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Chambers recognizes 41 Waller attorneys, elevates firm’s national healthcare ranking

May 20, 2021

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Businessreleased its 2021 guide, and 41 Waller attorneys across 15 practice areas have been recognized in the annual publication that ranks law firms and lawyers through independent interviews with clients and members of the legal community.

2021 highlights include:

  • The firm’s national healthcare practice was raised to Band 4 on Healthcare: The Elite list. Waller’s healthcare practice was also recognized in all three states where the firm has offices - Tennessee, Alabama and Texas.
  • The firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice was recognized in Band 1 in Tennessee and the firm now has two bankruptcy attorneys recognized in Tennessee, Alabama and Texas.
  • Waller’s corporate practice was elevated to Band 1 in Tennessee.
  • Jack Waddey added his second ranking to the list, being placed in Band 2 on Chamber’s national Mediators list. He is one of two Waller attorneys to be listed in two different categories. 

Over the past five years, the number of Waller attorneys recognized in Chambers USA has grown by more than 50 percent.

“Chamber’s recognition is based on the work that firms do for clients and the feedback that clients provide,” said Waller chair Matt Burnstein. “While we are always pleased to see our attorneys’ hard work recognized, we are even more honored to see that our clients appreciate the firm for our client service, industry knowledge and delivery of strong results.”

Waller was recognized in several key practice areas, including:

Alabama

  • Healthcare (Band 2)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3)

Tennessee

  • Banking & Finance (Band 1)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 1)
  • Corporate/M&A (Band 1)
  • Environment (Band 1)
  • Healthcare (Band 1)
  • Intellectual Property (Band 1)
  • Labor & Employment (Band 1)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)
  • Media & Entertainment (Band 2)
  • Real Estate (Band 1)

Texas

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 5)
  • Healthcare (Band 4)

USA - Nationwide

  • Food & Beverages: Alcohol: Southeastern United States
  • Healthcare: The Elite (Band 4)

The following Waller attorneys are recognized in The Chambers USA 2021 guide:

  • William Athanas - Litigation: General Commercial, Alabama (Band 3)
  • George W. Bishop III - Healthcare, Tennessee (Senior Statespeople)
  • Robert E. Boston - Litigation: General Commercial and Labor & Employment, Tennessee (Band 1)
  • Fletcher Brown - Healthcare, Texas (Band 2)
  • Matthew R. Burnstein - Corporate/M&A, Tennessee (Eminent Practioners)
  • Jeffrey A. Calk - Real Estate, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • Edward M. Callaway - Environment, Tennessee (Band 1)
  • Robert R. Campbell Jr. - Real Estate, Tennessee (Band 1)
  • Will Cheek, Food and Beverages: Alcohol: Southeastern United States, USA - Nationwide (Band 1)
  • Larry B. Childs - Litigation: General Commercial, Alabama (Band 3)
  • Chase Cole - Corporate/M&A, Tennessee (Senior Statespeople)
  • Marcus M. Crider - Labor & Employment, Tennessee (Band 3)
  • Paul S. Davidson - Litigation: General Commercial, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • Bob Felber - Intellectual Property, Tennessee (Band 1)
  • Stanley E. Graham - Labor & Employment, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • Robert L. Harris - Banking & Finance, Tennessee (Band 1)
  • Robb Harvey - Media & Entertainment, Tennessee (Band 1)
  • E. Brent Hill - Healthcare, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • J. Steven Kirkham - Real Estate, Tennessee (Band 3)
  • Randolph H. Lanier - Real Estate, Alabama (Band 2)
  • Kristen Larremore, Healthcare, Alabama (Band 4)
  • David E. Lemke - Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Tennessee (Band 1)
  • Nora L. Liggett - Healthcare: Regulatory, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • Colin H. Luke - Healthcare, Alabama (Band 1)
  • Gerald F. Mace - Banking & Finance, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • E. Marlee Mitchell - Banking & Finance: Regulatory, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • Donald R. Moody - Corporate/M&A, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • James H. Nixon - Corporate/M&A, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • E. Andrew Norwood - Media & Entertainment, Tennessee (Band 3)
  • Mark W. Peters - Labor & Employment, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • Patricia O. Powers - Healthcare: Regulatory, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • Eric Ray, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Alabama (Band 4)
  • G. Scott Rayson - Healthcare, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • Michael K. Stagg - Environment, Tennessee (Band 1)
  • Eric J. Taube - Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Texas (Band 3)
  • Mark Taylor - Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Texas (Band 4)
  • J.D. Thomas - Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • John Tishler, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Tennessee (Band 2)
  • Jesse V. Vogtle Jr., Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Alabama (Band 3)
  • Jack Waddey, Intellectual Property, Tennessee (Senior Statespeople); Mediators - USA - Nationwide (Band 2)
  • Jennifer Weaver - Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud, Tennessee (Band 2)

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