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Friday, July 11, 2014

Fresno, CA (July 10, 2014) – McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP is proud to announce that 31 of its attorneys have been named 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers, and 10 attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars in their respective fields.  For the 11th consecutive year, McCormick Barstow attorneys have been honored for their high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  

In addition, six partners were included in the Northern California Super Lawyers Top 100 list.  Michael F. Ball, Mario L. Beltramo, Jr., Timothy L. Thompson, Marshall C. Whitney, and Michael G. Woods have repeatedly been recognized in the Top 100, and Gregory S. Mason is a first-time recipient.  McCormick Barstow continues to lead this category with more Top 100 attorneys than any other firm in the San Joaquin Valley.

The Super Lawyers honored across 14 practice areas include:


Civil Litigation Defense

Insurance Coverage

Todd W. Baxter

Matthew K. Hawkins 

Kevin D. Hansen



Gordon M. Park


Employment Litigation Defense

Timothy R. Sullivan

Hilton A. Ryder

William H. Littlewood

James P. Wagoner


David R. McNamara


Business Litigation

Michael G. Woods

Land Use/Zoning

Timothy J. Buchanan


Jeffrey M. Reid

Stephen E. Carroll

Environmental Litigation


Lowell T. Carruth

Christopher S. Hall

Medical Malpractice Defense

D. Greg Durbin


Michael F. Ball

David L. Emerzian

Estate Planning & Probate

Mario L. Beltramo, Jr.

Timothy L. Thompson

W.F. (Rick) Docker

Daniel L. Wainwright

Marshall C. Whitney

Kenneth M. Klug



Robert L. Sullivan, Jr.

Personal Injury Defense



Gregory S. Mason

Kenneth A. Baldwin

Family Law 



Jerry D. Casheros



Kenneth C. Cochrane

John J. McGregor  


Matthew E. Fletcher


The Rising Stars recipients include: Daniel S. Cho, Joseph J. Doerr, Loura N. Erikson, Melody A. Hawkins, Gary A. Hunt, Mandy Jeffcoach, Betty L. Julian, Benjamin T. Nicholson, Kristina S. Vaz, and Christina C. Tillman.

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

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