News & Accolades

Christian & Small is pleased to announce 11 partners have been selected for inclusion on the list of 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers, and two more partners were named to the 2017 Mid-South Rising Stars list.

Also in 2017, Partners LaBella S. Alvis, Thomas W. Christian, Edgar M. Elliott IV, Deborah Alley Smith and Richard E. Smith achieved 10 years of Super Lawyers rankings. Additionally, Managing Partner Deborah Alley Smith and Partners LaBella S. Alvis and Sharon D. Stuart were named to the 2017 Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers List, and Partner Daniel D. Sparks was named to the 2017 Top 50 Alabama Super Lawyers list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Rising Stars list is developed using the same selection process, however candidates must be either 40 years old or younger and in practice for 10 or fewer years.

All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but who meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, go through the Rising Stars selection process. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

2017 Mid-South SUPER LAWYERS

  LaBella S. Alvis – Personal Injury Defense (10 years); Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers

 

  James B. Carlson – Personal Injury Defense: Products

 

  Thomas W. Christian – Civil Litigation Defense (10 years)

 

  Edgar M. Elliott, IV – Civil Litigation Defense (10 years)

 

  John W Johnson, II – Insurance Coverage

 

  Rick D. Norris, Jr. – Personal Injury Defense

 

Deborah Alley Smith  Deborah Alley Smith – Appellate (10 years); Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers

 

  Richard E. Smith – Business Litigation (10 years)

 

Daniel D. Sparks  Daniel D. Sparks – Creditor/Debtor Rights; Top 50 Alabama Super Lawyers

 

Sharon D. Stuart  Sharon D. Stuart – Business Litigation; Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers

 

  Michael A. Vercher – Civil Litigation Defense

 

2017 Mid-South RISING STARS

  Bradley R. Hightower – Bankruptcy: Business

 

Macklem, Jonathan -BW-1_edited-1  Jonathan W. Macklem – Business Litigation


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