Chambers USA Releases 2017 Rankings

24 Friday, Eldredge & Clark Attorneys Named “Leaders in Their Field”

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is pleased to announce that in today’s release of the 2017 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business edition, the firm is ranked highly in all four categories and 24 of our attorneys are recognized as “Leaders in Their Field” in eight practice areas.  

The four categories are Corporate/Commercial, Labor and Employment, Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate. 

For more than 25 years, Chambers & Partners has published the leading directories of the legal profession and its rankings are based on intensive, continuous research that identifies the world’s leading lawyers and law firms. 

Leaders in Their Fields


Bryan W. Duke, Up & Coming*

Walter “Skip” Ebel III

Price C. Gardner

Robert T. Smith, Up & Coming*

Corporate/Commercial Municipal Bonds

Robert B. Beach, Jr.

Ryan A. Bowman

D. Michael Moyers

J. Shepherd Russell III, Star Individual**

Corporate/Commercial: Tax

Paul B. Benham III

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr., Senior Statesman***

Price C. Gardner

Walter “Skip” Ebel III

Labor & Employment

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

Joseph B. Hurst, Jr.

A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr.

Litigation: General Commercial

Kevin A. Crass

James M. Simpson

William A. Waddell, Jr.

David D. Wilson

Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense

Michelle Ator

Laura H. Smith, Star Individual**

Real Estate

Michael B. Childers

Price C. Gardner

James M. Saxton

Jay T. Taylor

*Up & Coming Attorneys are at the forefront of their generation and are driving the firm’s growth.

** Star Individuals are rewarded for demonstrating an outstanding degree of technical and commercial expertise beyond that of their peers.

***Senior Statesmen are lawyers who no longer work hands-on with the same intensity but who, by virture of close links with major clients, remain pivotal to the firm’s success. 

Published in 2017 Chambers USA:

Corporate/Commercial -  Market-leading practice active in offering advice on a full spectrum of corporate issues for major corporations. Highly esteemed for its work in taxation and M&A as well as its representation of banks and other financial institutions in connection with regulatory and securities issues. Additional areas of strength also include tackling public bond transactions.

Sources are swift to highlight the breadth of the team's bench: "I think they are really top of the game. They have a deep bench of first-class guys and are very strong from the top to the bottom."

The team also garners praise for its quality of service, as one client highlights: "They are excellent. They are responsive and get results."

Link to Chambers USA - Corporate/Commercial - Arkansas

Labor & Employment -  Provides comprehensive labor and employment services together with a thorough benefits and compensation practice. Frequently advises on discrimination claims, policy reviews and contract terminations. Often advises on tax aspects of benefits and compensation. Client roster comprises large regional or national bodies and companies. 

Market sources praise its communication skills, stating the team is "attentive to clients' needs and prompt in getting back to us,” adding that “they are technically proficient."

"I think their performance is excellent, especially in the employee benefits area," a client remarks. 

Link to Chambers USA - Labor & Employment - Arkansas

Litigation: General Commercial -  Offers impressive bench strength and US coverage to domestic and international clients across a range of commercial disputes. Enjoys an excellent reputation in the market for its expertise in class action matters, including product liability. Additional strength in complex medical malpractice defense cases. 

The department is singled out for its in-depth knowledge of medical matters, with a peer noting: "They are particularly strong in medical malpractice."

"They are extremely talented and very responsive. The attorneys know their specialty very well," one client reports.

Link to Chambers USA - Litigation: General Commercial - Arkansas

Real Estate - Established real estate team, equipped with a strong roster of tax specialists. Regularly works on matters including financing, development, leasing and Section 1031 exchange transactions. Primarily represents lenders, including notable banks, and professional services companies. Advises on related tax and zoning and land use issues. Especially active on real estate work in the energy and resources sectors. 

"They are absolutely perfect. They have fantastic lawyers who are very professional and thorough." 

Link to Chambers USA - Real Estate - Arkansas

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