Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC is proud to announce that 32 of its attorneys have received the Best Lawyers designation in the 2024 edition of the annual publication. Eight attorneys also received recognition in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America. Jerry O. Potter and Barbara B. Lapides have been named Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas, personal injury litigation – defendants and municipal law.
First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected ranking guide in the legal profession. It recognizes top legal talent in more than 70 countries using peer review methodologies.
“Each year, it’s an honor to see a growing number of our members and associates named to this prestigious list of peer-voted awards,” said Harris Shelton Managing Member Brett Hughes. “Our team of more than 50 highly skilled attorneys excels in a broad range of practice areas.”
With each new publication, attorneys must maintain their votes in subsequent polls to remain listed. Harris Shelton attorneys who have received the Best Lawyers designation in 2023 include: Patricia E. Adrian, Robert K. Alvarez, G. Rice Byars, Jr., Susan Callison, Christopher S. Campbell, M. Anderson Cobb, Jr., Kannon C. Conway, Steven Douglass, Charles C. Drennon III, Allison T. Gilbert, W. Bradley Gilmer, A. Neal Graham, Jeffrey L. Griffin, W. Timothy Hayes, Jr., Brett Hughes, James B. Jalenak, J. Matthew Kirby, James L. Kirby, Karen S. Koplon, Barbara B. Lapides, Jonathan T. Martin, Paul A. Matthews, Edward J. McKenney, Jr., Jerry O. Potter, William Chad Roberts, J. Max Shelton, Tricia M. Y. Tweel, J. Kevin Walsh, Abigail J. Webb, George T. Wheeler, Jr., James D. Wilson, and William J. Wyatt.
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch awards are extended to attorneys in the earlier stages of their legal careers for outstanding professional performance. Those who are recognized are selected following the same peer review process as that of Best Lawyers. Attorneys that received this year’s honor include Taylor B. Davidson, Kelsey Duckett, Sara Garner, Emily Hamm Huseth, Megan Lane, Amber Griffin Shaw, Warren A. Stafford, and Henry B. Talbot.
Lapides has been practicing law in the Memphis area for nearly 40 years. A former attorney for Hanover, Walsh, Jalenak & Blair PLLC, she joined Harris Shelton when the two firms combined in 2008. She has experience representing several municipalities in the greater Memphis area. First recognized by Best Lawyers in 2003, Potter has been included in the awards for 20 years now. With more than 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer and as an integral piece of Harris Shelton’s healthcare practice area, he has represented some of the largest health care organizations and entities in the Mid-South and beyond, delivering excellence in a wide array of complex legal matters.