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Butler Snow Attorney Christy D. Jones Named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

RIDGELAND, Miss., May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Butler Snow attorney Christy D. Jones has been selected as a member of the 2014-2015 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. The Lawdragon 500 is an annual guide to America's leading lawyers. Selections are made from a combination of editorial research, law firm nominations and online nominations.

The listing is an elite distinction in the legal profession, and covers all practice areas. The list represents approximately .05 percent of all U.S. Lawyers.

Jones has served as national trial counsel representing numerous corporations, trying hundreds of cases throughout the United States, many of them bellwether cases. In her more than 30 years of trial experience, Jones has represented some of the world's largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

This is the latest in a long line of honors that Jones has received as she was recently recognized as a Band 1 trial lawyer by Chambers Global, an honor given to only 20 attorneys annually. Jones has also been named a Band 1 trial lawyer and star individual for her work by Chambers USA, as well as The Best Lawyers in America®. Jones is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has previously been named the Product Liability Attorney of the Year by LMG Life Science and in Benchmark Litigation Magazine as a National Star. She is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a past regent of Region 6. Jones is also a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. She completed both her undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor at the University of Arkansas.

Lawdragon's distribution includes more than 300,000 subscribers, general counsel, CEOs and consumers. The publication annually profiles the practitioners, judges and academics who are handling the biggest cases and deals that are making the greatest impact on the law.

About Butler Snow

Butler Snow is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys representing local, regional, national and international clients from 17 U.S. offices and an office in London. Ranked as one of America's Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is recognized as one of the nation's top law firms for client service. The firm was recently ranked 48th out of 650 firms in the BTI Client Relationship Scorecard for understanding our client's business, anticipating client's needs, unprompted communication, legal skills, quality and keeping clients informed. For more information, visit www.butlersnow.com or follow Butler Snow on Twitter @Butler_Snow.

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