Morris Manning


The firm rebounded in 2012 with double-digit revenue growth, benefiting from increased diversification in practice and geographic base. There were improvements in real estate and inbound work for foreign corporations, plus the addition of five attorneys in Washington.

—Reported by Katheryn Hayes Tucker

*Variances shown are in comparison to 2011.

Revenue $96,000,000 10.3%
Revenue per Lawyer $675,000 0.7%
Profit per equity partner $890,000 3.5%

Total lawyers 142 12
Atlanta lawyers 126/89% 7
Partners 74 5
Equity partners 40 3
Atlanta size rank among firm’s offices   No. 1


Bank of America Corp., City of Atlanta, Cole Real Estate Investments Inc., Griffin-American Healthcare, Huawei Technologies Co., Ingenico North America, Lubert-Adler Group, McKesson Corp., Noble Investment Group, Peachtree Hotel Group, Piedmont Healthcare, Regions Financial Corp., Rialto Capital Management, Regions Timberland Group, Rockbridge Capital, SunTrust Banks Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., Wood Partners


Atlanta (126), Raleigh-Durham (4), Savannah (2), Washington



Atlanta—Daniel Mohan, health care, from Kilpatrick Townsend; Carl Westmoreland, real estate, zoning and land use, from Seyfarth Shaw
Washington—Donald Cameron, Julie Mendoza, Brady Mills and Will Planert, international trade, and associate Mary Hodgins from Troutman Sanders


Atlanta—John Williamson, commercial litigation, to Locke Lord.


• Managing partner Louise Wells says the firm has “quietly established an elite international inbound practice with a focus on trade, IP, corporate transactions and product liability litigation, a key strategic area for the firm’s ongoing growth.”
• The firm expects to triple the size of its Washington office in 2013.
• Wells predicts the real estate practice— historically essential to the firm’s success—will only grow in importance as larger firms come to view commercial real estate as too volatile, paving the way for opportunities for smaller and boutique firms.


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