Capell & Howard attorneys K. Palmer Smith, Debra D. Spain and Barbara J. Wells have been named to the Best Lawyers list of “2017 Women in the Law.” First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
With 44 years of experience in real estate law, Palmer was listed in “Women in the Law” for her excellence in the practice area. Practicing with Capell & Howard since 1976, Palmer almost exclusively practices commercial real estate – routinely representing clients in the acquiring, developing, financing and selling of their sites for offices, apartments, hotels, motels, planned unit developments, shopping centers, and timber and farm tracts. To learn more about Palmer, click here.
Debby, who possesses 26 years of experience, was recognized for her work in tax law and trusts and estates law. Debby has practiced with Capell & Howard since being admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1991. She also is active in the community, having graduated from Leadership Alabama and having volunteered many hours with organizations such as the Central Alabama Community Foundation, United Way, Junior League and ClefWorks. To learn more about Debby, click here.
Barbara was listed in “Women in the Law” for her proficiency in labor and employment law. With 23 years of experience in this area of law, Barbara primarily handles lead-counsel responsibility for large or complex cases and recommends action for employers facing trouble with employees. Having clerked for two local federal judges, Barbara applies the knowledge she attained during her clerkships to help clients formulate successful litigation strategies. To learn more about Barbara, click here.
The Best Lawyers “2017 Women in the Law” 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.