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13 partners named 2015 Alabama Super Lawyer; 5 named 2015 Alabama Rising Stars.

The law firm of Christian & Small is pleased to announce 13 partners have been selected for inclusion on the list of 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers, and five more partners were named to the 2015 Alabama Rising Stars list. Additionally, Managing Partner Deborah Alley Smith and Partner Sharon Donaldson Stuart were named to the 2015 Alabama Top 25 Women Super Lawyers List, and Alley Smith was named to the 2015 Alabama Top 50 Super Lawyers list.

Super Lawyers 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 section process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nomination and peer evaluation. 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.

Christian & Small attorneys recognized are:

  • LaBella S. Alvis – Personal Injury Defense
  • James B. Carlson – Personal Injury Defense (Products)
  • Thomas W. Christian – Civil Litigation Defense
  • Robert E. Cooper – Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Edgar M. Elliott, IV – Civil Litigation Defense
  • Greer B. Mallette – Real Estate
  • Rick D. Norris, Jr. – Personal Injury Defense
  • Richard F. Ogle – Business Litigation
  • Deborah Alley Smith – Appellate, Top 50 Lawyers, Top 25 Women Lawyers
  • Richard E. Smith – Business Litigation
  • Daniel D. Sparks – Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Sharon Donaldson Stuart – Business Litigation, Top 25 Women Lawyers
  • Michael A. Vercher – Civil Litigation Defense

2015 Alabama Rising Stars:

  • Bill D. Bensinger – Bankruptcy
  • Bradley R. Hightower – Bankruptcy
  • John W Johnson, II – Insurance Coverage
  • Jonathan W. Macklem – Business Litigation
  • Richard M. Thayer – General Litigation

About Christian & Small LLP

Christian & Small represents a diverse clientele throughout Alabama, the Southeast and the nation with clients ranging from individuals and closely held businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. By matching highly experienced lawyers with specific client needs, Christian & Small develops innovative, effective and efficient solutions for clients. Christian & Small focuses on the areas of litigation, business and tax and is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms and the only Alabama member firm in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.