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

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.

Lawyers included in The Best Lawyers in America list are reviewed by their peers and divided by geographic region and practice areas. Lawyers may be included in more than one practice area. A single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Those lawyers listed and their practice areas and location are:

"Lawyer of the Year" - Little Rock           

J. Lee Brown                                                       Trusts and Estates

James C. Clark                                                   Real Estate Law

Kevin A. Crass                                                     Litigation - Securities

Walter M. Ebel III                                               Corporate Law

Price C. Gardner                                                Litigation and Controversy - Tax

David M. Graf                                                      Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Christopher J. Heller                                       Education Law

Harry A. Light                                                     Litigation - Bankruptcy

Elizabeth Robben Murray                             Employment Law - Individuals

J. Shepherd Russell III                                    Municipal Law

James M. Simpson                                          First Amendment Law

Robert T. Smith                                                Securities / Capital Markets Law

Frederick S. Ursery                                         Litigation - Labor and Employment

William A. Waddell, Jr.                                  Litigation - Banking and Finance


Recognized Lawyers - Little Rock

Appellate Practice

Christopher J. Heller

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 J. Heller

Elizabeth Robben Murray

James M. Simpson

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Commercial Litigation

Kevin A. Crass

William Mell Griffin III

Christopher J. Heller

Elizabeth Robben Murray

James M. Simpson

William A. Waddell, Jr.

David D. Wilson

Corporate Law

Paul B. Benham III

Walter M. Ebel III

Price C. Gardner

Education Law

Khayyam M. Eddings

Christopher J. 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.

Khayyam M. Eddings

Christopher J. 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, Jr.

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 and Finance

William A. Waddell, Jr.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Harry A. Light

Litigation - Insurance

William Mell Griffin III

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Christopher J. Heller

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Elizabeth Robben Murray

Ellen Owens Smith

Frederick S. Ursery

H. Wayne Young

Litigation - Securities

Kevin A. Crass

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Allison J. Cornwell

Sarah Cotton Patterson

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Price C. Gardner

Media Law

James M. Simpson

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Michelle Ator

Donald H. Bacon

William Mell Griffin III

Bradley S. Runyon

Laura H. Smith

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Paul B. Benham III

Bryan W. Duke

Walter M. Ebel III

Joseph G. Nichols

Municipal Law

Ryan A. Bowman

J. Shepherd Russell III

Nonprofit / 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, Jr.

Kevin A. Crass

William Mell Griffin III

Joseph P. McKay

James M. Simpson

Laura H. Smith

Frederick S. Ursery

Guy Alton Wade

David D. Wilson

Project Finance Law

J. Shepherd Russell III

Public Finance Law

Robert B. Beach, Jr.

Ryan A. Bowman

Thomas P. Leggett

D. Michael Moyers

J. Shepherd Russell III

Railroad Law

Joseph P. McKay

Scott H. Tucker

Frederick S. Ursery

Real Estate Law

James C. Clark

Bryan W. Duke

Price C. Gardner

James M. Saxton

Jay T. Taylor

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Paul B. Benham III

Walter M. Ebel III

Robert T. Smith

Securities Regulation

Paul B. Benham III

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

J. Shepherd Russell III

Tax Law

W. Thomas Baxter

J. Lee Brown

Bryan W. Duke

Walter M. Ebel III

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.

Price C. Gardner

Robert T. Smith

Trade Secrets Law

Elizabeth Robben Murray

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


Recognized Lawyers - Fayetteville

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


Recognized Attorneys - 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