Joseph McKay News

Joseph McKay Appointed to MacArthur Museum Advisory Commission

2019-02-06

Attorney Joseph P. McKay was appointed to a three-year term on the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History Advisory Commission at Tuesday’s Little Rock City Board of Directors Meeting.

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Firm Announces Managing Partner Transition and Management Committee Changes

2019-02-04

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP announced that Price C. Gardner has been elected as the firm’s managing partner to succeed J. Shepherd Russell III, who served as the managing partner since 2012. Russell is returning to full-time practice in the firm’s Public Finance Practice Group.

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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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Mid-South Super Lawyers Releases 2017 Rankings

2017-11-09

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is proud to announce Mid-South Super Lawyers named 38 attorneys to their annual listing of top lawyers in Arkansas including five named as “Top 50: 2017 Arkansas Super Lawyers” and 12 ranked as “Rising Stars.”

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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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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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Friday, Eldredge & Clark has 39 "Super Lawyers"

2012-12-10

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Arkansas. These attorneys are selected via peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. Those Arkansas lawyers who receive the highest point totals during the nomination, research and peer review process are recognized in Arkansas Super Lawyers Top Lists. Following are the lawyers recognized, the list to which they were named, and the practice area for which they were recognized (where applicable):

TOP 50 LAWYERS IN ARKANSAS

Donald H. Bacon Kevin A. Crass Byron M. Eiseman, Jr. William Mell Griffin III Laura Hensley Smith Frederick S. Ursery William A. Waddell, Jr.

TOP 50 WOMEN LAWYERS IN ARKANSAS

Laura Hensley Smith

MID-SOUTH SUPER LAWYERS

LITTLE ROCK

Michelle Ator - Personal Injury Defense Donald H. Bacon - Professional Liability: Defense W. Thomas Baxter - Estate Planning & Probate Paul B. Benham III - Securities & Corporate Finance J. Lee Brown - Estate Planning & Probate James A. Buttry - Bonds/Government Finance Kevin A. Crass - Business Litigation Walter (Skip) M. Ebel III - Mergers & Acquisitions Byron M. Eiseman, Jr. - Estate Planning & Probate Price C. Gardner - Mergers & Acquisitions William Mell Griffin III - Personal Injury Defense Christopher Heller - General Litigation Daniel L. Herrington - Employment Litigation: Defense Joseph B. Hurst, Jr. - Employee Benefits/ERISA Harry A. Light - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Joseph P. McKay - Civil Litigation Defense Michael S. Moore - Employment & Labor Elizabeth Robben Murray - Civil Litigation Defense 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 Jay T. Taylor - Real Estate Frederick S. Ursery - General Litigation William A. Waddell, Jr. - Business Litigation K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr. - Estate Planning & Probate

FAYETTEVILLE

Clifford W. Plunkett -Business Litigation

ROGERS

Jason B. Hendren - Personal Injury Defense

RISING STARS

LITTLE ROCK

Phillip M. Brick, Jr. - General Litigation Bryan W. Duke - Mergers & Acquisitions Jamie Huffman Jones - Class Action/Mass Torts Martin A. Kasten - General Litigation D. Michael Moyers - Bonds/Government Finance Sarah Cotton Patterson - Estate Planning & Probate Bradley S. Runyon - Personal Injury Defense J. Adam Wells - Personal Injury Defense Kimberly Dickerson Young - Personal Injury Defense

FAYETTEVILLE

Seth M. Haines - Banking

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