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Four Stone Pigman Lawyers Named "Lawyer of the Year" By Best Lawyers; 24 Named to Best Lawyers List

Best Lawyers in America selected Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. members Phillip Wittmann, Susan Talley, Scott Whittaker, and Joseph Caverly as 2014 "Lawyers of the Year" in the New Orleans area.  Mr. Wittmann was recognized for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Ms. Talley was recognized for Real Estate Law, Mr. Whittaker was recognized for Venture Capital Law, and Mr. Caverly was recognized for Corporate Law.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." 

Twenty-four Stone Pigman attorneys, representing 24 areas of law, were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.  The attorneys, and the practice areas in which they are listed, are:

  • Hirschel T. Abbott, Jr.:  Trusts and Estates; and Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Barry W. Ashe:  Bet-the-Company Litigation; and Commercial Litigation
  • Carmelite M. Bertaut:  Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Stephen G. Bullock:  Commercial Litigation; and Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Joseph L. Caverly:  Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Venture Capital Law
  • Douglas J. Cochran:  Insurance Law
  • John W. Colbert:  Tax Law
  • John P. Farnsworth:  Commercial Litigation
  • Michael R. Fontham:  Appellate Practice; and Energy Law
  • James C. Gulotta, Jr.:  Commercial Litigation; and Litigation - Environmental
  • John M. Landis:  Litigation - Antitrust; and Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Wayne J. Lee:  Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation - Antitrust; and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Paul J. Masinter:  Commercial Litigation
  • Michael W. McKay:  Commercial Litigation
  • C. Lawrence Orlansky:  Commercial Litigation; Gaming Law; and Litigation - Securities
  • Laura Walker Plunkett:  Trusts and Estates
  • Michael R. Schneider:  Construction Law; and Real Estate Law
  • James E.A. Slaton:  Real Estate Law
  • Susan G. Talley:  Banking and Finance Law; and Real Estate Law
  • William D. Treeby:  Commercial Litigation; and Litigation - Environmental
  • Scott T. Whittaker:  Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law; and Venture Capital Law
  • Rachel Wendt Wisdom:  Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment; and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Phillip A. Wittmann:  Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Environmental; and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Paul L. Zimmering:  Energy Law

Best Lawyers has published its list for over three decades and is considered by many as one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.  Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas and are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise.

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