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Thirty-five Mitchell Williams Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

Eight Named as Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year"

August 15, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard P.L.L.C. announced today that 35 of its attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 list. Eight attorneys were also named Best Lawyers® “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 2018 list are:

  • John Keeling Baker - Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation and Controversy -Tax

  • Sherry P. Bartley - Environmental Law, Litigation – Environment, 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. - Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

  • Melvin “Burnie” L. Burner - Insurance Law

  • Frederick “Rick” K. Campbell - Insurance Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law

  • Charles B. Cliett, Jr. - Health Care Law

  • Ken Cook - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • Elisabeth “Betty” S. DeLargy - Insurance Law

  • Doak Foster - Insurance Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law

  • Byron L. Freeland - Labor Law – Management, Employment Law – Management

  • Allan Gates - Litigation – Environmental

  • Kathlyn Graves - Litigation - Labor and Employment, Labor Law – Management, Employment Law - Management

  • Harold W. Hamlin - Real Estate Law, Project Finance Law

  • L. Kyle Heffley - Litigation - Real Estate, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • Donald H. Henry - Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance

  • Hermann Ivester - Litigation - Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, Trademark Law

  • M. Samuel Jones III - Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation – Securities, Litigation - Real Estate, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • John Alan Lewis - Real Estate Law, Project Finance Law

  • D. Nicole Lovell - Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law

  • Walter E. May - Corporate Law

  • Lance R. Miller - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy

  • Stuart P. Miller - Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

  • T. Ark Monroe III - Insurance Law, Government Relations Practice, Corporate Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law

  • Jennifer R. Pierce - Trusts and Estates

  • Scott D. Provencher - Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Lyn P. Pruitt - Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • Christopher T. Rogers - Trusts and Estates

  • Derrick W. Smith - Administrative / Regulatory Law

  • Stan D. Smith - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • Marcella J. Taylor - Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental

  • Jeffrey H. Thomas - Insurance Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law

  • Walter G. Wright - Environmental Law, Water 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:

  • C. Douglas Buford, Jr. was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Securities / Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.

  • Charles B. Cliett, Jr. was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.

  • Doak Foster was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Administrative / Regulatory Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.

  • Harold W. Hamlin was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Project Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.

  • M. Samuel Jones III was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Litigation - Securities “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.

  • Walter E. May was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.

  • Christopher T. Rogers was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Rogers.

  • Stan D. Smith was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Little Rock.

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About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full service corporate law firm that provides trusted strategic counsel to clients in business, litigation, regulated entities and insurance regulatory matters. Established in 1954, the firm currently employs more than 80 attorneys in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com or Best Lawyers.