Sixteen Cory Watson Attorneys Honored by Best Lawyers in America 2021

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Cory Watson Attorneys is proud to announce that 16 of the firm’s attorneys were recognized for their legal excellence in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.®

In addition, Firm Co-Founder and Principal Leila H. Watson was named as a Best Lawyers® 2021 Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year” award in Birmingham. This is the fourth year that Ms. Watson has been honored with this annual award for her outstanding achievements.

The latest edition features a new category, “Ones to Watch,” honoring attorneys who are typically five to nine years into their careers and have demonstrated “outstanding professional excellence in private practice.” Eight Cory Watson attorneys were selected for the inaugural award.

On behalf of our thousands of clients nationwide, the team at Cory Watson Attorneys congratulates this outstanding group of lawyers for their achievement and well-deserved recognition.

BEST LAWYERS 2021

The eight attorneys named as the 2021 Best Lawyers in Birmingham include:

Ernest Cory, Co-Founder & Managing Shareholder

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Leila H. Watson, Firm Co-Founder & Principal

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Douglas A. Dellaccio, Jr., Principal Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Elizabeth E. Chambers, Principal Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs

Rick DiGiorgio, Principal Attorney

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Jerome Tapley, Principal Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs

Stephen Hunt, Jr., Principal Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs

Hirlye “Ryan” Lutz, Principal Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs

BEST LAWYERS: ONES TO WATCH 2021

Eight of our firm’s talented attorneys received 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition:

Adam W. Pittman, Principal Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Curt Tanner, Principal Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Joel Caldwell, Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Andrew S. Herring, Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Nina Towle Herring, Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Lauren S. Miller, Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Mitchell Theodore, Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Tiffany L. Webber, Attorney

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

ABOUT BEST LAWYERS®

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” To learn more, visit BestLawyers.com.

ABOUT CORY WATSON ATTORNEYS

Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than $3 Billion for clients across the country. Cory Watson Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and product liability, and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.

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