Monthly Archives: December 2020

Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury LLC Receives Tier 1 Rankings from 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” 7 Attorneys Named in The Best Lawyers in America

Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury LLC is pleased to announce that the 2021 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” has awarded the firm Tier 1 rankings for Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Labor & Employment, and Transportation Law. “We are proud that the firm is regarded so highly by ‘Best Law Firms’ in such a diverse range of practice areas,” said senior partner Robert K. Spotswood. “These rankings reflect the knowledge and experience of our attorneys and their commitment to our clients’ success.” In addition to the firm’s recognition, Robert K. Spotswood, Kenneth D. Sansom, Michael T. Sansbury, Emily J. Tidmore, Grace L. Kipp, William T. Paulk, and Joshua K. Payne were each named in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for their litigation work. Robert Spotswood was recognized as Lawyer of the…
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Spotswood Attorneys Named 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury LLC is pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. Robert K. Spotswood, Michael T. Sansbury, Emily J. Tidmore, and Grace L. Kipp were listed as Super Lawyers in the business litigation practice area. Kenneth D. Sansom was listed as Super Lawyer in the appellate practice area. William T. Paulk, Joshua K. Payne, and Jess R. Nix were listed as Rising Stars in the business litigation practice area. Michael Sansbury was also listed as one of the Top 50 lawyers in Birmingham. “We congratulate all the attorneys who have been named 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars,” said senior partner Robert K. Spotswood. “This recognition represents the depth of knowledge and talent with which we serve our clients and community.” Only the top 5% of lawyers in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are named…
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Spotswood Attorneys Secure Appellate Victory and District Court Settlement for Inmates in Pro Bono Matters

Emily J. Tidmore was appointed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to represent a federal inmate in his appeal of a denial of a motion to reduce sentence under section 404 of the First Step Act. After briefing on behalf of the inmate was filed, the government conceded that the inmate was eligible to be considered for a reduced sentence under the First Step Act in light of United States v. Jones, 962 F.3d 1290 (11th Cir. 2020), which was issued after the district court entered its order. The Eleventh Circuit vacated the district court’s order in full, and remanded the case for further proceedings under the First Step Act and Jones. William T. Paulk and Joshua K. Payne were appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama to represent a state inmate in a civil action against prison officials for alleged…
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