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Twelve Daniel Coker Attorneys Recognized As 2016 Best Lawyers In America®.

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Daniel, Coker, Horton and Bell, P.A. is pleased to announce that fourteen lawyers have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

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 65 countries.

Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said CEO Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.”

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.

Daniel, Coker, Horton and Bell, P.A. would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2016 Best Lawyers in America list:


Edward C. Taylor (2009) [5]

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

John Stanford Gonzalez (2013)

  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers


Gary K. Jones (2003) [10]

  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

J. Wyatt Hazard (2011) [5]

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Roy A. Smith, Jr. (2014)

  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Silas W. McCharen (2011) [5]

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants


George E. Read (2013)

  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Kenneth Rutherford (2012) [5]

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law

Robert F. Stacy, Jr. (2015)

  • Litigation – Insurance
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Wilton V. Byars III (2011) [5]

  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.

(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.

[#] Anniversary plaque for which lawyer is eligible (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years)