. Raulston—Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law − Defendants, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
W. Whitaker Rayner—Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Litigation − Intellectual Property, Trademark Law
Thomas B. Shepherd III—Corporate Law, Gaming Law
Stanley Q. Smith—Communications Law, Energy Law
Zachary Taylor, III—Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Aileen S. Thomas—Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Corporate Law
Jim B. Tohill—Real Estate Law
Randall B. Wall—Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law

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

NEW ORLEANS
Robert B. Acomb, Jr.
—Admiralty & Maritime Law, Legal Malpractice Law − Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation − Defendants, Railroad Law
H. Mark Adams—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation − Labor & Employment
Jesse R. Adams, III—Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
William M. Backstrom, Jr.—Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
Edward H. Bergin—Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation − Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Richard D. Bertram—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Robert B. Bieck, Jr.—Litigation − Banking & Finance, Litigation − Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation − Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation − Securities 
Timothy P. Brechtel—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
John J. Broders—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Andre B. Burvant—Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
Thomas A. Casey, Jr.—Commercial Litigation
Susan K. Chambers—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
R. Keith Colvin—Real Estate Law
Mark A. Cunningham—Administrative/Regulatory Law, Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation − Antitrust, Litigation − Mergers & Acquisitions
J. Kelly Duncan—Admiralty & Maritime Law, Gaming Law
David F. Edwards—Litigation − Trusts & Estates, Trusts and Estates
Madeleine Fischer—Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Elizabeth J. Futrell—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Covert J. Geary—Commercial Litigation, Litigation – ERISA
Glenn G. Goodier—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Alida C. Hainkel—Commercial Litigation
Carl C. Hanemann—Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
Harry Simms Hardin, III—Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation − Patent, Litigation − Real Estate, Railroad Law
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 Wogan Henry—Litigation − Trusts & Estates, Trusts and Estates
Cornelius R. Heusel—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management 
William H. Hines—Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Insurance Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Project Finance, Real Estate Law
Thomas P. Hubert—Litigation − Labor & Employment
Grady S. Hurley—Admiralty & Maritime Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation − Construction, Personal Injury – Defendants
Jonathan R. Katz—Tax Law
Tracy E. Kern—Employment Law – Management, Litigation − Labor & Employment 
Edward J. Koehl, Jr.—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Keith M. Landry—Trademark Law
Charles W. Lane, III—Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation
Joseph F. Lavigne—Commercial Litigation
Andrew R. Lee—Commercial Litigation
F. Rivers Lelong, Jr.—Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
Robert T. Lemon II—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Sidney F. Lewis, V—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management 
Joseph J. Lowenthal, Jr.—Commercial Litigation
R. Lewis McHenry—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Real Estate Law
Stanley A. Millan—Environmental Law
Kenneth J. Najder—Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
Louis S. Nunes, III—Tax Law
J. Marshall Page, III—Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Venture Capital Law
David G. Radlauer—Antitrust Law, Litigation − Antitrust
Rudolph R. Ramelli—Employee Benefits (ERISA) 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—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Alex P. Trostorff—Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
Richard J. Tyler—Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Susan M. Tyler—Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Real Estate Law
R. Patrick Vance—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation − Banking & Finance, Litigation − Bankruptcy
Edward Dirk Wegmann—Commercial Litigation, Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Litigation − Banking & Finance, Litigation − Construction, Litigation − Real Estate, Litigation − Trusts & Estates  
David S. Willenzik—Banking Law
Richard P. Wolfe—Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
James E. Wright, III—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Scott T. Zander—International Trade and Finance Law

OLIVE BRANCH
Scott B. Hollis
—Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Gary P. Snyder—Litigation − Real Estate, Real Estate Law
James E. Woods—Litigation − Real Estate 

In addition, 14 Jones Walker lawyers have been recognized Best Lawyers' 2014 Lawyers of the Year:

Edward Hart Bergin— Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Susan K. Chambers—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Leon Gary, Jr.—Bet-the-Company Litigation
Harry Simms Hardin, III—Litigation − Intellectual Property
Miriam Wogan Henry—Litigation − Trusts & Estates
Craig N. Landrum—Banking and Finance Law
Robert S. Lazarus—Public Finance Law
David G. Radlauer—Litigation − Antitrust
Keith R. Raulston—Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Ronald A. Snider—Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Zachary Taylor, III—Municipal Law
Robert C. Tucker—Litigation − Patent
Randall B. Wall—Project Finance Law
Richard P. Wolfe—International Trade and Finance Law