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August 18, 2014

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Over 100 King & Spalding Lawyers

NEW YORK, August 18, 2014 — One hundred twenty King & Spalding lawyers from more than 50 practice areas (as defined by the publication) were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Notably, of those King & Spalding lawyers named in the list, eight received special recognition as “Lawyers of the Year”:


  • Patricia T. Barmeyer - Litigation - Environmental
  • C. William Baxley  - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Jeffrey M. Stein - Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • David Tetrick, Jr. - Litigation – ERISA
  • Chilton Davis Varner - Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants


  • R. Doak Bishop - International Arbitration – Commercial

San Francisco

  • Donald F. Zimmer, Jr. - Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Washington, D.C.

  • Dixie L. Johnson - Corporate Compliance Law

These individuals received particularly high levels of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Best Lawyers chooses only a single lawyer within each specialty and region for this distinction.

To view the complete list of King & Spalding lawyers ranked in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America, click here.

The Best Lawyers in America guide has been called “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice” by Corporate Counsel magazine. The entirely peer-based research process consists of almost 4.4 million confidential evaluations with leading attorneys across the country.

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