Seven Thompson Hine Lawyers Recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers

Date: April 04, 2017

Publication: Thompson Hine

Six partners from Thompson Hine LLP were included on the 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers® list and one was selected to the list of Rising Stars. Super Lawyers magazine distinguishes the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state in more than 70 practice areas and recognizes those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the most recognizable up-and-coming lawyers in Georgia.

Included in Georgia Super Lawyers:

Peter D. Coffman (Business Litigation) – Coffman, a partner and trial lawyer, represents clients in disputes involving business torts, commercial contracts, software development contracts, real estate, fiduciary duties, creditors’ rights, higher education, insurance coverage, secured transactions, tax credits and intellectual property. He has particular experience advising on “business divorces,” helping clients plan to make exits easier and more reasonable as well as negotiating the de-coupling of business partners when the process is contentious.

John F. Isbell (Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy) – Isbell, a partner, represents secured lenders, debtors/borrowers, official committees of unsecured creditors, landlords and other parties in interest in matters including bankruptcy cases, receivership litigation, workouts, restructurings, and state court foreclosures and confirmation proceedings.

Z. Ileana Martinez (Product Liability Litigation, Business Litigation) – Martinez, a partner, focuses her practice on product liability litigation, including litigation for pharmaceutical and medical device companies and many other consumer and commercial product manufacturers. She also handles cases involving business and commercial litigation, insurance defense, professional malpractice and premises liability. She serves as national, regional and local counsel for product manufacturers and distributors involved in multidistrict litigation and has extensive experience with mass torts, class actions and complex litigation.

Tim McDonald (Labor & Employment) – McDonald, a partner, focuses his practice on litigation and counseling related to employment and employee benefits issues. He defends employers against class action and individual employment claims nationally, and advises them on employment practices and benefits issues. He also represents fiduciaries, benefit plans and employers in employee benefits litigation encompassing individual and class action cases throughout the country.
Russell J. Rogers (Business Litigation) – Rogers, a partner who focuses on commercial litigation, has extensive experience litigating complex contract disputes in a wide variety of contexts. He also defends clients in product liability litigation, particularly matters involving pharmaceutical products and energy.

John L. Watkins (Business Litigation, Corporate Transactions & Securities) – Watkins, a partner, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage and representing clients in their general business matters as their primary outside counsel. He has considerable experience advising companies in the machinery and equipment, manufacturing, industrial construction, technology, software, financial and energy sectors.

Included in Georgia Rising Stars:

Garrett A. Nail (Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy) – Nail, a partner, handles a variety of bankruptcy matters, including protecting the rights of creditors and debtors, as well as representing creditors, debtors, equity holders, trustees, receivers, purchasers of assets and other interested parties in bankruptcy proceedings, complex business litigation and tort litigation.