Several attorneys from Bouhan Falligant, LLP have been recognized as 2013 Super Lawyers and 2013 Georgia Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The Rising Stars award recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Several attorneys from Bouhan Falligant, LLP have been recognized as 2013 Super Lawyers and 2013 Georgia Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The Rising Stars award recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
The attorneys selected as 2013 Super Lawyers are Glen M. Darbyshire for personal injury defense and products liability; Walter C. Hartridge for business litigation; Kathleen Horne for bankruptcy and creditors rights; Carlton E. Joyce for personal injury defense; B.H. Levy Jr. for workers compensation; Edwin D. Robb for transportation and maritime; and Frank “Sonny” Seiler for general personal injury.
The attorneys selected as 2013 Georgia Rising Stars are Todd M. Baiad for business litigation; John B. Manly for general litigation; and Gregory G. Sewell for general litigation. The selection process for Rising Stars includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review, and independent research of candidates.
Only five percent of the attorneys in Georgia are chosen each year to be included on the Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The rigorous selection process includes third-party validation of their professional accomplishments.
Glen M. Darbyshire focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and personal injury defense, particularly product liability and transportation law. He is a sustaining member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc., the Transportation Lawyers Association, the Trucking Industry Defense Association and the Defense Research Institute. He received his B.A. degree magna cum laude from Davidson College and his J.D. degree cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a Castellow Scholarship recipient and served on the editorial and managing boards of the Georgia Law Review. Following law school, he clerked for The Honorable Frank M. Johnson, Jr., Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and for The Honorable Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Darbyshire is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
Walter Hartridge has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Georgia since 2005 and is also designated as a top attorney in business litigation in the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers. He has a broad-ranging litigation practice. Hartridge served for 34 years as a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. He served two terms as a member of the Judicial Qualifications Commission of Georgia and is included in the publication The Best Lawyers In America, Naifeh and Smith, in the categories of Business Litigation and Maritime Law. He is a past member and Vice-Chairperson of the State Disciplinary Board Review Panel of the State Bar of Georgia and a past Trustee of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia. Hartridge is a member and past Chairman of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. After receiving his B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia, Hartridge studied at the University of Munich and received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School.
Kathleen Horne has previously been named one of the “Top 50 Women Attorneys” in the State of Georgia by Atlanta magazine and a Georgia Super Lawyer. She has been awarded the Georgia Association of Lawyers Achievement Award and the Business and Professional Women’s Club Women of Achievement. She practices primarily in the areas of creditors rights and bankruptcy and is a frequent lecturer on these topics. Named a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Horne is past President of both the Savannah Bar Association and the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She is a former member of the State Board of Bar Examiners, the Formal Advisory Opinion Board of the State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar Investigative Panel. She has served as Secretary of the University of Georgia Law School Advisory Council and the Board of Directors of United Way. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Historic Savannah Foundation. Horne received her B.A. degree cum laude from the University of Georgia and J.D. degree cum laude from the University of Georgia.
Carlton Joyce has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Georgia’s Super Lawyers and Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia’s top lawyers. He was selected by the Business Report & Journal as one of the top 40 business leaders in Savannah under age 40. His litigation practice concentrates in the areas of aviation law, insurance defense, and medical malpractice defense. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court, and serves on the Federal Court Advisory Panel for the Southern District of Georgia. Joyce is a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Litigation and Aviation Law Sections and the Defense Research Institute. He is past President of the Emory University Board of Governors and past chairman of the Savannah Sports Council. He graduated from Emory University and Southern Methodist University School of Law.
B. H. Levy, Jr. has been honored as a Georgia Super Lawyer for five consecutive years. He concentrates in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Commercial Law. Levy holds memberships in the State Bar of Georgia, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar, the Savannah Bar Association, the Georgia Self Insurers Association and in the Defense Research Institute. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing education Workers’ Compensation seminars and he conducts in-house seminars for employer clients. Levy graduated with a B.A. in history from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar. He earned his J.D. from the University of Georgia Law School and served as Notes Editor of the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law.
Edwin D. Robb has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Georgia’s Super Lawyers. His practice concentrates in the areas of Admiralty, General Casualty, and Transportation Law. He regularly represents cargo insurers in recovery actions against both ocean carriers and inland carriers in Courts throughout the Southeast. He has also regularly represented marine terminals, stevedores, towing companies and their insurers in litigated matters. Robb is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the U.S. (MLA), is a member of MLA Nominating Committee, and is active in MLA Stevedores, Marine Terminals and Vessel Services Committee. He is also a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and has presented papers and lectured at various Admiralty Seminars. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his J.D. from the University of Georgia Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy on vessels in the Pacific and the Atlantic Fleet. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Frank “Sonny” Seiler has an extensive litigation practice. He is well known for serving as lead defense counsel in the Jim Williams murder trials that were later made famous by their inclusion in John Berendt’s book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” The publication Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/ White, has listed Seiler since 1983 and he was named by the American Trial Lawyers Association to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the state. Seiler is a past President of the State Bar of Georgia and served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. He is a past member of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Committee on Lawyer Qualifications and Conduct and also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Seiler was named to the State Judicial Nominating Commission and served on this Commission under three different governors. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Seiler graduated with a B.B.A. and received his J.D. from the University of Georgia. A native of Savannah, Seiler and his family have owned the Georgia Bulldog mascot for more than 50 years.
The following attorneys were selected as 2013 Georgia Rising Stars:
Todd Baiad has been previously selected as a Rising Star for business litigation and has also been selected for inclusion in Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite. He is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. He has represented clients in a myriad of subject areas, including business litigation, professional malpractice, employment, class actions and admiralty and maritime matters. His broad based commercial and complex litigation practice has enabled him to handle matters at the local, state and federal level. Baiad received his bachelor of arts in political science with a minor in economics from the University of Georgia and his Juris Doctor from the Emory University School of Law. He clerked for the Federal Trade Commission specializing in anti-trust litigation.
John B. Manly has been selected as one of Georgia’s “Super Lawyers-Rising Stars” by Atlanta magazine and has been included in Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite. An associate practicing primarily in the areas of insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, domestic relations, and commercial litigation, Manly graduated from The University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Augusta Judicial Circuit in Georgia and clerked for Judge Anne E. Barnes of the Georgia Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Executive Council for the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division and a graduate of the Young Lawyers Division’s Leadership Academy. He was selected to Leadership Savannah.
Greg Sewell has been previously included in both Rising Stars and Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite. He engages in a predominately civil litigation practice, focusing his practice on medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, and commercial litigation including covenants not to compete and non disclosure issues. Sewell is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia and Georgia State University School of Law.
More information about the honor can be found online at www.superlawyers.com
About Bouhan Falligant, LLP
Bouhan Falligant, LLP specializes in the areas of general corporate representation, trust and estate planning, real estate, admiralty, banking, education, intellectual property, employment, bankruptcy, professional malpractice, workers’ compensation, environmental, immigration, products liability, transportation, construction and family law. The firm provides services to a range of local, national and international clientele including major corporations, small businesses, professional entities, insurance companies, financial and lending institutions, non-profit corporations, individuals and public sector boards and authorities.
Bouhan Falligant, LLP was formed in 2013 when the prestigious firms of Bouhan, Williams & Levy, a well-known business and litigation firm tracing its Savannah roots back to 1886, and Inglesby, Falligant, Horne, Courington & Chisholm, a successful firm specializing in banking, real estate and bankruptcy law, merged. The firm is headquartered at The Armstrong House, located at 447 Bull St., just north of Forsyth Park.
Bouhan Falligant, LLP and its attorneys have consistently been named to prestigious groups such as the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings, Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Lawyers, Rising Stars, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite and the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Attorneys in Georgia, among others.
For more information on Bouhan Falligant, LLP, please call 912-232-7000 or visit www.bouhan.com