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Five attorneys listed in 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 31, 2019 – Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, P.C., today announced that four of its attorneys, members Stevan Black, Mike McLaren, Vickie Jones, and John Ryland were selected for inclusion in the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers by their peers. Member Chris Webb was also listed in Rising Stars.

“We are honored to have five attorneys from the firm included in this year’s Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars,” said Stevan Black, founding member of Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, P.C. “We are extremely proud of our team’s accomplishments and look forward to their continued success.”

Mid-South Super Lawyers rates extraordinary lawyers, who have achieved a high-degree of peer recognition and professional accomplishments, from more than 70 practice areas. The multiphase rating process combines independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, with each candidate evaluated on 12 different indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selections are completed on an annual, state-by-state basis. The final published Super Lawyers list represents the top five percent of the lawyers in the state.

Stevan Black was selected for inclusion in 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers in the Family Law category. Black practices in the areas of federal and state civil litigation, family law and personal injury litigation. He has been admitted to practice before all courts of the state of Tennessee; U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. Claims Court; and U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator. Black has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 20 consecutive years and Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006. He was also selected as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent in 2015 by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the Mississippi State University Alumni Association in 2003.

Mike McLaren was selected for inclusion in 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers in the Business Litigation category. He handles federal and state litigation, commercial litigation, professional liability, insurance coverage, vaccine injury litigation, environmental law, construction law, fidelity and surety law and creditors’ rights. McLaren has been listed in The Best Lawyers of America since 2015 and has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer for 13 years, since 2006.

Vickie Jones was selected for inclusion in 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers in the Family Law category. Jones is an experienced attorney whose practice focuses on family law, alternative dispute resolution and civil litigation. She has been admitted to practice law in all courts of the state of Tennessee; U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; and U.S. Supreme Court. Jones is a member of the Memphis, Tennessee and American Bar Associations and is a member of the Memphis Alternative Dispute Resolution Inn of Court.

John Ryland was selected for inclusion in 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers in the Family Law category. Ryland practices in the areas of family law, personal injury, criminal defense, civil litigation, medical malpractice defense and commercial litigation. He has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. Ryland has received numerous awards and recognition including the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Award for Excellence in Family Law from 2015-2018; National Advocates, Top 100 Lawyers 2017; and Mid-South Super Lawyers from 2015-2018.

Chris Webb was selected for inclusion in 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers in the Civil Litigation category. Webb received a Bachelor of Business Administration in business economics from the University of Memphis and a Juris Doctor from the University Of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School Of Law. He is admitted to practice law in all courts of the state of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Webb is a member of the Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and American Bar Associations and has been listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars since 2016.

About Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, P.C. (www.bmjrglaw.com)
Founded in 1994, Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, P.C. is a law firm practicing in a wide range of legal practice areas including family law, insurance defense, contract law, civil litigation, vaccine law, estate and probate, subrogation, criminal law, and others. The firm is comprised of attorneys licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri and New York. Our attorneys are also admitted to practice in federal courts, including, but not limited to various United States District Courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court.
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