How We Are Honored

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is proud to announce the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas (WFA) has named the firm the recipient of the 2021 Olivia Farrell Gender Equity Leadership Award. The award was announced Wednesday, March 3 at the 33rd Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards Celebration in Little Rock.  Click here to read more. 

The firm and our attorneys are honored to have received local, national and international recognition throughout the years. Most recently, the firm was the highest-ranked Arkansas law firm listed in the 2021 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" publication, with 47 practice areas being recognized. Additionally, the firm has the most lawyers in Arkansas ranked by The Best Lawyers in America, with 72 attorneys receiving the honor. Other honors include Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, listing 27 lawyers in the firm as "Leaders in their Fields" and Mid-South Super Lawyers, recognizing 50 of the firm's attorneys including 8 named as "Top 50: 2020 Arkansas Super Lawyers."

Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. The lawyers named as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

How we are honored: 72 lawyers have been named to Best Lawyers 2021 including 16 "Lawyers of the Year" and nine "Ones to Watch."

Lawyers of the Year in Little Rock:

 U.S. News - Best Lawyers®

U.S. News - Best Lawyers join together to create an annual listing of the “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the 2021 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal experience. 

How we are honored: The firm has been ranked in the latest  U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 47 practice areas, which is the most of any law firm in the state.

According to the publication, Friday, Eldredge & Clark:

  • Has the most tier 1 rankings in Fayetteville metro area
  • Has the most tier 1 rankings in the Little Rock metro area
  • Has the most “Best Law Firms” rankings in the Fayetteville metro area
  • Has the most “Best Law Firms” rankings in the Little Rock metro area

Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners use in-depth editorial and research teams to assess lawyers and law firms across the globe.

How we are honored: In its most recent listing, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked the firm highly in all four categories: Corporate/Commercial, Labor & Employment, Litigation and Real Estate.

In addition, 27 lawyers in the firm were individually recognized, with many lawyers listed in more than one category.

How we are honored: In the most recent issue of Chambers High Net Worth  guide, the firm received the highest-ranking level awarded by Chambers and Partners and five trust and estate planning attorneys were named "leaders in their fields" in private wealth law: 

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Mid-South Super Lawyers includes Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

How we are honored: The firm has 50 individual lawyers who were recognized in the most recent rankings by Mid-South Super Lawyers. In addition, eight lawyers were named as “Top 50: 2020 Arkansas Super Lawyers:"

*Also named to “2020 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers”

Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation exclusively covers the litigation and disputes market in North America and is the only publication to focus solely on U.S. litigation. The results of Benchmark Litigation are the culmination of extensive research involving interviews with litigators and their clients to identify leading litigators and firms.

How we are honored: The firm was named the 2017 Arkansas Law Firm of the Year. In the latest rankings by Benchmark Litigation, the following attorneys were named as "Local Litigation Stars:"