ATLANTA (JUNE 1) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP announced today that the fir…

ATLANTA (JUNE 1) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP announced today that the firm earned the highest recognition in the 2005 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In total, 42 Kilpatrick Stockton attorneys made this prestigious list in 13 distinct areas of practice, including several individuals listed as #1 in their respective practice area.

Those recognized with this achievement included: Miles Alexander, Intellectual Property; Anthony Askew, Intellectual Property; William Dorris, Construction; and Richard Horder, Environment.

Kilpatrick Stockton was ranked #1 in four key practice areas:

Construction (Georgia): The growth in size and stature of the group has not passed unnoticed by commentators, who were quick to acknowledge that the firm is “increasingly a dominant force” in the Georgia marketplace.
Employee Benefits (Washington, D.C.): Described as a “full-service firm who maintains a boutique-like character, offering a depth of specialist expertise. Praised by clients as well connected and responsive, it also has an ability to look at issues from a holistic perspective.”
Employment: Mainly Defense (Georgia): Described as “notable among the top-tier firms for its success in maintaining a strong traditional labor law practice while also concentrating resources on newer employment areas.”
Intellectual Property (Georgia): Described as being “widely regarded as the top firm in the state” handling “the full range of IP disciplines for a great raft of clients and is adept in patent prosecutions, trademark disputes, licensing issues, and general transactional support.” Furthermore, “its national — an indeed international — reach is felt to make it a first port of call for a range of top multinational clients.”

Other practice areas recognized include:
Banking & Finance
Litigation: General Commercial
Real Estate

The following Kilpatrick Stockton attorneys were recognized for their note-worthy achievement:

Banking & Finance
Richard R. Cheatham
Hilary P. Jordan

Alfred Lurey
Dennis Meir
Todd Meyers
Paul M. Rosenblatt

Brian Corgan
William Dorris (1)
Randall Hafer
Elizabeth Patrick
George Anthony Smith
Neal Sweeney

Corporate/ M&A
Rey Pascual
David Stockton
Elizabeth Wren

Employee Benefits
Steven Sacher
Mark D. Wincek

James Coil
Richard Boisseau

Employment Litigation
William Boice

Steve Berlin
Richard Horder (1)
Steven J. Levitas
Alan McConnell
Susan Richardson (U)

Phillip Street

Intellectual Property
Miles Alexander (1)
Anthony Askew (1)
Joseph Beck
William Brewster
Jim Ewing
James Johnson
John Pratt
Jerre Swann

Susan Cahoon
Stephens Clay
Daniel Taylor

Real Estate
Tim Carssow
Andrew Kauss

Jerry Smith

*(1) denotes a first place rank
* (U) denotes an “up and comer”

Rankings assessed key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

About Chambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners Publishing, based in London, produces the annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. For the current US directory, over 7,000 interviews were conducted covering the entire country and were carried out by a team of 40 full-time researchers over a period of eight months.

About Kilpatrick Stockton
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with more than 470 attorneys in nine offices across the globe: London; Stockholm; Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; New York City, New York; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Washington, D.C. Kilpatrick Stockton’s delivery of innovative business solutions provides results-oriented counsel for corporations, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. Collaboration among Kilpatrick Stockton’s corporate, litigation and intellectual property attorneys provides knowledgeable and proactive guidance for companies at every stage of the business life cycle. For more information about Kilpatrick Stockton, please visit


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