Eighteen Capell & Howard P.C. attorneys have been listed in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, and three 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 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America are Capell & Howard shareholders Shapard D. Ashley (real estate); Henry C. Barnett Jr. (labor and employment); William D. Coleman (arbitration, mediation, construction, commercial and environmental); Bruce J. Downey III (labor and employment); J. Lister Hubbard (construction); Henry H. Hutchinson (corporate and tax); D. Kyle Johnson (corporate, employee benefits, tax, and trusts and estates); R. Brooke Lawson III (construction); Frank H. McFadden (arbitration, mediation and construction); Robert T. Meadows III (commercial and family); Robert F. Northcutt (commercial); Robert D. Rives (real estate); James M. Scott (tax); K. Palmer Smith (real estate); Debra D. Spain (tax and trusts and estates); James N. Walter Jr. (commercial, banking and finance, and securities); Barbara J. Wells (labor and employment); and M. Courtney Williams (tax).
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 shareholders Shapard D. Ashley, Barbara J. Wells and M. Courtney Williams were named the 2017 Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year,” the 2017 Labor and Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” and the 2017 Tax Litigation and Controversy “Lawyer of the Year” for Montgomery, respectively.
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.