42 Ward and Smith Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

Ward and Smith, P.A. attorneys recognized in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers® include:

Derek Allen

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Tom Babel

  • Commercial Litigation

Al Bell

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management

Jenna Butler

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Wes Camden

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

John Cella

  • Trusts and Estates

Trip Coyne

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Litigation - Construction

Jim Creekman

  • Banking and Finance Law

Bob Crouse

  • Patent Law

Bill Durr

  • Family Law

Don Eglinton

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Charles Ellis

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Brad Evans

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Construction

Lynwood Evans

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Paul Fanning

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Michael Fields

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Mike Flanagan

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Ken Gray

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Benji Jones

  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Merrill Jones

  • Corporate Law

Bill Lathan

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Shawna Lemon, Ph.D.

  • Biotechnology Law
  • Patent Law

John Martin

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lance Martin

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Bill Martin

  • Real Estate Law

Michael Miller

  • Arbitration
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Mediation
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Greg Peacock

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

C. H. Pope

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Timber Law

Knox Proctor

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Gary Rickner

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Clint Routson

  • Real Estate Law

Jerry Sayre

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

John Sloan

  • Trusts and Estates

Troy Smith

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law

Liz Stanek

  • Patent Law

Ryal Tayloe

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Real Estate

Jim Verdonik

  • Corporate Law
  • Technology Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Ben Waller

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

David Ward

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust

Leigh Wilkinson

  • Health Care Law

Bill Wolcott

  • Real Estate Law

Ken Wooten

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Construction

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