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2016 Super Lawyers Recognizes 26 Attorneys from Hall Estill

October 2016

TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 10, 2016) – Hall Estill, Oklahoma’s leading law firm, is pleased to announce a substantial number of its attorneys were once again selected by their peers for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyer’s annual list of the state’s top attorneys. Of the attorneys selected, five attorneys were named as Rising Stars, a prestigious recognition for up-and-coming attorneys.

“Of all the recognitions our attorneys receive, this is one for which they are very proud,” said Mike Cooke, Hall Estill managing partner. “Being acknowledged by your peers for your expertise and skill is as meaningful of an endorsement as one could imagine.”

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. 

“Our attorneys show up every day not looking for awards or recognition, said Cooke. “They are laser-focused on providing our clients with the highest level of counsel.”

Of the 26 attorneys honored, five were recognized for the first time and two attorneys, Thomas A. Creekmore III and Jon A. Epstein were named a Super Lawyer for the tenth year in a row.

Hall Estill Oklahoma Super Lawyers List

Pamela S. Anderson, Energy & Natural Resources

Larry G. Ball, Business Litigation    

Mark K. Blongewicz, Civil Litigation: Defense 

Steven A. Broussard, Employment Litigation: Defense – Also named a Top 50 Attorney in Oklahoma

W. Deke Canada, Business/Corporate 

Michael D. Cooke, Mergers & Acquisitions 

Thomas A. Creekmore III, Bankruptcy: Business

Jon A. Epstein, Media/Advertising

Kent A. Gilliland, Business/Corporate

Michael D. Graves, Environmental Litigation 

J. Kevin Hayes, Energy & Natural Resources

John M. Hickey, Construction Litigation 

Randall K. McCarthy, Intellectual Property 

James C. Milton, Estate & Trust Litigation 

Robert D. Nelon, Media/Advertising  

P. David Newsome, Securities & Corporate Finance 

Bryan J. Nowlin, Business Litigation

Stephen W. Ray, Business/Corporate  

John T. Richer, Civil Litigation: Defense

Michael E. Smith, Energy & Natural Resources 

Steven W. Soulé, Bankruptcy: Business  

Elaine R. Turner, Employment Litigation: Defense – Also named a Top 25 Female Attorney in Oklahoma

Richard A. Wagner II Family Law

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

Hall Estill Oklahoma Rising Stars List

Kristen Pence Evans, Civil Litigation: Defense 

Matthew R. Gile, Family Law

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Founded in 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hall Estill is a full-service law firm with clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to traditional family businesses, as well as nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial start-ups and individuals. More than 150 legal professionals work in the firm at offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Northwest Arkansas, assisting a diversified base of local, regional, national and international clients.

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