AGG Attorney Recognition in The Best Lawyers in America® Increases by More Than 50 Percent in 2023 Edition

Atlanta, August 18, 2022 – Arnall Golden Gregory (AGG) is pleased to announce that a total of 107 attorneys are included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, marking a 57% increase in attorney recognition from the 2022 edition. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become highly regarded as a guide for recognizing legal excellence.

Sixty-nine AGG attorneys have been named as The Best Lawyers in America for their exceptional service and achievements as reviewed by their peers. For the 2023 edition of the list, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed to identify the nation’s top legal talent.

An additional 38 AGG attorneys are recognized in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America honors attorneys who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the U.S.

AGG congratulates the following attorneys recognized in the 2023 edition:

The Best Lawyers in America:

Anisa I. Abdullahi – Banking and Finance Law and Commercial Finance Law

Joseph Alley, Jr. – Securities / Capital Markets Law

David Ansari – Real Estate Law

Russell A. Arouh – Real Estate Law

R. Michael Barry – Health Care Law

David M. Blank – Health Care Law

Cristina Bouton – Real Estate Law

Daniel Bradfield – Real Estate Law

Jason E. Bring – Health Care Law

Matthew M. Brohm – Corporate Law and Health Care Law

Althea J.K. Broughton – Real Estate Law

Jennifer Downs Burgar – Health Care Law

Debra Buster – Commercial Litigation

Orlando J. Cabrera – Real Estate Law

Henry R. Chalmers – Commercial Litigation

Sherman A. Cohen – Corporate Law

Aaron M. Danzig – Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Qui Tam Law

Anuj Desai – Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets Law, and Trademark Law

Brooke Frankel Dickerson – Environmental Law

Stephen M. Dorvee – Litigation – Intellectual Property and Trademark Law

Jonathan E. Eady – Real Estate Law

Scott A. Fisher – Real Estate Law

Stephen D. Fox – Corporate Law

Jeff Friedman – Corporate Law

Kevin B. Getzendanner – Commercial Litigation

Michael D. Golden – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law and Corporate Law

Jonathan Golden – Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

John L. Gornall, Jr. – Economic Development Law

Mark A. Gould, Jr. – Real Estate Law

Cleburne E. Gregory III – Tax Law

Jessica Grozine – Health Care Law

Donald I. Hackney, Jr. – Corporate Law

Matthew T. Harris – Real Estate Law

Glenn P. Hendrix – Commercial Litigation, Elder Law, Health Care Law, and International Arbitration – Commercial

David Hobson – Commercial Litigation

Jack K. Holland – Trusts and Estates

Alan C. Horowitz – Health Care Law

Damian M. Hovancik – Tax Law

Steven A. Kaye – Real Estate Law

Ashley Steiner Kelly – Litigation – Labor and Employment

Darryl Scott Laddin – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Bertram L. Levy – Trusts and Estates

Edward A. Marshall – Commercial Litigation

Chelsey S. McLeod – Health Care Law and Litigation – Health Care

Anton F. Mertens – Immigration Law

Montserrat Miller – Immigration Law

Alan G. Minsk – Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice and FDA Law

Jonathan L. Neville – Real Estate Law

Steven A. Pepper – Real Estate Law

Henry M. Perlowski – Employment Law – Management

Mindy S. Planer – Commercial Finance Law and Real Estate Law

Suzanne Tucker Plybon – Trusts and Estates

Hedy Silver Rubinger – Elder Law and Health Care Law

Abe J. Schear – Real Estate Law

Andrew D. Siegel – Real Estate Law

Teri A. Simmons – Immigration Law

Philip G. Skinner – Real Estate Law

Adam S. Skorecki – Corporate Law

Jay I. Solomon – Immigration Law

John C. Spinrad – Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental

Scott E. Taylor – Litigation – Intellectual Property and Trademark Law

Michael L. Van Cise – Nonprofit / Charities Law and Trusts and Estates

Jeremy T. Ware – Trusts and Estates

Ronald A. Weiner – Commercial Finance Law and Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

Shelli Willis de Roos – Real Estate Law

J. Grant Wilmer, Jr. – Real Estate Law

Lori L. Wright – Technology Law

Sandra Z. Zayac – Economic Development Law and Public Finance Law

Wilhelm Ziegler – Immigration Law

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America:

Dymond Anthony – Commercial Litigation

Kate P. Bell – Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Leah D. Braukman – Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Joseph H. Brock – Real Estate Law

Blane Brown – Real Estate Law

Edward P. Cadagin – Litigation – Labor and Employment

Natalie Cascario – Commercial Litigation

Lisa Churvis – Health Care Law

Margaret Costello– Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Laura Dona – Health Care Law

Alexander B. Foster – Health Care Law

Gregory M. Gaylis – Health Care Law

Graham Goldberg – Real Estate Law

Meghan Gordon – Real Estate Law

Joel N. Gossner – Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law

Morgan E. M. Harrison – Commercial Litigation

Kathryn Baldwin Hecker – Trusts and Estates

Matthew J. Higgins – Trusts and Estates

Tanner D. Ivie – Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Thomas E. Kelly – Health Care Law

Jackie Ladin – Corporate Law

Lauren Light – Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Charmaine Mech – Health Care Law

T. Chase Ogletree – Commercial Litigation

Nick Passarello – Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate Law

Hanish Patel – Corporate Law and Tax Law

Madison M. Pool – Health Care Law

Barbara J. Rogers – Health Care Law

Jordan Settle – Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Kara Gordon Silverman – Health Care Law

Jordyn L. Simon – Real Estate Law

Sarah Steputis – Health Care Law

Tyler Stokes – Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Felix Swierski – Mergers and Acquisitions Law

E. Steven Thompson – Real Estate Law

Jacob Vail – Real Estate Law

Tyson Willis – Trusts and Estates

Matthew D. Zapadka – Intellectual Property Law



Published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has become one of the oldest and the most respected peer review publications in the legal profession, using the same peer review process for more than 30 years. The core mission of Best Lawyers is to highlight top legal talent In America. Its listings are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys and are now published in 78 countries around the world. The 2023 edition of the publication is available at


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