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MMM Attorneys Among 2014 Best Lawyers in America: John Fry on List for 11 Years


Atlanta (August 2013) ─ Nineteen Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP partners have received the honor of inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Two of the attorneys were included in more than one category. What’s more, this marks the eleventh year John Fry made the list.

The MMM attorneys in alphabetical order, plus the dozen legal specialties in which they are listed, are:

Frank Bazzel Real Estate
Cassady Brewer Tax
David Cranshaw Litigation – Banking and Finance
Jason D'Cruz Employment – Management
Glenn Dunaway Tax
John Fry Two Litigation Categories: Intellectual Property, Patent
John MacNaughton Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Michele Madison Health Care
Seslee Mattson Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Dan Mohan Health Care
John "Sonny" Morris Real Estate
Gerald Pouncey Environmental
Lauren Burnham Prevost Corporate
Joseph "Rusty" Ross Two Categories: Health Care, Real Estate
Bruce Smith Construction
Robert Threlkeld Health Care
Homer "Lee" Walker Real Estate
Carl Westmoreland Land Use and Zoning
Andrew Williams Real Estate

Fry first made the list in 2003. Bazzel, Cranshaw, Pouncey, Walker, Westmoreland and Williams have been honored for five or more years running. While the attorneys are honored in one or more category, most practice in a number of areas, presenting their clients with a well-rounded set of skills.

Best Lawyers describes itself as the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. Attorneys submit recommendations of their peers, which the Best Lawyers staff reviews. The complete 2014 list is now available on

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, 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 an alliance with FGCN in São Paulo, Brazil.


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