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2019 Super Lawyers Recognizes Hall Estill Attorneys

October 7, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 8, 2019) – Hall Estill, a regional Southwestern law firm, with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Northwest Arkansas, has announced 38 of its attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion on the Super Lawyers annual list of the state’s top attorneys. Of the attorneys selected, 7 attorneys were named as Rising Stars, a prestigious recognition for up-and-coming attorneys.

Oklahoma City Labor & Employment Attorney Elaine R. Turner was named a top attorney in the state,Top 25 Female Attorney in Oklahoma and Top 50 Attorney in Oklahoma.

“It is truly an honor to have our attorneys continue to be recognized on this esteemed list,” said Mike Cooke, managing partner for Hall Estill. “Being acknowledged by their peers for this honor is a true testament to the level of expertise and skill our attorneys have. We’re proud of the commitment and service our attorneys provide for their clients and the community.” 

Super Lawyers has been recognized by bar associations and courts across the country for the legitimacy and rigor of its selection process. Attorneys are selected using a rigorous, multi-phase rating process including peer nominations and evaluations combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, and the lawyers recognized represent no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state.  

Launched in 1998, Rising Stars is a list that recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. To qualify for this award, candidates must be 40 years old or younger, or have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Hall Estill Oklahoma Super Lawyers List – Oklahoma City

Larry G. Ball, Business Litigation   

Seth A. Day, General Litigation

Jon A. Epstein, Media/Advertising 

Randall K. McCarthy, Intellectual Property 

Robert D. Nelon, Media/Advertising  

Michael E. Smith, Energy & Natural Resources 

Elaine R. Turner, Employment Litigation: Defense - also named Top 50 Attorney in Oklahoma and Top 25 Female attorney in Oklahoma

Hall Estill Oklahoma Super Lawyers List – Tulsa

Pamela S. Anderson, Energy & Natural Resources

Molly A. Aspan, Employment & Labor

Steven A. Broussard, Employment Litigation: Defense 

W. Deke Canada, Business/Corporate

Michael D. Cooke, Mergers & Acquisitions 

Thomas A. Creekmore III, Bankruptcy: Business

Heather Flynn Earnhart, Family Law  

Michael D. Graves, Environmental Litigation 

J. Kevin Hayes, Energy & Natural Resources

John M. Hickey, Construction Litigation

Brian T. Inbody, Business Litigation  

Michael T. Keester, Construction Litigation

Daniel R. Ketchum, II – Estate Planning & Probate

James C. Milton, Estate and Trust Litigation

P. David Newsome, Securities & Corporate Finance 

Bryan J. Nowlin, Business Litigation

John M. O’Connor – Business Litigation

William W. O'Connor, Business Litigation

Stephen W. Ray, Business/Corporate  

James M. Reed, Business Litigation

James D Satrom, Energy and Natural Resources

Steven W. Soulé, Bankruptcy: Business  

Richard A. Wagner II, Family Law

D. Kenyon Williams, Jr., Energy & Natural Resources 

Hall Estill Oklahoma Rising Stars List – Oklahoma City

Daniel V. Carsey, Business Litigation

Matthew R. Gile, Family Law

Tami Hines, Bankruptcy: Business

Jacqueline M. McCormick, Business Litigation

Hall Estill Oklahoma Rising Stars List – Tulsa

Kristen Pence Evans, Civil Litigation: Defense

Jerrick L. Irby, Business Litigation

Hall Estill Oklahoma Rising Stars List – Mid-South Region

M. Scott Hall, Business Litigation