16 Christian & Small Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America

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The 21st edition includes the top attorneys in 137 practice areas

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The law firm of Christian & Small LLP, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama is pleased to announce 16 attorneys have been included in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded as a major honor, granted to a lawyer by his peers. The 21st edition includes the top attorneys in 137 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Christian & Small attorneys recognized are:

  • LaBella S. Alvis - Personal Injury – Defendants
  • Steven A. Benefield - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Tax Law; Trusts & Estates
  • James B. Carlson - Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Thomas W. Christian - Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Robert E. Cooper - Insurance Litigation; Medical Malpractice – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Edgar M. Elliott, IV - Insurance Law; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Transportation Law
  • James C. Huckaby, Jr. - Commercial Litigation; Banking & Finance Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Greer B. Mallette - Construction Law
  • Richard F. Ogle - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Mediation
  • Kenneth O. Simon - Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Securities; Mediation
  • Clarence M. Small, Jr. - Arbitration; Mediation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Deborah Alley Smith - Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law
  • Richard E. Smith - Commercial Litigation; Banking & Finance Litigation; Construction Litigation
  • Daniel D. Sparks - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Banking & Finance Litigation; Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Sharon D. Stuart - Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Labor & Employment Litigation; Securities Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • David B. Walston - Employment Law – Management; Labor & Employment Litigation

About Christian & Small LLP
Christian & Small represents a diverse clientele throughout Alabama, the Southeast and the nation with clients ranging from individuals and closely held businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. By matching highly experienced lawyers with specific client needs, Christian & Small develops innovative, effective and efficient solutions for clients. Christian & Small focuses on the areas of li tigation, business and tax and is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms and the only Alabama member firm in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

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