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Twenty-Four Daniel Coker Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers®

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Jackson, MS, August 20, 2020 — Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. is pleased to announce that 22 lawyers from the firm have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of more than 67,000 lawyers, or approximately 5% of practicing lawyers in the United States

Four lawyers from the firm also received “Lawyer of the Year” awards based on their extremely high overall feedback within a specific practice area and metropolitan region. The firm’s 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients (and their respective award practice area and metro location) are: Edward C. Taylor for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants in Gulfport, Gary K. Jones for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers in Jackson, Roy A. Smith, Jr. for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants in Jackson, and Wilton V. Byars III for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants in Tupelo.

Additionally, two lawyers from the firm are recognized in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognized attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After almost four 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 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch lists 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 & Bell, P.A. would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2021 Best Lawyers lists:

The Best Lawyers in America

Gulfport:

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

Jackson:

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

Oxford:

  • Wilton V. Byars – Insurance Law, Municipal Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Mitchell O. Driskell – Litigation – Insurance
  • Timothy M. Peeples – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • George E. Read – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Kenneth A. Rutherford – Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law
  • Robert F. Stacy – Litigation – Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

  • Katie R. Van Camp – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Julia B. Jimenez – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

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About Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A.

Founded in 1946, Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. is a Mississippi law firm with more than 40 attorneys in three offices strategically located in Gulfport, Jackson and Oxford, Mississippi. The firm focuses primarily in the area of civil defense litigation. Learn more at www.danielcoker.com.