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129 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers(R), 16 Named "Lawyer of the Year"

RIDGELAND, Miss., Aug. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Butler Snow is pleased to announce 129 of the firm's attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers® for 2016, and 16 have been named Best Lawyers® 2016 "Lawyer of the Year."

"We are very proud of our attorneys' recognition by their peers in this respected survey," said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman, Butler Snow. "We consider this recognition a tremendous accomplishment, and congratulate all of our honorees. This is a testament to their commitment to serving our clients."

Best Lawyers® recognizes a single lawyer in each community in each practice area as "Lawyer of the Year." The 16 Butler Snow attorneys named to this list are:

Phil B. Abernethy – Best Lawyers® 2016 Litigation – Construction, Jackson, Miss.
James E. Bailey III – Best Lawyers® 2016 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Memphis, Tenn.
Michael B. Beers – Best Lawyers® 2016 Insurance Law, Montgomery, Ala.
L. Don Campbell, Jr. – Best Lawyers® 2016 Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Memphis, Tenn.,
John F. England – Best Lawyers® 2016 Public Finance Law, Jackson, Miss.
John L. Galloway – Best Lawyers® 2016 Real Estate Law, Gulfport, Miss.
Mark W. Garriga– Best Lawyers® 2016 Government Relations Practice, Jackson, Miss.
J. Clifford Harrison – Best Lawyers® 2016 Banking and Finance Law, Jackson, Miss.
John C. Henegan – Best Lawyers® 2016 Appellate Practice, Jackson, Miss.
Selby A. Ireland – Best Lawyers® 2016 Business Organizations, Jackson, Miss.
Melvin J. Malone – Best Lawyers® 2016 Energy Law, Nashville, Tenn.
Luther T. Munford – Best Lawyers® 2016 Litigation – Intellectual Property Business, Jackson, Miss.
Benjamin W. Roberson – Best Lawyers® 2016 Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Jackson, Miss.,
Phillip S. Sykes – Best Lawyers® 2016 Corporate Governance Law, Jackson, Miss.
Robert L. Trentham – Best Lawyers® 2016 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Nashville, Tenn.
Edward A. Wilmesherr – Best Lawyers® 2016 Financial Services Regulation, Jackson, Miss.

For a complete listing of Butler Snow Attorneys listed in Best Lawyers® 2016, click here.

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Being listed in the publication is regarded by clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2016) is based on detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Lawyers listed in "Lawyer of the Year" received particularly high survey ratings by earning a superior level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

About Butler Snow

Butler Snow LLP 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.

CONTACT: Sherry Vance Allen - 601-985-4103 sherry.vanceallen@butlersnow.com Todd Smith - 615-202-7944 todd@deanesmithpartners.com

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