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Fresno, CA (July 23, 2013) – McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP attorneys continue to rank at the very top in the annual Super Lawyers rating service of outstanding lawyers.  For the 10th consecutive year, McCormick Barstow attorneys have been honored for their high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The firm is proud to announce that 29 of its attorneys have been named 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers, and 11 attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars in their respective fields. 


In addition, Timothy J. Thompson, James P. Wagoner, Marshall C. Whitney, and Mike G. Woods were recognized as Top 100 Super Lawyers in Northern California.  Once again, McCormick Barstow dominates this category with more Top 100 attorneys than any other firm in the San Joaquin Valley.


The Super Lawyers honored across 14 practice areas include:



Civil Litigation Defense

Insurance Coverage

Todd W. Baxter

Matthew K. Hawkins 

Gordon M. Park


Daniel L. Wainwright

Timothy R. Sullivan



James P. Wagoner

Hilton A. Ryder

Employment Litigation Defense



William H. Littlewood

Land Use/Zoning

Business Litigation

David R. McNamara

Jeffrey M. Reid

Timothy J. Buchanan

Michael G. Woods


Stephen E. Carroll


Medical Malpractice Defense

Lowell T. Carruth

Environmental Litigation

Michael F. Ball

D. Greg Durbin

Christopher S. Hall

Mario L. Beltramo, Jr.

David L. Emerzian



Timothy L. Thompson

Estate Planning & Probate

Personal Injury Defense

Marshall C. Whitney

W.F. (Rick) Docker

Gregory S. Mason


Kenneth M. Klug



Robert L. Sullivan, Jr.


Kenneth A. Baldwin


John J. McGregor


Family Law



Jerry D. Casheros



Kenneth C. Cochrane



The Rising Stars recipients include: Loura N. Erikson, Dana Denno, Joseph J. Doerr, Mara M. Erlach, Melody A. Hawkins, Gary A. Hunt, Mandy Jeffcoach, Betty L. Julian, Benjamin T. Nicholson, Anil Pai, and Christina C. Tillman.


The awards selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.  Only five percent of the lawyers in Northern California are named to the Super Lawyers list.  Rising Stars are individuals who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.  No more than two and a half  percent of lawyers in Northern California are named to the Rising Stars list.


McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth is a Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal representation.  McCormick Barstow was founded in 1951 in Fresno, and has grown to nearly 100 attorneys in five states.  The firm has offices in Fresno, CA; Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; Modesto, CA; and Seattle, WA.



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