51 Burr & Forman Attorneys Ranked In 2019 Chambers USA

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., – Burr & Forman LLP announces that 51 of its attorneys have been ranked in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded directory featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business.

The 2019 guide is available at http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA.

In addition, the firm received top rankings in 17 practice areas across the firm’s footprint including Alabama in Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Commercial, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate. The firm received top rankings in Florida in Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Litigation: General Commercial as well as top rankings in Georgia for Banking & Finance.  In Mississippi, the firm was ranked in the area of Litigation: General Commercial and ranked in Tennessee in Banking & Finance, Environment and Litigation: General Commercial.

Since joining forces this year with McNair Law Firm in North and South Carolina, the firm is now ranked in South Carolina in the areas of Banking & Finance and Real Estate.

The Burr & Forman attorneys recognized by Chambers USA in the 2019 guide, along with the practice areas in which they were selected, are:


Howard Bogard, Healthcare

Richard J. Brockman, Healthcare

Christopher Carson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Paul Cavender, Litigation:  General Commercial

Edward R Christian, Corporate/Commercial

John Coleman, Labor & Employment

Marcel Debruge, Labor & Employment

Kelli Fleming, Healthcare

Michael L Hall, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

James A. Hoover, Healthcare

Joe A. Joseph, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Heather A. Jamison, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Michael L. Lucas, Labor & Employment

April Mason, Corporate/Commercial

Derek Meek, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Bryance Metheny, Labor & Employment

Gail L. Mills, Banking & Finance and Real Estate

Dwight Mixson, Banking & Finance and Real Estate

Gene Price, Corporate/Commercial

Marc P. Solomon, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Frank Springfield, Litigation: General Commercial

Jack Stephenson, Corporate/Commercial

George M Taylor III, Corporate/Commercial

Lee Thuston, Corporate/Commercial

Rik S. Tozzi, Litigation: General Commercial

Kathryn M. Willis, Labor & Employment


  1. Cory Falgowski, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Richard Robinson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Eric Golden, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

  1. Ellsworth Summers, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Erich N. Durlacher, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Jack Kowalski, Construction

Edgar Snow, Banking & Finance

Graham H. Stieglitz, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Cheri Gatlin, Litigation: Construction

North Carolina (Burr Forman McNair)

Cybil J. Abrao, Real Estate: Finance

Patricia G. Gordon, Real Estate: Finance

South Carolina (Burr Forman McNair)

Pamela Baker, Environmental

Jennifer Blumenthal, Banking & Finance

Durham Boney, Real Estate

SCBIZtv is part of the SC Biz News family, serving 100,000 high-level business execs throughout South Carolina. Click for more from SCBIZtv.

Sidney Boone, Jr., Real Estate

John Currie, Corporate M&A

Celeste Jones, Litigation: General Commercial

Judith McInnis, Real Estate

Rick Morgan, Labor & Employment

David Santos, Real Estate



David Houston, Bankruptcy & Restructuring

William Penny, Environment

Thomas K Potter III, Litigation: General Commercial

Jerry W. Taylor, Healthcare: Regulatory



John Kavanagh, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation

About Chambers USA
Chambers and Partners publishes Chambers USA, a guide to law firms and lawyers across the country. Every year, Chambers and Partners conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations of business lawyers. Top firms and lawyers are ranked and their merits described – usually in the words of their clients that are interviewed by the Chamber’s research staff. It is the weight of client interviews that gives Chambers and Partners’ guides their highly valued credibility and reliability. For more information, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients at the intersection of business and government with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with 360 attorneys and 19 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. The firm operates as Burr Forman McNair in North Carolina and South Carolina. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.