Eleven firm lawyers named to Best Lawyers for 2012

A new Lanier Ford attorney was added to Best Lawyers for 2012: Rich Marsden.  Mr. Marsden is listed under corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.

Once again, the following attorneys were listed:

  • Stan Rodgers, under commercial litigation, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, and personal injury litigation.
  • J. R. Brooks, under commercial litigation, education, and labor and employment litigation.
  • George Royer, under First Amendment litigation, labor and employment litigation, and municipal litigation.
  • John Heacock, under commercial litigation, banking and finance litigation, and real estate litigation.
  • John Wynn, under corporate and tax law.
  • Woody Sanderson, under education and water law.
  • Dan Beasley, under medical malpractice.
  • George Knox, under medical malpractice.
  • Ed Starnes, under workers’ compensation law.

Generally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States, this book frequently serves as the basis of articles about best lawyers in national magazines and local newspapers. Unlike many other legal directories, lawyers cannot pay to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America; neither does purchase of the book determine whether a lawyer is listed. Instead, practicing lawyers nominate, frequently without solicitation from the publisher, their fellow lawyers for inclusion. Lawyers then confidentially comment and vote on those nominated.

Those lawyers who vote are asked to answer this type of question in determining their vote: If you were not able to handle a relative’s legal problem because of limitations of time or conflict of interest, whom would you recommend?

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