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Hall Estill Attorneys Recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyers of the Year and Ones to Watch

August 2023

Hall Estill, a regional Southwestern law firm headquartered in Oklahoma, with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Northwest Arkansas, announced six of its attorneys were selected as 2024 Best Lawyers® Lawyers of the Year, over 60 Hall Estill attorneys were selected for inclusion as The Best Lawyers® in America 2024, and nine Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch. 

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Best Lawyers 2024 Lawyers of the Year from Hall Estill:

Larry G. Ball – Best Lawyers’ 2024 Oklahoma City Litigation-Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year”
Pamela H. Goldberg – Best Lawyers’ 2024 Tulsa Corporate Governance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
Del L. Gustafson – Best Lawyers’ 2024 Tulsa Securities/Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year”
James D. Satrom – Best Lawyers’ 2024 Tulsa Oil & Gas Law “Lawyer of the Year”
Thomas P. Schroedter – Best Lawyers’ 2024 Tulsa Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year”
Michael E. Smith – Best Lawyers’ 2024 Oklahoma City Litigation-Environmental “Lawyer of the Year”

Best Lawyers 2024 Northwest Arkansas Office
Robert K. Rhoads, Litigation-Municipal

Best Lawyers 2024 Denver Office
Ann K. Chandler, Business Organizations (including LLCS and Partnerships, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law

Tulsa Office Best Lawyers in America 2024

Gregory W. Alberty, Real Estate Law
Pamela S. Anderson, Oil & Gas Law
Vaden F. Bales, Real Estate Law
Mark Banner, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law
Mark K. Blongewicz, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
Steven A. Broussard, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment 
Christopher L. Carter, Real Estate Law
W. Deke Canada, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law
Michael D. Cooke, Banking & Finance Law, Communications Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Thomas A. Creekmore III, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
Samantha Weyrauch Davis, Trusts & Estates
Robert F. Dougherty, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
Heather Flynn Earnhart, Family Law
Kristen Pence Evans, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
Kyle D. Freeman, Energy Law
Pamela H. Goldberg, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Law 
Michael D. Graves, Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental
Del L. Gustafson, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation 
Sarah E. Hansel, Business Organizations (including LLC’s and Partnerships), Technology Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
James C.T. Hardwick, Commercial Litigation, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law
J. Kevin Hayes, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law
Brian T. Inbody,  Commercial Litigation, Oil & Gas Law
Betsy G. Jackson, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Law
Michael T. Keester, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Municipal 
Daniel R. Ketchum II, Trusts and Estates
James C. Milton, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Municipal, Litigation-Trusts & Estates, Water Law
P. David Newsome, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Litigation-Securities
Bryan J. Nowlin, Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Litigation-Trusts & Estates 
William W. O’Connor, Commercial Litigation
Jon M. Payne, Insurance Law
James J. Proszek, Communications Law 
Stephen W. Ray, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation 
James M. Reed, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation-Securities
James D. Satrom, Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law
Thomas P. Schroedter, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law,Oil & Gas Law
Steven W. Soulé, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
Richard A. Wagner II, Family Law
Keith A. Wilkes, Employment Law-Management
D. Kenyon “Ken” Williams, Jr., Litigation-Environmental
Andrew M. Wolov, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates

Oklahoma City Office Best Lawyers in America 2024

Larry G. Ball, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
Daniel V. Carsey, Commercial Litigation, Oil & Gas Law
Jon A. Epstein, Litigation-First Amendment, Media Law
Michael R. Ford, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
John W. Gile, Family Law
Matthew R. Gile, Family Law
Kent  A. Gilliland, Banking and Finance Law
Daniel J. Glover, Banking and Finance Law, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Real Estate Law
Tami Hines, Commercial Litigation
J. Frederick Kempf, Jr., Real Estate Law
Randall K. McCarthy, Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Litigation – Patent, Trademark Law, Trade Secrets Law
Robert D. Nelon, First Amendment Law, Litigation-First Amendment 
Raymond S. Rudnicki, Energy Law
Ralph E. Seals, Jr., Oil & Gas Law
Michael E. Smith, Litigation-Environmental
Michael H. Smith, Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law
Elaine R. Turner, Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Tulsa Office

Dawson A. Brotemarkle, Oil and Gas Law, Energy Law
Isaac B. Helmerich, Corporate Law

Logan L. James, Litigation-Trusts & Estates
Lauren M. Marciano, Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, Litigation Trusts & Estates
Margo E. Shipley, Commercial Litigation

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Oklahoma City Office

Bryan R. Lynch, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation-Labor and Employment, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Oil & Gas Law
Jacqueline M. McCormick, Commercial Litigation
Kelly Lynn Offutt, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Appellate Practice, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
Jonathan L. Rogers, Banking and Finance Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate 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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