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Ogletree Deakins Receives Top Marks in 2006 Chambers USA Edition

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ATLANTA – June 2, 2006 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) received top marks in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Offices of the firm in eleven different states were recognized in the new edition by their peers and clients for their outstanding legal abilities.

Ogletree Deakins’ offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas received high praise for their exceptional skill in representing management in labor and employment law matters. The Greenville, South Carolina office of Ogletree Deakins was also recognized for its general commercial litigation practice and in Illinois, the firm’s Chicago office was commended for its construction law practice.

Rated “number one” in Chambers USA were Ogletree Deakins’ labor and employment law groups in the cities of Greenville, South Carolina, Indianapolis, Indiana, Morristown, New Jersey, and Raleigh, North Carolina. These offices received top ranking for excelling in the areas of technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities valued by clients. 

Further, 27 of the firm’s attorneys were individually listed for their superior legal work.  These individuals, listed by city, include:

Margaret H. Campbell (Atlanta, GA)
A. Craig Cleland (Atlanta, GA)
Homer L. Deakins, Jr. (Atlanta, GA)
Gregory J. Hare (Atlanta, GA)
Robert N. Johnson (Atlanta, GA)
Jay C. Ruby (Atlanta, GA)
Michael W. Fox (Austin, TX)
Peyton Lacy, Jr. (Birmingham, AL)
Margery Newman (Chicago, IL)
Randolph E. Ruff (Chicago, IL)
Charles T. Speth, II (Columbia, SC)
Bryant S. McFall (Dallas, TX)
Donald A. Cockrill (Greenville, SC)
Lewis T. Smoak (Greenville, SC)
J. Hamilton Stewart, III (Greenville, SC)
Fred W. Suggs, Jr. (Greenville, SC)
Ethel J. Johnson (Houston, TX)
Jeffrey C. Londa (Houston, TX)
Charles B. Baldwin (Indianapolis, IN)
Kim F. Ebert (Indianapolis, IN)
Brian L. McDermott (Indianapolis, IN)
Richard C. Mariani (Morristown, NJ)
Patrick M. Stanton (Morristown, NJ)
Keith D. Frazier (Nashville, TN)
Joseph T. Clees (Phoenix, AZ)
Thomas A. Farr (Raleigh, NC)
C. Matthew Keen (Raleigh, NC)

About Chambers USA

Chambers USA is published annually by Chambers and Partners in London, England. Designed as a guide for clients, this book provides law firm and attorney recommendations throughout the United States. The current edition was compiled from over 10,000 interviews conducted with clients and lawyers over a span of eight months.  The rankings and editorial comments cited in the book are independent and objective.

About Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins is the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 300 lawyers located in 24 offices from Miami to Los Angeles. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law.  Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the U.S.

For more information, please contact Karen Gonzales, communications manager, at 210-277-3606.

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