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MMM’s John Lockett Named to Daily Report “On the Rise”


Atlanta (April 2016) – The Daily Report, Atlanta’s leading legal publication, is honoring John Lockett, a Partner in the Commercial Litigation practice at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, as part of its 2016 “On the Rise” class. The distinction recognizes attorneys under age 40 who distinguish themselves as community leaders, and are expected to do great things in law.

"This is yet another sign of what a great Litigation Practice we have,” said MMM Managing Partner Louise Wells. “John works hard for his clients, the firm and the community. We're very proud of him."

Lockett handles high stakes litigation for banks, investors, real estate developers, universities and technology firms in a wide variety of complex commercial matters nationwide.  

Clients describe Lockett as fantastic, tenacious, detailed, accessible, knowledgeable and tremendously influential. He also donates time to pro bono causes, including representation of a nonprofit focused on feeding low-income children.

The judges evaluated nominees on criteria including legal skills, innovation and/or uniqueness, ability to build a robust book of business, and leadership. Previous winners have gone on to flourishing careers in business, politics and the judiciary. On the Rise honorees will be celebrated at a June 23 event, which will also recognize lawyers honored for lifetime achievement.

About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Morris, Manning & Martin ( is an AmLaw 200 law firm with national and international reach. We dedicate ourselves to the constant pursuit of our clients’ success. To provide our clients with optimal value, we combine market-leading legal services with a total understanding of their needs to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and opportunity. MMM enjoys national prominence for its real estate, corporate, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, energy & infrastructure, capital markets, environmental, international trade, insurance, and timberland & forest products practices. MMM has offices in and around Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah and Washington, D.C. The firm also has a business development office in Beijing, China and a strategic alliance office in São Paulo, Brazil.

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