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2015 Super Lawyers Recognizes 33 Attorneys from Hall Estill

October 11, 2015

Hall Estill, Oklahoma’s leading law firm, announced a lengthy list 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 many attorneys selected, six attorneys were named as Rising Stars

“While there are many lists and awards that come to our attorneys, this one is always truly special to our attorneys,” said Michael D. Cooke, Hall Estill managing partner. “To be commended by your peers is one of the highest honors for a practicing attorney. 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.”

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.

In addition, M. Scott Hall, one of the firm’s up-and-coming attorneys from their Fayetteville, Ark., was named a Rising Star in Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine for the second straight year. 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

Molly A. Aspan, Employment Litigation: Defense – Top 25 Female Attorney

Larry G. Ball, Business Litigation    

Mark K. Blongewicz, Civil Litigation Defense 

Steven A. Broussard, Employment Litigation: Defense 

W. Deke Canada, Business/Corporate 

Michael D. Cooke, Mergers & Acquisitions 

Thomas A. Creekmore III, Bankruptcy: Business

Seth A. Day, General Litigation 

Jon A. Epstein, Media/Advertising 

Michael D. Graves, Environmental Litigation 

Del L. Gustafson, Securities & Corporate Finance  

John M. Hickey, Construction Litigation 

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

Randall K. McCarthy, Intellectual Property 

James C. Milton, Estate & Trust Litigation 

Robert D. Nelon, Media/Advertising  

Michael L. Nemec, Estate Planning & Probate 

P. David Newsome, Securities & Corporate Finance 

Bryan J. Nowlin, Business Litigation

Stephen W. Ray, Business/Corporate  

James M. Reed, Business Litigation 

James D. Satrom, Energy & Natural Resources 

Michael E. Smith, Energy & Natural Resources 

Steven W. Soulé, Bankruptcy: Business  

Elaine R. Turner, Employment Litigation: Defense – Top 25 Female Attorney

Richard A. Wagner II,Family Law

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

Hall Estill Oklahoma Rising Stars List

Heather Flynn Earnhart, Family Law

Kristen Pence Evans, General Litigation

M.Scott Hall, Business Litigation – Mid-South

Tyler J. Mantooth, Intellectual Property 


About Hall Estill: Founded in 1966 in Oklahoma, Hall Estill is a full-service law firm with clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations and medium-sized companies to nonprofit organizations, emerging businesses 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.