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Mid-South Super Lawyers names 2021 Super Lawyers

Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins is pleased to announce that the following attorneys from the firm have been recognized as 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers:

Overton S. Anderson – Medical Malpractice

Randy P. Murphy – Personal Injury

Mariam T. Hopkins – Medical Malpractice

Michael P. Vanderford – Personal Injury

Jason J. Campbell – Civil Litigation

Mark Wankum – Medical Malpractice

Being named to the Super Lawyers list is a prestigious distinction that only the top 5% of attorneys in each state receive.  In addition, Mariam Hopkins was named as a Top 50 Lawyer in the Mid-South Region, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

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Tony A. DiCarlo, III is a Certified Mediator

We are excited to announce that Tony DiCarlo has been certified by the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission as a mediator eligible to mediate cases pending in the Civil and Probate Divisions of the Arkansas Circuit Courts. Mr. DiCarlo has been a trial lawyer for over 16 years and has had the privilege to represent both plaintiffs and defendants throughout his career. He began his career where he grew up in New Orleans, primarily representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters. He proudly made Arkansas his home following the events of Hurricane Katrina, and in 2006, transitioned to a general corporate practice law firm working primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation and contract preparation and review. Since 2010, he has devoted his entire practice to litigation, including personal injury defense, insurance defense, commercial litigation, and medical malpractice defense, as well as a vast array of property and casualty related matters.

Mr. DiCarlo takes with him to his mediation practice not only his experience trying cases to juries, but also often mediating cases to mutually beneficial resolutions. He attended his very first mediation when he was a law clerk for a plaintiff’s lawyer in the New Orleans area, and at that very first mediation, he saw how effectively mediation led the firm’s client to the resolution she sought. Having now attended countless mediations over the years representing litigants, he looks forward to using his experience to help parties negotiate and communicate effectively to reach resolutions in their lawsuits.

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New Address

Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins relocated its office on September 24, 2021, to the Harbor District. Our new address is 101 River Bluff Drive, Suite A, Little Rock, AR 72202-2267.

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William G. McGrath

William G. McGrath joined the firm as an associate attorney on September 7, 2021.

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Best Lawyers’ Announcement of 2022 Best Lawyers and Lawyer of the Year Awards

Best Lawyers has released its 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America and has named the following eight Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins lawyers as Best Lawyers:  Randy P. Murphy, Mariam T. Hopkins, Michael P. Vanderford, Julie M. Hancock, Jason J. Campbell, Mark D. Wankum, Tony DiCarlo, III, and Debbie S. Denton.

In addition, Mariam T. Hopkins received a 2022 Lawyer of the Year award for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.  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 2022 Best Lawyers in America in the following categories:

  • Randy P. Murphy
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Mariam T. Hopkins
    • Insurance Law
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Michael P. Vanderford
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Julie M. Hancock
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Jason J. Campbell
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Mark D. Wankum
    • Insurance Law
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Tony A. DiCarlo III
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Deborah S. Denton
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
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Amelia Botteicher presented “Lawyer Professional Liability Claims, Trends and Post-Covid Landscape” at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Bar Association

Amelia Botteicher presented “Lawyer Professional Liability Claims, Trends and Post-Covid Landscape” at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Bar Association on June 15, 2021.

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Campbell published by the Defense Research Institute

Jason Campbell recently authored an article entitled, “COVID-19 Liability Protection and Business Best Practices.” The article was published in the Professional Liability Committee Newsletter, Volume 12, Issue 3.

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Tony A. DiCarlo, III, was recently recognized by readers of Arkansas Money & Politics as an Elite lawyer.

Tony A. DiCarlo, III, was recently recognized by readers of Arkansas Money & Politics as an Elite lawyer.

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New Associate Attorney Joins the Firm

Allison Scott joined the firm as an associate on September 14, 2020.  She graduated summa cum laude from law school and concurrently obtained a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.  In law school, Allison received top paper awards in several classes and served as Articles Editor of the University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review.  As a proud Texan with family roots in Arkansas, she enjoys hiking, floating, and exploring across the Natural State with friends and family.

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Debbie Denton has been elected as the President of the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel

Debbie Denton has been elected as the President of the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel. She began her service as President in August 2020.

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