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MMM Attorneys Among 2015 Best Lawyers in America


(August 18, 2014) ─ The 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 20 partners from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. Two were included in more than one category: John Fry of Atlanta, first recognized in 2003, and Rusty Ross of Savannah, who’s been on the list since 2011.

The MMM attorneys in alphabetical order, plus their 13 specialties, are:

Frank Bazzel Real Estate
David Cranshaw Litigation– Banking and Finance
Jason D’Cruz Employment – Management
Glenn Dunaway Tax
John Fry Two Litigation Categories: 
Intellectual Property, Patent
Tom Gryboski Leisure and Hospitality
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

Almost all the partners recognized have been Best Lawyers for several years in a row. Fry, and Walker have been ranked for 10 or more years in a row. Bazzel, Cranshaw, Mohan, Morris, Pouncey, Threlkeld, Westmoreland, Williams and Ross have been on the list at least five years.

While the attorneys are honored in one or more category, most work in a number of practice groups, 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 2015 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, corporate, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, energy & infrastructure, capital markets, environmental, insurance, and timberland & forest products practices. MMM has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah, Taipei, Beijing and Washington, D.C. and an alliance with GCN in São Paulo, Brazil.