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Best Lawyers® in 2024 in America Includes Record Number of MMM Lawyers


Atlanta (August 17, 2023) – Best Lawyers® in 2024 in America, a prestigious ranking service, recognizes 54 attorneys from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. This is the largest number of MMM lawyers listed by the publication in the firm’s history. More than 10 percent are recognized in two categories each. The firm’s Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Savannah Georgia offices are represented.

The attorneys and their specialties, by location, are:

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Robert Alpert, Commercial Litigation
  • Paul H. Arne, Technology
  • Justin Barry, Real Estate
  • Thomas A. Bartolozzi, Corporate and Real Estate
  • Mark A. Block, Real Estate
  • Anthony R. Boggs, Tax
  • Richard Boswinkle, Commercial Finance
  • Ryan Burke, Commercial Litigation
  • G. Brian Butler, Real Estate
  • David Calhoun, Corporate
  • Jennifer Cote, Employee Benefits (ERISA) and Tax
  • Elliott Leigh Coward, Health Care
  • Frank W. DeBorde, Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Edmund Emerson III, Employee Benefits (ERISA)
  • Matt Flower, Corporate
  • Heather T. Friedman, Environmental
  • John Ginley, Real Estate
  • Christina M. Graham, Real Estate
  • Thomas S. Gryboski, Leisure and Hospitality and Real Estate
  • Kyra F. Howell, Health Care
  • Daniel L Huynh, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Wyatt Kendall, Environmental
  • Lee Lyman, Real Estate
  • Michele P. Madison, Health Care
  • Simon R. Malko, Commercial Litigation
  • Alyson J. Markovich, Real Estate
  • Stephen A. McCullers, Environmental
  • Catherine Morgen, Real Estate
  • Gerald L. Pouncey Jr., Environmental
  • Lauren B. Prevost, Corporate
  • Lee Anne Sapp, Real Estate
  • Douglas D. Selph, Commercial Finance
  • Amie Singer, Corporate
  • Bruce C. Smith, Construction
  • Seslee S. Smith, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Matthew J. Sours, Real Estate
  • Robert C. Threlkeld, Health Care
  • Stephen Vaughn, Commercial Litigation
  • Jason H. Watson, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization and Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Daniel R. Weede, Real Estate
  • Carl E. Westmoreland, Jr., Land Use and Zoning
  • Quinten E. Wilson, Real Estate
  • John C. Yates, International Mergers and Acquisitions

Savannah, Georgia

  • Joseph “Rusty” Ross, Health Care and Real Estate

Washington, D.C.

  • Donald B. Cameron, Jr., International Trade and Finance
  • Eugene Degnan, International Trade and Finance
  • Mary S. Hodgins, International Trade and Finance
  • Elizabeth A. Karmin, Real Estate
  • Carol Weld King, Leisure and Hospitality and Real Estate
  • Julie C. Mendoza, International Trade and Finance
  • Brady W. Mills, International Trade and Finance
  • R. Will Planert, International Trade and Finance
  • Daniel I. Prywes, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • David Reina, Real Estate

This is the 17th year Best Lawyers has recognized MMM Chairman Gerald Pouncey and Senior Counsel Carl Westmoreland. Attorneys who have made the list for at least 10 years include Bob Threlkeld, Rusty Ross, General Counsel Seslee Smith, Michele Madison, Mark Block, Lauren Prevost, Bruce Smith, Jason Watson and Dan Weede. Those ranked for five years or more include Tom Gryboski, Brian Butler, Christina Graham, Heather Friedman, Real Estate Group Chair Matt Sours, Betsy Karmin, Carol Weld King, Julie Mendoza, Will Planert and Dan Prywes.

Reaching the milestone of being includes on the list for the first time are Anthony Boggs, Ryan Burke, Jennifer Cote, Ed Emerson, Matt Flower, Kyra Howell, Lee Lyman, Alyson Markovich, Amie Singer and Eugene Degnan.

About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Morris, Manning & Martin ( is an Am Law 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, capital markets, environmental, international trade, and insurance practices. A Mansfield 5.0 Plus-certified firm, MMM has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah and Washington, D.C.

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