ATLANTA (October 3, 2005) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is proud to announce that 13 of its attorneys have been named to the 2005 list of Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" as published in Atlanta Magazine.
The following Sutherland attorneys were selected as "Rising Stars" for 2005:
Deena R. Bernstein, Litigation
Thomas W. Curvin, Litigation
Nikola R. Djuric, Tax
Matthew J. Gries, Tax
Kevin W. King, Intellectual Property
Matthew W. Nichols, Corporate
R. Robinson Plowden, Real Estate
Marc A. Rawls, Corporate
Amelia Toy Rudolph, Litigation
Daniel H. Schlueter, Litigation
Rocco E. Testani, Litigation
William L. Warren, Intellectual Property
David A. Zimmerman, Corporate
Law & Politics magazine conducts the rigorous selection process. The most recent group of "Super Lawyers" (the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state) first votes on the best attorneys who are either 40 or under or who have been practicing 10 or fewer years. Then, the attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential "Rising Stars" and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. After the scores are tallied, only 2.5 percent of the best up-and-coming attorneys in the state remain.
"I'm extremely proud that so many of our attorneys are being recognized for their outstanding work and dedication," said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark Wasserman. "These individuals represent the future of our firm in Atlanta and this recognition is consistent with their status as top-notch lawyers, attentive to client service. The fact that 13 were named Rising Stars is a reflection of their hard work and Sutherland's commitment to recruiting and retaining the best legal talent in the country."
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a national 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 425 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington, DC. For further information about the firm, please visit sutherland.com.