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Ogletree Deakins Tops Chambers USA 2009 Rankings

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ATLANTA, GA – June 12, 2009 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) announced today that 60 of the firm’s attorneys have been named in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA. In addition, the firm’s offices in 15 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, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, 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, Georgia, Indiana, 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 61 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)
David E. Jones (Atlanta, GA)
Jay C. Ruby (Atlanta, GA)
Robert O. Sands (Atlanta, GA)
Rebecca L. Sigmund (Atlanta, GA)
William P. Steinhaus (Atlanta, GA)
Michael W. Fox (Austin, TX)
Peyton Lacy, Jr. (Birmingham, AL)
Timothy A. Palmer (Birmingham, AL)
James C. Pennington (Birmingham, AL)
J. Trent Scofield (Birmingham, AL)
Joshua M. Davis (Boston, MA)
Danielle Y. Vanderzanden (Boston, MA)
James B. Spears, Jr. (Charlotte, NC)
Robert P. Casey (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)
Ron Chapman, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Bryant S. McFall (Dallas, TX)
L. Gray Geddie, Jr. (Greenville, SC)
Lewis T. Smoak (Greenville, SC)
J. Hamilton Stewart, III (Greenville, SC)
Fred W. Suggs, Jr. (Greenville, SC)
Jeffrey C. Londa (Houston, TX)
Charles B. Baldwin (Indianapolis, IN)
Kim F. Ebert (Indianapolis, IN)
Brian L. McDermott (Indianapolis, IN)
Herbert C. Ehrhardt (Jackson, MS)
Timothy W. Lindsay (Jackson, MS)
Anthony B. Byergo (Kansas City, MO)
Donald S. Prophete (Kansas City, MO)
Frederick J. Lewis (Memphis, TN)
Mark Diana (Morristown, NJ)
Peter O. Hughes (Morristown, NJ)
Patrick M. Stanton (Morristown, NJ)
Keith D. Frazier (Nashville, TN)
Mark N. Mallery (New Orleans, LA)
Joseph T. Clees (Phoenix, AZ)
L. Eric Dowell (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)
Kevin D. Zwetsch (Tampa, FL)
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 450 lawyers located in 35 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 Dave Carew, PR manager, at 615-332-0718.

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