Firm Profile

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

Headquarters

400 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 2000
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
United States
(501) 376.2011

Firm Details

Friday, Eldredge & Clark serves business, non-profit, governmental and individual clients in Arkansas and throughout the United States. Our main office is in Little Rock which is the center of government and finance in Arkansas. Our Fayetteville and Rogers offices serve the rapidly growing economy in the northwest portion of Arkansas.

Our firm can trace its history back over one hundred and thirty years. Since the 1950s, the firm has continuously been Arkansas' largest law firm. Although we are respected for our rich history, we are focused on further growth and improvement of our expertise so that our long-term clients as well as our new clients can trust us with their future.  We offer our clients single-source convenience by offering a range of services in a variety of practice areas.

Our firm includes lawyers who have been honored in the legal profession, by our communities and by our peers. Evidence of our lawyers’ deep commitment to the legal profession and the communities in which we live and serve is found in the articles they write, presentations they make and the time and resources they and our firm commit to various charitable and professional organizations. Our recruitment of outstanding attorneys, law students, and support personnel who enrich our work environment and enhance our commitment to serving clients is not only a high priority but is a prerequisite for us to retain our leadership position.

At Friday, Eldredge & Clark, we are proud of our past success and current standing within the legal, professional, business and civic communities. We look forward to even greater achievement and stand ready to meet future legal challenges. Trust us with your future and we will put our commitment and expertise to work for you.

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Arkansas with 53 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Commercial Litigation with 9 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Education Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Employment Law - Individuals with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Employment Law - Management with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Litigation - Trusts and Estates with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Non-Profit / Charities Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 12 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Public Finance Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Railroad Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Real Estate Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Arkansas in Tax Law with 6 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Little Rock with 49 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Education Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Employment Law - Individuals with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Employment Law - Management with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Litigation - Trusts and Estates with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Non-Profit / Charities Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Public Finance Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Railroad Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Real Estate Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Little Rock in Tax Law with 6 lawyers

Contacts

Kevin A. Crass
Class Action/Business Litigation
501-370-1592
William A. Waddell
Commercial Litigation and Regulation
501-370-1510
Joseph B. Hurst
Employee Benefits
501-370-1590
W. Thomas Baxter
Estate Planning
501-370-1599
James M. Simpson
General Litigation
501-370-1520
Price C. Gardner
Health Care
501-370-1543
Elizabeth R. Murray
Labor, OSHA and Employment Discrimination
501-370-1534
Michelle Ator
Medical Malpractice
501-370-3319
Walter M. Ebel
Mergers & Aquisitions
501-370-1557
J. Shepherd Russell III
Municipal and Corporate Finance
501-370-1552
Scott H. Tucker
Railroad
501-370-1582
James M. Saxton
Real Estate/Commercial Transaction
501-370-1586

Attorneys

Michelle Ator
Lawyer of the Year:
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2017)
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Donald H. Bacon
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
James C. Baker, Jr.
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Insurance Law
W. Thomas Baxter
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Robert B. Beach, Jr.
Lawyer of the Year:
Public Finance Law (2017)
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Public Finance Law
Paul B. Benham III
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities Regulation, Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
Ryan Bowman
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Public Finance Law
Jason N. Bramlett
Location:
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
J. Lee Brown
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates, Tax Law
James C. Clark
Lawyer of the Year:
Real Estate Law (2017)
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
Allison J. Cornwell
Lawyer of the Year:
Litigation - Trusts and Estates (2017)
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Kevin A. Crass
Lawyer of the Year:
Litigation - Securities (2017)
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Litigation - Securities, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Oscar E. Davis, Jr.
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
Bryan W. Duke
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Walter M. Ebel III
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Securities / Capital Markets Law, Tax Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law
Khayyam M. Eddings
Lawyer of the Year:
Education Law (2017)
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Education Law, Employment Law - Management, Employment Law - Individuals
Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Non-Profit / Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Price C. Gardner
Lawyer of the Year:
Corporate Law (2017)
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Tax Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Litigation and Controversy - Tax
David M. Graf
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
William Mell Griffin III
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Christopher J. Heller
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Education Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Employment Law - Management
Daniel L. Herrington
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Employment Law - Management
Joseph B. Hurst, Jr.
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Alexandra A. Ifrah
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
R. Christopher Lawson
Location:
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Appellate Practice
Thomas P. Leggett
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Public Finance Law
Harry A. Light
Lawyer of the Year:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2017)
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Litigation - Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Joseph P. McKay
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Railroad Law
Michael S. Moore
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Labor Law - Management
Elizabeth Robben Murray
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Employment Law - Management, Trade Secrets Law, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Individuals, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Bet-the-Company Litigation
Marshall S. Ney
Location:
Rogers, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation
A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr.
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Sarah Cotton Patterson
Lawyer of the Year:
Non-Profit / Charities Law (2017)
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Non-Profit / Charities Law, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
Clifford W. Plunkett
Location:
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Bradley S. Runyon
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
J. Shepherd Russell III
Lawyer of the Year:
Municipal Law (2017)
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law, Project Finance Law
James M. Saxton
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
Robert S. Shafer
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Appellate Practice
James M. Simpson
Lawyer of the Year:
First Amendment Law (2017)
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Media Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, First Amendment Law
Laura Hensley Smith
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Robert T. Smith
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Securities / Capital Markets Law, Tax Law
Ellen Owens Smith
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Education Law
Jay T. Taylor
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
Bruce B. Tidwell
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Scott H. Tucker
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Railroad Law
Frederick S. Ursery
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Railroad Law, Employment Law - Management, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
William A. Waddell, Jr.
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Franchise Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Commercial Litigation
Guy Alton Wade
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr.
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Non-Profit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
David D. Wilson
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Commercial Litigation
H. Wayne Young
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Recognized For:
Litigation - Labor and Employment, Employment Law - Management

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • First Amendment Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Office Locations

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Arkansas

Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

3425 North Futrall Drive, Suite 103

Fayetteville, AR 72703-6252

United States

(479) 695.2011

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Little Rock, AR

400 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 2000

Little Rock, AR 72201-3522

United States

(501) 376.2011

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Rogers, AR

3350 South Pinnacle Hills Parkway

Suite 301

Rogers, AR 72758

United States

(479) 695.2011

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