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Forty-two McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020; Six Named “Lawyer of the Year”

August 15, 2019

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that 42 attorneys (up from 39 in 2019) have been recognized in 36 practice areas across seven states in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Four attorneys were newly-added to the list in 2020, earning the firm recognition in two new practice areas: Tax Law and Admiralty and Maritime Law.

The firm is top-listed in Baton Rouge in the area of Insurance Law, reflecting the number of McGlinchey Stafford attorneys listed and the firm’s depth in that practice areas.

Six McGlinchey Stafford attorneys representing six practice areas and three offices received recognition as “Lawyer of the Year,” up from four attorneys in 2019. Only one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year,” and those recognized with this honor are selected based on voting averages received during peer-review assessments for The Best Lawyers in America® for their legal acumen, professionalism, and integrity.

McGlinchey Stafford attorneys receiving this designation for 2020 include:

BATON ROUGE, LA
Rudy Aguilar, Jr., Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year”
Mary Terrell Joseph, Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
R. Andrew “Drew” Patty II, Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year”
Anthony Rollo, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”

BIRMINGHAM, AL
Michael B. Odom, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning “Lawyer of the Year”

NEW ORLEANS, LA
Stephen P. Beiser, Employment Law - Management “Lawyer of the Year”


McGlinchey Stafford attorneys listed in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® include:

ALBANY, NY
Marc J. Lifset, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance

BATON ROUGE, LA
Rodolfo “Rudy” J. Aguilar, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Insurance Law, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Samuel A. Bacot, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law
Richard A. Curry, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental
Michael D. Ferachi, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Jon Ann Giblin, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Marshall Grodner, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Equipment Finance Law
Ronnie L. Johnson, Insurance Law
Mary Terrell Joseph, Banking and Finance Law
Christine Lipsey, Commercial Litigation
R. Andrew “Drew” Patty II, Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Jean-Paul Perrault, Insurance Law
Anthony Rollo, Banking and Finance Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
Michael H. Rubin, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance
Stephen P. Strohschein, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
Dan E. West, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Environmental

BIRMINGHAM, AL
Christopher Bottcher, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Environmental
Christopher P. Couch, Commercial Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
Paul S. Leonard*, Tax Law
Michael B. Odom, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Litigation - Real Estate

CLEVELAND, OH
Mark S. Edelman, Financial Services Regulation Law
Richik Sarkar, Commercial Litigation
David Waxman*, Real Estate Law

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Manuel Farach, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law

JACKSON, MS
G. Dewey Hembree III, Commercial Litigation
Stephen Masley*, Commercial Litigation
H. Hunter Twiford III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Municipal, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

NEW ORLEANS, LA
Ricardo “Richard” A. Aguilar, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
J. Patrick Beauchamp, Banking and Finance Law
Stephen P. Beiser, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
Magdalen Blessey Bickford, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
Mark N. Bodin, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Rudy J. Cerone, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Katherine Conklin, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Larry Feldman, Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Kathleen A. Manning, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Deirdre C. McGlinchey, Litigation - Insurance
Colvin “Woody” Norwood, Jr., Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Erin Fury Parkinson, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Stephen W. Rider, Commercial Litigation
Benjamin O. Schupp*, Admiralty and Maritime Law
Eric Shuman, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

* 4 attorneys listed for the first time in The Best Lawyers in America®

Of the 42 attorneys recognized, two have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for more than 25 years; nine for more than 15 years; and 14 for more than ten years.

For more than three decades, Best Lawyers® has published lists of attorneys divided by geographic region and practice areas. Honorees are included in The Best Lawyers in America® following a peer-review ranking process in which attorneys are evaluated by their peers on the basis of their professional knowledge.