Four Dickinson Wright Members Recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers

November 19, 2012
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Thomas Donnell, Jr., M. Reid Estes, Jr., Kelly L. Frey, and Philip M. Kirkpatrick have been selected to the 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers list.

Thomas Donnell, Jr. - A member of the firm’s Nashville office, Mr. Donnell was recognized for his work in the Class Action/Mass Torts practice area. This is Mr. Donnell’s third selection to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list. He has also been selected as the “2013 Lawyer of the Year” for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants by Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Donnell has a B.S. from Auburn University and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

M. Reid Estes, Jr. - A member of the firm’s Nashville office, Mr. Estes was recognized for his work in the Employment & Labor practice area. He is perennially recognized by the Mid-South Super Lawyers and was named one of the 100 Best Lawyers in Nashville by the Nashville Post, where the publication described him as a nationally recognized expert in wage and hour class-action litigation. Mr. Estes has a B.S. (cum laude) from Belmont College and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Kelly L. Frey – A member of the firm’s Nashville office, Mr. Frey was recognized for his work in the Information Technology/Outsourcing practice area. This is Mr. Frey’s second selection to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list. He has also been selected as the “2013 Lawyer of the Year” for Technology Law by Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Frey represents the headquarters locations of Fortune 1000 companies and serves as General Counsel to the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association. Mr. Frey has a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, a M.S. from Vanderbilt University, and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Philip M. Kirkpatrick - A member of the firm’s Nashville office, Mr. Kirkpatrick was recognized for his work in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice area. He has been selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list since 2007 and has been named one of the best lawyers in Tennessee by Business Tennessee Magazine. For the past 14 years Mr. Kirkpatrick has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America, with his 2013 listing being both for Entertainment Litigation and Commercial Litigation. Mr. Kirkpatrick has a B.S. (with honors) from the University of Tennessee and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

The Mid-South Super Lawyers list is based on a state-wide nomination process, review of resumes and peer evaluation by practice areas. Only five percent of the attorneys in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi are chosen each year.
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