Butler Snow Law Firm Expands Birmingham Office

19 Attorneys Join as Firm Continues Focus on Strategic Growth to Better Serve Clients

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Butler Snow has expanded the firm's Birmingham office as 19 attorneys join the firm, bringing the total number of attorneys in Birmingham to 24 and nearly 280 firm-wide.

"We are pleased to have this group of attorneys join us in Birmingham, one of our strategic growth markets," said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow. "The depth of experience among this team further strengthens many of our existing practices and we're very proud that they have chosen Butler Snow."

Attorney's joining Butler Snow's Birmingham office are Brad S. Anderson, Austin A. Averitt, James C. Barton, Jr., Katie Boyd Britt, Sarah E. Hoffmann, Russell L. Irby, Michael H. Johnson, David R. Kinman, Jerome K. Lanning, Henry Sprott Long III, Margaret H. Loveman, Alan D. Mathis, Bradley C. Mayhew, Randall D. McClanahan, Angie Godwin McEwen, T. Kurt Miller, E. Alston Ray, J. William Rose, Jr. and Caroline D. Walker. They join Helen Kathryn Downs, who recently joined the firm, and four others in the Birmingham office.

"Our team is excited to join Butler Snow as the firm continues to grow throughout the Southeast and across the nation," said J. William Rose, Jr., a leading member of the Birmingham team joining Butler Snow. "This is certainly a great opportunity for us and Butler Snow, but most importantly for our clients. The firm's culture, commitment to teamwork and focus on client service are all significant principles that we share."

Last month Butler Snow announced a significant expansion of its Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Practice Group with five attorneys joining the firm in Denver and four joining in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia. The firm also expanded into New York recently with the addition of Stanford G. Ladner, also a member of the firm's Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group who joined with David M. Cohen, a member of the firm's Product Liability, Mass Tort and Environmental Group.

Founded in 1954, Butler Snow offers a full range of business and litigation services across a variety of legal practices. The firm is also known for a strong government relations practice which includes former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. With these additions, the firm adds increased depth and breadth across many legal practice areas, further benefitting local, regional and national clients.

Butler Snow's new Birmingham office is located downtown at One Federal Plaza, Suite 1000, 1819 Fifth Ave. N.

About Butler Snow

Butler Snow LLP is a full-service law firm with nearly 280 attorneys representing local, regional, national and international clients from 17 offices globally. Ranked as one of America's Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is recognized as one of the nation's top law firms for client service. The firm was recently ranked 48th out of 650 firms in the BTI Client Relationship Scorecard for understanding our client's business, anticipating client's needs, unprompted communication, legal skills, quality and keeping clients informed. For more information, visit www.butlersnow.com or follow Butler Snow on twitter @Butler_Snow.

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