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1 EDITED BY SUSAN PERCY AND CHRISTY SIMO FOR OUR 10TH ANNUAL LISTING of Georgia s top attorneys, selected by their peers, we expanded the number of practice areas to 20 from last year s eight to provide recognition in a broader range of specialties. Our methodology remains the same: We mailed ballots to a sampling of several thousand attorneys who are members of the State Bar of Georgia and whose practice areas correspond to the areas we are featuring. We also put a ballot on our website, georgiatrend.com, which could be downloaded or submitted online. This year our list includes lawyers who work in Appellate Law; Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights; Business Law; Corporate Law; Criminal Law; Elder Law; Entertainment/Sports Law; Environmental Law; Family Law; General Practice/Trial Law; Healthcare Law; Immigration Law; Intellectual Property; Labor & Employment Law; Personal Injury; Pro Bono & Nonprofits; Public Finance/ Bonds; Real Estate Law; Taxes/Estates/Trusts; and Technology Law. Any attorney who is a member of the state bar and lives and practices in Georgia was eligible to vote and to be voted onto the list. Respondents were not allowed to vote for themselves; they could vote for other members of their firms if they voted for an equal or greater number of attorneys outside their firms. The names of the top vote recipients appear in the following pages in alphabetical order. They are listed in the categories into which their peers voted them, although some may practice in more than one area. The listings are determined solely by lawyers votes; places on the list are not for sale, nor are they tied to paid advertising. Ballots were tallied and names verified by the Georgia Trend editorial staff. I DECEMBER 2012 I 37

2 George D. Menden Menden Freiman, LLP Stephen A. Opler Ballard Spahr LLP Larry S. Pike Holland & Knight, LLP Timothy J. Ramsey Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, PC Thomas Rosseland Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, PC David I. Schulman Timothy M. Silvis Miller & Martin, PLLC Gary E. Snyder Octavia N. Spencer AkzoNobel Inc. Norcross James Steinberg Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP John W. Stephenson Jr. David A. Stockton Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP Douglas R. Thompson Thompson & Singer Bruce D. Wanamaker Ledbetter Wanamaker Glass, LLP Eric L. Weiss Schulten Ward & Turner, LLP Scott A. Wharton Hill Kertscher & Wharton, LLP Brandon R. Williams Alston & Bird, LLP John C. Yates Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP Jeffrey A. Yost Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP CRIMINAL LAW E. Jay Abt The Abt Law Firm, LLC Steven P. Berne Law Offices of Steven P. Berne Brenda Joy Bernstein The Bernstein Firm, PC James C. Bonner Jr. Georgia Public Defender Standards Council Jeffrey H. Brickman Jeffrey H. Brickman, LLC Bernard S. Brody Brody Law Firm Michael L. Brown Alston & Bird, LLP Joseph R. Burby IV Bryan Cave, LLP Douglas B. Chanco The Law Offices of Douglas B. Chanco, LLC Anthony L. Cochran Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever, LLP D. Scott Cummins Sternberger & Cummins, PC Newnan Jerome J. Froelich Jr. McKenney & Froelich 44 I DECEMBER 2012 I GeorgiaTrend

3 Edward T.M. Garland John Aspinwall Garland Craig A. Gillen Gillen Withers & Lake, LLC Raymond V. Giudice Raymond Giudice, PC Daniel P. Griffin Miller & Martin, PLLC Samuel Franklin Hart Jr. Dozier Law Firm, LLC Macon Michael M. Hawkins The Hawkins Law Firm Troy P. Hendrick Troy Hendrick Law Firm Decatur Laura D. Hogue Hogue & Hogue, LLP Macon Zahra S. Karinshak Krevolin & Horst, LLC Seth D. Kirschenbaum Davis, Zipperman, Kirschenbaum & Lotito, LLC P. Bruce Kirwan David LaMalva LaMalva Geoffroy & Oeland, PC Conyers Bryan B. Lavine Nicholas A. Lotito Davis, Zipperman, Kirschenbaum & Lotito, LLC I DECEMBER 2012 I 45

4 Bruce Maloy Maloy Jenkins Parker Scott L. Marrah Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP Ashleigh B. Merchant The Merchant Law Firm, PC Marietta Stuart M. Mones Stuart M. Mones, PC John J. Ossick Jr. Kingsland Wilmer Buddy Parker Maloy Jenkins Parker Page Pate The Pate Law Firm, LLC Noah H. Pines Ross & Pines, LLC Richard A. Rice Jr. Bomar Rice, LLC Steven H. Sadow Schulten Ward & Turner, LLP Donald F. Samuel D. Benjamin Sessions McIlhinney & Sessions, LLC Norcross Randy Scott Slater Slater & Wilensky, LLC Alex Susor The Law Offices of Alex Susor, P.C. James Pete Theodocion Augusta Edward D. Tolley Cook Noell Tolley & Bates, LLC Athens Julie M. Wade The Wade Law Firm Steven K. Weiner Weiner Law Group Howard Jarrett Weintraub The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, PC Joe D. Whitley Tom Withers Gillen Withers & Lake, LLC David M. Zagoria Webb & Zagoria, LLC Alex L. Zipperer Zipperer Lorbenbaum & Beauvais, PC ELDER LAW Chris L. Brannon Duhon & Brannon, LLC Jamie F. Clark Mediation Solutions, LLC Victoria Collier The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, PC Decatur Dennis L. Duncan Sr. Dennis L. Duncan, PC, Law Offices Macon Miles P. Hurley Miles P. Hurley, PC Ruthann P. Lacey Ruthann P. Lacey, PC Tucker Ira M. Leff Ira M. Leff & Associates Daniel D. Munster Daniel D. Munster, PC David Paul Pollan The Pollan Law Firm 46 I DECEMBER 2012 I GeorgiaTrend

5 Meg Taylor Delta Air Lines, Inc. Joshua H. Viau Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson, LLP Joseph A. White Fried & Bonder, LLC Stanford G. Wilson Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson, LLP Todd D. Wozniak John F. Wymer III Paul Hastings LLP PERSONAL INJURY Mark W. Alexander Stewart Melvin & Frost, LLP Gainesville Jeffrey S. Bazinet Peters & Monyak, LLP Lloyd N. Bell Bell Law Firm Timothy H. Bendin Bendin Sumrall & Ladner, LLC Fredrick S. Bergen Bergen & Bergen, PC James E. Butler Jr. Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP Columbus Andrew B. Cash Cash, Krugler & Fredericks, LLC Robin Frazer Clark Robin Frazer Clark, PC Lori G. Cohen Donnell J. Collins Hall Booth Smith, PC N. Karen Deming Foy R. Devine Taylor English Duma LLP S.K. Rod Dixon Dixon Mills, LLC Brian J. Duva Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins, LLP Scott A. Farrow Edward D. Flynn III Flynn & Gottlieb, PA Joseph A. Fried Fried Rogers Goldberg, LLC Michael G. Geoffrey LaMalva Geoffroy & Oeland, PC Conyers Robert F. Glass Cash, Krugler & Fredericks, LLC Alan Hamilton Shiver Hamilton, LLC John Alexander Sean Hannay Sharon W. Ware & Associates Phillip C. Henry Henry Spiegel Milling, LLP Andrew J. Hill III Blasingame, Burch, Garrard, & Ashley, PC Athens Amy M. Hoffman The Weathington Firm, PC Lloyd W. Hoffspiegel Hoffspiegel & Associates I DECEMBER 2012 I 65

6 Andrew W. Jones Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones Marietta Anthony C. Kalka Kalka & Baer, LLC Robert N. Katz Katz Stepp Wright & Fleming, LLC William Thomas Kemp III Kemp Law Firm, LLC William P. Langdale III Langdale Vallotton, LLP Valdosta Peter A. Law Law & Moran Victoria Davis Lockard Robin N. Loeb John G. Mabrey The Mabrey Firm, PC Ashleigh R. Madison Savage Turner Pinckney & Madison Adam Malone Malone Law Firm John B. Manly Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP Thomas J. Mazziotti R. Clay Milling Henry Spiegel Milling, LLP Michael Moebes Moebes Law, LLC Mark Murray The Murray Law Firm, LLC Edward M. Newsom Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP Boyd B. Newton Boyd B. Newton, PC Richard B. North Jr. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Stephen M. Ozcomert Decatur W. Ray Persons King & Spalding, LLP Nicholas J. Pieschel Moorman Pieschel, LLC Jonathan A. Pope Hasty Pope, LLC Canton Daniel A. Ragland Ragland & Jones, LLP William J. Rawls II Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins, LLP Michael G. Regas II Houck Regas, LLC Daniel S. Reinhardt James A. Robson Cash, Krugler & Fredericks, LLC Brian D. Buck Rogers Fried Rogers Goldberg, LLC Peter J. Ross Ross & Pines, LLC James M. Roth The Roth Firm, LLC Andy Scherffius Conley Griggs Partin, LLP Jeff Shiver Shiver Hamilton, LLC 66 I DECEMBER 2012 I GeorgiaTrend