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Ogletree Deakins Tops Chambers USA 2008 Rankings

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ATLANTA, GA  – June 13, 2008 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) announced today that 52 of the firm’s attorneys have been named in the 2008 edition of Chambers USA. In addition, the firm’s offices in 14 states were named among the top employment law practices in those markets. The rankings were based on extensive interviews conducted by Chambers with clients and lawyers over a span of several months.

Ogletree Deakins’ offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas were praised in Chambers’ study for their exceptional skill in representing management in labor and employment law matters. In addition, the firm’s Atlanta office was recognized for its immigration practice, and 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 Alabama, Arizona, New Jersey, North Carolina, and South 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. 

The 52 Ogletree Deakins attorneys individually recognized for their superior legal work, listed by city, include:

Margaret H. Campbell (Atlanta, GA)
A. Craig Cleland (Atlanta, GA)
Homer L. Deakins, Jr. (Atlanta, GA)
Dara L. Dehaven (Atlanta, GA)
Gregory J. Hare (Atlanta, GA)
Kevin P. Hishta (Atlanta, GA)
Robert N. Johnson (Atlanta, GA)
Jay C. Ruby (Atlanta, GA)
Rebecca L. Sigmund (Atlanta, GA)
Michael W. Fox (Austin, TX)
Peyton Lacy, Jr. (Birmingham, AL)
James C. Pennington (Birmingham, AL)
J. Trent Scofield (Birmingham, AL)
James B. Spears, Jr. (Charlotte, NC)
Robert P. Casey (Chicago, IL)
Margery Newman (Chicago, IL)
Randolph E. Ruff (Chicago, IL)
Arthur B. Smith, Jr. (Chicago, IL)
Thomas H. Barnard (Cleveland, OH)
Bruce G. Hearey (Cleveland, OH)
Stanley Dan Pace (Cleveland, OH)
Katherine Dudley Helms (Columbia, SC)
Leigh M. Nason (Columbia, SC)
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)
Herbert C. Ehrhardt (Jackson, MS)
Timothy W. Lindsay (Jackson, MS)
Anthony B. Byergo (Kansas City, MO)
Donald S. Prophete (Kansas City, MO)
Whitney King Fogerty (Memphis, TN)
Frederick J. Lewis (Memphis, TN)
Mark Diana (Morristown, NJ)
Peter O. Hughes (Morristown, NJ)
Patrick M. Stanton (Morristown, NJ)
Keith D. Frazier (Nashville, TN)
Joseph T. Clees (Phoenix, AZ)
John S. Burgin (Raleigh, NC)
Gretchen W. Ewalt (Raleigh, NC)
Thomas A. Farr (Raleigh, NC)
C. Matthew Keen (Raleigh, NC)
Andrew W. Merrills (Raleigh, NC)
Bernhard Mueller (Raleigh, NC)
Bruce A. Petesch (Raleigh, NC)
Tibor Nagy, Jr. (Tucson, AZ)

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 400 lawyers located in 33 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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