Four attorneys from the Johnson City office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz have been named to the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Linda M. Crouch was named in the categories of business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), corporate compliance law, corporate governance law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, securities/capital markets law and securities regulation. Jennifer P. Keller was named in employment law — management; litigation — labor and employment; and workers’ compensation law — employers. Steven H. Trent was named for employment law — management; labor law — management; and litigation — labor and employment. Robert D. Van de Vuurst was named in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law.
Overall, Baker Donelson had 194 of its attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The firm is also ranked first in the nation in eleven practice areas, which are banking and finance law; business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships); closely held companies and family businesses law; commercial finance law; commercial transactions/UCC law; mass tort litigation/class actions — defendants; medical malpractice law — defendants; personal injury litigation — defendants; privacy and data security law; product liability litigation — defendants; and transportation law.
Baker Donelson is also the top listed firm in Tennessee, with 106 of its Tennessee attorneys included, and in Johnson City, with four of its Johnson City attorneys named to the list.