Three members selected as Super Lawyers and four honored as Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, P.C. recently announced that seven of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers Listing. Three of the firm’s members were selected as members of the Super Lawyers List, which is limited to no more than five percent of all licensed attorneys in the Mid-South. Four additional firm members were honored as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Inclusion as a Super Lawyers Rising Star is limited to 2.5 percent of all Mid-South attorneys in practice 10 years or less or aged 40 or under.
“We are very proud to have seven of our Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle, and Cox colleagues represented on the Super Lawyers list this year. To be recognized by our peers in this manner is a testament to the dedication and hard work we strive for every day in our practice areas as well as in our community,” said Robert Cox, Shareholder.
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Senior Shareholder Richard Glassman was included in the List for Super Lawyers for the 11th straight year in the fields of Professional Liability Defense and Professional Malpractice Plaintiff. Glassman has consistently earned honors among his peers as one of the region’s finest trial lawyers, having tried more than 250 jury trials across the southeast. He has achieved a multitude of accomplishments over his career spanning more than four decades, including being AV-rated, a Board Certified Pretrial and Trial Specialist and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a 2014 Memphis Magazine Top Lawyers of the Mid-South, as chosen by other attorneys. Glassman is also a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (a by-invitation association of less than 1/2 of 1% of lawyers in the United States to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards) and was selected as a Fellow in the Tennessee Bar Foundation. Richard previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Memphis School of Law where he taught a course on Insurance Law.
Shareholder Todd Murrah was included in the List for Super Lawyers for the first time in the field of General Litigation. Murrah is AV-rated and commonly serves as lead counsel for many of the firm’s construction, architectural, and engineering clients. In addition to his focus on construction and engineering cases, Murrah also practices in the areas of general commercial and business litigation, insurance and surety law, products liability, professional liability defense, patent, trademark and copyright litigation, premises liability and security litigation. He is also part of the firm’s transportation litigation team, representing trucking companies in litigation throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Murrah is licensed in several states and is a Patent Attorney, licensed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Shareholder Ed Wallis was included in the List for Super Lawyers for the sixth straight year in the fields of General Litigation, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Professional Liability Defense, and Product Personal Injury Defense. Wallis is also an AV-rated attorney and he has assisted more than twenty clients in being awarded One Million Dollars or more in settlements or trial verdicts throughout his career. He has likewise defended a number of clients that have been sued for millions of dollars and achieved successful resolutions including via arguments before the Sixth Circuit and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals and State and Federal Courts across the country.
Firm Associate Kyle Cannon was included for the sixth straight year as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for Workers’ Compensation Defense, Civil Litigation Defense, and Professional Liability Defense. Cannon regularly handles workers’ compensation matters for the firm across the state of Tennessee. An AV-rated attorney, as well, Cannon has handled over 750 Workers’ Compensation claims on behalf of employers across the State of Tennessee, including before courts and administrative tribunals including serving as trial counsel in multiple Workers’ Compensation trials and assisting clients in the appeals process of Workers’ Compensation claims before the Tennessee Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel.
Firm Associate Lewis Lyons was included for the sixth straight year as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for General Litigation, Transportation Litigation, and Professional Liability Defense. Lyons regularly presents to lawyers in Tennessee on litigation tactics and tips. He is AV-rated and is a former law clerk to a Shelby County Circuit Judge. Lyons is a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association and represented a trucking company as lead counsel in a declaratory judgment/breach of contract case on an indemnity issue where he secured dismissal of the case at the trial level and successfully defended the case on appeal for his client.
Firm Associate Ronna Kinsella was included for the fourth straight year as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for Transportation Litigation, Business Litigation, Professional Liability Defense, General Litigation, and Personal Injury Plaintiff. Kinsella is licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas and routinely helps the firm with complex litigation involving products liability, transportation and more. She has successfully represented clients at both the state and appellate level throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee in both state and federal courts. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) where she currently serves as the Chair of the DRI Professional Liability Publications Committee and recently contributed the 8th chapter to the DRI’s recently published book, “The Trial Compendium.”
Firm Associate Jonathan Stokes joins the Super Lawyers Rising Star List for the second time in the fields of Professional Liability Defense, Business Litigation, and General Litigation. Stokes enjoys a diverse litigation practice, with special emphasis on legal malpractice, business disputes, corporate debt restructuring, and personal injury. Stokes takes particular interest in defending attorneys across the State of Tennessee accused of legal malpractice arising out of multiple underlying areas of law, as well as representing companies and their shareholders in pursuing and defending all types of legal claims. He is a former member of the Leo Bearman Inn of Courts and received his law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
About Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle, & Cox
Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox is a boutique law firm engaging in civil trial litigation in courts primarily around the Mid-South, including in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama. The firm is renowned for its ability to handle the most difficult legal situations with targeted and steadfast intensity. With more than 40 years’ experience in trying lawsuits and protecting clients, the firm strives to act as a reliable and trustworthy advocate, protecting clients from legal harm or obtaining that to which they are legally entitled as necessary. For more information visit: http://gwtclaw.com/.