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Georgia Trend Recognizes 32 Sutherland Attorneys as “Georgia’s Legal Elite”

December 11, 2007

Atlanta - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that 32 Sutherland attorneys have been selected by their peers as Georgia’s most effective lawyers in 8 out of the ten different practice areas that are featured in the December issue of Georgia Trend as "Georgia’s Legal Elite."

Among the Sutherland attorneys listed as Georgia’s Legal Elite, Charles T. Lester, Jr. was also one of ten individual attorneys featured in the magazine.  Mr. Lester, a partner in the firm’s litigation practice, has over 35 years experience in major anti-trust litigation and investigations. He also runs the firm’s highly regarded pro bono program and was nominated for the award in that category.
The 32 Sutherland attorneys recognized were:

Business Law
Jennifer W. FletcherCharles D. GanzThomas C. Herman Matthew W. NicholsRichard L. Robbins

Personal Injury
William D. Barwick
Labor & Employment Law
Lisa Combs JernAllegra J. Lawrence-Hardy
Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
Thomas M. ByrneB. Knox Dobbins; Eric R. Fenichel

Intellectual Property
Patricia Bayer CunninghamMalvern "Griff" U. Griffin III N.E.B. "Jack" Minnear; Peter G. PappasJeffrey J. ToneyDaniel J. WarrenWilliam L. Warren
Real Estate Law
Alfred G. Adams Jr.;  Victor P. HaleyJames B. JordanWilliam G. Rothschild
Taxes, Estates & Trusts
Reginald J. Clark; N. Jerold CohenCharles D. Hurt Jr.;  Larry J. WhiteW. Scott Wright

Pro Bono Law
Ann G. FortCharles T. Lester Jr.;  Judith A. O'Brien 

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to more than 500 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.  For further information about the firm, please visit

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