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Jesse M. Barrett
Jesse is a trial lawyer who focuses on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation as head of the firm's Washington office. Jesse founded SouthBank Legal's white-collar practice after serving for 13 years as a federal prosecutor and practicing at two Am Law 100 firms.
John A. Conway
John represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of commercial cases, with a particular focus on intellectual property matters. He previously worked as a mechanical engineer and practiced at an international Am Law 100 firm, and he heads the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Notre Dame Law School.
George S. Cressy, III
George advises clients in real estate transactions, M&A, and general corporate matters. George's corporate and finance practice ranges from developing asset protection structures for businesses to structuring multimillion dollar ventures between developers and tribal economic development entities.
Mark F. Criniti
Mark is a first-chair trial lawyer who helps businesses protect their trade secrets and defend against unfair competition. Mark also represents clients on a wide variety of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions.
Timothy M. Curran
Tim has concentrated his practice in complex business litigation and intellectual property since leaving an Am Law 100 firm and co-founding SouthBank Legal. He represents a variety of international and regional businesses in matters involving intellectual property, products liability, class actions, real estate and construction, and financial transactions.
James M. Haigh
Jamey founded SouthBank's Legal business transactions and finance practice after joining SouthBank Legal from an Am Law 100 firm. He represents buyers and sellers in M&A transactions, advises clients on corporate structure and governance issues, represents lenders and borrowers in loan transactions, and handles a wide range of other transactional work for clients in multiple business sectors, including Fortune 500 companies.
Erin Linder Hanig
Erin’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, from single-plaintiff cases to large, multidistrict litigation. Since joining SouthBank Legal from an Am Law 100 firm, Erin has represented businesses in product liability, mass tort, and personal injury matters.
Paul Edgar Harold
Paul is a seasoned litigator who also advises corporate clients on warranty and sales-related legal issues. Paul clerked for four years for federal trial and appellate judges and heads SouthBank Legal's appellate practice.
Stephen M. Judge
Steve leads SouthBank Legal's healthcare practice, utilizing experience he gained at two Am Law 100 firms. Steve focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory compliance, including investigations involving the Anti-Kickback Statute and related issues, as well as complex commercial litigation for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses.
R. John Kuehn
Since leaving an Am Law 100 firm and co-founding SouthBank Legal, John has focused his practice on helping executives and HR professionals not just understand their legal obligations, but also make sound business decisions that are compliant, compassionate, and practical for their organizations.
John D. LaDue
John co-founded SouthBank Legal and focuses on complex commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and serving as a mediator. In more than 30 years of practice, including years at an Am Law 100 firm, John has represented clients nationwide and tried over 40 cases to jury verdict.
Jonathan S. Lawson
Jon joined SouthBank Legal after practicing for years at several Am Law 100 firms. He represents businesses, including multiple Fortune 500 companies, in complex commercial litigation.
Patrick J. O’Rear
Patrick has represented Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial litigation, white-collar investigations, and intellectual property matters. Since joining SouthBank Legal from an Am Law 100 firm, he has also used his patent litigation background to advise clients in matters spanning multiple industries.
David A. Temeles, Jr.
Dave leads SouthBank Legal's government contracts practice and advises clients on a broad range of federal contracting, commercial, corporate, intellectual property, tax, and estate transactional and litigation matters. He previously served as general counsel of a $100 million federal contractor with over 500 employees and practiced at two Am Law 100 firms.
Daniel J. VeNard
Recognized multiple times by national publications for his expertise, Dan concentrates his practice in intellectual property litigation and white-collar investigations. Dan has also developed expertise in data management and privacy matters.
practiced at Am Law 100 firms
taught at Top 25 law and business schools
clerked for federal judges
Obtained Largest Bench Trial Verdict in Indiana History for a Military Contractor
SouthBank Legal represented a military contractor that created armored vehicles for use during the Iraq War and for which the government claimed it was overcharged. In fact, a downstream supplier, one of the top five defense industry companies in the world, had been overcharging for the armor used by SouthBank Legal’s client to protect American troops.Read more