Achievements

We are proud of our achievements, mostly because of the benefit they provide to our clients. Our attorneys are known for taking cases to trial and some of our attorneys have taken hundreds of cases to trial verdict. Our legal teams are committed to providing clients with representation based on our experience and hard work. We craft strategy best suited for client-specific business goals; whether that is settlement, mediation, trial or other alternative methods of resolution. Our peers and clients acknowledge our skill and affirm that we work to obtain the right result. Our skills have been acknowledged by the industry organizations and groups noted below.

U.S. NEWS AND BEST LAWYERS® 2017 EDITION OF “BEST LAW FIRMS”

CARLOCK, COPELAND & STAIR LLP NAMED TO U.S. NEWS AND BEST LAWYERS® 2017 EDITION

Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP Named to U.S. News and Best Lawyers® 2017 Edition of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

On November 1, U.S. News and Best Lawyers® named Carlock, Copeland & Stair to its National, Atlanta Metropolitan 2017 “Best Law Firms” and Charleston Metropolitan 2017 “Best Law Firm” Rankings.

2 NATIONAL AWARDS AND 14 METROPOLITAN AWARDS

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Links to Best Law Firm Rankings:
http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/profile/carlock-copeland-stair-llp/rankings/2298

2 National Awards and 14 Metropolitan Awards:
http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/search.aspx?firm_name=carlock+copeland

BEST LAWYERS®

Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP congratulates the following attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018®. These attorneys practice in commercial litigation, medical malpractice law, personal injury litigation, construction law, construction litigation, and insurance law. In addition, three lawyers from the firm have been named Best Lawyers’ 2018 “Lawyer of the Year® for their practices. Each recipient of the Lawyer of the Year® award is designated by each of their names.

Thomas S. Carlock

• Commercial Litigation (Atlanta, GA)
• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Lawyer of the Year®, Medical Malpractice – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Lawyer of the Year®, Medical Malpractice – (Atlanta, GA)
• Lawyer of the Year®, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 1991

Kent T. Stair

• Construction Law  (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Legal Malpractice Law (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Litigation – Construction (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Lawyer of the Year®, Construction Law (Charleston, SC)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2006

Fred M. Valz, III

• Insurance Law (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2013

Johannes S. Kingma

• Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2009

D. Gary Lovell, Jr.

• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Lawyer of the Year®, Medical Malpractice – Defendants (Charleston, SC)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2013

Rolfe M. Martin

• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2017

ABA STANDING COMMITTEE ON LAWYERS’ PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

Joe Kingma Appointed Member of ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer’s Professional Liability.

FELLOWS OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS

Tom Carlock, Wade Copeland, Joe Kingma, and David Root are fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

ATTORNEYS NAMED LEGAL ELITE BY GEORGIA TREND MAGAZINE

Tom Carlock and Wade Copeland

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Firm founder and partner, Thomas S. Carlock received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Daily Report in 2016. Tom was also honored with the 2013 “Tradition of Excellence” Award by the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

The “Tradition of Excellence” Award has become one of the most prestigious honors a lawyer or judge can receive.

ON THE RISE” AWARD

Shannon Sprinkle received the “On the Rise” award by The Daily Report in 2016.

SOUTH CAROLINA 2016 LEADERSHIP IN LAW AWARD RECIPIENT

Sarah Wetmore received the 2016 South Carolina Leadership in Law Award.

THE FEDERATION OF DEFENSE AND CORPORATE COUNSEL (FDCC)

David Root is a member of The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).

SUPER LAWYERS® AND RISING STARS®

CARLOCK COPELAND ATTORNEYS SELECTED FOR GEORGIA 2016 SUPER LAWYERS® AND RISING STARS®

Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP is proud to announce our lawyers selected for inclusion on the Georgia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists for 2016.

Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers®. The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers®, which is a service of Thomson Reuters. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers® undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

Top 100 for the State of Georgia – Super Lawyers®

Thomas S. Carlock – Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia
Johannes S. Kingma – Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Super Lawyers®

Thomas S. Carlock – Civil Litigation: Defense
Wade K. Copeland – Civil Litigation: Defense
Eric J. Frisch – Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Johannes S. Kingma – Professional Liability: Defense
D. Gary Lovell, Jr. – Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
David F. Root – General Litigation
Douglas W. Smith – Personal Injury General: Defense
Kent T. Stair – Professional Liability: Defense
Frederick M. Valz, III – Insurance Coverage

Rising Stars®

Shannon M. Sprinkle – Professional Liability: Defense

Rising Stars® is a listing of exceptional lawyers who are 40 years of age or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, and have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 2.5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are honored on the Rising Stars® list.

CARLOCK, COPELAND & STAIR ATTORNEYS SELECTED FOR 2016 SOUTH CAROLINA SUPER LAWYERS® AND RISING STARS®

Super Lawyers®

Kent T. Stair – Construction Litigation

Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers®. The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers®, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers® undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

Rising Stars®

Andrew W. Countryman – Professional Liability Defense
Jackson H. Daniel, III – Civil Litigation Defense
Douglas W. MacKelcan – Civil Litigation Defense
Patrick J. Norris – Construction Litigation
Laura Paris Paton – Construction Litigation
Lee C. Weatherly – Medical Malpractice Defense
Tyler P. Winton – Construction Litigation

Rising Stars® is a listing of exceptional lawyers who are 40 years of age or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, and have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 2.5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are honored on the Rising Stars® list.