Firm Leads State in Nine Categories

ATLANTA (February 21) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that 81 of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Stars. In addition to this prestigious list, Susan Cahoon was named one of the Top 50 Women and Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers. Miles Alexander, Stan Blackburn, Bill Boice, Bill Brewster, Jim Ewing and Wab Kadaba were named Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers.

Kilpatrick Townsend led all firms with the most Super Lawyers listed in Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation. The firm also led all firms with the most Rising Stars listed in Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation. The firm is also tied for having the most attorneys named Construction/Surety Super Lawyers and Construction Litigation Rising Stars.

Kilpatrick Townsend has the only Super Lawyer listed for the entire state for Information Technology/Outsourcing (Jim Steinberg) and the only Rising Star listed for Information Technology/Outsourcing (Jim Paine). The firm has one of only two Super Lawyers listed for the entire state for Franchise/Dealership (Rupert Barkoff) and one of only three Rising Stars listed for Criminal Defense: White Collar (Adria Perez).

Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Rising Stars are selected through a nomination process, peer evaluation and internal research conducted by Law & Politics. The result is a comprehensive and diverse listing of the top five percent (2.5% for Rising Stars) of Georgia attorneys.

The following names are the 2012 Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys recognized as Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars:

Richard R. Cheatham

Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Matthew W. Levin
Alfred S. Lurey
Dennis S. Meir
Todd C. Meyers

Business Litigation
James F. Bogan, III
Steve Clay
Audra A. Dial (Rising Star)
Joseph H. Huff
George L. Murphy, Jr.
Matthew H. Patton
Burleigh L. Singleton

Construction Litigation
Randall F. Hafer
Daniel B. Swaja (Rising Star)
Neal J. Sweeney
Chad V. Theriot (Rising Star)

Construction/ Surety
Brian G. Corgan
William E. Dorris
William R. Poplin, Jr.

Criminal Defense: White Collar
Scott L. Marrah
Adria L. Perez (Rising Star)

Employee Benefits/ERISA
Jennifer Stobie Schumacher
William J. Vesely, Jr.

Employment & Labor
Richard R. Boisseau
Thomas H. Christopher
James H. Coil, III
Diane L. Prucino

Employment Litigation: Defense
Susan W. Pangborn

Susan H. Richardson

Rupert M. Barkoff

General Litigation
Michael J. Breslin (Rising Star)
David M. Zacks

Health Care
Phillip H. Street

Information Technology/ Outsourcing
James R. Paine (Rising Star)
James D. Steinberg

Intellectual Property
Miles J. Alexander
Michael A. Bertelson (Rising Star)
Theodore H. Davis, Jr.
Kristin J. Doyle (Rising Star)
James L. Ewing, IV
Alex Fonoroff (Rising Star)
Jamie L. Graham
Brenda O. Holmes
Alicia Grahn Jones (Rising Star)
Wab P. Kadaba
John K. McDonald
Michael S. Pavento (Rising Star)
Andrew S. Pequignot (Rising Star)
John S. Pratt
Lauren Sullins Ralls (Rising Star)
Michael J. Turton
Virginia S. Taylor
James A. Trigg

Intellectual Property Litigation
Renae Bailey (Rising Star)
Joseph M. Beck
William H. Boice
William H. Brewster
Susan A. Cahoon
Candice C. Decaire
Geoffrey K. Gavin (Rising Star)
Catherine E. Hart (Rising Star)
R. Charles Henn, Jr. (Rising Star)
D. Clay Holloway (Rising Star)
Charles H. Hooker III (Rising Star)
Russell A. Korn (Rising Star)
Mitchell G. Stockwell
Jerre B. Swann
Alyson L. Wooten (Rising Star)

Insurance Coverage
Caroline W. Spangenberg

Mergers & Acquisitions
William B. Barkley
W. Stanley Blackburn
Richard Cicchillo, Jr.

Real Estate
Candace Oxendale Fowler
M. Andrew Kauss
Angela J. McCord (Rising Star)
Mindy S. Planer
Rex R. Veal

Securities & Corporate Finance
W. Randy Eaddy
David A. Stockton

Charles E. Hodges, II
Lynn E. Fowler

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