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Five Stone Pigman Lawyers Named "Lawyer of the Year" By Best Lawyers; 25 Named to Best Lawyers List

Best Lawyers in America selected Stephen Bullock, Joseph Caverly, Douglas Cochran, John Colbert and Susan Talley as 2015 "Lawyers of the Year."  Mr. Bullock was recognized for Intellectual Property Litigation in New Orleans; Mr. Caverly was recognized for Mergers and Acquisition Law in New Orleans; Mr. Cochran was recognized for Insurance Law in Baton Rouge; Mr. Colbert was recognized for Tax Law in New Orleans; and Ms. Talley was recognized for Banking and Finance Law in New Orleans.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." 

Twenty-five Stone Pigman lawyers, representing 24 areas of law, were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.  The lawyers, and the practice areas in which they are listed, are:

  • Hirschel T. Abbott, Jr.:  Trusts and Estates; and Trusts and Estates Litigation
  • 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 Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Joseph L. Caverly:  Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Venture Capital Law
  • Douglas J. Cochran:  Commercial Litigation: and Insurance Law
  • John W. Colbert:  Tax Law
  • Mary L. Dumestre:  Commercial Litigation
  • John P. Farnsworth:  Commercial Litigation
  • Michael R. Fontham:  Appellate Practice; and Energy Law
  • James C. Gulotta, Jr.:  Commercial Litigation; and Environmental Litigation
  • John M. Landis:  Antitrust Litigation; and Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Wayne J. Lee:  Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Antitrust Litigation; and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Paul J. Masinter:  Commercial Litigation
  • Michael W. McKay:  Commercial Litigation
  • C. Lawrence Orlansky:  Commercial Litigation; Gaming Law; and Securities Litigation
  • 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 Environmental Litigation
  • Scott T. Whittaker:  Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law; and Venture Capital Law
  • Rachel Wendt Wisdom:  Commercial Litigation; Labor and Employment Litigation; and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Phillip A. Wittmann:  Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Environmental Litigation; 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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