Firm Profile

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Headquarters

First Tennessee Building, Suite 2000
165 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
United States
(901) 526.2000

Firm Details

For more than 125 years, Baker Donelson has built a reputation for achieving results for our clients, both nationally and internationally, on a wide range of legal matters. While providing legal services is our focus, it is how we deliver them that sets us apart. Our goal is to provide clients with more than what they have come to expect from a law firm.

Baker Donelson commits to a deep understanding of a client's business, to enable us to anticipate clients' needs and assist in their decision-making processes. Because we offer consistent, knowledgeable guidance based on their specific goals and objectives, clients view us as a valued business partner. This allows them to focus on the growth and success of their businesses, confident their legal issues will be handled by an attentive, responsive team.

Our unique approach to providing legal services is enabled by our extensive support structure. As the 60th largest law firm in the U.S., Baker Donelson gives clients access to a team of more than 700 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas, all seamlessly connected across 21 offices to serve virtually any legal and policy need. We provide to our clients a global network of local counsel and other professionals, and have helped our clients take advantage of global opportunities in more than 90 countries spanning six continents. Clients receive informed guidance from experienced, multi-disciplined industry and client service teams. Our federal and state public policy groups provide sound policy advice and comprehensive tracking services, keeping clients up-to-date on critical legislative and regulatory developments. Our diversity and women's initiatives ensure diversity in our people, perspectives and experiences. Technology helps us operate more effectively and efficiently by providing instant access to client-specific information and other key resources.

Management

Brad Chambers
Managing Shareholder
Culver Schmid
Managing Shareholder
Gary Barnes
Managing Shareholder
Jim Talley
Managing Shareholder
Keith Andress
Managing Shareholder
Kelly Overstreet Johnson
Managing Shareholder
Mark Glover
Managing Shareholder
Phyllis Cancienne
Managing Shareholder
Roy Cheatwood
Managing Shareholder
Russell Gray
Managing Shareholder
Scott Campbell
Managing Shareholder
Scott D. Carey
Managing Shareholder
Scott Pedigo
Managing Shareholder
Steve Trent
Managing Shareholder

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in the United States in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) with 21 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Commercial Finance Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Litigation - Construction with 24 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 18 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Non-Profit / Charities Law with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 20 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Transportation Law with 6 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Tennessee with 132 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Arbitration with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 9 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) with 13 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Mississippi in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Commercial Finance Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Commercial Litigation with 30 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Construction Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Maryland in Construction Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Employment Law - Management with 16 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Environmental Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Financial Services Regulation Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Franchise Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Maryland in Health Care Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Louisiana in Health Care Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Maryland in International Arbitration - Commercial with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Maryland in International Arbitration - Governmental with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Louisiana in Litigation - Antitrust with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Litigation - Bankruptcy with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Litigation - Construction with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Litigation - Environmental with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Litigation - ERISA with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Mississippi in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 16 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Litigation - Municipal with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Litigation - Real Estate with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Mediation with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Mississippi in Non-Profit / Charities Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Non-Profit / Charities Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 13 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 9 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Real Estate Law with 18 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Securitization and Structured Finance Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Tax Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Trademark Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Transportation Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Louisiana in Transportation Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Trusts and Estates with 7 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Mandeville with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Johnson City with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis with 48 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Appellate Practice with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Arbitration with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chattanooga in Banking and Finance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chattanooga in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Nashville in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Jackson in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Commercial Finance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Commercial Litigation with 14 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Mandeville in Construction Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Baltimore in Construction Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Corporate Governance Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Corporate Law with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Jackson in Criminal Defense: White-Collar with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chattanooga in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Employment Law - Management with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Johnson City in Employment Law - Management with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Financial Services Regulation Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Jackson in Gaming Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Jackson in Government Relations Practice with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Baltimore in Health Care Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New Orleans in Health Care Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Baltimore in International Arbitration - Commercial with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Baltimore in International Arbitration - Governmental with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New Orleans in Litigation - Antitrust with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Litigation - Antitrust with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Mandeville in Litigation - Construction with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Nashville in Litigation - Construction with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Nashville in Litigation - ERISA with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Litigation - Health Care with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Jackson in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Johnson City in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Litigation - Municipal with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chattanooga in Litigation - Real Estate with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Jackson in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Nashville in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Mediation with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Jackson in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Jackson in Non-Profit / Charities Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chattanooga in Public Finance Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Securities / Capital Markets Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chattanooga in Securitization and Structured Finance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Birmingham in Trademark Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Trademark Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New Orleans in Transportation Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Nashville in Transportation Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Johnson City in Workers' Compensation Law - Employers with 2 lawyers

Contacts

Greg Fletcher
Advocacy
901.577.2294
Bruce Doeg
Business
615.726.5722
Kent Lambert
Business Litigation
504.566.5252
Joel Buckberg
Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling
615.726.5639
Mark Mercante
Construction
985.819.8410
Dylan Howard
Consumer Finance Litigation and Compliance
404.589.3406
Linda Finley
Consumer Finance Litigation and Compliance
404.589.3408
John Rowland
Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy
615.726.5544
Jackie Prester
Financial Services
901.577.8114
Kristine Roberts
Financial Services Litigation
901.577.8136
Gary Shockley
Government Regulatory Actions
615.726.5704
Sheila Burke
Government Relations & Public Policy
202.508.3457
Buck Wellford
Health Care Litigation
901.577.2152
Philip McSween
Health Law
615.726.7334
Jerry Johnson
Health Law/Public Policy
601.969.4662
Edward Ramage
Intellectual Property
615.726.5771
Jenna Bedsole
Labor & Employment
205.244.3851
Tim McConnel
Labor & Employment
865.971.5166
Matt Woolf
New Litigators
504.566.5262
Carter Thompson
Product Liability & Mass Tort
601.351.8942
William Mendenhall
Real Estate/Finance
601.969.4647
Tonya Mitchem Grindon
Securities/Corporate Governance
615.726.5607
Wilton J. Johnson
State Public Policy
601.969.4662
Alton 'Biff' Bayard
Tax
225.381.7019
David Hall
Transportation
205.244.3831

Firm Practice Areas

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Economic Development Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Office Locations

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

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12 Leadenhall Street

London EC3V 1VP

United Kingdom

44 20 7816 2629

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United States

United States

Alabama

Alabama

Birmingham, AL

Wells Fargo Tower, Suite 1400

420 Twentieth Street North

Birmingham, AL 35203

United States

(205) 328.0480

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Montgomery, AL

614 South Hull Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

United States

(334) 262.2000

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

1401 H Street, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC 20005-2202

United States

(202) 408.8400

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Washington, DC

901 K Street, NW, Suite 900

Washington, DC 20001

United States

(202) 508.3400

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Florida

Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL

100 SoutheastThird Avenue, Suite 1620

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

United States

(954) 768.1600

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Orlando, FL

SunTrust Center, Suite 2900

200 South Orange Avenue

Orlando, FL 32801

United States

(407) 422.6600

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Tallahassee, FL

101 North Monroe Street, Suite 925

Tallahassee, FL 32301

United States

(850) 425.7500

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Georgia

Georgia

Atlanta, GA

Monarch Plaza, Suite 1600

3414 Peachtree Road, NE

Atlanta, GA 30326

United States

(404) 577.6000

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Macon, GA

Gateway Plaza, Suite 201

300 Mulberry Street

Macon, GA 31201

United States

(478) 750.0777

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Louisiana

Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA

Chase North Tower, 20th Floor

450 Laurel Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

United States

(225) 381.7000

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Mandeville, LA

Three Sanctuary Boulevard, Suite 201

Mandeville, LA 70471

United States

(985) 819.8400

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New Orleans, LA

201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 3600

New Orleans, LA 70170

United States

(504) 566.5200

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Maryland

Maryland

Baltimore, MD

100 Light Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

United States

(410) 685.1120

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Towson, MD

409 Washington Avenue, Suite 1010

Towson, MD 21201

United States

(410) 296.1160

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Mississippi

Mississippi

Jackson, MS

One Eastover Center, Suite 400

100 Vision Drive

Jackson, MS 39211

United States

(601) 351.2400

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South Carolina

South Carolina

Columbia, SC

1501 Main Street, Suite 600

Columbia, SC 29201

United States

(803) 251.8800

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Tennessee

Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN

Republic Centre, Suite 1900

633 Chestnut Street

Chattanooga, TN 37450

United States

(423) 756.2010

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Johnson City, TN

100 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 200

Johnson City, TN 37604

United States

(423) 928.0181

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Knoxville, TN

265 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 600

Knoxville, TN 37919

United States

(865) 549.7000

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Memphis, TN

First Tennessee Building, Suite 2000

165 Madison Avenue

Memphis, TN 38103

United States

(901) 526.2000

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Memphis, TN

6060 Poplar Avenue, Suite 440

Memphis, TN 38119

United States

(901) 579.3100

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Nashville, TN

Baker Donelson Center, Suite 800

211 Commerce Street

Nashville, TN 37201

United States

(615) 726.5600

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Texas

Texas

Houston, TX

1301 McKinney Street, Suite 3700

Houston, TX 77010

United States

(713) 650.9700

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Virginia

Virginia

Falls Church, VA

450 West Broad Street, Suite 302

Falls Church, VA 22046

United States

(703) 237.0126

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