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Sixty-four Ogletree Deakins Attorneys Named in Chambers USA 2010 Rankings

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ATLANTA, GA – June 11, 2010 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that 64 of its attorneys and the firm’s practices in 16 states have been listed in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA for its outstanding performance in the legal field.  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, Massachusetts, 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 64 Ogletree Deakins attorneys individually recognized for their superior legal work, listed by city, include:  

Tracey T. Barbaree (Atlanta, GA)
Margaret H. Campbell (Atlanta, GA)
A. Craig Cleland (Atlanta, GA)
Homer L. Deakins, Jr. (Atlanta, GA)
Dara L. Dehaven (Atlanta, GA)
Jon M. Gumbel (Atlanta, GA)
Gregory J. Hare (Atlanta, GA)
Kevin P. Hishta (Atlanta, GA)
David E. Jones (Atlanta, GA)
Jay C. Ruby (Atlanta, GA)
Rebecca L. Sigmund (Atlanta, GA)
Daniel E. Turner (Atlanta, GA)
Michael W. Fox (Austin, TX)
Peyton Lacy, Jr. (Birmingham, AL)
Timothy A. Palmer (Birmingham, AL)
James C. Pennington (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)
Barton A. Bixenstine (Cleveland, OH)
Wade M. Fricke (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)
Steven W. Moore (Denver, CO)
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)
Barry Simon (Philadelphia, PA)
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)
Gregg M. Lemley (St. Louis, MO)
Barnett Q. Brooks (Tampa, FL)
Kevin D. Zwetsch (Tampa, FL)
Tibor Nagy, Jr. (Tucson, AZ)

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 book is compiled from thousands of 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 500 lawyers located in 39 offices across the United States.  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 United States.  For more information, please contact Ryan King, public relations manager, at (404) 870-1742.    

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