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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Fresno, CA (July 8, 2016) – McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP is proud to announce that 32 of its attorneys have been named 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers, and 11 attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars in their respective fields.  Last month two partners in the firm’s Las Vegas office were selected as 2016 Mountain States Rising Stars

Additionally, four McCormick Barstow partners received special honors.  For the second year in a row, Marshall C. Whitney was named to the Top 10 list.  Michael F. Ball, Gregory S. Mason and Timothy L. Thompson have once again been included in the Top 100 list.  These attorneys ranked at the very top in the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process for their high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  

The 2016 Super Lawyers honored across 14 practice areas include:


Civil Litigation 


Insurance Coverage

Todd W. Baxter

Matthew K. Hawkins 

Kevin D. Hansen

Scott M. Reddie

 Victoria R. Bernhardt

Gordon M. Park



Timothy R. Sullivan


Eminent Domain

James P. Wagoner

 Hilton A. Ryder

 Christopher S. Hall





Litigation Defense

Land Use/Zoning

Kenneth A. Baldwin

David R. McNamara

Jeffrey M. Reid


Michael G. Woods




Estate Planning 

& Probate

Medical Malpractice Defense

Timothy J. Buchanan

W.F. (Rick) Docker

Michael F. Ball

Stephen E. Carroll

Robert L. Sullivan, Jr.

Mario L. Beltramo, Jr.

D. Greg Durbin


Daniel L. Wainwright

David L. Emerzian



Scott J. Ivy

Family Law

Personal Injury Defense

Mandy L. Jeffcoach

Jerry D. Casheros

Gregory S. Mason

Timothy L. Thompson

Kenneth C. Cochrane


Marshall C. Whitney

Matthew E. Fletcher

John J. McGregor




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

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 14 states.  The firm has offices in Fresno, CA; Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; and Modesto, CA.

Last Updated Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:49 AM.