Seventeen Capell & Howard P.C. attorneys have been listed in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, and two of these attorneys have also been named a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice areas. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Listed in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America are Capell & Howard shareholders Barbara J. Wells (labor and employment); Bruce J. Downey III (labor and employment); D. Kyle Johnson (corporate, employee benefits, tax, and trusts and estates); Debra D. Spain (tax and trusts and estates); Frank H. McFadden (arbitration, mediation and construction); Henry C. Barnett Jr. (labor and employment); Henry H. Hutchinson (corporate and tax); J. Lister Hubbard (construction); James M. Scott (tax); James N. Walter Jr. (commercial, banking and finance, and securities); K. Palmer Smith (real estate); M. Courtney Williams (tax); R. Brooke Lawson III (construction); Robert F. Northcutt (commercial); Robert T. Meadows III (family and commercial); Shapard D. Ashley (real estate); and William D. Coleman (arbitration, mediation, construction, commercial and environmental).
Attorneys included in the Best Lawyers listing who receive the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location are awarded “Lawyer of the Year.” Capell & Howard shareholder M. Courtney Williams was named the 2017 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Montgomery, and shareholder Robert T. Meadows III was named the 2017 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Opelika.
The Best Lawyers in America listing is based solely on peer review. Each year, more than 50,000 attorneys in 140 practice areas across the U.S. submit more than 6.7 million evaluations on their fellow attorneys’ legal abilities, making inclusion in the list a significant honor.