Tennessee Super Lawyers Articles

Discovery with LeeAnne Marshall Cox

LeeAnne Marshall Cox, aka EE, stays en pointe for ballet

Featuring LeeAnne Marshall Cox

5,000 Elvis Cards Can’t Be Wrong

Why Lucian Pera’s annual greeting never gets stamped ‘Return to Sender’

Featuring Lucian T. Pera

Phillip Parker

For the People

Nashville plaintiff’s attorney Kathryn Barnett is a fearless advocate for her client

Featuring Kathryn E. Barnett

Local Counsel with Larry Rice

The Memphis attorney tells us what’s good in the neighborhood.

Featuring Larry Rice

Phillip Parker

The Last Word

Memphis lawyer Bruce McMullen connects with juries—and helped bring the Grizzlies to town

Featuring Bruce A. McMullen

Phillip Parker

A Tale Worth Telling

To Nashville litigator Gail Ashworth, every case is a page-turner

Featuring Gail Vaughn Ashworth

Phillip Parker

Steady She Is

Marlene Eskind Moses guides clients through the toughest family law struggles

Featuring Marlene Eskind Moses

Phillip Parker

The GC and the GOP

John L. Ryder throws himself into bankruptcy work, election law and his role as general counsel to the Republican National Committee

Featuring John L. Ryder

Phillip Parker

As Memphis as You Can Get

David M. Cook, son of a steamboat captain, challenges juries to ‘cast the first stone’


Phillip Parker

The People-Pleaser

When everyone gets up from the table smiling, it’s a good day for Nashville transactional attorney Darlene Marsh

Featuring Darlene T. Marsh

Phillip Parker

Music Rows

Nashville entertainment lawyer Linda Edell Howard goes to battle for clients

Featuring Linda Edell Howard

Phillip Parker

The Three-Dimensional Life of James B. Summers

Litigator, writer, volunteer—the Memphis attorney does it all, and with humor

Featuring James B. Summers


Memphis lawyer Arnold Perl on the shift from ‘workers’ to ‘human resources’

Featuring Arnold E. Perl

Phillip Parker

The Amazing Career of Michael Cody

From guiding billion-dollar public utility arbitrations to indicting the governor to representing Martin Luther King Jr., the Memphis attorney has done it all

Featuring W.J. Michael Cody

Mike McLaren Keeps It Simple

Litigator Mike McLaren of Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee in Memphis boasts a varied practice, working in business litigation, medical malpractice defense and environmental law. He also has a varied listing on IMDB.com, having appeared in seven movies in various roles, including a judge, a basketball player and a psychiatrist smitten with Sandra Bullock.

Featuring Michael G. McLaren

It’s Not Over Till It’s Over

How Memphis attorney David Siegel learned to never give up on a case

Featuring David A. Siegel

Paper Chase

Maura Abeln Smith oversees all things legal at International Paper Co.


The Great Communicator

When Leo Bearman Jr. speaks, juries listen

Featuring Leo Bearman, Jr.

Q&A: William Massey

Memphis-based Bill Massey of Massey McCluskey is one of Tennessee’s top criminal defense and death penalty attorneys, but he still makes time to teach young lawyers

Featuring William D. Massey

Murderous Spouses, Media Frenzies and a Client Named Snake

Defense lawyer Leslie Ballin has seen it all       

Featuring Leslie Irwin Ballin

Smaller Can Be Better

For some lawyers, big firm life offers security. But for others, that's less important than independence and flexibility.       

Featuring Ralph A. Yelverton, …

Prince the Peacemaker

Prince Chambliss has spent his career breaking barriers


The Supreme Court of Rock

Jeff Weintraub shreds with his band Sky King

Featuring Jeff Weintraub

Representing the Notorious

Adult-film stars. Klansmen. Fourteen-year-old armed robbers. Somebody has to defend them. We talked to four attorneys who have done just that.

Featuring Julie A. Epps, …

The Supreme Thrill

Three attorneys tell their stories of arguing before the nation’s highest court

Featuring John Wesley Hall, Jr., …

In the Aftermath of Katrina

Two attorneys describe their post-hurricane legal work

Featuring Reilly Morse, …

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