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Mariam Hopkins Named Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Mariam Hopkins was recently named a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

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Brandon Cole joins AMH

Brandon Cole joined Anderson Murphy & Hopkins on April 16, 2018. Brandon has four years of experience with an insurance defense litigation firm where he primarily handled medical malpractice litigation. Brandon has been involved in multiple jury trials and has handled over a hundred depositions of both expert and lay witnesses. He will handle a broad variety of litigation cases at our firm.

Brandon graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and was seventh in a class of 131 graduates. While at the University of Arkansas, he worked on the Arkansas Law Review and published Comment, Unjust Enrichment: A Proposed Arkansas Model Jury Instruction for Claims Based on Implied-In-Law Contracts. He also worked with Professor Howard Brill in writing the 2013 supplement to his book, Arkansas Law of Damages.

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Mark Wankum to serve as a Special Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court

On January 8, 2018, Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed AMH partner Mark Wankum to serve as a Special Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court. The Arkansas Constitution permits the governor to appoint special justices in the event of a recusal for a specific case, and the firm is proud of Mark’s willingness to accept this appointment and serve our legal community.

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Mid-South Super Lawyers Announces 2017 Super Lawyers

Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins lawyers recently selected by their peers as Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2017 are: Overton S. Anderson, Randy P. Murphy, Mariam T. Hopkins, Michael P. Vanderford, David A. Littleton, and Jason J. Campbell. Mark D. Wankum was named as a Mid-South Rising Star.

Attorneys recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers as top-rated attorneys in Medical Malpractice in the Little Rock, Arkansas, area are: Overton S. Anderson, Mariam T. Hopkins, David A. Littleton, Julie M. Hancock, and Mark D. Wankum.

Randy P. Murphy and Michael P. Vanderford were recognized as top-rated in Personal Injury Defense.

Jason J. Campbell was recognized as a top-rated attorney in Civil Litigation.

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Best Lawyers/U.S. News Press Release Recognizing Firm as a Tier 1 Firm

Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins, L.L.P., received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in the following areas of practice:

Little Rock – Appellate Practice
Little Rock – Insurance Law
Little Rock – Litigation – Construction
Little Rock – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Little Rock – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Little Rock – Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

The Tier 1 ranking was determined through the firm’s overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of our clients’ impressive feedback, the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for our firm, and the information provided in response to a law firm survey.

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Summary judgment obtained in professional liability action

Jason Campbell and Adam Franks recently received summary judgment on behalf of a title company and its owners and agents in a suit filed in Van Buren County Circuit Court. The suit alleged breach of fiduciary duty and misrepresentation regarding title searches performed on an undeveloped tract of property in Van Buren County.

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Best Lawyers in America’s 2018 edition recognizes seven AMH lawyers

Best Lawyers has released its 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America and has named seven Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins lawyers as Best Lawyers:

  • Overton S. Anderson
  • Randy P. Murphy
  • Mariam T. Hopkins
  • Michael P. Vanderford
  • David A. Littleton
  • Julie M. Hancock
  • Jason J. Campbell

In addition, three of our partners received 2018 Lawyer of the Year awards in the following categories:

Randy P. Murphy
Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Michael P. Vanderford
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Jason J. Campbell
Litigation – Construction

Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is selected as a “Lawyer of the Year.”

Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins attorneys were recognized as 2018 Best Lawyers in America in the following categories:

Appellate Practice
Overton S. Anderson
David A. Littleton

Commercial Litigation
Jason J. Campbell

Insurance Law
Overton S. Anderson
Mariam T. Hopkins
Michael P. Vanderford

Litigation – Construction
Jason J. Campbell

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Overton S. Anderson
Mariam T. Hopkins
Jason J. Campbell

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Randy P. Murphy
Mariam T. Hopkins
Michael P. Vanderford
David A. Littleton

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Michael P. Vanderford
Julie M. Hancock

Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Michael P. Vanderford
David A. Littleton

Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Randy P. Murphy

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Jason Campbell speaking at the 2017 Arkansas AIA Convention

Jason Campbell has been selected to speak on the topic of materialmen’s liens at the 2017 Arkansas AIA Convention in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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Jason Campbell was recently named a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA).

Jason Campbell was recently named a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA).

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Campbell selected by DRI to author Arkansas section of 2017 Construction Litigation Desk Reference

Jason Campbell has been selected to prepare the Arkansas section of the DRI 2017 Construction Litigation Desk Reference: A State-by-State Compendium.

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