NEW ORLEANS – Sixteen attorneys from Phelps Dunbar’s offices in Mississippi and Alabama were named 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. The listing recognizes top attorneys in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Super Lawyers is a ranking of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who are recognized highly by their peers for their professional achievement. To qualify as a Super Lawyer, the attorney must go through a multifaceted selection process including independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Thirteen attorneys from Phelps were recognized as 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers:
Kyle S. Moran, Insurance Coverage
Reuben V. Anderson, Business Litigation
Fred L. Banks Jr., Business Litigation
Ross F. Bass Jr., Business Litigation
Gary E. Friedman, Employment & Labor
Bridgforth R. Rutledge, Business Litigation
James W. Shelson, Business Litigation
W. Thomas Siler Jr., Employment & Labor
Thomas F. Garth, Tax
Allen E. "Teeto" Graham, Transportation/Maritime
Joseph J. "Jay" Minus Jr., Employment & Labor
William E. Shreve Jr., Appellate
Cooper C. Thurber, General Litigation
Three attorneys were recognized as 2019 Mid-South Rising Stars, up-and-comers under the age of 40:
Christine Bocek Whitman, Personal Injury General: Defense
Nicholas F. Morisani, Employment Litigation: Defense
E. Barrett Hails, Transportation/Maritime
To qualify for the 2019 Mid-South Rising Stars honor, attorneys must go through the same multifaceted selection process as Super Lawyers. In addition, they are 40 years old or younger and have practiced law less than 10 years.