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Almost Two Dozen MMM Partners Named 2016 Best Lawyers®


Atlanta/Washington D.C. (August, 17, 2015) – The 2016 list of Best Lawyers in America® includes almost two dozen Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP attorneys from Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Savannah. Some were honored in as many as three separate categories.

The attorneys honored, and their categories, include:

Frank Bazzel Real Estate
David Cranshaw Litigation – Banking & Finance
Jason D’Cruz Employment – Management
Glenn Dunaway Tax
John Fry Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent; Trade Secrets
Tom Gryboski Leisure and Hospitality
Carol Weld King Leisure and Hospitality
John MacNaughton Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Michele Madison Health Care
Dan Mohan Health Care
Julie Mendoza International Trade and Finance Law
John “Sonny” Morris Real Estate
Gerald Pouncey Environmental
Lauren Burnham Prevost Corporate
Joseph “Rusty” Ross Health Care, Real Estate
Bruce Smith Construction
Seslee Smith Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Robert Threlkeld Health Care
Lee Walker Real Estate
Carl Westmoreland Land Use and Zoning
Andy Williams Real Estate

Fry, Pouncey, Walker, and Westmoreland have been on the list for 10 or more years.

Best Lawyers describes itself as the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. Lists are compiled based on an exhaustive evaluation in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional colleagues. It is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more information, visit

About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
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