From family law and taxation to corporate finance and criminal defense, in the following pages you’ll learn more about the top lawyers in Little Rock. But before you dive into their profiles, credentials and FAQs, we’ve provided some insight on how our process works.

How does 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 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 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 in the magazine has no bearing on this list.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Frank Hamlin, Hamlin Dispute Resolution
Richard L. Ramsay, Ramsay Mediation & Arbitration
Jim Tilley, Watts, Donovan & Tilley, P.A.


Bankruptcy

Charles Coleman, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP
Lyndsey D. Dilks, Dilks Law Firm
John Rainwater, Rainwater, Holt & Sexton


Business Litigation

Phil Campbell, Fuqua Campbell, P.A.
Kelly McNulty, Gill Ragon Owen, P.A.
J. Andrew Vines, Keech Law Firm
Kent Walker, Walker Law Firm


Commercial Real Estate

Jim Beachboard, Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC
Patrick Spivey, Fuqua Campbell, P.A.
Jay Taylor, Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP


Corporate

Amber Bagley, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.
Stephen Bingham, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.


Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions

Gregory M. Hopkins, Hopkins Castseel, PLC
Nicole Lovell, Mitchell Williams, PLLC
Cal McCastlain, Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC
David McDaniel, Kutak Rock, LLP
Fred Perkings, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP


Corporate Insurance

Randy Bynum, Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC
Richard Watts, Watts, Donovan & Tilley, P.A.


Corporate Law

TJ Lawhon, Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC
Paul Parnell, Rose Law Firm


Criminal Defense

Patrick Benca, Benca & Johnston Law Firm
Annie Depper, Fuqua Campbell, P.A.
Bill James, Law Offices of Bill James
Pamela Epperson Panasiuk, Epperson Panasiuk Law
David W. Parker, Dodds, Kidd, Ryan & Rowan


Employment

Missy Duke, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.


Environmental Law

Julie Greathouse, PPGMR Law, PLLC
Sam Ledbetter, McMath Woods, P.A.
Ross Noland, Noland Law Firm
Alan Perkins, PPGMR Law, PLLC
Brian Rosenthal, Rose Law Firm


ERISA

Bryant Cranford, Rose Law Firm
Troy Price, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP


Family Law

Betsy Baker, Rose Law Firm
Katherine Blackmon Carroll, Law Offices of Katherine E. Blackmon
Haley Heath, Fuqua Campbell, P.A.
Erin Warden Lewis, Erin W. Lewis Law
Stefan McBride, Davidson Law Firm
Bonnie Roberton, Robertson, Oswalt, Nony & Associates
Sidney Stewart, Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A.
Megan Wells, Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoun, Ltd.
Megan E. Wooster, M.W. Law, PLLC


Labor & Employment Law

Trey Cooper, Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC
Denise Hoggard, Rainwater, Holt & Sexton
Victoria “Tor” Jones, Rose Law Firm
Abbie Rucker, Fuqua Campbell, P.A.
Jenny Teeter, Gill Ragon Owen, P.A.
Danna J. Young, Law Office of Danna Young, P.A.


Litigation

Matt Finch, Gill Ragon Owen, P.A.
Eric Gribble, Fuqua Campbell, P.A.
David Mitchell, Rose Law Firm
Randy P. Murphy, Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins, LLP
Bob Sexton, Rainwater, Holt & Sexton
Todd Wooten, Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC


Personal Injury

Matt Hartness, The Brad Hendricks Law Firm
Anthony Johnson, Johnson Firm
Taylor King, Taylor King Law Firm
Tré Kitchens, The Brad Hendricks Law Firm
Jack Lofton, Johnson Firm
Mike Rainwater, Rainwater, Holt & Sexton
Andy Taylor, Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A.
Tasha C. Taylor, Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A.


Real Estate

Robyn Allmendinger, Rose Law Firm
Melissa Bandy, Mitchell Williams, PLLC


Taxation

Matt Boch, Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC
Adam Crow, Rose Law Firm
Robert Smith, Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP
Jennie Stewart, Kutak Rock, LLP
John Tisdale, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP


Trust & Estate

Raymon B. Harvey, The Raymon B. Harvey Law Firm
Laura Johnson, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.
Mike Munnerlyn, Mike Munnerlyn, P.A.
John B. Peace, Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC
Bethany Gulley Pike, The Elrod Firm
Dan Young, Rose Law Firm


White Collar Defense

Erin Cassinelli, Lassiter & Cassinelli
John Wesley Hall, The Law Offices of John Wesley Hall
Blake Hendrix, Fuqua Campbell, P.A.
Jack Lassiter, Lassiter & Cassinelli