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36 Hall Estill Attorneys Named 2017 Super Lawyers

October 9, 2017

Hall Estill, Oklahoma’s leading law firm, with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver, and Northwest Arkansas, is pleased to announce 36 of its attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyer’s annual list of the state’s top attorneys. Of the attorneys selected, seven attorneys were named as Rising Stars, a prestigious recognition for up-and-coming attorneys. 

“We feel honored to once again have so many of our attorneys included on such an esteemed list,” said Mike Cooke, managing partner for Hall Estill. “Their inclusion on this list speaks to our continued focus on building a firm that offers the best client service.”

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.  

“To be commended by your peers is one of the highest honors for a practicing attorney,” said Cooke. “Our lawyers strive to give the best counsel to their clients and to see that excellence be recognized by others in the profession means a great deal to each of them.”

Of the 37 attorneys honored, six were recognized for the first time and one attorney, J. Kevin Hayes, was named a Super Lawyer for the tenth year in a row.

Hall Estill Oklahoma Super Lawyers List – Oklahoma City

Larry G. Ball, Business Litigation   

Seth A. Day, General Litigation

Jon A. Epstein, Media/Advertising 

Kent A. Gilliland, Banking Litigation

Robert D. Looney, Jr., Personal Injury Defense: General

Randall K. McCarthy, Intellectual Property 

Robert D. Nelon, Media/Advertising  

Michael E. Smith, Energy & Natural Resources 

Elaine R. Turner, Employment Litigation: Defense

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 

Kenneth L. Hunt, Tax

Michael T. Keester, Construction Litigation

James C. Milton, Estate & Trust Litigation 

P. David Newsome, Securities & Corporate Finance 

Bryan J. Nowlin, Business Litigation

Stephen W. Ray, Business/Corporate  

James M. Reed, Business Litigation

John T. Richer, Civil Litigation: Defense

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

Matthew R. Gile, Family Law

Tami Hines, Bankruptcy: Business

Tyler J. Mantooth, Intellectual Property

Hall Estill Oklahoma Rising Stars List – Tulsa

Dawson A. Brotemarkle, Energy & Natural Resources

Kristen Pence Evans, Civil Litigation: Defense

J. Terrell Siegfried, Business/Corporate