Chambers USA Releases 2018 Rankings - 27 Attorneys Listed

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is pleased to announce that 27 attorneys are recognized as “Leaders in Their Field” in eight practice areas in the 2018 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

The firm is also ranked highly in all four categories: Corporate/Commercial, Labor and Employment, Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate.

Published in 2018 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. Particularly noted for capability in real estate transactions.”

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. Also offers a wealth of experience concerning issues facing smaller operations including family and closely-held businesses.”

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 and demonstrates specialist capabilities in railroad litigation.”

Real Estate -

“Established real estate team, equipped with a strong roster of tax specialists. Well resourced to handle matters including financing, development and leasing, representing lenders and professional services companies. Advises on related tax and zoning and land use issues. Especially active on real estate work relating to energy and natural resources.”

The firm’s attorneys who are recognized as “Leaders in Their Field” are:


Paul B. Benham III, Senior Statesman*

Bryan W. Duke

Walter “Skip” Ebel III

Price C. Gardner

Robert T. Smith

Corporate/Commercial Municipal Bonds

Robert B. Beach, Jr.

Ryan A. Bowman

W. Taylor Marshall,  Up and Coming**

D. Michael Moyers

J. Shepherd Russell III, Star Individual***

Corporate/Commercial: Tax

Walter “Skip” Ebel III

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr., Senior Statesman*

Price C. Gardner

Labor & Employment

Christoper Heller

Daniel L. Herrington

Michael S. Moore

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

Joseph B. Hurst, Jr.

A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr.

Litigation: General Commercial

Donald H. Bacon

Kevin A. Crass    

Thomas A. Mars

James M. Simpson

Laura H. Smith

William A. Waddell, Jr.

David D. Wilson

Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense

Michelle Ator

Real Estate

Michael B. Childers

Price C. Gardner

James M. Saxton

Jay T. Taylor

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. For more information, visit

*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.

**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.