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2020 Best Lawyers in America Announced

2019-08-15

Friday Eldredge & Clark, LLP is pleased to announce that 53 lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and eight were named “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.

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AY Magazine Names Best Lawyers of 2019

2019-06-03

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is proud to announce seven attorneys have been chosen by the readers of AY Magazine as the best lawyers in the state, some in multiple categories. The results of this year’s readers’ poll were released in the June 2019 issue of the magazine.

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Mid-South Super Lawyers Lists Top Attorneys of 2018

2018-11-16

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is proud to announce Mid-South Super Lawyers named 45 attorneys to their annual listing of top lawyers in Arkansas including six named as “Top 50: 2018 Arkansas Super Lawyers” and 15 ranked as “Rising Stars.”

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52 Friday Eldredge & Clark Lawyers Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® list; 14 Named “Lawyer of the Year”

2018-08-15

Friday Eldredge & Clark, LLP is pleased to announce that 52 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and 14 named “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.

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In Respect to Loan Agreements, Bill Preserves the Right to Waive a Jury Trial

2018-04-02

By Jason Bramlett

The old saying of “your wish is my command” is often employed when one party’s wish for something to happen becomes another’s command to action to make it happen. Before we get to the significance of that phrase, however, a little background is needed.  In the January 22, 2018 issue of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, I wrote about a recent decision from the Arkansas Supreme Court that rendered unconstitutional a contractual provision waiving a party’s right to a jury trial.

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Recent High Court Decision Could Impact Loan Agreements

2018-02-02

On Dec. 7, 2017, in a case styled as Tilley v. Malvern Nat’l Bank, 2017 Ark. 343, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that certain contractual provisions providing for the waiver of a jury trial are unenforceable. The Supreme Court reasoned in part that waiving the right to a jury trial before litigation arises is unconstitutional.  

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Best Lawyers Announces 2018 Rankings

2017-08-14

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.

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Mid-South Super Lawyers Name 34 Attorneys to Annual List

2016-11-10

Mid-South Super Lawyers named 34 Friday, Eldredge & Clark’s attorneys to their annual listing of top lawyers. In addition, Laura Hensley Smith was named one of the “Top 5o: 2016 Women in the Mid-South” and Donald H. Bacon, Kevin A. Crass, William M. Griffin III, James M. Simpson, Jr., Frederick S. Ursery and William A. Waddell, were named “Top 50: 2016 Arkansas.”

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52 Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

2016-08-22

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is pleased to announce that 52 lawyers have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2017, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades. The lawyers on the list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Following is a listing, by practice area, of the lawyers named to the list for 2017, along with their location:

 

Specialty

Lawyer Name

Little Rock

 
Appellate Practice Robert S. Shafer
   
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Harry A. Light
   
Bet-the-Company Litigation Kevin A. Crass
Bet-the-Company Litigation William Mell Griffin III
Bet-the-Company Litigation Christopher J. Heller
Bet-the-Company Litigation Elizabeth Robben Murray
Bet-the-Company Litigation James M. Simpson
Bet-the-Company Litigation William A. Waddell, Jr.
   
Commercial Litigation Kevin A. Crass
Commercial Litigation William Mell Griffin III
Commercial Litigation Christopher J. Heller
Commercial Litigation Elizabeth Robben Murray
Commercial Litigation William A. Waddell, Jr.
Commercial Litigation David D. Wilson
   
   
Corporate Law Paul B. Benham III
Corporate Law Walter M. Ebel III
Corporate Law Price C. Gardner
   
Education Law Khayyam M. Eddings
Education Law Christopher J. Heller
Education Law Ellen Owens Smith
   
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law David M. Graf
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Joseph B. Hurst, Jr.
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Alexandra A. Ifrah
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr.
   
Employment Law - Individuals Khayyam M. Eddings
Employment Law - Individuals Elizabeth Robben Murray
   
Employment Law - Management Oscar E. Davis, Jr.
Employment Law - Management Khayyam M. Eddings
Employment Law - Management Christopher J. Heller
Employment Law - Management Daniel L. Herrington
Employment Law - Management Michael S. Moore
Employment Law - Management Elizabeth Robben Murray
Employment Law - Management Frederick S. Ursery
Employment Law - Management H. Wayne Young
   
First Amendment Law James M. Simpson
   
Franchise Law William A. Waddell, Jr.
   
Health Care Law Bruce B. Tidwell
   
Insurance Law James C. Baker, Jr.
   
Labor Law - Management Oscar E. Davis, Jr.
Labor Law - Management Daniel L. Herrington
Labor Law - Management 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 J. Heller
Litigation - Labor and Employment Daniel L. Herrington
Litigation - Labor and Employment Michael S. Moore
Litigation - Labor and Employment Elizabeth Robben Murray
Litigation - Labor and Employment Frederick S. Ursery
Litigation - Labor and Employment H. Wayne Young
   
Litigation - Securities Kevin A. Crass
   
Litigation - Trusts and Estates Allison J. Cornwell
Litigation - Trusts and Estates Sarah Cotton Patterson
   
Litigation and Controversy - Tax Price C. Gardner
   
Media Law James M. Simpson
   
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Michelle Ator
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Donald H. Bacon
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Bradley S. Runyon
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Laura Hensley Smith
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants J. Adam Wells
   
Mergers and Acquisitions Law Paul B. Benham III
Mergers and Acquisitions Law Walter M. Ebel III
   
Municipal Law J. Shepherd Russell III
   
Non-Profit / Charities Law Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.
Non-Profit / Charities Law Sarah Cotton Patterson
Non-Profit / Charities Law K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr.
   
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Michelle Ator
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Donald H. Bacon
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants James C. Baker, Jr.
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Kevin A. Crass
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants William Mell Griffin III
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Joseph P. McKay
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants James M. Simpson
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Laura Hensley Smith
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Guy Alton Wade
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants David D. Wilson
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Frederick S. Ursery
   
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Frederick S. Ursery
   
Project Finance Law J. Shepherd Russell III
   
Public Finance Law Robert B. Beach, Jr.
Public Finance Law Ryan Bowman
Public Finance Law Thomas P. Leggett
Public Finance Law J. Shepherd Russell III
   
Railroad Law Joseph P. McKay
Railroad Law Scott H. Tucker
Railroad Law Frederick S. Ursery
   
Real Estate Law James C. Clark
Real Estate Law Price C. Gardner
Real Estate Law James M. Saxton
Real Estate Law Jay T. Taylor
   
Securities / Capital Markets Law Paul B. Benham III
Securities / Capital Markets Law Walter M. Ebel III
Securities / Capital Markets Law Robert T. Smith
   
Securities Regulation Paul B. Benham III
   
Securitization and Structured Finance Law J. Shepherd Russell III
   
Tax Law J. Lee Brown
Tax Law Bryan W. Duke
Tax Law Walter M. Ebel III
Tax Law Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.
Tax Law Price C. Gardner
Tax Law Robert T. Smith
   
Trade Secrets Law Elizabeth Robben Murray
   
Trusts and Estates W. Thomas Baxter
Trusts and Estates J. Lee Brown
Trusts and Estates Allison J. Cornwell
Trusts and Estates Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.
Trusts and Estates Sarah Cotton Patterson
Trusts and Estates K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr.
   
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Guy Alton Wade
   

Fayetteville

 
Appellate Practice R. Christopher Lawson
   
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
   

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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Forty-Nine Attorneys at Friday, Eldredge & Clark Named to the 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers or 2014 Mid-South Rising Stars Lists

2014-12-03

Friday, Eldredge & Clark is pleased to announce that 49 of its attorneys have been named to either the 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers or 2014 Mid-South Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practices. They use a rigorous selection process including third-party validation of the attorneys professional accomplishments. The attorneys selected for this honor are as follows:

MID-SOUTH SUPER LAWYERS

LITTLE ROCK

Michelle Ator Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

Donald H. Bacon Professional Liability: Defense, Personal Injury Products: Defense, Personal Injury General: Defense

James C. Baker Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury General: Defense

W. Thomas Baxter Estate Planning & Probate, Tax

Robert B. Beach, Jr. Government Finance, Schools & Education

Paul B. Benham III Securities & Corporate Finance, Banking, Utilities

J. Lee Brown Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, Nonprofit Organizations

Allison J. Cornwell Estate Planning & Probate, Closely Held Business, Estate & Trust Litigation

Kevin A. Crass Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts

Oscar E. Davis, Jr. Employment & Labor

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, Tax

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr. Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions

Price C. Gardner Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax: Business, Real Estate: Business

William M. Griffin III Personal Injury Products: Defense, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense

Christopher Heller General Litigation, Employment & Labor, Schools & Education

Daniel L. Herrington Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor

Joseph B. Hurst, Jr. Employee Benefits

Harry A. Light Business Litigation, Bankruptcy: Business, Intellectual Property

Joseph P. McKay Civil Litigation: Defense

Michael S. Moore Employment & Labor, Business Litigation

Elizabeth Robben Murray Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment Litigation: Defense, Business Litigation

A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr. Employee Benefits, Tax, Estate Planning & Probate J. Shepherd Russell III Government Finance James M. Saxton Real Estate: Business, Tax: Business, Mergers & Acquisitions James M. Simpson, Jr. Civil Litigation: Defense, Antitrust Litigation Laura Hensley Smith Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Personal Injury Products: Defense William H. Sutton Business Litigation, Personal Injury General: Defense Jay T. Taylor Real Estate: Business, Banking Frederick S. Ursery General Litigation, Personal Injury General: Defense William A. Waddell, Jr. Business Litigation Guy Alton Wade Workers Compensation, Personal Injury General: Defense, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr. Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, Closely Held Business FAYETTEVILLE Clifford W. Plunkett - Business Litigation, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense ROGERSJason B. Hendren Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, Personal Injury General: Defense, General Litigation

RISING STARS

LITTLE ROCK Ryan A. Bowman Government Finance Phillip M. Brick, Jr. General Litigation, Personal Injury General: Defense, Business Litigation Bryan W. Duke Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, Real Estate Jamie Huffman Jones Class Action/Mass Torts, Business/Corporate, General Litigation Martin A. Kasten General Litigation, Appellate Kristopher B. Knox Civil Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury General: Defense, General Litigation D. Michael Moyers Government Finance Sarah Cotton Patterson Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, Nonprofit Organizations Bradley S. Runyon Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense Robert T. Smith Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Banking J. Adam Wells Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense Kimberly Dickerson Young Personal Injury General: Defense, Business Litigation, Appellate H. Wayne Young Employment & Labor FAYETTEVILLE Jason N. Bramlett Banking, Business Litigation Seth M. Haines Banking, Business Litigation

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48 Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers in America List

2014-08-19

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is pleased to announce that 48 lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades. The lawyers on the list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Following is a listing, by practice area, of the lawyers named to the list for 2015, along with their location:

Little Rock, AR

Appellate Practice

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

Edie Ervin

William Mell Griffin III

Christopher Heller

Elizabeth Robben Murray

William A. Waddell, Jr.

David D. Wilson

Corporate Law

Paul B. Benham III

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Price C. Gardner

Education Law

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

Employment Law Management

Oscar E. Davis, Jr.

Christopher Heller

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Frederick S. Ursery

H. Wayne Young

First Amendment Law

James M. Simpson

Franchise Law

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Health Care Law

Bruce B. Tidwell

Insurance Law

James C. Baker

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 & Finance

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Litigation Bankruptcy

Harry A. Light

Litigation Labor & Employment

Christopher Heller

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Frederick S. Ursery

Litigation Securities

Kevin A. Crass

Litigation Trusts & Estates

Allison J. Cornwell

Sarah Cotton Patterson

Litigation & Controversy - Tax

Price C. Gardner

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Michelle Ator

Donald H. Bacon

Laura Hensley Smith

Mergers & Acquisition Law

Paul B. Benham III

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

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

Kevin A. Crass

William Mell Griffin III

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

Thomas P. Leggett

J. Shepherd Russell III

Railroad Law

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 (Skip) M. Ebel III

Robert T. Smith

Securities Regulation

Paul B. Benham III

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

J. Shepherd Russell III

Tax Law

J. Lee Brown

Bryan W. Duke

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.

Price C. Gardner

Robert T. Smith

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

 
 

Fayetteville, AR

Appellate Practice

R. Christopher Lawson

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

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Forty-One Attorneys at Friday, Eldredge & Clark Named to the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers or 2013 Mid-South Rising Stars Lists

2013-11-08

Friday, Eldredge & Clark is pleased to announce that 41 of its attorneys have been named to either the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers or 2013 Mid-South Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. They use a rigorous selection process including third-party validation of the attorneys' professional accomplishments. The attorneys selected for this honor are as follows:

MID-SOUTH SUPER LAWYERS

LITTLE ROCK

Michelle Ator - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice Donald H. Bacon - Professional Liability: Defense James C. Baker - Insurance Coverage W. Thomas Baxter - Estate Probate Paul B. Benham III - Securities & Corporate Finance Phillip M. Brick, Jr. - General Litigation J. Lee Brown - Estate & Probate Kevin A. Crass - Business Litigation Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III - Mergers & Acquisitions Byron M. Eiseman, Jr. - Estate & Probate Price C. Gardner - Mergers & Acquisitions William Mell Griffin III - Personal Injury Defense: Products Christopher Heller - General Litigation Daniel L. Herrington - Employment Litigation: Defense Joseph B. Hurst, Jr. - Employee Benefits/ERISA Jamie Huffman Jones - Class Action Kristopher B. Knox - General Litigation Harry A. Light - Bankruptcy Joseph P. McKay - Civil Litigation Defense Michael S. Moore - Employment & Labor D. Michael Moyers - Bonds/Government Finance Elizabeth Robben Murray - Civil Litigation Defense Sarah Cotton Patterson - Estate & Probate Bradley S. Runyon - Person Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice J. Shepherd Russell III - Bonds/Government Finance James M. Saxton - Real Estate James M. Simpson, Jr. - Civil Litigation Defense Laura Hensley Smith - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice Jay T. Taylor - Real Estate Frederick S. Ursery - General Litigation William A. Waddell, Jr. - Business Litigation K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr. - Estate Planning & Probate Kimberly Dickerson Young - Personal Injury Defense: General H. Wayne Young - Employment & Labor

FAYETTEVILLE

Jason N. Bramlett - Banking Seth M. Haines - Banking Clifford W. Plunkett -Business Litigation

ROGERS

Jason B. Hendren - Personal Injury Defense

RISING STARS

LITTLE ROCK

Phillip M. Brick, Jr. - General Litigation Jamie Huffman Jones - Class Action/Mass Torts Martin A. Kasten - General Litigation Kathryn A. Kirkpatrick - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice Kristopher B. knox - General Litigation D. Michael Moyers - Bonds/Government Finance Sarah Cotton Patterson - Estate & Probate Bradley S. Runyon - Personal Injury Defense Kimberly Dickerson Young - Personal Injury Defense: General H. Wayne Young - Employment & Labor

FAYETTEVILLE

Jason N. Bramlett - Banking Seth M. Haines - Banking

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47 Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers in America List

2013-08-21

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is pleased to announce that 47 lawyers have been named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades. The lawyers on the list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Following is a listing, by practice area, of the lawyers named to the list for 2014, along with their location:

Little Rock, AR

Appellate Practice

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

William A. Waddell, Jr.

David D. Wilson

Corporate Law

Paul B. Benham III

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Price C. Gardner

Education Law

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

Employment Law Management

Oscar E. Davis, Jr.

Christopher Heller

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Frederick S. Ursery

First Amendment Law

James M. Simpson

Franchise Law

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Health Care Law

Bruce B. Tidwell

Insurance Law

James C. Baker

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 & Finance

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Litigation Bankruptcy

Harry A. Light

Litigation Labor & Employment

Christopher Heller

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Frederick S. Ursery

Litigation Securities

Kevin A. Crass

Litigation Trusts & Estates

Allison J. Cornwell

Sarah Cotton Patterson

Litigation & Controversy - Tax

Price C. Gardner

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Michelle Ator

Donald H. Bacon

Laura Hensley Smith

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Donald H. Bacon

Mergers & Acquisition Law

Paul B. Benham III

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

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

Kevin A. Crass

William Mell Griffin III

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

Thomas P. Leggett

J. Shepherd Russell III

Railroad Law

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 (Skip) M. Ebel III

Robert T. Smith

Securities Regulation

Paul B. Benham III

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

J. Shepherd Russell III

Tax Law

J. Lee Brown

Bryan W. Duke

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.

Price C. Gardner

Robert T. Smith

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

 
 

Fayetteville, AR

Appellate Practice

R. Christopher Lawson

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

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Forty-Six Lawyers at Friday, Eldredge & Clark Named Best Lawyers in America 2013

2012-08-29

Friday, Eldredge and Clark lawyers have once again been recognized by Best Lawyers in America. Forty-six of the firms lawyers have been named Best Lawyers for 2013. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Below is a listing of the included lawyers:

Little Rock, AR

Appellate Practice

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

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Commercial Litigation

Kevin A. Crass

William Mell Griffin III

Christopher Heller

Elizabeth Robben Murray

William A. Waddell, Jr.

David D. Wilson

Corporate Law

Paul B. Benham III

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Price C. Gardner

Education Law

Christopher Heller

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

David M. Graf

Joseph B. Hurst, Jr.

Alexandra A. Ifrah

A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr.

Employment Law Individuals

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Employment Law Management

Oscar E. Davis, Jr.

Christopher Heller

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Frederick S. Ursery

First Amendment Law

James M. Simpson

Frachise Law

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Health Care Law

Bruce B. Tidwell

Insurance Law

James C. Baker

Labor Law Management

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Donald H. Bacon

Litigation Antitrust

James M. Simpson

Litigation Banking & Finance

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Litigation Bankruptcy

Harry A. Light

Litigation Labor & Employment

Christopher Heller

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Frederick S. Ursery

Litigation Securities

Kevin A. Crass

Litigation Trusts & Estates

Allison J. Cornwell

Sarah Cotton Patterson

Litigation & Controversy - Tax

Price C. Gardner

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Michelle Ator

Donald H. Bacon

Laura Hensley Smith

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Donald H. Bacon

Mergers & Acquisition Law

Paul B. Benham III

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Municipal Law

J. Shepherd Russell III

Non-Profit / Charities Law

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.

Sarah Cotton Patterson

James E. Harris

K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Michelle Ator

Donald H. Bacon

James C. Baker

Kevin A. Crass

William Mell Griffin III

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

James A. Buttry

Thomas P. Leggett

J. Shepherd Russell III

Railroad Law

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 (Skip) M. Ebel III

Securities Regulation

Paul B. Benham III

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

J. Shepherd Russell III

Tax Law

J. Lee Brown

Bryan W. Duke

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.

Price C. Gardner

Robert T. Smith

Trusts And Estates

W. Thomas Baxter

J. Lee Brown

Allison J. Cornwell

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.

Sarah Cotton Patterson

James E. Harris

K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr.

Workers Compensation Law Employers

Guy Alton Wade

 
 

Fayetteville, AR

Appellate Practice

R. Christopher Lawson

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

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Forty-Five Lawyers at Friday, Eldredge & Clark Named Best Lawyers in America 2012

2011-09-07

Forty-five lawyers from Friday, Eldredge & Clark were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice. Below is a listing of the included lawyers by specialty:

Little Rock, AR

Appellate Practice

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

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Commercial Litigation

Kevin A. Crass

William Mell Griffin III

Christopher Heller

Elizabeth Robben Murray

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Corporate Law

Paul B. Benham III

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Price C. Gardner

Education Law

Christopher Heller

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

David M. Graf

Joseph B. Hurst, Jr.

Alexandra A. Ifrah

A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr.

Employment Law Individuals

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Employment Law Management

Oscar E. Davis, Jr.

Christopher Heller

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Frederick S. Ursery

Franchise Law

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Health Care Law

Bruce B. Tidwell

Labor Law Management

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Donald H. Bacon

Litigation & Controversy Tax

Price C. Gardner

Litigation Antitrust

James M. Simpson

Litigation Banking & Finance

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Litigation Bankruptcy

Harry A. Light

Litigation Labor & Employment

Christopher Heller

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Frederick S. Ursery

Litigation Securities

Kevin A. Crass

Litigation Trusts & Estates

Allison J. Cornwell

Sarah Cotton Patterson

Medical Malpractice Law

Donald H. Bacon

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Michelle Ator

Laura Hensley Smith

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Paul B. Benham III

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Municipal Law

J. Shepherd Russell III

Non-Profit / Charities Law

Sarah Cotton Patterson

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.

James E. Harris

K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr.

Personal Injury Litigation

Michelle Ator

Donald H. Bacon

James C. Baker, Jr.

William Mell Griffin III

Guy Alton Wade

David D. Wilson

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Kevin A. Crass

James M. Simpson

Laura Hensley Smith

Frederick S. Ursery

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Frederick S. Ursery

Project Finance Law

J. Shepherd Russell III

Public Finance Law

Robert B. Beach

James A. Buttry

Thomas P. Leggett

J. Shepherd Russell III

Railroad Law

Scott H. Tucker

Frederick S. Ursery

Real Estate Law

Price C. Gardner

James M. Saxton

Jay T. Taylor

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Paul B. Benham III

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Securities Regulation

Paul B. Benham III

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

J. Shepherd Russell III

Tax Law

J. Lee Brown

Bryan W. Duke

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.

Price C. Gardner

Trusts and Estates

W. Thomas Baxter

J. Lee Brown

Allison J. Cornwell

Sarah Cotton Patterson

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.

James E. Harris

K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr.

Workers Compensation Law Employers

Guy Alton Wade

 
 

Fayetteville, AR

Appellate Practice

R. Christopher Lawson

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

Clifford W. Plunkett

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Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2010

2010-11-08

Our lawyers have once again been honored by inclusion in the annual Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars listings for 2010. Lawyers included on these listings are chosen using a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates. The lawyers on the lists will appear in the Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine mailed to attorneys in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi and will also appear on the web at www.superlawyers.com. Those selected and the listing to which they were named are as follows: Super Lawyers Donald H. Bacon W. Thomas Baxter Paul B. Benham III J. Lee Brown Kevin A. Crass Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III Byron M. Eiseman, Jr. Price C. Gardner William Mell Griffin III James E. Harris Joseph B. Hurst, Jr. Michael S. Moore Elizabeth Robben Murray J. Shepherd Russell III James M. Saxton James M. Simpson James W. Smith Laura Hensley Smith Frederick S. Ursery William A. Waddell, Jr. Rising Stars Ryan A. Bowman Jason N. Bramlett Sarah Cotton Patterson Jamie Huffman Jones Martin A. Kasten Jay T. Taylor Kimberly Dickerson Young

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Best Lawyers Honors 44 Friday, Eldredge & Clark Attorneys

2010-08-20

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, is proud to announce that Best Lawyers, a leading lawyer rating publication since 1984, has honored 44 of its partners by listing them in their 2011 edition. Those honored attorneys represent 28 litigation and transactional practice areas and enable the firm to have the most honorees in Arkansas. The office location, lawyers honored and their fields of specialty are as follows:

Little Rock, AR

Michelle Ator

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Donald H. Bacon

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation

James C. Baker

Personal Injury Litigation

W. Thomas Baxter

Trusts and Estates

Robert B. Beach

Public Finance Law

Paul B. Benham III

Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation

J. Lee Brown

Tax Law Trusts and Estates

James A. Buttry

Public Finance Law

Allison J. Cornwell

Litigation - Trust & Estates Trusts and Estates

Sarah Cotton Patterson

Litigation - Trust & Estates Non-Profit/Charities Law Trust and Estates

Kevin A. Crass

Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Securities Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Oscar E. Davis, Jr.

Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management

Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III

Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Tax Law

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.

Non-Profit/Charities Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates

Price C. Gardner

Corporate Law Litigation & Controversy - Tax Real Estate Law Tax Law

David M. Graf

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

William Mell Griffin III

Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

James E. Harris

Non-Profit/Charities Law Trusts and Estates

Christopher J. Heller

Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Education Law Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor & Employment

Daniel L. Herrington

Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor & Employment

Joseph B. Hurst, Jr.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Alexandra A. Ifrah

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Thomas P. Leggett

Public Finance Law

Harry A. Light

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy

Michael S. Moore

Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor & Employment

Jeffrey H. Moore

Construction Law

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Individuals Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor & Employment

A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

J. Shepherd Russell III

Municipal Law Project Finance Law Public Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law

James M. Saxton

Real Estate Law

Robert S. Shafer

Appellate Practice

James M. Simpson

Litigation - Antitrust Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Laura Hensley Smith

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Jay T. Taylor

Real Estate Law

Bruce B. Tidwell

Health Care Law

Scott H. Tucker

Railroad Law

Frederick S. Ursery

Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor & Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Railroad Law

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Franchise Law Litigation - Banking & Finance

Guy Alton Wade

Personal Injury Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr.

Non-Profit/Charities Law Trusts and Estates

Fayetteville, AR

Jason N. Bramlett

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

R. Christopher Lawson

Appellate Practice

Clifford W. Plunkett

Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation

James W. Smith


Mergers & Acquisitions Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates

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Thirty-Three Firm Attorneys Selected as Mid-South Super Lawyers 2009

2010-01-04

We are honored that the most recent edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers lists 33 attorneys from Friday, Eldredge & Clark. Attorneys are selected for inclusion by their peers and competitors. Six of the firm's attorneys were among the state's Top 50 lawyers, a distinction unmatched in Arkansas.

Firm Lawyer Selected To
Donald H. Bacon Super Lawyers
W. Thomas Baxter Super Lawyers
Paul B. Benham III Super Lawyers
Ryan A. Bowman Rising Stars
Jason N. Bramlett Rising Stars
J. Lee Brown Super Lawyers
Sarah Cotton Patterson Rising Stars
Kevin A. Crass Top 50 Arkansas Super Lawyers
Oscar E. Davis, Jr. Super Lawyers
Bryan W. Duke Super Lawyers
Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III Super Lawyers
Byron M. Eiseman, Jr. Top 50 Arkansas Super Lawyers
Price C. Gardner Super Lawyers
William Mell Griffin III Top 50 Arkansas Super Lawyers
James E. Harris Super Lawyers
Joseph B. Hurst, Jr. Super Lawyers
Jamie Huffman Jones Rising Stars
Martin A. Kasten Rising Stars
Michael S. Moore Super Lawyers
Elizabeth Robben Murray Super Lawyers
A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr. Super Lawyers
J. Shepherd Russell III Super Lawyers
James M. Saxton Super Lawyers
James M. Simpson Top 50 Arkansas Super Lawyers
James W. Smith Super Lawyers
Laura Hensley Smith Top 50 Arkansas Super Lawyers
Robert T. Smith Rising Stars
Jay T. Taylor Rising Stars
Frederick S. Ursery Super Lawyers
William A. Waddell, Jr. Super Lawyers
Guy Alton Wade Super Lawyers
K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr. Super Lawyers
Kimberly Dickerson Young Rising Stars

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Best Lawyers In America 2010

2009-12-22

 

Published biennially since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The Best Lawyers lists, representing 30 practice areas, are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S.confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Friday, Eldredge and Clark is proud to have 45 lawyers who are listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 2010. Those lawyers are listed alphabetically below along with the practice areas for which they have been recognized:

Michelle Ator Medical Malpractice Law
Donald H. Bacon Legal Malpractice Law | Medical Malpractice Law | Personal Injury Litigation
W. Thomas Baxter Trusts and Estates
Robert B. Beach Public Finance Law
Paul B. Benham III Corporate Law | Mergers & Acquisitions Law | Securities Law
Jason N. Bramlett Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
J. Lee Brown Tax Law | Trusts and Estates
James A. Buttry Public Finance Law
Allison J. Cornwell Trusts and Estates
Sarah Cotton Patterson Non-Profit/Charities Law | Trusts and Estates
Kevin A. Crass Bet-the-Company Litigation | Commercial Litigation | Personal Injury Litigation
Oscar E. Davis, Jr. Labor and Employment Law
Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III Corporate Law | Mergers & Acquisitions Law | Securities Law | Tax Law
Byron M. Eiseman, Jr. Non-Profit/Charities Law | Tax Law | Trusts and Estates
Price C. Gardner Corporate Law | Real Estate Law | Tax Law
David M. Graf Employee Benefits Law
William Mell Griffin III Bet-the-Company Litigation | Commercial Litigation | Personal Injury Litigation | Workers' Compensation Law
James E. Harris Non-Profit/Charities Law | Trusts and Estates
Christopher J. Heller Bet-the-Company Litigation | Commercial Litigation | Education Law | Labor and Employment Law
Daniel L. Herrington Labor and Employment Law
Joseph B. Hurst, Jr. Employee Benefits Law
Alexandra A. Ifrah Employee Benefits Law
R. Christopher Lawson Appellate Law
Thomas P. Leggett Public Finance Law
Harry A. Light Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Michael S. Moore Labor and Employment Law
Elizabeth Robben Murray Bet-the-Company Litigation | Commercial Litigation | Labor and Employment Law
A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr. Employee Benefits Law
Clifford W. Plunkett Bet-the-Company Litigation | Commercial Litigation
J. Shepherd Russell III Municipal Law | Project Finance Law | Public Finance Law | Structured Finance Law
James M. Saxton Real Estate Law
Robert S. Shafer Appellate Law
James M. Simpson Antitrust Law | Personal Injury Litigation
James W. Smith Mergers & Acquisitions Law | Tax Law | Trusts and Estates
Laura Hensley Smith Medical Malpractice Law | Personal Injury Litigation
Jay T. Taylor Real Estate Law
Bruce B. Tidwell Health Care Law
Scott H. Tucker Railroad Law
Frederick S. Ursery Labor and Employment Law | Personal Injury Litigation | Railroad Law
William A. Waddell, Jr. Banking Law | Bet-the-Company Litigation | Commercial Litigation | Franchise Law | Non-Profit/Charities Law | Trusts and Estates
Guy Alton Wade Workers' Compensation Law
Bruce B. Tidwell Health Care Law
K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr. Labor and Employment Law | Personal Injury Litigation | Railroad Law

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