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29 MMM Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars


Atlanta (February 2012) - Twenty-nine attorneys from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP have been honored as being among the best in their profession. The 2012 Atlanta Super Lawyers rankings include 21 of the firm’s seasoned practitioners. Another eight attorneys are honored as Georgia Rising Stars for 2012.

Super Lawyers describes itself as a rating services of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research as well as nominations and evaluations by peers.

The partners who are recognized for excellence, and their practice areas, are:

Frank Bazzel Real Estate
Charles “Chuck” Beaudrot Tax
David Cranshaw Bankruptcy & Credit/Debtor Rights
Jason D’Cruz  Employment & Labor
Frank DeBorde Bankruptcy &Credit/Debtor Rights
John Fry Intellectual Property Litigation
Thomas Gryboski Real Estate
Lewis E. Hassett Business Litigation
James “Mac” Hunter Business/Corporate
John “Sonny” Morris Real Estate
Marguerite “Becky” Patrick Intellectual Property Litigation
Holly Pierson   Criminal Defense: White Collar
Gerald Pouncey, Jr. Environmental
David Rabin Business Litigation
Douglas Selph Real Estate
Robert Threlkeld Health Care
Homer Lee Walker Real Estate
Andrew Williams Real Estate
Warren Wills Business Litigation
John Yates Business/Corporate

Eight young attorneys are also honored as Georgia Rising Stars. Eligibility includes being 40 years old or under, or practicing for less than ten years. They are:

Jason Eakes Defense: Products
Heather Friedman Environmental
Christina Graham Real Estate
John Lockett Business Litigation
Simon Malko Business Litigation
Duncan Miller Real Estate
Steven Pritchett Defense: Products
Kelly Whitehart Intellectual Property Litigation

The ratings will be published in the March issue of Atlanta magazine, as well as Super Lawyers magazine. 

About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Morris, Manning & Martin ( is a full-service 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, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, capital markets, environmental, green industry, insurance, mergers & acquisitions and timberland & forest products practices.  MMM has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah, Taipei, Beijing and Washington, D.C. and now an alliance with FGCN in São Paulo, Brazil.


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