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14 Daniel Coker lawyers named to 2020 Best Lawyers®

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Jackson, MS, United States, August 15 , 2019 — Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Additionally, Wilton “Trey” V. Byars III, has been named Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants in Oxford, Mississippi. 

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries. “Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says CEO Phillip Greer.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

The following lawyers are  named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America list:

Gulfport, Mississippi

  • John Stanford Gonzalez – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Edward C. Taylor – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Litigation – Insurance

Jackson, Mississippi

  • George E. Abdo – Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Sandra D. Buchanan – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • J. Wyatt Hazard – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Gary K. Jones – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Silas W. McCharen – Administrative / Regulatory Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Litigation – Labor and Employment, Employment Law – Management, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • George E. Read – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Ginger M. Robey – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • W. Bienville Skipper – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Roy A. Smith – Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • M. James Weems – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants  

Oxford, Mississippi

  • Wilton V. Byars – Insurance Law, Municipal Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Mitchell O. Driskell – Litigation – Insurance
  • Kenneth A. Rutherford – Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law
  • Robert F. Stacy – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Litigation – Insurance