ATLANTA, December 8, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News, Law Jobs – Twenty-…

ATLANTA, December 8, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News, Law Jobs – Twenty-two King & Spalding attorneys have been selected to Georgia Trend magazine’s 2006 “Legal Elite”. The annual list, which consists of Georgia attorneys chosen by their peers as the leading lawyers in their practice areas, includes mentions of King & Spalding lawyers in 10 of the 11 categories, with Intellectual Property partner Courtland Reichman appearing in three different categories. Additionally, Tax partner Robert Woodward was profiled for the article.

To compile the “Legal Elite” list, Georgia Trend distributed ballots to several thousand attorneys who are members of the state bar association, asking them to name the most effective lawyers in various practice areas. Ballots were tallied by the Georgia Trend editorial staff, resulting in a list of 363 attorneys.

King & Spalding attorneys making the “Legal Elite” list are:

Business Litigation
Harold E. Franklin
John W. Hinchey
L. Joseph Loveland
Paul J. Murphy
W. Ray Persons
Courtland L. Reichman

Personal Injury
Chilton D. Varner

Criminal Law
Stephen S. Cowen
Christopher A. Wray

Labor & Employment
William A. Clineburg, Jr.
Samuel M. Matchett

Taxes, Trusts & Estates
James D. Spratt, Jr.
Robert G. Woodward

Real Estate Law
Scott A. Arnold
Joshua M. Kamin
Mason W. Stephenson

Bankruptcy / Creditors’ Rights
Sarah R. Borders
Paul K. Ferdinands
James A. Pardo, Jr.

Intellectual Property
Bruce W. Baber
Courtland L Reichman

Corporate Law
Michael J. Egan

Pro Bono
William E. Hoffmann, Jr.
Courtland L Reichman

About King & Spalding
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