Chambers and Partners Distinguishes 77 Maynard Nexsen Attorneys and 19 Areas of Law

Chambers USA Guide 2023, the definitive mark of excellence across the legal industry, distinguished 77 Maynard Nexsen attorneys and 19 areas of practice as leaders in the field. Chambers USA is the leading legal data and analytics provider, ranking the top attorneys and law firms across the United States to support and assist General Counsel and other decision makers with securing the legal talent right for them. For years, the attorneys at Maynard Nexsen have earned high marks from Chambers.

Among the Firm’s areas of practice recognized in the Chambers USA Guide 2023, 14 earned a Band 1 distinction which is the highest possible mark. These areas are Banking & Finance (including Public Finance), Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Construction, Corporate: Commercial, Environment, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation: Appellate, Litigation: Commercial, and Real Estate. In addition, John Thomas “J.T.” Malatesta earned a National ranking in the area of Privacy & Data Security.

Below is a complete list of all the Maynard Nexsen areas of practice that are recognized by Chambers and Partners:

• Banking & Finance (Alabama, South Carolina)
• Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory (Alabama)
• Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Alabama, North Carolina)
• Construction (North Carolina)
• Corporate: Commercial (Alabama)
• Corporate: M&A (South Carolina)
• Environment (Alabama, South Carolina)
• Healthcare (Alabama, South Carolina)
• Intellectual Property: Patent (New York)
• Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation (California)
• Labor & Employment (Alabama, South Carolina)
• Litigation: Appellate (Alabama)
• Litigation: General Commercial (Alabama, South Carolina)
• Privacy & Data Security (USA-Nationwide)
• Public Finance (Alabama, North Carolina)
• Real Estate (Alabama, South Carolina)

The Maynard Nexsen attorneys who earned recognition as leaders in their respective areas of law include:

Banking & Finance

• David Gossett (South Carolina)
• David R. Kinman (Alabama)
• Alan M. Lipsitz (South Carolina)
• Kris Lowry (Alabama)
• Randall Morrow (Alabama)

Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory

• Jenny McCain (Alabama)


• Jayna Partain Lamar (Alabama)
• Leland Murphree (Alabama)
• Lisa P. Sumner (North Carolina)
• Ryan Thompson (Alabama)


• Brett Becker (North Carolina)
• Eric Biesecker (North Carolina)
• Harper Heckman (North Carolina)
• Jeffrey Reichard (North Carolina)
• David Senter (North Carolina)


• James W. Childs, Jr. (Alabama)
• Gregory S. Curran (Alabama)
• John Dulin (Alabama)
• Timothy W. Gregg (Alabama)
• Michel Marcoux (Alabama)
• Bradley Wood (Alabama)


• Jones Dubose (South Carolina)
• G. Marcus Knight (South Carolina)
• Edward G. Menzie (South Carolina)


• Joan Hartley (South Carolina)
• W. Thomas Lavender, Jr. (South Carolina)
• Mary Shahid (South Carolina)
• H. Thomas Wells (Alabama)
• Chris Williams (Alabama)

Health Care

• Ralph W. Barbier, III (South Carolina)
• Lauren DeMoss (Alabama)
• Jennifer J. Hollingsworth (South Carolina)
• John Lanier (Alabama)
• James “Jim” Pool (Alabama)
• Joel C. Porter (Alabama)
• Matthew Roberts (South Carolina)

Intellectual Property: Patent

• Christopher J. Harnett (New York)
• Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
• Sasha G. Rao (California)

Labor & Employment

• Mark W. Bakker (South Carolina)
• Sarah Sloan Batson (South Carolina)
• Cherie W. Blackburn (South Carolina)
• Jennifer Cluverius (South Carolina)
• John B. Holmes (Alabama)
• David E. Dubberly (South Carolina)
• Warren B. Lightfoot, Jr. (Alabama)
• Stephanie Houston Mays (Alabama)
• David M. Smith (Alabama)
• Matthew Stiles (Alabama)

Litigation: Appellate

• Lee E. Bains, Jr. (Alabama)
• John Neiman (Alabama)

Litigation: General Commercial

• Lee E. Bains, Jr. (Alabama)
• John Bolus (Alabama)
• John Earnhardt (Alabama)
• Marc Manos (South Carolina)
• Michael Mulvaney (Alabama)
• Maibeth Porter (Alabama)
• Susan McWilliams (South Carolina)
• Thomas Thagard (Alabama)
• Marguerite Willis (South Carolina)
• William Wilkins (South Carolina)

Privacy & Data Security USA – Nationwide

• John Thomas “J.T.” Malatesta

Public Finance

• Kevin Beatty (Alabama)
• John H. Burton, Jr. (Alabama)
• Steve Cordell (North Carolina)
• Heyward C. Hosch (Alabama)
• J. Hobson Presley, Jr. (Alabama)
• Jodie Smith (Alabama)
• Barry Staples (Alabama)

Real Estate

• Christine “Christie” K. Borton (Alabama)
• Thomas C. Clark, III (Alabama)
• Matthew W. Grill (Alabama)
• Leighton Lord (South Carolina)
• Edward G. Menzie (South Carolina)
• Beth O’Neill (Alabama)
• Neil C. Robinson, Jr. (South Carolina)
• Robert R. Sexton (Alabama)
• Lee Sheppard (Alabama)
• Stephen Stallcup (Alabama)
• James I. Warren, III (South Carolina)


Todd R. Davidson
Maynard Nexsen
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Todd R. Davidson

Maynard Nexsen, PC

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