Bradley Attorneys Best Lawyers in America

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JACKSON, MS—Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s attorneys in Mississippi are included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and one Bradley attorney in the state is included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Among the firm’s 2022 “Best Lawyers,” Bradley has two attorneys in Mississippi who are named as a “Lawyers of the Year.” In each metropolitan area, only a single attorney in each legal practice area is designated as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Following are the Bradley attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office who were selected by Best Lawyers, as well as their recognized practice areas:

• Margaret Oertling Cupples was named the Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” She also is listed for Appellate Practice and Bet-the-Company Litigation.
• Stephen M. Wilson was named the Litigation and Controversy – Tax “Lawyers of the Year.” He also is listed for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, and Tax Law.

The other Jackson attorneys listed as 2022 Best Lawyers are:

• Simon Turner Bailey (Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
• Michael J. Bentley (Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning)
• Jeffrey R. Blackwood (Commercial Litigation)
• Elizabeth Boone (Corporate Law)
• Roy D. Campbell III (Litigation – Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
• David W. Clark (Commercial Litigation)
• W. Rodney Clement (Corporate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law)
• W. Wayne Drinkwater (Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants)
• Jason Fortenberry (Commercial Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Real Estate)
• Ralph B. Germany Jr. (Construction Law)
• Johanna L. Jumper (Real Estate Law)
• J. William Manuel (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants)
• Dinetia M. Newman (Health Care Law)
• Alan W. Perry (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Real Estate)
• William R. Purdy (Construction Law)
• Alex Purvis (Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
• Stephen L. Thomas (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)

The following Bradley attorney in the firm’s Jackson office was selected by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, as well as her recognized practice areas:

• Erin D. Saltaformaggio (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities)


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