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.