Talk of the Town Lindsay R. Peak, Esq. has joined Bowers Court Reporting as their legal specialist. Lindsay holds a B.A., M.S., and J.D. degree with a certification in delinquency control. Licensed in California in 2012, Lindsay has focused practicing primarily Lindsey Peak AWARDS – ANNOUNCEMENT S – PRESS RELEASES – PROMO TIONS t Litigation (General Commercial): Sheryl Bey, Barry W. Ford, Walker W. “Bill” Jones III, William N. Reed, J. Carter Thompson Jr. and W. Scott Welch t Real Estate: William S. Mendenhall and David A. Rueff Jr Butler Snow Advisory Services , a leading strategic consulting and transaction advisory company based in greater Jackson, Miss., has added Troy A. Stovall as its newest strategic advisor. Stovall is a former chief operating officer at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Graves & Palmertree, PLLC, of Hernando is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Smitherman has joined the firm. Ms. Smitherman’s practice will focus on creditors’ rights and general civil litigation. traffic and criminal defense litigation. Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC – which expanded its Nashville office to 44 attorneys last year – has opened its new office and conference center at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place. The office is located on the 15th and 16th floors of the city’s newest skyscraper, and boasts more than 46,000 square feet of space – including a spacious, state-of-the-art conference center with more than 13,000 square feet of meeting space. The 29-story Pinnacle is Nashville’s only Class AA office tower and LEED Gold certified skyscraper. Wells Marble & Hurst, PLLC, is pleased to announce that Laura H. Katzenmeyer has joined the firm as a new associate. Prior to joining the firm, Laura served as law clerk to the Honorable Judge T. Kenneth Griffis with the Mississippi Laura Katzenmeyer Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) is pleased to announce J. Troy Johnston has joined the Greater Jackson, Miss. office. Johnston is a member of the firm’s public finance and incentives group. Troy Johnston Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, announces the addition of Clay B. Baldwin to the firm’s Jackson, Miss. office. Court of Appeals. Baker Donelson is pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of Chambers USA will recognize 77 Baker Donelson attorneys as leading practitioners in 25 practice areas. In addition, Chambers USA will recognize the firm’s health law practice as a leading national practice, and will name 25 of the firm’s practice areas as leading practices in individual states. Fifteen of the firm’s Jackson attorneys will be ranked in Chambers USA as leading practitioners in the state in specific practice areas. Alveno Castilla Clay Baldwin Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) Attorney Alveno Castilla has been elected first vice-chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) board of directors. Graves & Palmertree, PLLC, attorney Brad Palmertree was recently chosen to participate in the Mississippi Bar’s 2013 Leadership Forum. Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) Attorney Ryan Beckett has been appointed by Governor Phil Bryant and Ryan Beckett t t t t t Corporate/Commercial: William S. Painter William S. Mendenhall and Corporate/Commercial (Gaming and Licensing): Dan M. McDaniel Jr. Corporate/Commercial (Municipal Finance): Stephen Edds Environment: Michael T. Dawkins and Gretchen Zmitrovich Labor and Employment: Brooks Eason and J. Randall Patterson confirmed by the Mississippi Senate as chairman of the Mississippi Tort Claims Board.