How We Are Honored

Friday, Eldredge & Clark and our individual attorneys are honored to have received local, national and international recognition. Most recently, the firm was the highest-ranked Arkansas law firm listed in the 2020 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" publication, with 44 practice areas being recognized. Additionally, the firm has the most lawyers in Arkansas ranked by The Best Lawyers in America, with 53 attorneys receiving the honor. Other honors include  Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, listing 26 lawyers in the firm as "Leaders in their Fields" and Mid-South Super Lawyers, recognizing 52 of the firm's attorneys including 14 named as "Top 50: 2019 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 2020 "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 44 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 the Little Rock metro area
  • Has the most tier 1 rankings in Arkansas
  • Is the only firm with a tier 1 ranking in Arkansas in Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Is the only firm with a tier 1 ranking in Arkansas in Litigation - Antitrust
  • Has the most tier 1 rankings in Arkansas in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Has the most tier 1 rankings in Arkansas in Litigation - Labor & Employment

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 52 individual lawyers who were recognized in the most recent rankings by Mid-South Super Lawyers. In addition, eight lawyers were named as “Top 50: 2019 Arkansas Super Lawyers:"

*Also named to “2019 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:"