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MMM Attorneys Named 2014 Ga. Super Lawyers, Rising Stars


(February 18, 2014) – Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers nationwide, yet again includes more than two dozen attorneys from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. The 2014 rankings include 21 attorneys from a variety of practice areas, as well as ten attorneys designated as “Rising Stars.”

Super Lawyers includes top lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, as well as nominations and evaluations by the honorees’ professional peers. Each year Super Lawyers invites attorneys to nominate others they’ve seen in action. Its research staff then searches for others who have attained honors, results or credentials. The final selections, which are made after thorough review, represent no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in each state.

The 2014 Super Lawyers, and their practice areas are, in alphabetical order:

  • David Cranshaw         Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Jason D'Cruz               Employment & Labor
  • Frank DeBorde            Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • John Fry                      Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Tom Gryboski               Real Estate
  • Lew Hassett                Business Litigation
  • John MacNaughton      Class Actions
  • Michele Madison           Healthcare
  • Seslee Mattson            Personal Injury Products: Defense
  • Dan Mohan                  Healthcare
  • Sonny Morris               Real Estate
  • Tim Pollock                   Real Estate
  • Gerald Pouncey           Environmental
  • Lauren Prevost            Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Bob Threlkeld               Healthcare
  • Lee Walker                   Real Estate
  • Carl Westmoreland       Land Use/Zoning
  • Andy Williams               Real Estate
  • Warren Wills                 Business Litigation
  • John Yates                   Business/Corporate

The Rising Stars selection is similar to that of Super Lawyers, except that those honored represent the top 2.5 percent of lawyers per state who are 40 years old or under, or have been practicing law for less than 10 years.

MMM’s Rising Stars include:  

  • Scott Allen                 Mergers & Acquisitions   
  • Jeff Breloski                Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Heather Friedman       Environmental
  • Christina Graham       Real Estate
  • John Lockett               Business Litigation
  • Corey May                  Real Estate
  • Andy McNeil               Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Marion Wilson            Business Litigation
  • Duncan Miller             Real Estate
  • Lisa Wolgast              Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Upcoming issues of Super Lawyers magazine, a Thomson Reuters publication, and Atlanta magazine will include the full rankings.

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, international trade, 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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