Attorneys from Holifield & Janich Recognized as Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America in 2024

We are pleased to announce that two of our attorneys, Daniel N. Janich and Al Holifield, have been recognized for inclusion in the 2024 edition of Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America for their work in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Law and ERISA Litigation. This honor is given only to the top lawyers who practice in these areas of law.

Dan has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Illinois each year since 2007 and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America each year since 2020. Al has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyer since 2016 and in the Best Lawyers in America since 2020. In addition, Al has been recognized by his peers as a “Top Attorney” in 2023 by CityView Magazine for his legal work in Employee Benefits/ERISA-Defense, Knoxville, Tennessee area. Al has received this recognition every year since 2010. The firm is extraordinarily proud of its achievements and the consistent recognition its attorneys have received for being among the best in the practice of Employee Benefits (ERISA) and ERISA Litigation.

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service that recognizes lawyers who have achieved high professional achievement and peer recognition in their respective practice areas. Super Lawyers selects only the top 5% of attorneys each year. This award is merit- based. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The Super Lawyers magazine features profiles of the selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region.

Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America is a respected reference guide for identifying lawyers with legal acumen. The selection process is based solely upon confidential peer review. It is designed to receive the consensus of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of fellow attorneys in the same legal practice areas. The Best Lawyers in America recognizes the top 5% of U.S. attorneys in private practice based on legal expertise, ethical standards, and professionalism.


Holifield & Janich, PLLC is a boutique law firm with a national practice serving clients in ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation, and employment law, among other areas of law. Their clientele includes diverse entities, from privately and publicly held companies to not-for-profits and state and local governmental organizations, as well as executives and other professionals within the employee benefits industry. The firm maintains offices in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Chicago, Illinois.

Holifield & Janich, PLLC is recognized for serving clients in sophisticated and complex transactional and litigation matters, offering them personalized service and attorneys who have decades of legal experience garnered primarily from large law firms. The firm’s attorneys have established themselves as thought leaders and educators in employee benefits and ERISA litigation with their scholarly contributions to professional publications, trade journals, authoritative treatises, and speaking engagements before local and national bar and trade associations.

The firm’s two principals, Daniel N. Janich and Al Holifield, are Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, an invitation-only organization of employee benefits attorneys whom their peers acknowledge as among the top lawyers in the country for legal services in employee benefits, executive compensation law, and ERISA.

Holifield & Janich, PLLC is committed to providing clients with the highest quality legal representation, helping them achieve their business objectives in transactional matters and formidable legal representation in litigation or governmental investigations with highly experienced and responsive legal representation. The firm prides itself on offering results-oriented, not process-focused, professional legal services, using a practical approach to client problem-solving that prioritizes efficiency and fostering of personalized, collaborative client relationships.