Super Lawyers of the Mid-South recognized Sam Hilburn as a top-rated family law attorney, John C. Calhoun as a top-rated business litigation attorney and James M. McHaney as a top-rated employment and labor attorney for 2017.
John Calhoun and Ernest Harper, who have for several consecutive years been named to and recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers as well as the prestigious Super Lawyers National Corporate Counsel Edition in the Business Litigation and Real Estate practice groups, respectively, have now been selected for the inaugural national publication of Super Lawyers Business Edition, in its Business Litigation and Construction and Real Estate groups. Super Lawyers is a no-fee, peer-reviewed publication. James McHaney of the firm has also been named in the Employment Law practice group of Super Lawyers of the Mid-South. In addition, Mr. Calhoun, Mr. Harper and Mr. McHaney have long received, along with several other attorneys with the firm and the firm itself, the AV rating of Martindale-Hubbell, that publication’s highest rating. Martindale-Hubbell’s ratings are also based on peer review and are without fee
In March 2015, Ernest H. Harper, Jr. was recognized by Arkansas Life to be one of the top-rated real estate attorneys in Arkansas.
In the 2009 edition of Super Lawyers of the Mid-South, James M. McHaney, Jr. was named one of the top Employment Law lawyers in Arkansas. Super Lawyers bases its listings on ballots sent to lawyers in practice for more than five years. After receiving nominations,Super Lawyers analyzes the background and experience of each lawyer. Finally, a peer review panel evaluates the candidates from their practice areas. Only five percent of all lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.
The Fall 2008 issue of the Arkansas Lawyer (volume 43, No. 4), featured an article written by the firm’s John C. Calhoun and Mr. William Waddell, Jr. of Friday, Eldredge & Clark. The article, entitled Unjust Enrichment: A Suggested Approach for Instructing Juries in Claims at Law, was selected by the Arkansas Bar Foundation Writing Award Committee as its winner for the 2008-2009 legal category. Mr. Calhoun and Mr. Waddell were recognized and presented with the award during the 2009 Arkansas Bar Convention held at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs.
In the May/June edition of Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, Ernest Harper was recognized as one of the top real estate lawyers in Arkansas and John C. Calhoun was recognized as one of the top business litigation lawyers in Arkansas. Super Lawyers bases its listings on ballots sent to lawyers in practice more than five years. Mr. Harper and Mr. Calhoun have also for several years been recognized by Super Lawyers of the Mid-South as one of the region’s top real estate lawyers and business litigation lawyers, respectively. After receiving nominations, Super Lawyers analyzes the background and experience of each lawyer. Finally, a peer review panel evaluates the candidates from their practice areas. Only five percent of all lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. Mr. Harper is also a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, whose members are admitted by invitation only.