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2010 Best Lawyers in America Rankings Showcase Jones Walker’s Depth, Growth
August 11, 2009

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NEW ORLEANS—For the third 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® 2010 (Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Jones Walker has 12 top-ranked practices in the state of Louisiana, and 24 top-ranked practice areas in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La.; Miami, Fla.; and Mobile, Ala. markets.

"These new practice area and attorney rankings are a testament to our growth and depth, especially in the Mobile and Miami markets," said Managing Partner William H. Hines. "Most importantly, these rankings illustrate that we're able to provide our clients with exceptional legal services across a wide range of practices," 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 70 Jones Walker attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010:


H. Gary Pannell, Banking Law
Michael E. Ray, Banking Law


John C. Blackman, IV (20), Employee Benefits Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Robert R. Casey (25), Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Fred L. Chevalier, Public Finance Law
Leon Gary, Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Jeffry W. Gray, Real Estate Law
Charles A. Landry (10), 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 (10), Corporate Law, Securities Law
Robert W. Scheffy, Jr., Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law
Robert C. Tucker, Intellectual Property Law


Michael A. Chernekoff, Environmental Law


Steven E. Eisenberg, Commercial Litigation, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law
Mark R. King, Banking Law


Eric J. Dyas, Corporate Governance and Compliance 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. (25), Legal Malpractice Law, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation
H. Mark Adams, Labor and Employment Law
William M. Backstrom, Jr. (10), Tax Law
Edward B. Benjamin, Jr. (25), Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Edward H. Bergin, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
Robert B. Bieck, Jr., Commercial Litigation
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 (10), Trusts and Estates
Madeleine Fischer, Commercial Litigation
Elizabeth J. Futrell (10), 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 (10), 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 (10), Banking Law, Corporate Law, Insurance Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Project Finance Law, Real Estate 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 (10), 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 (20), Employee Benefits Law, Trusts and Estates
R. Lewis McHenry (10), 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 (20), Employee Benefits Law, Tax Law
Carl D. Rosenblum, Oil & Gas Law
Jack H. Shannon, International Trade and Finance Law
Jefferson R. Tillery, Maritime Law
Alex P. Trostorff (10), Tax Law
Richard J. Tyler, Construction Law
R. Patrick Vance (10), Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Edward Dirk Wegmann, Commercial Litigation
Richard P. Wolfe (10), Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Securities Law
Robert B. Worley, Jr., Labor and Employment Law

(10) Attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 10 years
(20) Attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 20 years
(25) Attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 25 years

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

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