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BTNL Donates To India COVID Relief

Today, BTNL joined with other organizations and individuals around the world in donating to Direct Relief, an organization currently providing thousands of oxygen concentrators, requested medications, PPE, and financial resources for frontline health providers working to protect patients in India.

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Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes BTNL Litigation Group and Partners Barze and Noles

Legal directory publisher Chambers and Partners has once again recognized Bruce Barze and Jim Noles, two of Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC’s founding partners, as ranked individuals in its 2021 edition of its Chambers USA Guide. BTNL is also listed for the first time in the Commercial Litigation department rankings. Chambers writes that sources regard the BTNL team as a “group of fantastic lawyers” and “superb litigators.”

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BTNL Founding Partner Spence Taylor Tabbed For "Best Of The Bar 2021" Honors

BTNL founding partner Spence Taylor was honored by The Birmingham Business Journal for its Best of the Bar Awards 2021 List. His law practice encompasses commercial insurance coverage and extra-contractual litigation, representing insurers and insureds throughout the country, as well commercial litigation.

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BTNL Partner Lowther Obtains Defense Verdict in Jury Trial

BTNL partner Todd Lowther earned a defense verdict on behalf of our client, The Heil Co., after a 4-day jury trial in the Circuit Court of Dekalb County, Alabama. The lawsuit involved an accident at Heil’s Fort Payne manufacturing facility where it manufactures garbage truck bodies.

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Partner Jim Noles Authors Article In Natural Resources & Environment Magazine

For the Spring 2021 issue of Natural Resources & Environment, BTNL partner Jim Noles penned an intriguing story about Arvid Pardo and how he arose from a prison cell in Mussolini’s Italy to become Malta’s Ambassador to the United Nations and earn the sobriquet “father of the Law of the Sea Conference”.

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More Than Just A New Conference Table

Last week, BTNL capped its expansion into a new office suite by welcoming the arrival of the firm’s new conference room table. But the newly arrived table represents far more than just a piece of furniture.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Celebrates Women's History Month

During the month of March, @BTNL_Law_Firm is recognizing and celebrating women’s historic achievements by highlighting the remarkable women who have impacted Alabama’s history.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Turns Three

On January 16, 2021, Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC celebrated its third anniversary.

Since its founding in 2018, BTNL has represented over 140 clients from 10 different countries. With grateful appreciation to those clients and its friends in the legal community, BTNL is proud to say that it has been recognized by peers in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Mid-South Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and other, similar publications.

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SARAH MCBRAYER JOINS BARZE TAYLOR NOLES LOWTHER LLC

Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC welcomes Sarah McBrayer as the firm’s tenth attorney. Before joining BTNL, Sarah clerked for the Honorable William T. Moore, Jr., Senior District Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia in Savannah, Georgia.

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BARZE TAYLOR NOLES LOWTHER LLC PUTS IN #AGOODDAYSWORK

The year 2020 was one that practically everyone wanted to see receding into their rearview mirror, but Barze Taylor Noles Lowther did not let the year end without making its annual charitable donation of #AGoodDaysWork. This year, BTNL donated a day’s worth of its partner revenues to Birmingham-Southern College’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Attorneys Selected as "Mid-South 2020 Super Lawyers"

Super Lawyers' publication of its "Mid-South 2020 Super Lawyers" includes all four BTNL partners on the annual list.

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BTNL Partner Jim Noles Speaks at Alabama Archives' "Food For Thought" Series

BTNL partner Jim Noles was this month’s featured speaker at the Alabama Department of Archives & History’s “Food for Thought” series on November 19, 2020.

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U.S. News and Best Lawyers once again recognize Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC as one of their “2021 Best Law Firms.”

BTNL has received multiple rankings in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." The firm is ranked in Metropolitan Tier 1 among Birmingham firms in the following areas:

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BTNL Attorneys Speak at Alabama Forestry Association's Public Policy Series

BTNL partner Jim Noles and associate Catherine Masingill spoke at the Alabama Forestry Association’s Public Policy Series in Prattville, Alabama, on October 30, 2020. The focus of their presentation was on recent and pending regulatory and judicial actions in the environmental arena that have the potential to impact the forestry products supply chain.

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BTNL Once Again Ranked "Highly Recommended" In Benchmark Litigation Guide

Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC has once again received prominent rankings from Benchmark Litigation in its 2021 guide. The firm is listed as “Highly Recommended” for Alabama, and four lawyers received mentions as “Local Litigation Stars.”

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Catherine Masingill Joins Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC

Catherine Masingill has joined Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC as the firm’s ninth attorney. She graduated earlier this year, cum laude, from The University of Mississippi School of Law.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Concludes Successful Summer Clerk Season

Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC summer associates Maddie Sanders and Hunter Myers have returned to the University of Alabama School of Law after completing six-week clerkships with BTNL. Both have accepted offers to return to the firm next summer.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Attorneys Recognized In 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers In America (2021)

The 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2021) has recognized five BTNL lawyers. All four founding partners of Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC are listed as “Best Lawyers” in their various fields of practice.

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Barze Recognized in Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2020

BTNL founding partner, Bruce Barze, has been identified by UK-based Who’s Who Legal as being among the world’s leading life sciences product liability defense lawyers.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Welcomes Summer Associates Maddie Sanders and Hunter Myers

Maddie Sanders and Hunter Myers are joining Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC as the firm’s 2020 summer associates.

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Team BTNL Embarks On 30 Miles in 30 Days Challenge

Starting May 27th, the lawyers and staff of BTNL will embark on the “BTNL 30 Miles in 30 Days Challenge.” Every lawyer and staff member has committed to moving at least a mile a day for 30 days, whether by running, jogging, walking, crawling, biking, or swimming.

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CHAMBERS USA 2020 RECOGNIZES BTNL PARTNERS BARZE AND NOLES

Legal directory publisher Chambers and Partners has once again recognized Bruce Barze and Jim Noles, two of Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC’s founding partners, in its 2020 edition of its Chambers USA Guide.

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Birmingham's B-Metro Magazine Recognizes BTNL Partner Jim Noles On Annual "Top Attorneys'" List for 2020

B-Metro magazine has recognized Jim Noles, one of Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC’s founding partners, as one of the Birmingham metro area’s “Top Attorneys.”

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BTNL PARTNER JIM NOLES TABBED AS CORPORATE CHAIR FOR LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY’S 2020 LIGHT THE NIGHT CAMPAIGN

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Alabama and the Gulf Coast has tabbed BTNL partner Jim Noles to be the corporate chair for LLS’ signature fundraising event in Alabama – the Light The Night Walk scheduled for October 15, 2020, at Birmingham’s Railroad Park.

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Insuralex Ranked Band 1 in Insurance by Chambers and Partners

Insuralex has again been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners in 2020. The prestigious British publication Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions. Insuralex is a network created by independent law firms that specialize in insurance and reinsurance coverage, defense, litigation, and other related legal services.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Attorneys Selected as "Mid-South 2019 Super Lawyers"

Super Lawyers' publication of its "Mid-South 2019 Super Lawyers" includes all four BTNL partners on the annual list.

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BTNL Ranked Prominently In 2020 Benchmark Litigation Guide

Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC has once again received prominent rankings from Benchmark Litigation in its 2020 guide. The firm was listed as “Highly Recommended” for Alabama, and three lawyers received mentions as “Local Litigation Stars.”

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Jim Noles Elected Chairman of Mountain Brook Library Board Foundation Board Of Directors

At its fall meeting, the Board of Directors of the Mountain Book Library Foundation elected Jim Noles as the board's chairman. Previously, Noles had served as the board's vice chairman and as its secretary.

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Will Hoffman Joins Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC

Will Hoffman has joined Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC as the firm’s eighth attorney. A graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law, Will most recently practiced law with a large Birmingham-based defense firm where his practice focused on general liability and workers’ compensation litigation.

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Barze Speaks At Insuralex Global Insurance Lawyers Group Meeting In Chicago

BTNL partner Bruce Barze spoke at the North American Regional Meeting of the Insuralex Global Insurance Lawyers Group in Chicago, Illinois, on September 18, 2019. The Regional Meeting included a seminar on cutting-edge legal issues, including a bad faith law update, a cannabis primer and legal update, and a presentation on cyber threats. Barze participated in the panel discussing insurance coverage issues arising from the #MeToo movement.

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Taylor Speaks At Alabama Forestry Association's Annual Meeting

BTNL partner Spence Taylor spoke at the Alabama Forestry Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Orange Beach, Alabama, on September 8, 2019. Participating in the meeting’s Continuing Education session, Taylor addressed the group of foresters, land owners, and fellow attorneys on the topic of “Insurance Issues Affecting the Timber Industry.”

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Bruce Barze Recognized As "Lawyer Of The Year" For Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants In 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers In America (2020)

The 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2020) has recognized Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC founding partner Bruce Barze with "Lawyer of the Year" honors in the field of Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Attorneys Recognized In 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers In America (2020)

The 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2020) has recognized all four founding partners of Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC as “Best Lawyers” in their various fields of practice.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Welcomes Summer Associate Catherine Masingill

Catherine Masingill has joined Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC as the firm’s 2019 summer associate. Catherine, a native of Mountain Brook, Alabama, is a rising third-year law student at The University of Mississippi School of Law, where she will be this year’s Executive Editor for the Mississippi Sports Law Review. She is also a member of the Ole Miss Law Moot Court Board and has participated as a guardian ad litem in the Child Advocacy Clinic.

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Barze Speaks at Joint APCAA/ADLA Seminar

BTNL partner Bruce Barze spoke at the July 17 Alabama Insurance Law and Law Ethics Update in Birmingham co-sponsored by the Alabama Property & Casualty Adjusters Association (APCAA) and the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA).

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BTNL Partner Jim Noles Among Speakers at the 6th Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

Jim Noles, partner at Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC, spoke at the 6th Annual Mid-South Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference on June 7, 2019, in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes BTNL Partners Barze and Noles

Legal directory publisher Chambers and Partners has recognized Bruce Barze and Jim Noles, two of Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC’s founding partners, in its 2019 edition of its Chambers USA Guide.

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BTNL Founding Partner Jim Noles Tabbed for “Best of the Birmingham Bar” Honors

BTNL founding partner Jim Noles was honored last night by The Birmingham Business Journal for its Best of the Bar Awards in the category of “Environmental Law and Regulation.”

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Barze Recognized In Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2019

BTNL founding partner, Bruce Barze, has been identified by UK-based Who’s Who Legal as being among the world’s leading product liability defense lawyers.

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Lisa McCrary Joins Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC

Lisa McCrary has joined Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC as the firm’s newest attorney. A graduate (with honors) of The University of Texas School of Law, Lisa most recently practiced law in the New York City office of Baker Botts.

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BARZE TAYLOR NOLES LOWTHER LLC CO-SPONSORS FIRST “COFFEE WITH THE JUDGES” OF 2019

The Birmingham Bar Association hosted its first “Coffee with the Judges” of 2019 on January 25, 2019, at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

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JIM NOLES BRIEFS ALABAMA FORESTRY COUNCIL ON RECENT ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT DEVELOPMENTS IN ALABAMA

Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC partner Jim Noles updated the Alabama Forestry Council on recent developments and issues involving the federal Endangered Species Act at the council’s meeting in Millbrook, Alabama, today.

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ALABAMA BOOKSMITH HOSTS LAUNCH OF BTNL PARTNER’S NEWEST BOOK; MAKES DONATION TO WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

The Alabama Booksmith and Casemate Publishers launched BTNL partner Jim Noles’ book, Undefeated: A Story of Basketball, Battle, and West Point’s Perfect 1944 Season, at a book signing and reception at the Alabama Booksmith on November 27, 2018.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Attorneys Selected as "Mid-South 2018 Super Lawyers"

Super Lawyers' publication of its "Mid-South 2018 Super Lawyers" includes three BTNL partners on the annual list.

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Jim Noles Elected Vice Chairman of Mountain Brook Library Board Foundation Board of Directors

At its fall meeting, the Board of Directors of the Mountain Book Library Foundation elected Jim Noles as the board's vice chairman. Previously, Noles had served as the board's secretary.

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U.S. News and Best Lawyers have recognized Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC as one of their “2019 Best Law Firms.”

BTNL was ranked in the top tier among Birmingham firms in Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law and also received recognition for its work in Environmental Litigation, Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, and Environmental Law.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Receives Benchmark’s “Highly Recommended” Accolades

Releasing its list of “Highly Recommended” law firms, Benchmark has tabbed Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC for the annual honor. BTNL was one of the ten firms in Alabama recognized at Benchmark’s top-tier level.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Puts in #AGoodDaysWork

On September 24, the partners of Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC (“BTNL”) dedicated their day’s work – and the revenue it would generate – in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) battle against blood cancer.

Tagging the day #AGoodDaysWork, the firm pledged the day’s revenue from each of its four founding partners – Bruce Barze, Spence Taylor, Jim Noles, and Todd Lowther – to be donated to LLS in conjunction with the pending Light The Night Walk on November 8, 2018, at Birmingham’s Railroad Park.

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BTNL PARTNERS TO SPEAK AT LONDON INSURANCE SEMINAR

Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC partners Bruce Barze and Todd Lowther will be presenting at a seminar in London, England on October 8, 2018. The seminar, which will be presented in conjunction with our friends at Carter Perry Bailey LLP, is entitled “Insurance Coverage Implications following the ‘Death of a Company’ – A Comparison of Outcomes Under US and English Law.”

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Jim Noles Shares Thoughts on Key Environmental Issues at Alabama Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting

Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC partner Jim Noles addressed an audience of landowners, foresters, real estate and insurance professionals, attorneys, and accountants on September 9, 2018, at the annual meeting of the Alabama Forestry Association in Orange Beach, Alabama.

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Bruce Barze Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law in 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2019)

The 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2019) has recognized Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC founding partner Bruce Barze with "Lawyer of the Year" honors in the field of Insurance Law in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC Attorneys Recognized in 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2019)

The 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2019) has recognized all four founding partners of Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC as “Best Lawyers” in their various fields of practice.

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