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How does Little Rock Soirée determine which lawyers make the list?
Best Lawyers is a two-component voting system: peer-review voting and voting by readers of Arkansas Business and Little Rock Soirée. We rely on the lawyers’ expertise to determine who deserves to be on the list and on our readers to tell us how their experiences with individual lawyers rank. This year, we emailed local lawyers from our online directory, inviting them to vote via an online ballot. We also solicited votes from readers through our e-newsletter, social media pages and websites. Our research editor then tallied the votes, and we examined the list to confirm Arkansas Bar status and practice specialty for each lawyer.

How do you pick the categories?
We included categories that would be helpful to both business and personal clients.

Do lawyers pay to be on the list?
No, a lawyer cannot pay to be on the list. After the editorial staff finalizes the list, it is given to our sales department, which invites lawyers to buy profiles. These profiles appear on the following pages and are paid advertising. Whether the lawyers choose to advertise has no bearing on this list.

In the following links, learn more about the top lawyers in Little Rock, including profiles and answers to FAQs.


APPELLATE

Misty Borkowski
Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus, PC


Brian Brooks
Brian Brooks Law Firm


David Fuqua
Fuqua Campbell, PA


Tasha C. Taylor
Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, PA

Chris Travis
Gill Ragon Owen, PA


BANKRUPTCY

Lyndsey D. Dilks
Dilks Law Firm

Steve Gershner
Davidson Law Firm

Johnathan Horton
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP

Caroline Lewis
The Brad Hendricks Law Firm

Kelly McNulty
Gill Ragon Owen, PA

John Rainwater
Rainwater, Holt, & Sexton


COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Adrienne Baker
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP

M. Stephen Bingham
Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus, PC

David Jones
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP

David Mitchell, Jr.
Rose Law Firm

Randy P. Murphy
Anderson Murphy & Hopkins, LLP

Gary Rogers
Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC

Perry Wilson
Barber Law Firm


CORPORATE FINANCE

Charles “Skip”Davidson
Davidson Law Firm

Ron Hope
Hope, Trice, O’Dwyer & Wilson, PA

Gregory M. Hopkins
Hopkins Headlee Caststeel PLLC


CORPORATE INSURANCE

Phil Campbell
Fuqua Campbell, PA

Carl “Trey” Cooper
Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC

Michael McCarty Harrison
Watts, Donovan & Tilley, PA

Charley Swann
James, House, Downing


CORPORATE LAW

Richard “Dick”Downing
James, House, and Downing

Heartsill Ragon
Gill Ragon Owen, PA


CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Patrick & Kara Benca
Benca & Benca

Erin Casinelli
Lassister & Casinelli

Bill James
James Law Firm

David W. Parker
Dodds, Kidd, Ryan & Rowan

Marjorie E. Rogers
LaCerra, Dickson, Hoover & Rogers, PLLC


EMPLOYMENT LAW

Neemah Esmaeilpour
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP

Alec Gaines
Williams & Anderson, PLC

Kathlyn Graves
Mitchell Williams


ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Mark Allison
Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC

Julie Greathouse
PPGMR Law

Sam Ledbetter
McMath Woods

Alan Perkins
PPGMR Law

Jordan Wimpy
Gill Ragon Owen, PA


ERISA

Alexandra Ifrah
The Friday Firm


FAMILY LAW

Katherine Blackmon Carroll
Law Offices of Katherine E. Blackmon

Tjuana C. Byrd
Law Offices of Tjuana Byrd

Bart W. Calhoun
McDaniel, Richardson & Calhoun, PLLC

Beth Echols
Gill Ragon Owen, PA

Eric Gribble
Fuqua Campbell, PA

Judson C. Kidd
Dodds, Kidd, Ryan & Rowan

Traci LaCerra
LaCerra, Dickson, Hoover & Rogers, PLLC

Erin Lewis
Erin W. Lewis Law

Stephanie Linam
Davidson Law Firm

Bonnie Robertson
Robertson, Oswalt & Associates

Sidney Stewart
Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, PA

Megan E. Wooster
M.W. Law, PLLC

Paul A. Young
Hale & Young, PLLC


LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

Drew Benham
Davidson Law Firm

Chris Burks
Sanford Law Firm, PLLC

Abbie Decker Rucker
Fuqua Campbell, PA

Missy McJunkins Duke
Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus, PC    

Denise Hoggard
Rainwater, Holt & Sexton

Cindy Kolb
Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus, PC

Jenny Teeter
Gill Ragon Owen, PA


LITIGATION

Amber Wilson Bagley
Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus, PC

Natalie Dickson
LaCerra, Dickson, Hoover & Rogers, PLLC    

Matthew Finch
Gill Ragon Owen, PA

Jennifer Williams Flinn
Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, PA

Lauren Hoover
LaCerra, Dickson, Hoover & Rogers, PLLC

Ashley Hudson
Kutak Rock    

David W. Kamps
Kamps & Stotts, PLLC

Phil Kaplan
Williams & Anderson, PLC

Dustin McDaniel
McDaniel, Richardson & Calhoun, PLLC

Kathleen McDonald
Beacon Legal Group, PLLC

Scott P. Richardson
McDaniel, Richardson & Calhoun, PLLC

Bob Sexton
Rainwater, Holt & Sexton

Kevin Wells
Law Offices of Katherine E. Blackmon


MEDIATION/ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE

Frank Hamlin
Hamlin Dispute Resolution

Kevin O’Dwyer
Hope, Trice, O’Dwyer & Wilson, PA

Scotty Shivley
ADR


PERSONAL INJURY

Christopher Heil
The Brad Hendricks Law Firm

Michael C. Lewis
Knapp Lewis Law Firm

Mike Rainwater
Rainwater, Holt & Sexton

Andy Taylor
Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A.


REAL ESTATE

Melissa Bandy
Mitchell Williams

Don A. Eilbott
Eilbott Law

Steve Giles
Stephen R. Giles, PA

Daniel Goodwin
Gill Ragon Owen, PA


TAX

Jennifer Pierce
Mitchell Williams

Carrold Ray
Hilburn, Calhoun, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoon    

Robert Smith
Friday, Eldredge & Clark

John Tisdale
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP

Vincent M. Ward
Wolff & Ward


TRUSTS & ESTATES

Mike Hartje
Hilburn, Calhoun, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoon

Raymon Harvey
Raymon B. Harvey, PA

Laura Johnson
Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus, PC

John B. Peace
Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC

Bethany Gulley Pike
The Elrod Firm

Adam Reid
Barber Law Firm   

Tommy Vaughn
Lax, Vaughn, Fortson, Rowe & Threet


WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Blake Hendrix
Fuqua Campbell, PA

Tré Kitchens
The Brad Hendricks Law Firm

Jack Lassiter
Lassiter & Cassinelli

Jeff Rosenzweig
Jeff Rosenzweig Attorney at Law

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