ATLANTA (SEPTEMBER 8) – Eighty-seven Kilpatrick Stockton attorneys hav…

ATLANTA (SEPTEMBER 8) – Eighty-seven Kilpatrick Stockton attorneys have recently been honored by their peers in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007. Kilpatrick Stockton ranks #5 among all AmLaw 100 firms in the percentage (nearly 20%) of attorneys named Best Lawyers, and is ranked 26th in the nation for all law firms in the overall number for attorneys listed.

Kilpatrick Stockton has 23 areas of practice ranked in the top 10 nationally for the number of attorneys named, including, in the top 5: (#1) Advertising Law; (#2) Intellectual Property; (#4) Alternative Dispute Resolution; and Information Technology; (#5) Biotechnology; and Construction Law.

Others in the top 10 include: Employee Benefits; Environmental; Franchise; Government Relations; Structured Finance Law; Antitrust Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Entertainment; Medical Malpractice Law; Appellate Law; Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Corporate Law; Banking; Health Care; and Trusts and Estates Law.

Additionally, in Georgia, the firm garnered #1 rankings for the total number of attorneys listed in Advertising Law, Intellectual Property, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Information Technology. In North Carolina, the firm achieved #1 rankings in both Environmental and Insurance Law.
Attorneys were selected for inclusion in this new edition of Best Lawyers based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey that has been developed and refined for nearly 25 years.

Kilpatrick Stockton attorneys honored include:
Atlanta

Harold E. Abrams (20)
Tax Law and Trusts and Estates

Miles J. Alexander (20)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Antitrust Law
Corporate Law
Intellectual Property Law

Anthony B. Askew (10)
Intellectual Property Law

Rupert Barkoff (10)
Franchise Law

Joseph M. Beck (10)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Entertainment Law
Intellectual Property Law

W. Stanley Blackburn
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

William H. Boice
Commercial Litigation
Labor and Employment Law

Richard R. Boisseau (10)
Labor and Employment Law

R. Alexander Bransford, Jr.
Tax Law

William H. Brewster (10)
Advertising Law
Intellectual Property Law

Christopher P. Bussert (*)
Intellectual Property Law

Susan Cahoon (10)
Commercial Litigation

Tim Carssow (10)
Real Estate Law

Richard R. Cheatham (10)
Banking Law
Corporate Law

Richard Cicchillo, Jr. (*)
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

A. Stephens Clay IV (10)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Evelyn H. Coats
Real Estate Law

James H. Coil III
Labor and Employment Law

Brian G. Corgan
Construction Law

Scott M. Dayan (*)
Tax Law

William E. Dorris
Construction Law

W. Randy Eaddy (10)
Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
Corporate Law
Securities Law

James L. Ewing IV (10)
Intellectual Property Law

Candace L. Fowler
Real Estate Law

Jamie L. Greene (10)
Biotechnology Law
Intellectual Property Law

Randall F. Hafer
Construction Law

Richard A. Horder
Environmental Law

James D. Johnson
Intellectual Property Law

Hilary P. Jordan
Banking Law
Corporate Law
Structured Finance Law

M. Andrew Kauss
Real Estate Law

Larry D. Ledbetter
Corporate Law

Colvin T. Leonard III
Corporate Law

Alfred S. Lurey (20)
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

Dennis S. Meir (10)
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

Reinaldo Pascual (*)
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Matthew H. Patton (*)
Commercial Litigation

John S. Pratt (10)
Intellectual Property Law

Diane L. Prucino
Labor and Employment Law

Michael W. Rafter (*)
Advertising Law

Susan H. Richardson
Environmental Law

Dean W. Russell (10)
Intellectual Property Law

Stephen M. Schaetzel
Intellectual Property Law

George Anthony Smith
Construction Law

James D. Steinberg
Corporate Law
Information Technology Law

David A. Stockton (10)
Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
Corporate Law
Securities Law

Phillip H. Street
Health Care Law

Jerre B. Swann (10)
Advertising Law
Intellectual Property Law

Neal J. Sweeney (*)
Construction Law

G. Kimbrough Taylor (10)
Corporate Law

Virginia S. Taylor (10)
Intellectual Property Law

Rex R. Veal (*)
Structured Finance Law

William J. Vesely, Jr.
Employee Benefits Law

David M. Zacks (10)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Health Care Law
Personal Injury Litigation

Augusta

Raymond G. Chadwick, Jr.
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation

Wyck A. Knox, Jr. (10)
Commercial Litigation
Health Care Law

Charlotte

E. Lynwood Mallard (10)
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Elizabeth G. Wren (*)
Securities Law

Raleigh

Randall D. Avram (*)
Labor and Employment Law

Jeffrey A. Benson (*)
Real Estate Law

Carl W. Hibbert
Trusts and Estates
Gerald A. Jeutter, Jr.
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

Gary K. Joyner (*)
Real Estate Law

William F. Lane (*)
Environmental Law

Steven J. Levitas
Environmental Law

Alan H. McConnell
Environmental Law

Hayden J. Silver III (*)
Commercial Litigation

Craig B. Wheaton (10)
Employee Benefits Law

Washington, DC

Elliott H. Levitas (*)
Government Relations Law

Mark I. Levy (*)
Appellate Law

Steven J. Sacher (20)
Employee Benefits Law
Labor and Employment Law

Mark D. Wincek
Employee Benefits Law

Winston-Salem, NC

Stephen R. Berlin
Environmental Law

Susan H. Boyles (*)
Insurance Law

Peter S. Brunstetter
Corporate Law
Health Care Law

Charles W. Calkins (*)
Intellectual Property Law

C. Penn Craver, Jr.
Trusts and Estates

Louis W. Doherty (*)
Labor and Employment Law

Robert Leon Edwards
Trusts and Estates

J. Robert Elster (10)
Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law
Personal Injury Litigation

Steven Gardner (*)
Intellectual Property Law

Dudley Humphrey
Construction Law
Corporate Law

James H. Kelly, Jr. (10)
Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation

Richard J. Keshian
Commercial Litigation

Jeffrey T. Lawyer
Tax Law

George L. Little, Jr. (10)
Antitrust Law
Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Law

David C. Smith
Commercial Litigation

Daniel R. Taylor, Jr.
Commercial Litigation

(*) Denotes First Year Listed
(10) Denotes Listed for at least 10 Years
(20) Denotes Listed for at least 20 Years

About The Best Lawyers in America® 2007
The 2007 edition of Best Lawyers in America is based on 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country as well as thousands of extensive telephone interviews with leading attorneys throughout its balloting process. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey by the country’s leading attorneys and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About Kilpatrick Stockton

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with more than 480 attorneys in nine offices across the globe: Atlanta and Augusta, GA.; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, NC.; New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; London, England; and Stockholm, Sweden. 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, go to www.kilpatrickstockton.com

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