KNOXVILLE — Woolf McClane is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been named to the Tennessee Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in Tennessee for 2012 and four attorneys have been named to the Tennessee Rising Stars list as top up-and-coming attorneys.

Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers as a top attorney and no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive the Rising Star honor. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

Woolf McClane Super Lawyers

Dale C. Allen Tax; Business Litigation; Estate Planning & Probate
W. Kyle Carpenter Personal Injury Defense: Products; Business Litigation
J. Chadwick Hatmaker Employment Litigation: Defense; Employment & Labor; Business Litigation
Howard E. Jarvis Personal Injury Defense: Products; Insurance Coverage
Gregory C. Logue Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Business Litigation
Robert S. Marquis Estate Planning & Probate; Tax; Mergers & Acquisitions


Woolf McClane Rising Stars

J. Eric Butler Tax; Criminal Defense: White Collar; Estate Planning & Probate
Kevin N. Perkey Business/Corporate; Estate Planning & Probate; Tax
Darsi N. Sirknen Business/Corporate; Tax; Estate Planning & Probate
Robert L. Vance Business Litigation; Personal Injury Defense: Products; Personal Injury Plaintiff: General


Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multiphased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

The first Super Lawyers list was published in 1991 and by 2009 the rating service had expanded nationwide. In February 2010 Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals.