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20 Burch, Porter and Johnson Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 List

August 20, 2015

Twenty lawyers from Burch, Porter & Johnson were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of TheBest Lawyers in America©. Seven attorneys from the firm have been included in the annual publication for 20 years or more: C. Thomas Cates, Joe M. Duncan, Charles F. Newman, Joel Porter, W. Rowlett Scott, Jef Feibelman and R. Michael Potter. 

Published for more than three decades, The Best Lawyers in America©has earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. 

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America© list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. 

“Best Lawyers® is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.”

Burch, Porter & Johnson would like to congratulate the following attorneys named in these practice areas to The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 list: 

Nathan A. Bicks

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal 

Beth Weems Bradley                                                 

  • Trusts and Estates

C. Thomas Cates                                                       

  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law  

W. J. Michael Cody                                                   

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation  

LeeAnne Marshall Cox                                 

  • Real Estate Law  

Joe M. Duncan                                                           

  • Corporate Law
  • Family Law
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates  

Jef Feibelman                                                             

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Securities  

Jennifer S. Hagerman                                                 

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning  

Douglas F. Halijan                                                     

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law  

David J. Harris                                                          

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy 
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and
    Reorganization Law

Les Jones                                                                                

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs  

Lisa A. Krupicka                                                        

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment  

Joshua B. Lawhead                                                    

  • Real Estate Law

Allen T. Malone                                                         

  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mediation  

Charles F. Newman                                                   

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - First Amendment  

Joel Porter                                                                              

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance  

R. Michael Potter                                                      

  • Trusts and Estates  

Thaddeus S. Rodda, Jr.                                 

  • Corporate Law  

W. Rowlett Scott                                                       

  • Litigation - Real Estate 
  • Real Estate Law

Laurel C. Williams                                                     

  • Corporate Law

Burch Porter & Johnson, PLLC, one of the oldest law firms in Tennessee, engages in a highly-respected litigation and business practice. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, the firm has maintained a tradition of involvement in the legal and community affairs of the region. Burch, Porter & Johnson's principal office is located in downtown Memphis in buildings named to the National Register of Historic Places.