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Hall Estill Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America and Lawyers of the Year 2018

August 15, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (August 15, 2017) – Hall Estill, Oklahoma’s leading law firm, with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Northwest Arkansas, announced 10 of its attorneys were selected as 2018 Best Lawyers®Lawyers of the Year and nearly 60 Hall Estill attorneys were selected for inclusion as The Best Lawyers® in America 2018. 

“It is an honor to have so many of our attorneys recognized on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said Mike Cooke, managing partner for Hall Estill. “The level of representation speaks to our continued progress as a firm and steadfast commitment to provide the best level of counsel and service to our clients.” 

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of the other lawyers in their practice areas. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Best Lawyers 2018 Lawyers of the Year from Hall Estill are:
Michael D. Cooke, Best Lawyers 2018 Tulsa Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
Thomas A. Creekmore III, Best Lawyers 2018 Tulsa Litigation-Bankruptcy Law “Lawyer of the Year” 
Julianna P. Deligans, Best Lawyers 2018 Oklahoma City Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year”
Phillip L. Free, Jr., Best Lawyers 2018 Oklahoma City Trade Secrets Law "Lawyer of the Year”
Del L. Gustafson, Best Lawyers 2018 Tulsa Securities Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year”
Randall K. McCarthy, Best Lawyers 2018 Oklahoma City Litigation-Patent Law "Lawyer of the Year”
Stephen W. Ray, Best Lawyers 2018 Tulsa Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year”
James M. Reed, Best Lawyers 2018 Tulsa Litigation-Securities Law “Lawyer of the Year”
Thomas P. Schroedter, Best Lawyers 2018 Tulsa Oil & Gas Law “Lawyer of the Year”
Elaine R. Turner, Best Lawyers 2018 Oklahoma City Litigation-Labor & Employment “Lawyer of the Year”

Tulsa Office Best Lawyers in America 2018
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
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
J. Patrick Cremin, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment
Heather L. Cupp, Commercial Litigation
Samantha Weyrauch Davis, Trusts & Estates
Robert F. Dougherty, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
Heather Flynn Earnhart, Family 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
James C.T. Hardwick, Commercial Litigation, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law
J. Kevin Hayes, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law
Kenneth L. Hunt, Tax Law, Litigation & Controversy-Tax
Betsy G. Jackson, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Law
Michael T. Keester, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Municipal 
Michael J. Lissau, Employment Law-Management
James C. Milton, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Municipal, Litigation-Trusts & Estates, Water Law
Michael L. Nemec, Trusts & Estates 
P. David Newsome, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Litigation-Securities 
Timothy S. Posey, Native American 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, Oil & Gas Law
Clive A. Seymour, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Steven W. Soulé, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
Margaret A. Swimmer, Native American Law
Richard A. Wagner II, Family Law
D. Kenyon “Ken” Williams, Jr., Litigation-Environmental
Frank B. Wolfe III, Labor Law-Management
Andrew M. Wolov, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates

Oklahoma City Office Best Lawyers in America 2018
Larry G. Ball, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
Julianna P. Deligans, Copyright Law, Trademark Law
Jon A. Epstein, Litigation-First Amendment 
Michael R. Ford, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
Phillip L. Free, Jr., Biotechnology Law, Information Technology Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Patent Law, Technology Law, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law 
John W. Gile, Family Law
Kent A. Gilliland, Banking & Finance Law
Daniel J. Glover, Banking & Finance Law, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Real Estate Law
Christian S. Huckaby, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
Mitchell “Mick” McCarthy, Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark 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 
Ralph E. Seals, Jr., Oil & Gas Law
James C. Shaw, Litigation-Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates
Michael E. Smith, Litigation-Environmental
Elaine R. Turner, Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment