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Litigation: General Commercial — Arkansas


Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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 and demonstrates specialist capabilities in railroad litigation.

Strengths Sources say: "They are reliable and prudent in their defense work."

Work highlights Defended the City of Mountain Home against allegations brought by the Northeast Public Water Authority that it had overcharged the Authority for water.

Acted as co-lead counsel to Global Tel* Link in a national class action claiming that Inmate Calling Service Rates are unjust and unreasonable.

Notable practitioners

James Simpson is "very solid in all respects" of business litigation, and is particularly well regarded for his handling of personal injury claims, product liability disputes and class actions. Clients praise his "very straightforward" approach and describe him as "excellent in the courtroom."

William Waddell represents clients from the financial, insurance and healthcare sectors. His extensive experience in commercial litigation includes specializations in lender liability defense, class actions and franchise litigation.

Michelle Ator heads the department's medical malpractice group. She frequently defends individual physicians, medical practices and hospitals, as well as representing drug manufacturers in product liability cases. Clients praise her "knowledge of the law, experience and responsiveness to inquiries."

Kevin Crass focuses his practice on complex business litigation, notably handling class actions, securities fraud and business torts, as well as trade secret and product liability disputes. Peers describe him as "a really good, smart lawyer" and note that he "does a good job and is always well prepared."

Laura Smith is noted for her product liability defense work for medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. She has extensive trial experience.

Donald Bacon is a "well-respected and experienced litigator," according to peers, who praise his work in both product and professional liability matters. He often represents doctors, lawyers and insurance agents at professional conduct hearings. He is also very experienced in handling wrongful death and aviation-related litigation.

The "excellent" Thomas Mars is best known for his work in complex business litigation, notably class action defense, business torts and contract disputes. Sources describe him as "a top-notch litigator."

David Wilson is well regarded in the market for his complex business litigation practice, which encompasses personal injury claims, product liability cases and contract disputes. He is also well versed in handling class actions and business torts, with peers recognizing him as "a good litigator."

About the Team (content provided 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 Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Offers notable capabilities in breach of contract disputes, as well as personal injury and professional negligence claims.

Strengths A client reports: "They took extra care to ensure that potential witnesses for depositions were prepared and calm, and they deployed creative strategies to help reinforce our points in filings and briefs. The team did a fantastic job."

Clients praise the "great experience" working with the attorneys, noting that they are "very thorough and well prepared."

Work highlights Defended L'Oréal in a product liability case brought by the mother of a 13 year old who was seriously injured after using a metal comb heated on a gas stove to straighten her hair.

Represented Mid-State Investments in a complex case alleging corporate waste and misappropriation, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, unjust enrichment, breach of contract and fraud arising out of the development and sale of a $12 million convenience store operation.

Notable practitioners

Steven Quattlebaum has an excellent reputation in the market for his "very prolific" litigation practice, which covers the full spectrum of complex business litigation as well as a particular specialization in environmental matters. He has extensive experience handling toxic torts, product liability disputes and breach of contract issues. He is also well versed in securities fraud, trade secrets and personal injury claims. Clients laud him as "a phenomenal trial lawyer."

John Tull is highly regarded as an "excellent lawyer" by peers, who praise his broad litigation practice. He has notable experience in business torts, breach of contract issues and product liability disputes, and is well versed in securities fraud, franchising matters and trade secret cases.

Chip Chiles is described by peers as an "intellectual powerhouse" for his work in business-related dispute resolution. He is highly experienced in product liability claims, contract disputes and class actions, with clients enthusing that he is "down-to-earth, responsive and attentive."

Joseph Falasco focuses his practice on real estate litigation, product liability disputes and class action defense. Sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer" and "very bright."

Michael Shannon is well regarded for his litigation practice, which is focused on complex commercial cases. He is well versed in toxic torts, class action defense and product liability disputes, with peers describing him as "very solid" with a "good reputation."

About the Team (content provided 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 Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Offers further proficiency in construction liability and wrongful death claims. Also able to handle large multidistrict class actions.

Strengths One client says: "The value for the cost of their services is exceptional. I highly recommend them - they are efficient and get us the best outcomes."

Clients praise the team's "excellent" work, describing it as "responsive, consistent and reliable."

Work highlights Acted as lead counsel for creditor Focus Bank in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of nonprofit Craighead County Fair Association.

Defended Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company against allegations of breach of contract, bad faith and defamation brought by the owner of an apartment building that had sustained two fires under what the client determined to be suspicious circumstances.

Notable practitioners

Edwin Lowther has an excellent reputation in the market for his varied litigation practice, which includes extensive experience in class actions and multidistrict disputes. He has particular expertise in medical malpractice defense and product liability cases. Peers describe him as "a very strong lawyer all around who has excellent trial and managerial skills."

Gordon Rather is described by a source as "an excellent trial lawyer who rolls his sleeves up and has a very good command of the case. He is a wonderful litigator and a fine fellow." He attracts praise for his litigation practice, which is focused on complex commercial cases and class action defense. He is highly experienced in product liability disputes and toxic tort cases, and is also actively involved in environmental litigation matters.

Charles Coleman focuses his practice on litigation pertaining to financial matters. He is well versed in creditors' rights and secured transaction issues, with sources also pointing out that he is "excellent" in bankruptcy cases.

David Glover focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense. He is best known for his representation of medical and dental care providers, and also frequently handles professional and product liability disputes. Clients describe him as "exceptional, efficient and effective."

Judy Henry handles complex business-related litigation and draws praise for her proficiency in fiduciary duty and trust matters. She also has notable experience in bankruptcy cases and class action defense.

Stephen Lancaster focuses his practice on breach of contract disputes, gaming regulation, trust litigation and title insurance issues. Clients describe him as "a great trial lawyer." He frequently handles engineer and architect defense as well as disputes in the gaming sector.

Troy Price is in the "upper echelon" of appellate lawyers, according to sources, who recognize his significant experience in the area. He is also well regarded for his work on First Amendment, employee benefit and ERISA appeals.

Michael Barnes focuses his practice on product liability disputes, toxic torts and class action defense. He frequently represents clients from the transportation sector, with sources describing him as "highly competent, well prepared and accessible."

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

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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 Clients praise the "very strong group of attorneys" practicing at the firm.

Notable practitioners

Managing director RT Beard has experience acting on a range of contentious issues as part of his broad litigation practice including medical malpractice defense, personal injury and product liability claims. He represents insurers and self-insured businesses.

Sherry Bartley is highly regarded for her environmental litigation and toxic tort work. She is also highly experienced in handling product liability disputes and general personal injury claims, with peers noting that she "does an excellent job and is always well prepared."

The "terrific" Lyn Pruitt maintains an excellent reputation in the market for her litigation practice, which primarily involves products liability defense, class actions and toxic torts. She also frequently represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, with sources describing her as "outstanding."

Michelle Browning attracts praise for her strong litigation practice, which is focused on medical malpractice defense. She primarily represents major healthcare systems in professional liability cases.

Ken Cook focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense. He frequently represents physicians, hospitals and insurance companies in professional liability disputes.

Allan Gates is best known for his work in environmental litigation matters. He is well versed in handling toxic torts, hazardous waste issues and coastal management disputes.

Walter Wright attracts praise for his work in environmental litigation. He regularly handles cases pertaining to energy and water law, and is well versed in advising clients on compliance strategies. Sources describe him as "very impressive," adding that "he is good at providing straightforward and helpful guidance."

John Baker is well regarded for his commercial litigation practice. He has notable experience in business torts, contract disputes, class action defense and trust and estate matters.

Lance Miller has notable experience handling complex financial litigation. He frequently represents clients in breach of contract disputes, foreclosure and repossession cases, and is also recognized by peers as "an excellent bankruptcy attorney."

Scott Provencher focuses his practice on representing nursing homes, pharmacists and physicians in medical malpractice cases. He also frequently handles product liability disputes, with peers describing him as "a very good lawyer."

About the Team (content provided 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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Kutak Rock LLP - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded firm with particular expertise in construction and environmental matters as well as employment disputes. Offers further proficiency in product liability cases, mass torts and personal injury claims.

Strengths A client says: "Their competence is excellent, their understanding of clients needs is exactly where it needs to be and they don't over-lawyer you."

Notable practitioners

Jess Askew enjoys a "great reputation" for his work in business litigation and class actions. He is noted for his handling of construction, media and education related disputes. Sources describe him as "energetic and fearless" and "an outstanding litigator."

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Rose Law Firm - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Offers further expertise in bankruptcy, breach of contract and trade secret disputes.

Strengths Clients praise the work of the "competent, responsive, high-quality lawyers" at the firm.

Clients appreciate the team's "ability to bring projects to a quick resolution, saving time and money."

Work highlights Represented Bank of the Ozarks, the largest bank in Arkansas, in a class action challenging the high to low sequencing of debits to accounts as an alleged scheme to enhance overdraft fees.

Acted for the defendant, Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, in a lawsuit alleging that it was responsible for unpaid rent for storing material in a warehouse.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Richard Donovan focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters and regulatory and administrative law. He also handles large class actions and complex appellate proceedings. Clients describe him as "incredibly responsive, effective and efficient."

Brian Rosenthal is well regarded for his litigation practice, which is focused on environmental matters. He regularly advises clients from the energy and manufacturing sectors on hazardous waste and brownfield properties.

Amy Lee Stewart enjoys a "great reputation" in the market for her proficiency in handling complex business litigation, including contract disputes, trade secret concerns and class actions.

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Williams & Anderson PLC - Litigation Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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.

Notable practitioners

Philip Anderson maintains a very good reputation for his litigation practice, managing cases at trial and appellate stages. He is noted for his work on First Amendment disputes. Peers describe him as "a great lawyer."

Philip Kaplan focuses his practice on business litigation and also handles complex class actions. Peers say that he is "an excellent lawyer" and is "very well respected." He has particular experience in employment and family law matters.

William Allen is highly regarded for his work in business litigation. He frequently handles matters pertaining to commercial, IP and securities disputes, with peers describing him as "a very capable lawyer."

Peter Kumpe has extensive experience in antitrust issues, securities disputes and class action defense. Peers say: "When he takes on a case he does a really good job; he is formidable."

David Powell maintains a very good reputation for his work in commercial litigation matters, notably handling professional liability disputes as well as commercial arbitration and matters pertaining to construction law. Sources note that he has "a good legal mind."

About the Team (content provided by Williams & Anderson PLC)

Williams & Anderson is a trusted law firm for high-stakes litigation. Our attorneys have successfully handled high-profile cases in the areas of antitrust, business torts, class-action, construction, contract disputes, defamation, employment matters, healthcare, intellectual property, and media law, among others. We pride ourselves on our team’s collective experience, respect from our peers, and loyalty from clients both long-term and new.






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Senior Statesperson

Philip S Anderson

Williams & Anderson PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Anderson maintains a very good reputation for his litigation practice, managing cases at trial and appellate stages. He is noted for his work on First Amendment disputes. Peers describe him as "a great lawyer."

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Senior Statesperson

Williams & Anderson PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Kaplan focuses his practice on business litigation and also handles complex class actions. Peers say that he is "an excellent lawyer" and is "very well respected." He has particular experience in employment and family law matters.

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Star Individuals

Steven W Quattlebaum

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Quattlebaum has an excellent reputation in the market for his "very prolific" litigation practice, which covers the full spectrum of complex business litigation as well as a particular specialization in environmental matters. He has extensive experience handling toxic torts, product liability disputes and breach of contract issues. He is also well versed in securities fraud, trade secrets and personal injury claims. Clients laud him as "a phenomenal trial lawyer."

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Williams & Anderson PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

William Allen is highly regarded for his work in business litigation. He frequently handles matters pertaining to commercial, IP and securities disputes, with peers describing him as "a very capable lawyer."

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Everett Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

John Everett of Everett Law Firm is well regarded for his broad commercial litigation practice. Peers describe him as "a great trial lawyer."

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Edwin L Lowther Jr

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edwin Lowther has an excellent reputation in the market for his varied litigation practice, which includes extensive experience in class actions and multidistrict disputes. He has particular expertise in medical malpractice defense and product liability cases. Peers describe him as "a very strong lawyer all around who has excellent trial and managerial skills."

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Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure, Thompson & Fryauf

From the Chambers USA guide

David Matthews of Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure, Thompson & Fryauf is regarded as an "expert" in the field of school finances. He also maintains a broad commercial litigation practice, which includes handling personal injury claims and advising clients from the utility industry on regulatory compliance.

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific"Lyn Pruitt maintains an excellent reputation in the market for her litigation practice, which primarily involves products liability defense, class actions and toxic torts. She also frequently represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, with sources describing her as "outstanding."

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Gordon S Rather Jr

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Gordon Rather is described by a source as "an excellent trial lawyer who rolls his sleeves up and has a very good command of the case. He is a wonderful litigator and a fine fellow." He attracts praise for his litigation practice, which is focused on complex commercial cases and class action defense. He is highly experienced in product liability disputes and toxic tort cases, and is also actively involved in environmental litigation matters.

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Shemin Law Firm, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Kenneth Shemin of Shemin Law Firm, PLLC has a broad litigation practice, which includes handling class actions and mass torts, as well as other complex business litigation disputes.

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Simpson is "very solid in all respects" of business litigation, and is particularly well regarded for his handling of personal injury claims, product liability disputes and class actions. Clients praise his "very straightforward" approach and describe him as "excellent in the courtroom."

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Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

John Tull is highly regarded as an "excellent lawyer" by peers, who praise his broad litigation practice. He has notable experience in business torts, breach of contract issues and product liability disputes, and is well versed in securities fraud, franchising matters and trade secret cases.

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William A Waddell Jr

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Waddell represents clients from the financial, insurance and healthcare sectors. His extensive experience in commercial litigation includes specializations in lender liability defense, class actions and franchise litigation. 

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sherry Bartley is highly regarded for her environmental litigation and toxic tort work. She is also highly experienced in handling product liability disputes and general personal injury claims, with peers noting that she "does an excellent job and is always well prepared."

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E B (Chip) Chiles IV

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Chip Chiles is described by peers as an "intellectual powerhouse" for his work in business-related dispute resolution. He is highly experienced in product liability claims, contract disputes and class actions, with clients enthusing that he is "down-to-earth, responsive and attentive."

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Charles T Coleman

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Coleman focuses his practice on litigation pertaining to financial matters. He is well versed in creditors' rights and secured transaction issues, with sources also pointing out that he is "excellent" in bankruptcy cases.

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Crass focuses his practice on complex business litigation, notably handling class actions, securities fraud and business torts, as well as trade secret and product liability disputes. Peers describe him as "a really good, smart lawyer" and note that he "does a good job and is always well prepared."

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Richard T Donovan

Rose Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Richard Donovan focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters and regulatory and administrative law. He also handles large class actions and complex appellate proceedings. Clients describe him as "incredibly responsive, effective and efficient."

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Conner & Winters, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Elrod of Conner & Winters, LLP is well versed in dispute resolution, notably handling environmental litigation, as well as antitrust issues and cases relating to trade secrets. His litigation practice attracts praise from peers, who describe him as "a great lawyer."

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Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Judy Henry handles complex business-related litigation and draws praise for her proficiency in fiduciary duty and trust matters. She also has notable experience in bankruptcy cases and class action defense.

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Williams & Anderson PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Kumpe has extensive experience in antitrust issues, securities disputes and class action defense. Peers say: "When he takes on a case he does a really good job; he is formidable."

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Williams & Anderson PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

David Powell maintains a very good reputation for his work in commercial litigation matters, notably handling professional liability disputes as well as commercial arbitration and matters pertaining to construction law. Sources note that he has "a good legal mind."

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Laura Smith is noted for her product liability defense work for medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. She has extensive trial experience.

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Rose Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

Amy Lee Stewart enjoys a "great reputation" in the market for her proficiency in handling complex business litigation, including contract disputes, trade secret concerns and class actions.

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Kutak Rock LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jess Askew enjoys a "great reputation" for his work in business litigation and class actions. He is noted for his handling of construction, media and education related disputes. Sources describe him as "energetic and fearless" and "an outstanding litigator."

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Donald Bacon is a "well-respected and experienced litigator," according to peers, who praise his work in both product and professional liability matters. He often represents doctors, lawyers and insurance agents at professional conduct hearings. He is also very experienced in handling wrongful death and aviation-related litigation.

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

John Baker is well regarded for his commercial litigation practice. He has notable experience in business torts, contract disputes, class action defense and trust and estate matters.

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Stephen R Lancaster

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Lancaster focuses his practice on breach of contract disputes, gaming regulation, trust litigation and title insurance issues. Clients describe him as "a great trial lawyer." He frequently handles engineer and architect defense as well as disputes in the gaming sector.

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Thomas Mars is best known for his work in complex business litigation, notably class action defense, business torts and contract disputes. Sources describe him as "a top-notch litigator."

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Lance Miller has notable experience handling complex financial litigation. He frequently represents clients in breach of contract disputes, foreclosure and repossession cases, and is also recognized by peers as "an excellent bankruptcy attorney."

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Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Troy Price is in the "upper echelon" of appellate lawyers, according to sources, who recognize his significant experience in the area. He is also well regarded for his work on First Amendment, employee benefit and ERISA appeals.

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Shults & Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Shults of Shults & Brown LLP is recognized as a "very well-respected litigator" by peers, who praise his broad litigation practice. He frequently handles commercial and business litigation, and is also well versed in product liability disputes.

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Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Barnes focuses his practice on product liability disputes, toxic torts and class action defense. He frequently represents clients from the transportation sector, with sources describing him as "highly competent, well prepared and accessible."

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Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Falasco focuses his practice on real estate litigation, product liability disputes and class action defense. Sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer" and "very bright."

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Michael N Shannon

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Shannon is well regarded for his litigation practice, which is focused on complex commercial cases. He is well versed in toxic torts, class action defense and product liability disputes, with peers describing him as "very solid" with a "good reputation."

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Wilson is well regarded in the market for his complex business litigation practice, which encompasses personal injury claims, product liability cases and contract disputes. He is also well versed in handling class actions and business torts, with peers recognizing him as "a good litigator."

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