ATLANTA (August 24) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named 13 Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys as “2017 Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas.

Best Lawyers notes that the lawyers being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings in their surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

The following individuals are named Best Lawyers’ 2017 Lawyers of the Year along with the practice area and city for which they were chosen:

  • W. Benjamin Barkley – Atlanta Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Susan H. Boyles – Greensboro Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • William M. Bryner – Greensboro Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year” 
  • Charles W. Calkins – Greensboro Litigation – Patent “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Thomas M. Clyde – Atlanta First Amendment Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • James H. Coil III – Atlanta Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” 
  • Steven Gardner – Greensboro Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • G. William Joyner III – Greensboro Securities / Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” 
  • Alan H. McConnell – Raleigh Litigation – Environmental “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Judith A. Powell – Atlanta Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • David E. Sipiora – Denver Litigation - Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year
  • Caroline W. Spangenberg – Atlanta Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • J. Henry Walker IV – Atlanta Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2017) is based on more than 7.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. For a full list of all of Kilpatrick Townsend’s attorneys who were named Best Lawyers, please click here.

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