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Forty Mitchell Williams Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Six Attorneys Named as Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year"

August 15, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard P.L.L.C. announced today that 40 of its attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 list. Six attorneys were also named Best Lawyers 2019® “Lawyer of the Year.”

The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Attorneys who are named to The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They 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. The Mitchell Williams attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America 2019 list are:

Little Rock, AR

  • Michele Allgood - Public Finance Law
  • John Keeling Baker - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation and Controversy -Tax
  • Sherry P. Bartley - Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Personal Injury Litigation -Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Trav Baxter - Trusts and Estates
  • R. T. Beard III - Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Michelle L. Browning - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • C. Douglas Buford, Jr. - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Frederick “Rick” K. Campbell - Administrative / Regulatory Law, Insurance Law
  • Charles B. Cliett, Jr. - Health Care Law
  • Ken Cook - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Doak Foster - Administrative / Regulatory Law, Insurance Law
  • Byron L. Freeland – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management,
  • Allan Gates - Litigation - Environmental
  • Kathlyn Graves - Employment Law - Management, Labor Law- Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Harold W. Hamlin - Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Donald H. Henry - Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Hermann Ivester – Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Trademark Law
  • Benjamin Jackson - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Anton Janik - Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • M. Samuel Jones III - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation –Real Estate, Litigation - Securities, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • D. Nicole Lovell - Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Walter E. May - Corporate Law
  • Christopher McNulty - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Lance R. Miller - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • T. Ark Monroe III - Administrative / Regulatory Law, Corporate Law, Government Relations Practice, Insurance Law
  • Jennifer R. Pierce - Trusts and Estates
  • Scott D. Provencher - Insurance Law, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Lyn P. Pruitt - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions -Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Scott Schallhorn - Real Estate Law
  • Derrick W. Smith - Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Stan D. Smith - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Jeffrey H. Thomas - Administrative / Regulatory Law, Insurance Law
  • Walter G. Wright - Environmental Law, Water Law

Rogers, AR

  • Craig Cockrell - Tax Law
  • L. Kyle Heffley - Litigation – Real Estate, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Stuart P. Miller - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Christopher T. Rogers - Trust and Estates

Austin, TX

  •  Melvin “Burnie” L. Burner - Insurance Law
  •  Elisabeth “Betty” S. DeLargy - Insurance Law
  • Stanton Strickland – Insurance Law

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity. The Mitchell Williams members named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in addition to their ranking on The Best Lawyers in America list are:

  • Sherry P. Bartley was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Litigation - Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.
  • C. Douglas Buford, Jr. was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.
  • Byron L. Freeland was named the Best Lawyers ® 2019 Employment Law - Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.
  • Hermann Ivester was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.
  • Lyn P. Pruitt was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions -Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.
  • Walter G. Wright, Jr. was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a 92-attorney corporate law firm that provides strategic and comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com or Best Lawyers.