Seven Thompson Hine Lawyers Recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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:

D. Coffman
) – 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.

F. Isbell
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

Ileana Martinez
Liability Litigation
, Business
) – 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.

& 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.

J. Rogers
) – 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.

L. Watkins
, 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:

A. Nail
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.

About Thompson Hine LLP. Thompson Hine LLP, a full-service
business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 7 offices, is ranked
number 1 in the category “Most innovative North American law firms: New
working models” by The Financial Times. For 4 straight years,
Thompson Hine has distinguished itself in all areas of Service Delivery
Innovation and is one of only 7 firms noted in the BTI Brand Elite
for “making changes to improve the client experience.” The firm’s
commitment to innovation is embodied in Thompson Hine SmartPaTH®
– a smarter way to work – predictable, efficient and aligned with client
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