Firm News for our Business Litigation Attorneys

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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Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury LLC Announces Hiring of Matt Hart

Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury LLC is pleased to announce that Matt Hart has joined the firm as senior counsel. “We are delighted to welcome Matt Hart to the firm as the head of our new white collar defense and investigations practice group,” said Bob Spotswood, the firm’s senior partner. “The skill set that Matt has developed and honed during his two decades as a federal and state prosecutor will further strengthen our firm’s ability to serve clients facing government investigation or enforcement action. We look forward to Matt’s contributions to our firm.” Hart prosecuted public corruption and white collar criminal cases for over twenty years. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Alabama. During his time as federal prosecutor in the Northern District of Alabama, Hart established and directed a nationally renowned federal-state corruption task force which produced over…
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