This article was originally published in the Hamilton County Herald.

Twenty-two attorneys at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, Best Lawyers has named two Chambliss attorneys and one 2016 retiree as Lawyers of the Year.

Best Lawyers recognized Tim Gibbons as the 2017 Construction Law Chattanooga Lawyer of the Year. Gibbons, listed since 2013, is a former licensed architect who focuses his practice on construction and litigation, offering clients the option of alternative dispute resolution.

In addition, Best Lawyers recognized Mark Turner as the 2017 Securitization and Structured Finance Law Chattanooga Lawyer of the Year. Turner has been on the list since 2015, and counsels clients on commercial lending transactions, corporate finance, and commercial and transactional work.

Best Lawyers also recognized Bruce Bailey, who retired in the spring of 2016, as the 2017 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law Chattanooga Lawyer of the Year. Only a single lawyer in each practice area within a community is given this distinction.

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 attorneys globally cast more than 6.7 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

Chambliss attorneys listed in Best Lawyers 2017 are:

William P. Aiken: Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

T. Maxfield Bahner: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – First Amendment

William M. Barker: Arbitration; Mediation

Richard W. Bethea; Jr.: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Mark A. Cunningham: Health Care Law

Timothy M. Gibbons: Construction Law

William R. Hannah: Litigation – Insurance

David J. Hill: Copyright Law; Patent Law; Trademark Law

Rosemarie L. Hill: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Frederick L. Hitchcock: Energy Law

Richard T. Hudson: Real Estate Law

J. Nelson Irvine: Corporate Law; Non-Profit / Charities Law

Anthony A. Jackson: Litigation – First Amendment

Hugh J. Moore; Jr.: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Municipal

Harold L. North, Jr.: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Dana B. Perry: Elder Law; Trusts and Estates

William H. Pickering: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Michael N. St. Charles: Real Estate Law

Mark Turner: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Paul S. Weidlich: Patent Law

Gregory D. Willett: Trusts and Estates

Jay A. Young: Banking and Finance Law; Project Finance Law