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3 Capell & Howard attorneys named to Best Lawyers list of “2016 Women in the Law”

Capell & Howard attorneys K. Palmer Smith, Debra D. Spain and Barbara J. Wells have been named to the Best Lawyers list of “2016 Women in the Law.”

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and recognition in the “Women in the Law” list is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, as it is based solely on the reviews of peers.

Palmer was recognized in “Women in the Law” for her excellence in real estate law. Practicing with Capell & Howard since 1976, Palmer almost exclusively practices commercial real estate law — routinely representing clients in the acquiring, developing, financing and selling of sites for offices, apartments, hotels, motels, planned unit developments, shopping centers, and timber and farm tracts. To learn more about Palmer, click here.

Debby was recognized in “Women in the Law” for her proficiency 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 expertise in labor and employment law. With more than 20 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.