Best Lawyers Announces 2018 Rankings

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is proud to announce six attorneys are named by Best Lawyers© as “Lawyer of the Year.” In addition, the publication’s 2018 edition recognizes 52 attorneys, making the firm the highest-ranked firm in Arkansas.  

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to ensure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.


“Lawyer of the Year”

Christopher J. Heller - Appellate Practice

Daniel L. Herrington - Litigation - Labor and Employment

J. Shepherd Russell III - Public Finance Law

Michael S. Moore - Employment Law – Management

Sarah Cotton Patterson - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

K. Coleman Westbrook Jr. - Non-Profit / Charities Law

 


Recognized Attorneys – Little Rock

Appellate Practice                   

- Christopher Heller

- Robert S. Shafer

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

- Harry A. Light

Bet-the-Company Litigation

- Kevin A. Crass

- William Mell Griffin III

- Christopher Heller

- Elizabeth Robben Murray

- James M. Simpson

- William A. Waddell Jr.

Commercial Litigation

- Kevin A. Crass

- William Mell Griffin III

- Christopher Heller

- Elizabeth Robben Murray

- James M. Simpson

- William A. Waddell Jr.

- David D. Wilson

Copyright Law

- Harry A. Light

Corporate Law

- Paul B. Benham III

- Walter M. Ebel III

- Price C. Gardner

Education Law

- Khayyam M. Eddings

- Christopher Heller

- Ellen Owens Smith

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

- David M. Graf

- Joseph B. Hurst Jr.

- Alexandra A. Ifrah

- A. Wyckliff Nisbet Jr.

Employment Law - Individuals

- Khayyam M. Eddings

- Elizabeth Robben Murray

First Amendment Law

- James M. Simpson

Franchise Law

- William A. Waddell Jr.

Healthcare Law

- Bruce B. Tidwell

Employment Law - Management

- Oscar E. Davis Jr.

- Khayyam M. Eddings

- Christopher Heller

- Daniel L. Herrington

- Michael S. Moore

- Elizabeth Robben Murray

- Frederick S. Ursery

- H. Wayne Young

Insurance Law

-James C. Baker Jr.

Labor Law - Management

- Oscar E. Davis Jr.

- Daniel L. Herrington

- Michael S. Moore

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

- Donald H. Bacon

Litigation - Antitrust

- James M. Simpson

Litigation - Banking and Finance

- William A. Waddell Jr.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

- Harry A. Light

Litigation - Labor and Employment

- Christopher Heller

- Daniel L. Herrington

- Michael S. Moore

- Elizabeth Robben Murray

- Frederick S. Ursery

- H. Wayne Young

Litigation - Securities

- Kevin A. Crass

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

- Allison J. Cornwell

- Sarah Cotton Patterson

Litigation and Controversy – Tax

- Price C. Gardner

Media Law

- James M. Simpson

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

- Michelle Ator

- Donald H. Bacon

- Bradley S. Runyon

- Laura Hensley Smith

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

- Paul B. Benham III

- Bryan W. Duke

- Walter M. Ebel III

- Joseph G. Nichols

Municipal Law

- J. Shepherd Russell III

Non-Profit / Charities Law

- Byron M. Eiseman Jr.

- Sarah Cotton Patterson

- K. Coleman Westbrook Jr.

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

- Michelle Ator

- Donald H. Bacon

- James C. Baker, Jr.

- Kevin A. Crass

- William Mell Griffin III

- Joseph P. McKay

- James M. Simpson

- Laura Hensley Smith

- Frederick S. Ursery

- Guy Alton Wade

- David D. Wilson

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

- Frederick S. Ursery

Project Finance Law

- J. Shepherd Russell III

Public Finance Law

- Robert B. Beach, Jr.

- Ryan Bowman

- Thomas P. Leggett

- J. Shepherd Russell III

Railroad Law

- Joseph P. McKay

- Scott H. Tucker

- Frederick S. Ursery

Real Estate Law

- James C. Clark

- Price C. Gardner

- James M. Saxton

- Jay T. Taylor

Securities / Capital Markets Law

- Paul B. Benham III

- Walter M. Ebel III

- Robert T. Smith

Securities Regulation

- Paul B. Benham III

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

- J. Shepherd Russell III

Tax Law

- W. Thomas Baxter

- J. Lee Brown

- Bryan W. Duke

- Walter M. Ebel III

- Byron M. Eiseman Jr.

- Price C. Gardner

- Robert T. Smith

Trade Secrets Law

- Elizabeth Robben Murray

Trusts and Estates

- W. Thomas Baxter

- J. Lee Brown

- Allison J. Cornwell

- Byron M. Eiseman Jr.

- Sarah Cotton Patterson

- K. Coleman Westbrook Jr.

Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

- Guy Alton Wade

 


Recognized Attorneys – Fayetteville

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

- Jason N. Bramlett

Bet-the-Company Litigation

- Clifford W. Plunkett

Commercial Litigation

- Clifford W. Plunkett 

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

- Clifford W. Plunkett

 


Recognized Attorneys – Rogers

Commercial Litigation

- Marshall S. Ney

Litigation - Banking and Finance

- Marshall S. Ney

Litigation – Bankruptcy

- Marshall S. Ney

 Litigation - Intellectual Property

- Marshall S. Ney

Litigation - Labor and Employment

- Marshall S. Ney

 

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