Awards

Leading industry sources have recognized members of the firm as among the best lawyers in America.

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The Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® bases its listings on a year-long survey of the legal profession in which attorneys nationwide rate the top practitioners in their specialties in their jurisdictions. The 2016 edition of Best Lawyers® includes 14 attorneys from Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC honored in 23 practice areas. In addition, the firm was top‑listed in a number of practice areas for Little Rock and the State of Arkansas.

Best Lawyers® also designates “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” and five attorneys from our firm earned this distinction for 2016: Steven W. Quattlebaum, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Timothy W. Grooms, Land Use and Zoning Law; John E. Tull III, First Amendment Law; E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Joseph R. Falasco, Litigation – Real Estate.

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

  • Top‑Listed in Little Rock and the State of Arkansas in Appellate Practice
  • Top Listed in Little Rock and the State of Arkansas in Banking and Finance Law
  • Top Listed in Little Rock and the State of Arkansas in Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Top-Listed in Little Rock and the State of Arkansas in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Top-Listed in Little Rock and the State of Arkansas in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Top‑Listed in Little Rock and the State of Arkansas in Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Top‑Listed in the State of Arkansas in Litigation – ERISA
  • Top-Listed in the State of Arkansas in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Top‑Listed in Little Rock in Litigation – Real Estate

Brandon B. Cate
Commercial Litigation
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Litigation – ERISA

E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV
Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – ERISA
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
2017 Little Rock Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year

Joseph R. Falasco
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Real Estate

Timothy W. Grooms
Banking & Finance Law
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

Michael B. Heister
Appellate Practice

Jeb H. Joyce
Banking and Finance Law
Real Estate Law
2017 Little Rock Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year

J.Cliff McKinney
Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law

Chad W. Pekron
Commercial Litigation

Steven W. Quattlebaum
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Michael N. Shannon
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Geoffrey B. Treece
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
2017 Little Rock Litigation – Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year

John E. Tull III
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
First Amendment Law
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Litigation – First Amendment
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Media Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
2017 Little Rock Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year

David B. Vandergriff
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Litigation – Real Estate

Thomas G. Williams
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC in twenty-one (21) practice areas in the “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2017.  Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Following are the rankings received by the firm:

Metropolitan Rankings – Little Rock

Appellate Practice (Tier 1)
Banking and Finance Law (Tier 1)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 2)
Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law (Tier 2)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 2)
First Amendment Law (Tier 3)
Insurance Law (Tier 1)
Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 1)
Litigation – Banking & Finance (Tier 1)
Litigation – Bankruptcy (Tier 2)
Litigation – First Amendment (Tier 1)
Litigation – Labor & Employment (Tier 1)
Litigation – Real Estate (Tier 1)
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants (Tier 1)
Media Law (Tier 1)
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Tier 1)
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (Tier 1)
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs (Tier 1)
Real Estate Law (Tier 1)

Metropolitan Rankings – Fayetteville

Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)

Chambers USAQGT-Chambers

Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business reviews and ranks individual lawyers and law firms by practice area in each state. In the 2016 publication, Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, received the highest ranking possible in the areas of General Commercial Litigation and Real Estate for law firms in Arkansas and was also recognized for its Corporate/Commercial practice. Steven W. Quattlebaum, Timothy W. Grooms, John E. Tull III, E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV, Michael N. Shannon, J. Cliff McKinney II, Joseph R. Falasco, Jeb H. Joyce, Everett C. (Clarke) Tucker IV, and Amber Davis-Tanner received recognition in the publication’s rankings of individuals.

As to the firm’s litigation practice, the publication noted: “A premier firm known for its deep bench and breadth of experience across a wide spectrum of litigation matters.  Areas of focus include business litigation and environmental and toxic tort litigation, as well as class action defense and employment law.  The firm also handles product liability cases for clients across a range of industries, including automobiles, pharmaceuticals and construction.”  Sources commented: “They are excellent, responsive, and incredibly bright.”  It was also noted that “The service is outstanding and I think we get very good attention from them.”

For real estate, Chambers remarked: “Receives high praise from clients for its work on commercial real estate mandates, due diligence issues and financing.  Expertise in all aspects of purchasing, construction development, sales and operations for a variety of different real estate projects.  Also offers substantial experience in handling mortgages, loans and tax deferred exchanges.” According to sources, “The firm is highly regarded in the business community, the legal community and the larger community in Arkansas,” and “They offer an excellent service and get back to you in a timely manner.  They know what they’re doing and just do a good job.”

Regarding the firm’s corporate/commercial practice, Chambers commented: “Offers substantial experience in banking issues, representing several state and national banks in matters such as formation, M&A and regulatory issues.  Additional expertise in securities, corporate taxation and estate planning.” Sources commented: “Their responsiveness and attention to detail are very prompt and very good.”  It was also noted that “We are very happy with their service.  They do a good job and are very professional and timely.  It is a one-stop shop for what we need.”

The following shows Chambers’ recognition of the firm and its attorneys:

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC
Commercial Litigation (Band 1)
Real Estate (Band 1)
Corporate/Commercial (Band 2)

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* – Star Individuals (above rank 1); given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field.

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers  is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than seventy (70) practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.  Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.  Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in the Mid-South are selected as Super Lawyers and no more than two and one half percent of lawyers in the Mid-South are named to the Rising Stars list.  Steven W. Quattlebaum, Timothy W. Grooms, John E. Tull III, E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV, and Michael N. Shannon received some of the highest point totals in the Arkansas nomination, research, and blue ribbon review process and are included in the list of the Top 50 Arkansas Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2016.

The following lawyers from our firm were recognized by Super Lawyers for 2016:

Mid-South Super Lawyers

Mid-South Rising Stars

Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

Steven W. Quattlebaum was recently selected as a member of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for the fifth time. Selection to this elite group comes through a group of veteran legal journalists who review thousands of submissions of outstanding lawyers from all regions and practice areas of the American legal profession, including private attorneys, government and other public interest attorneys, judges, and law school professors. From that group, the 500 leading lawyers are chosen by Lawdragon. Less than one-tenth of one percent of all lawyers in the United States are included as members of the Lawdragon 500.

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Benchmark: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys

The firm was recently recognized in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation as one of only three “highly recommended firms” for litigation in Arkansas.  Steven W. Quattlebaum, John E. Tull III, E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV, and Michael N. Shannon were highlighted as Litigation Stars and Brandon B. Cate, Joseph R. Falasco, Chad W. Pekron, Everett C. (Clarke) Tucker IV, R. Ryan Younger, Vincent O. Chadick, and Amber Davis-Tanner were named Future Stars.

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC was proud to be named Arkansas Firm of the Year at the 2016 US Benchmark Annual Awards held in New York on February 11, 2016.  Benchmark Litigation hosted the awards celebrating the achievements of litigators and their firms during 2015.  This is the fifth consecutive year our firm has received this honor.  The award selection was based upon peer review and research conducted by Benchmark’s research team.

In July 2016, Brandon B. CateJoseph R. Falasco and Everett C. (Clarke) Tucker IV were named to the very first Under 40 Hot List, a new accolade of Benchmark Litigation meant to honor the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty or younger.  Through a process of peer review and case examination this list was compiled over a process of many months to assemble this collection of young, up-and-coming attorneys.

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the U.S.  The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that allows researchers to conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients, examining recent case work handled by the firms, and asking sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state or national practice areas.  Litigation Stars reflect lawyers who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers while Future Stars are litigators who were consistently referenced by peers and clients as litigators who are likely to become Litigation Stars in coming editions of the guide.