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.
Charles Coleman, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP
Lyndsey D. Dilks, Dilks Law Firm
John Rainwater, Rainwater, Holt & Sexton
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
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
Randy Bynum, Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC
Richard Watts, Watts, Donovan & Tilley, P.A.
TJ Lawhon, Dover Dixon Horne, PLLC
Paul Parnell, Rose Law Firm
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
Missy Duke, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.
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
Bryant Cranford, Rose Law Firm
Troy Price, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP
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.
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
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.
Robyn Allmendinger, Rose Law Firm
Melissa Bandy, Mitchell Williams, PLLC
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