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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Fresno, CA (July 7, 2015) – McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP is proud to announce that 31 of its attorneys have been named 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers, and 9 attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars in their respective fields.  Since 2003, McCormick Barstow attorneys have been honored for their high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

In addition, five McCormick Barstow partners received special honors.  Marshall C. Whitney was named to the Top 10 list and Gregory S. Mason was included in the Top 100 list.  This year Kenneth C. Cochrane, Gordon M. Park and Robert L. Sullivan, Jr. achieved the 10-year milestone for being named to the Super Lawyers list each year over the last decade.

The 2015 Super Lawyers honored across 14 practice areas include:


Civil Litigation Defense

Insurance Coverage

Todd W. Baxter

Matthew K. Hawkins 

Kevin D. Hansen

Scott M. Reddie


Gordon M. Park


Eminent Domain

Timothy R. Sullivan


Christopher S. Hall

James P. Wagoner

Hilton A. Ryder




Employment Litigation Defense

Land Use/Zoning


David R. McNamara

Jeffrey M. Reid

Kenneth A. Baldwin

Michael G. Woods




Medical Malpractice Defense

Business Litigation

Estate Planning & Probate

Michael F. Ball

Timothy J. Buchanan

W.F. (Rick) Docker

Mario L. Beltramo, Jr.

Stephen E. Carroll

Robert L. Sullivan, Jr.

Daniel L. Wainwright

Lowell T. Carruth



D. Greg Durbin

Family Law

Personal Injury Defense

David L. Emerzian

Jerry D. Casheros

Gregory S. Mason

Mandy L. Jeffcoach

Kenneth C. Cochrane


Timothy L. Thompson

Matthew E. Fletcher


Marshall C. Whitney


John J. McGregor


The Rising Stars recipients include: Niki E. Cunningham, Joseph J. Doerr, Jared Gordon, Gary A. Hunt, Kristi Marshall, Betty L. Julian, Benjamin T. Nicholson, Christina C. Tillman, and Laura A. Wolfe.

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 admitted to practice in 15 states.  The firm has offices in Fresno, CA; Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; Modesto, CA; and Seattle, WA.

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