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MMM’s “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” Honorees Triple


Atlanta (August 17, 2023) – Fifty-five Morris, Manning & Martin attorneys are named to The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch® in America. This is more than three times the number of young attorneys named to the list last year, when Best Lawyers recognized 18 MMM lawyers.

Best Lawyers, a prestigious legal ranking service, says the awards recognize attorneys relatively early in their careers who exhibit outstanding professional excellence in private practice. "Ones to Watch" recipients typically have been practicing law for less than 10 years.

Many of this year’s nominees are recognized in several categories. Associate Sabrina Atkins is recognized in five categories. Kevin Langley is honored for four. Those honored in three include Kelli Church, Elizabeth Cristallo, Abraham Llama and Caroline Suydam. Anna Davis, Jennifer Feld, LGBTQ Business Group Co-Chair Charles Hicks, J.D. Howard, Asher Kitchings, Alexandra Landgraf, Matt Miehl, Sarah Moy, Mark Stern, William Stone III, Adam Thompson and Ella Vacca are counted in two categories.

The attorneys and their specialties, by location, are:


  • Rebecca Arrington – Real Estate, Tax
  • Eddy Atallah – Health Care
  • Sabrina Atkins – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Insurance, Technology
  • Seth A. Boso – Real Estate
  • Ryan Bullard – Corporate, Tax
  • Matt Carlucci – Corporate
  • Yelena Abalmazova Chan – Real Estate
  • Kelli N. Church – Labor and Employment/Employee, Labor and Employment/Management, Litigation/Labor and Employment
  • Hannah Coleman – Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Elizabeth Cristallo – Corporate, Health Care, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Baylee Culverhouse – Health Care
  • Anna Davis – Banking & Finance, Real Estate
  • Aldair Delibrado – Real Estate
  • Chelsea Deppert – Tax
  • Lauren Dugas – Commercial Litigation
  • Jennifer G. Feld – Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • John Green – Real Estate
  • Joseph Guardino – Real Estate
  • Alexis Hall – Corporate
  • Caroline J. Harvey – Real Estate
  • J.D. Hawkins – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Micah B. Hensley – Intellectual Property
  • Charles E. Hicks – Corporate, Real Estate
  • Harris Howard – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • J.D. Howard – Construction, Environmental
  • Asher Kitchings – Banking & Finance, Real Estate
  • Ashley Klein – Patent
  • Andy Klemm – Corporate
  • Alexandra Landgraf – Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Kevin P. Langley – Corporate Governance & Compliance, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate
  • Abraham Llama – Banking & Finance, Project Finance, Tax
  • Brianna L. Lucas – Commercial Litigation
  • Matt Miehl – Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nathan Miles – Commercial Litigation
  • Madeline Morgan – Banking and Finance
  • Sarah Moy – Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Catherine Nunez – Real Estate
  • Brian Remler – Real Estate
  • Mary Claire Smith – Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Adam B. Snyder – Employee Benefits (ERISA)
  • Mark D. Stern – Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • William A. Stone III – Litigation and Controversy/Tax, Tax
  • Caroline W. Suydam – Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Product Liability Litigation/Defendants
  • Barclay R. Taylor – Tax
  • Adam J. Thompson – Intellectual Property, Patent
  • Ella Vacca – Mergers & Acquisitions Technology
  • Lindsey T. Vance – Real Estate
  • Kristen Vigilant – Commercial Litigation
  • Justin C. Vine – Real Estate
  • Ballard Yelton – Corporate
  • Soojin Yoon – Real Estate
  • Michael R. Young – Technology


  • William Gaskins – Tax


  • Shanellah Verna Harris – Real Estate
  • Boseul Jeong – Commercial Litigation

Best Lawyers says Ones to Watch is based on the same Purely Peer Review® methodology that has made Best Lawyers the gold standard for legal recognitions worldwide.

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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