Firm Named Arkansas Law Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP was named 2017 Arkansas Law Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation at the annual awards ceremony that was held Thursday, Feb. 16 in New York.

“We are honored to be recognized for the hard work and dedication of our litigation attorneys,” said J. Shepherd Russell III, the firm’s managing partner. 

Benchmark Litigation exclusively covers the litigation and disputes market in North America and is the only publication to focus only on U.S. litigation. The results of Benchmark Litigation stem from the culmination of a research period where researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms.

In addition to being named Firm of the Year, some of the firm’s attorneys have been named Local Litigation Stars by the publication and are honored for their work in specific practice areas:


Kevin A. Crass - General Commercial

William Mell Griffin III - General Commercial, Product Liability and Securities

Robert S. Shafer - Appellate

James M. Simpson - Environmental, General Commercial, Product Liability, Toxic Tort

William A. Waddell, Jr. - General Commercial, Securities

Local Litigation Stars