Focus on our Team

Our Leadership

Friday, Eldredge & Clark is led by managing partner J. Shepherd Russell IIIPrice C. Gardner is the firm's vice chairman. 

The firm comprises 85 attorneys, including 60 partners, 11 of counsel/senior counsel and 14 associates and approximately 85 staff members. The firm's management committee is made up 15 partners. 

Management Committee

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J. Shepherd Russell III              Michelle Ator                     Donald H. Bacon             W. Thomas Baxter

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          Kevin A Crass               Walter (Skip) Ebel III              Price C. Gardner               William M. Griffin III

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 Joseph B. Hurst, Jr.        Elizabeth Robben Murray    A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr.           James M. Saxton

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   James M. Simpson               Scott H. Tucker              William A. Waddell, Jr. 

Other Management


By the Numbers

85   Attorneys

85   Staff

60   Partners

52   Lawyers listed in Best Lawyers

34   Lawyers selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyer

24   Lawyers ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers

26   Master of Law Degrees

11   Certified Public Accountants (inactive)

6     Fellows in American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

7     Fellows in American College of Trial Lawyers

4     American Board of Trial Advocates

2     Fellows in American College of Tax Counsel