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Litigation: General Commercial — Arkansas


Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for 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.

Strengths 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.

Work highlights Represented ABF Logistics in a dispute against Zumba Fitness relating to the client's status as a broker in connection with shipment of goods in interstate commerce.

Assisted Colorado Mutual Insurance on a class action brought by Colorado residents alleging violations of the federal RICO and antitrust statutes, industry conspiracy and other state law claims.

Significant clients FedEx, Union Pacific, Dillard Department Stores, Regions Bank, Oaklawn Jockey Club.

Notable practitioners

Laura Smith is recognized for her wealth of litigation experience. She has a special focus on defense of drug and medical device manufacture and injury matters. Sources describe her as "one of the best," who "does outstanding work."

James Simpson heads the general litigation practice group and is regarded among peers as an "excellent trial lawyer" who is able to handle a wide array of litigation, in particular antitrust and other business cases. He also offers prowess in product liability and personal injury.

Head of the firm's commercial litigation and regulation practice group William Waddell is held in high esteem for his deep expertise in lender liability and qui tam actions as well as for doing "a lot of class action work." He is additionally well known for his banking and commercial litigation and regulatory mandates. His recent work highlights include representing Global Manufacturing in a $450,000 dispute initiated by a dissenting shareholder concerning the value of his stock in the corporation.

Medical malpractice head Michelle Ator is portrayed by one client as an "excellent" and "very thorough" defense lawyer. She is also well known for her work in complex litigation pertaining to the medical drug and device manufacture industries.

Kevin Crass leads the business litigation and class action practice group and has extensive litigation experience in the field and in matters of antitrust, IP, personal injury and product liability. Market commentators say: "He is a very fine lawyer, good at strategies and with good relationships with courts."

David Wilson draws particular praise for his excellent commercial litigation work, ranging from call actions to product liability and business torts. He also represents clients in personal injury disputes. Clients commend "his ability to see many steps forward and understand how to navigate a very tricky situation that is constantly changing."

Department profile by Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

The firm has some of the most experienced trial lawyers in the state who represent its clients on both a regional and national basis. Major practice areas include: Personal injury defense, professional malpractice defense, commercial litigation, railroad litigation, worker's compensation and class actions.

We have served as lead class action counsel in many commercial cases, including a trial to judgment of a 240,000-member class case and a successful defense of the judgment through an appeal. Lender liability defense is a commercial litigation area of depth with noteworthy jury verdicts in favor of our clients across the state. We also have wide experience in cases involving the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Business, general and commercial litigation are regularly called upon to handle bet-the-company litigation with key clients. In addition, these groups have longstanding engagements to handle matters for the largest insurance companies in the United States that ensure many of those companies. 

Lawyers in the Medical Malpractice group represent doctors, nurses and hospitals around the state in medical malpractice cases, which, because of their nature, are not publishable.  This group is also actively engaged in key roles defending the manufacturers of various medical devices in national products litigation. We believe that we are known for excellent preparation and trial skills, and superior training of our younger lawyers.  

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Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC - Litigation

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What the team is known for Distinguished firm with a significant geographical reach and notable expertise in a range of contentious issues, including class action defense and product liability. Also regularly mandated by clients from a wide array of industries, ranging from the automobile to the pharmaceutical sectors on environmental and toxic tort litigations.

Strengths Sources praise the team's work in the field and its ability to handle complex matters for the client's benefit. One client asserts: "They are probably one of if not the most outstanding firm I have worked with."

Work highlights Represented Entergy Arkansas in several matters worth over $100 million, including one pertaining to an accident at a nuclear power plant.

Defended Mercedes-Benz against claims arising from an alleged defective seat belt.

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Tyson Food, BHP Billiton Petroleum, BASF.

Notable practitioners

Steven Quattlebaum enjoys an outstanding reputation for his handling of product liability, environmental, toxic tort and business litigation. He has strength in representing corporate clients, including pharmaceutical companies, investment banks and automobile manufacturers. Market commentators call him "one of the best trial lawyers in the state," who "really thinks through the issues and is really good at translating complex science for the jury." Of late, he acted for Johnson & Johnson on a multidistrict product liability litigation involving allegedly defective artificial hip implants.

John Tull is recommended for his handling of a broad range of disputes, including environmental, product liability and personal injury matters. Additional areas of strength include First Amendment and toxic tort issues. Impressed sources refer to him as "an outstanding lawyer with a terrific skill set of not only legal but also people and courtroom skills." Recently, he represented a defendant in a $1.5 million dispute concerning the proceeds of three annuity policies issued by Jackson National Life Insurance.

Interviewees consider Chip Chiles a "very strong appellate lawyer" who is also noted for his expertise in a variety of matters including complex business, product liability, class action and insurance coverage matters. In a recent highlight, he defended L'Oréal against a product liability claim.

Michael Shannon focuses his practice on commercial, toxic tort and consumer fraud litigation. He has handled matters for banks and insurance companies as well as product manufacturers. His recent work includes representing Tanglewood Enterprises in a $972,000 dispute concerning damages arising out of an Arkansas State Highway Commission project.

Joseph Falasco is increasingly recognized for his complex real estate, product liability litigation and appellate practices. He also advises on matters concerning high-stakes class actions and unfair trade practices issues. Sources note: "He is a good lawyer and a smart and creative thinker and writer."

Everett Tucker is an up-and-coming litigator widely regarded for his in-depth knowledge of fraud, negligence and contract disputes, and is also active on defamation and other First Amendment mandates. Peers praise him for being "an extremely bright person."

Amber Davis is recommended as a "strong lawyer that everyone wants to hire," due to her expertise in handling toxic tort, Freedom of Information Act, medical device and employment matters. She recently assisted Johnson & Johnson with a product liability dispute in relation to allegedly defective artificial hip implants.

Department profile by Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

The firm has extensive experience in complex business, toxic tort, product liability, personal injury and environmental litigation as well as class action defense and civil appeals.

The firm frequently handles multi-district litigation and litigation in states other than Arkansas, including Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

The firm has widespread bet-the-company litigation experience representing sophisticated consumers of legal services including international retailers, pharmaceutical companies, automobile manufacturers, lending institutions, insurance companies, energy companies, and utility companies.

The firm has extensive experience in appellate courts in the state and federal systems, including being responsible for petitions for writs of certiorari and responses to petitions for writs of certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States and petitions for extraordinary relief in the Arkansas Supreme Court.  The firm has also assisted with merits briefing and preparing for oral argument in the United States Supreme Court.

The firm has extensive experience in electronic discovery and information governance including data processing and filtering, creating and maintaining document review databases, preparing litigation hold notices, and managing e-discovery in ongoing litigation in states beyond Arkansas and in cases where the firm is not trial counsel.

Over half of the firm's litigators are former judicial law clerks.




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Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Highly esteemed practice representing a number of high-profile clients from the healthcare, insurance, environmental and banking industries. Areas of expertise range from business, antitrust and tort to product liability law.

Strengths The team is praised for its handling of litigation, especially in the medical space, with a peer reporting: "They do good work in their practice on medical matters."

One impressed client asserts: "They are thorough and intelligent lawyers."

Work highlights Continues to represent ExxonMobil in responding to state and federal regulatory inquiries in relation to the rupture of the Pegasus Pipeline.

In another matter, assisted Nationwide Structural in a $2.4 million dispute arising out of alleged negligence in construction.

Significant clients Bayer, Deltic Timber, Ford, Mercy Health, Windstream.

Notable practitioners

Edwin Lowther maintains his leading reputation as "a wonderful trial lawyer" with expertise in class action, product liability litigation and medical malpractice defense, especially for healthcare and agricultural institutions. One interviewee highlights that he "consistently does an outstanding job in trial work, motions, pleadings and appeals." He recently advised ExxonMobil on regulatory issues related to a pipeline rupture.

Market commentators state that Gordon Rather is a "standout" practitioner with "an excellent reputation." He maintains a first-rate commercial, toxic tort and product liability litigation practice. Additionally he acts on class action and medical practice defense, and he recently defended Engle Martin & Associates from a third-party complaint worth $750,000 and filed by Atlantic Specialty regarding alleged wrongdoings in adjustment services toward an insured.

Charles Coleman draws on a longstanding experience as a trial lawyer in disputes arising from complex secured transactions, creditors' rights and remedies. Market commentators praise him for being "a bankruptcy specialist." He lately represented two of the former shareholders of Mountain Pine Timber in a $375,000 breach of warranty of title.

David Glover offers recognized expertise in matters such as product and professional liability, and also draws praise for his work for medical providers in malpractice defense. Sources commend him for being someone who "takes a real interest in clients' cases." Recently, he represented a doctor in a $2 million dispute concerning an alleged negligence in diagnosing and treating a patient.

Head of the business litigation team Judy Henry is held in high regard for her experience in assisting high-profile clients with contentious trust, fiduciary and class action matters. She regularly acts on banking-related mandates, and is known for her bankruptcy and creditor disputes experience. In a recent highlight, she represented Focus Bank in the bankruptcy case of nonprofit Craighead County Fair Association in the US Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Stephen Lancaster attracts significant praise for his expertise in trust and breach of contract litigation as well as in gaming and title insurance disputes. Frequently defends engineers and architects in high-stakes contentious work. He is described as "very capable and smart" and he continues to co-lead in the ExxonMobil matter for the department.

Troy Price is a highly rated appellate lawyer with over 20 years of experience representing clients in disputes relating to employee benefits, ERISA and First Amendment law.

Trial team head Michael Barnes frequently acts on complex litigation stemming from commercial, product liability and transportation issues. He is active in single and multiplaintiff suits. Interviewees portray him as an "extremely confident" and "very thorough" lawyer who "represents clients well in front of the jury." He continues to co-lead the work for ExxonMobil.

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC - Litigation

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What the team is known for Notable bench of strong lawyers who have significant expertise in medical malpractice defense and product and professional liability proceedings. Also noted for its work in the field of contentious real estate, bankruptcy and insurance issues.

Strengths The department is singled out for the versatility of its lawyers on a wide range of litigation, with a particular focus on real estate and insurance. One peer reports that "they are active and high-quality lawyers."

One client says: "They have a really good handful of strong attorneys that you can depend on in a lot of things, such as on regulatory law and insurance law as well as general disputes."

Notable practitioners

Sherry Bartley is recommended as "an excellent trial lawyer" and she is recognized for her experience in acting for high-profile clients on toxic tort, product liability, environmental and personal injury issues.

According to peers, managing director RT Beard is a "standout lawyer in the medical malpractice area ." He regularly advises clients on the full range of civil litigation, encompassing personal injury claims and product liability.

Lyn Pruitt is an "outstanding lawyer" who "takes very good care of clients." She has significant experience in defending clients from medical malpractice, product liability, class action and toxic tort claims.

Michelle Browning is praised for "spending time on getting to the details and makes the difference in the courtroom," according to interviewees. She is mostly active on regulatory and medical malpractice matters representing major healthcare systems and individual doctors in Arkansas.

Ken Cook regularly represents doctors and nurses as well as hospitals in significant professional liability and medical malpractice contentious mandates.

Allan Gates is highly regarded for his longstanding experience in handling environmental work. He focuses on toxic torts, hazardous waste, and air and water contamination as well as on coastal management disputes.

Sources describe Scott Provencher as a "really impressive" attorney with expertise in medical malpractice defense, product liability and personal injury claims.

John Baker acts on complex taxation, business tort, real estate, contract and class action suits. He is versatile at representing clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Head of the litigation practice Lance Miller is highlighted by peers for his contentious bankruptcy expertise. He has a broad range of experience representing clients before state, federal and appellate court on financial and banking disputes, such as defaulted bond, trust and lender liability issues.

Benjamin Brenner is hailed as a "bright individual" and for his strong arbitration and trial experience. He focuses on the areas of class action and medical product liability as well as real estate and business tort matters.

Department profile by Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

The Litigation team at Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. counsels business clients on complex litigation matters in disputes with other businesses, government entities or groups of individuals, which involves an understanding of both the business issue and the industry of the client. 

The team works to advance client interests, and understands that a client’s business plan, balance sheet, and competitive profile are critical elements for successfully positioning litigation matters from the outset. The team provides progressive solutions to help our clients solve their toughest problems, and  approach each new challenge as an urgent business matter to be resolved expeditiously and cost-effectively.

The firm represents companies in diverse industry sectors, in connection with their most important litigation matters. 

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Rose Law Firm - Litigation

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What the team is known for Accomplished practice that combines extensive experience in appellate advocacy, class action, antitrust and personal injury disputes with notable commercial litigation capabilities. Attracts an impressive roster of banking institutions and corporate entities, and is also skilled at handling alternative dispute resolution issues.

Strengths Clients note that the team "is doing a great job."

Work highlights Recently represented Diamante in a $20 million class action initiated by lot owners in a subdivision.

In another significant matter this year, assisted Welspun Pipes and Welspun Tubular with filing a $14 million suit against an insurance company for nonpayment of due benefits.

Significant clients Nucor, Wingmead, US Bank, Bank of England, Reliance Health Care.

Notable practitioners

Richard Donovan regularly represents financial, healthcare and real estate development institutions in a broad range of business and commercial disputes, such as tort and contract-related matters. Peers praise him as a "very good trial lawyer." His recent work includes representing Bank of the Ozarks in a $60 million class action regarding a sequencing of debits to accounts.

Brian Rosenthal is said to"enjoy a good reputation in the environmental area" with a specific focus on toxic torts and water rights. He is also active on project permitting class actions and corporate matters before state and federal courts.

Amy Lee Stewart attracts significant acclaim from peers, who describe her as "a very bright and capable lawyer," while clients particularly appreciate that "she is a very tough, outspoken and strong advocate." She is noted for her expert defense of hi-tech and domestic manufacturing companies as well as financial institutions on product liability, class actions, antitrust and employment issues.

Of counsel Patrick Goss draws on extensive experience in defending high-profile individual clients and institutions in product liability, insurance and commercial litigation. He additionally advises on aviation and environmental issues and he is described as a "very talented and terrific" practitioner.

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Williams & Anderson PLC - Litigation

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What the team is known for Frequently retained by banking institutions, nonprofit corporations and individual clients for its expertise in commercial litigation. Also draws on its significant antitrust, IP, class action and appellate capabilities before both state and federal courts.

Strengths Interviewees laud the team for its in-depth understanding of the law and commitment to client needs. One source asserts: "They have been outstanding. All attorneys are extremely responsive to requests and have the broad expertise we needed."

One client notes: "Their knowledge is top-notch! Their strengths are their accessibility and reliability."

Notable practitioners

Peter Kumpe attracts significant acclaim for his extensive litigation practice, which is complemented by considerable experience in handling IP and securities matters. Sources highlight "his ability to get up to speed on a highly technical case, his thoroughness and his complete understanding of the case law surrounding the litigation" as key strengths.

Sources characterize David Powell as "a great construction lawyer" who acts for a number of high-profile individuals and institutions. He is also known for offering alternative dispute resolution services and for his work in contentious banking, real estate and professional liability matters.

Senior counsel Philip Anderson is a highly experienced lawyer who maintains a strong reputation for his expert trial and appellate practice. His highly respected work includes advising on First Amendment, media and corporate matters. One client says: "He is extremely talented and very smart, aggressive when needing to be and appropriately so."

Philip Kaplan is singled out for his focus on contentious work, especially in the field of employment and family law, as well as commercial disputes. He is also very experienced handling class action cases and appeals. Sources describe him as an "amazing lawyer" and add that "he is very knowledgeable and helpful."

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Senior Statesmen

Philip S Anderson

Williams & Anderson PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Senior counsel Philip Anderson is a highly experienced lawyer who maintains a strong reputation for his expert trial and appellate practice. His highly respected work includes advising on First Amendment, media and corporate matters. One client says: "He is extremely talented and very smart, aggressive when needing to be and appropriately so."

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Senior Statesmen

Williams & Anderson PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Kaplan is singled out for his focus on contentious work, especially in the field of employment and family law, as well as commercial disputes. He is also very experienced handling class action cases and appeals. Sources describe him as an "amazing lawyer" and add that "he is very knowledgeable and helpful."

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Star Individuals

Steven W Quattlebaum

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Quattlebaum enjoys an outstanding reputation for his handling of product liability, environmental, toxic tort and business litigation. He has strength in representing corporate clients, including pharmaceutical companies, investment banks and automobile manufacturers. Market commentators call him "one of the best trial lawyers in the state," who "really thinks through the issues and is really good at translating complex science for the jury." Of late, he acted for Johnson & Johnson on a multidistrict product liability litigation involving allegedly defective artificial hip implants.

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Williams & Anderson PLC

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William Allen

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Everett Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

John Everett of Everett Law Firm

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Edwin L Lowther Jr

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edwin Lowther maintains his leading reputation as "a wonderful trial lawyer" with expertise in class action, product liability litigation and medical malpractice defense, especially for healthcare and agricultural institutions. One interviewee highlights that he "consistently does an outstanding job in trial work, motions, pleadings and appeals." He recently advised ExxonMobil on regulatory issues related to a pipeline rupture.

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Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure, Thompson & Fryauf

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David R Matthews of Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure, Thompson & Fryauf

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Lyn Pruitt is an "outstanding lawyer" who "takes very good care of clients." She has significant experience in defending clients from medical malpractice, product liability, class action and toxic tort claims.

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Gordon S Rather Jr

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Market commentators state that Gordon Rather is a "standout" practitioner with "an excellent reputation." He maintains a first-rate commercial, toxic tort and product liability litigation practice. Additionally he acts on class action and medical practice defense, and he recently defended Engle Martin & Associates from a third-party complaint worth $750,000 and filed by Atlantic Specialty regarding alleged wrongdoings in adjustment services toward an insured.

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Shemin Law Firm, PLLC

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Kenneth R Shemin of Shemin Law Firm, PLLC

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Simpson heads the general litigation practice group and is regarded among peers as an "excellent trial lawyer" who is able to handle a wide array of litigation, in particular antitrust and other business cases. He also offers prowess in product liability and personal injury.

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Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

John Tull is recommended for his handling of a broad range of disputes, including environmental, product liability and personal injury matters. Additional areas of strength include First Amendment and toxic tort issues. Impressed sources refer to him as "an outstanding lawyer with a terrific skill set of not only legal but also people and courtroom skills." Recently, he represented a defendant in a $1.5 million dispute concerning the proceeds of three annuity policies issued by Jackson National Life Insurance.

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William A Waddell Jr

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Head of the firm's commercial litigation and regulation practice group William Waddell is held in high esteem for his deep expertise in lender liability and qui tam actions as well as for doing "a lot of class action work." He is additionally well known for his banking and commercial litigation and regulatory mandates. His recent work highlights include representing Global Manufacturing in a $450,000 dispute initiated by a dissenting shareholder concerning the value of his stock in the corporation.

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sherry Bartley is recommended as "an excellent trial lawyer" and she is recognized for her experience in acting for high-profile clients on toxic tort, product liability, environmental and personal injury issues.

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E B (Chip) Chiles IV

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees consider Chip Chiles a "very strong appellate lawyer" who is also noted for his expertise in a variety of matters including complex business, product liability, class action and insurance coverage matters. In a recent highlight, he defended L'Oréal against a product liability claim.

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Charles T Coleman

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Coleman draws on a longstanding experience as a trial lawyer in disputes arising from complex secured transactions, creditors' rights and remedies. Market commentators praise him for being "a bankruptcy specialist." He lately represented two of the former shareholders of Mountain Pine Timber in a $375,000 breach of warranty of title.

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Crass leads the business litigation and class action practice group and has extensive litigation experience in the field and in matters of antitrust, IP, personal injury and product liability. Market commentators say: "He is a very fine lawyer, good at strategies and with good relationships with courts."

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Richard T Donovan

Rose Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Donovan regularly represents financial, healthcare and real estate development institutions in a broad range of business and commercial disputes, such as tort and contract-related matters. Peers praise him as a "very good trial lawyer." His recent work includes representing Bank of the Ozarks in a $60 million class action regarding a sequencing of debits to accounts.

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Conner & Winters, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John R Elrod of Conner & Winters, LLP

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Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Head of the business litigation team Judy Henry is held in high regard for her experience in assisting high-profile clients with contentious trust, fiduciary and class action matters. She regularly acts on banking-related mandates, and is known for her bankruptcy and creditor disputes experience. In a recent highlight, she represented Focus Bank in the bankruptcy case of nonprofit Craighead County Fair Association in the US Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Arkansas.

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Williams & Anderson PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Kumpe attracts significant acclaim for his extensive litigation practice, which is complemented by considerable experience in handling IP and securities matters. Sources highlight "his ability to get up to speed on a highly technical case, his thoroughness and his complete understanding of the case law surrounding the litigation" as key strengths.

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Williams & Anderson PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources characterize David Powell as "a great construction lawyer" who acts for a number of high-profile individuals and institutions. He is also known for offering alternative dispute resolution services and for his work in contentious banking, real estate and professional liability matters.

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Rose Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

Amy Lee Stewart attracts significant acclaim from peers, who describe her as "a very bright and capable lawyer," while clients particularly appreciate that "she is a very tough, outspoken and strong advocate." She is noted for her expert defense of hi-tech and domestic manufacturing companies as well as financial institutions on product liability, class actions, antitrust and employment issues.

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Kutak Rock LLP

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Jess Askew III of Kutak Rock LLP

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

John Baker acts on complex taxation, business tort, real estate, contract and class action suits. He is versatile at representing clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts.

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Stephen R Lancaster

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Lancaster attracts significant praise for his expertise in trust and breach of contract litigation as well as in gaming and title insurance disputes. Frequently defends engineers and architects in high-stakes contentious work. He is described as "very capable and smart" and he continues to co-lead in the ExxonMobil matter for the department.

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

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Head of the litigation practice Lance Miller is highlighted by peers for his contentious bankruptcy expertise. He has a broad range of experience representing clients before state, federal and appellate court on financial and banking disputes, such as defaulted bond, trust and lender liability issues.

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Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

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Troy Price is a highly rated appellate lawyer with over 20 years of experience representing clients in disputes relating to employee benefits, ERISA and First Amendment law.

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Shults & Brown LLP

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Steven Shults of Shults & Brown LLP

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Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Trial team head Michael Barnes frequently acts on complex litigation stemming from commercial, product liability and transportation issues. He is active in single and multiplaintiff suits. Interviewees portray him as an "extremely confident" and "very thorough" lawyer who "represents clients well in front of the jury." He continues to co-lead the work for ExxonMobil.

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Benjamin Brenner is hailed as a "bright individual" and for his strong arbitration and trial experience. He focuses on the areas of class action and medical product liability as well as real estate and business tort matters.

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Rose Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

Of counsel Patrick Goss draws on extensive experience in defending high-profile individual clients and institutions in product liability, insurance and commercial litigation. He additionally advises on aviation and environmental issues and he is described as a "very talented and terrific" practitioner.

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Michael N Shannon

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Shannon focuses his practice on commercial, toxic tort and consumer fraud litigation. He has handled matters for banks and insurance companies as well as product manufacturers. His recent work includes representing Tanglewood Enterprises in a $972,000 dispute concerning damages arising out of an Arkansas State Highway Commission project.

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Wilson draws particular praise for his excellent commercial litigation work, ranging from call actions to product liability and business torts. He also represents clients in personal injury disputes. Clients commend "his ability to see many steps forward and understand how to navigate a very tricky situation that is constantly changing."

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Up and Coming

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Falasco is increasingly recognized for his complex real estate, product liability litigation and appellate practices. He also advises on matters concerning high-stakes class actions and unfair trade practices issues. Sources note: "He is a good lawyer and a smart and creative thinker and writer."

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Up and Coming

Everett C. (Clarke) Tucker IV

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

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Everett Tucker is an up-and-coming litigator widely regarded for his in-depth knowledge of fraud, negligence and contract disputes, and is also active on defamation and other First Amendment mandates. Peers praise him for being "an extremely bright person."

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Associates to watch

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Amber Davis is recommended as a "strong lawyer that everyone wants to hire," due to her expertise in handling toxic tort, Freedom of Information Act, medical device and employment matters. She recently assisted Johnson & Johnson with a product liability dispute in relation to allegedly defective artificial hip implants.

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