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FEB
14

Bowen Named Partner of Firm

The Jonesboro law firm of Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil, P.A. is pleased to announce that Attorney Wade Bowen has been named a partner of the firm as of January 2018.  After earning a Juris Doctor in 2010, and a Masters of Taxation degree in 2011, Wade joined the firm as a valued associate and our clients have benefitted from his expertise in tax law ever since.  Today, his legal practice areas include business and corporate law, taxation law, and estate and wealth planning to name a few.  Wade is an active member of Rotary of Jonesboro, as well as Jonesboro Young Professionals Network.  

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MAR
21

WOMACK PHELPS OBTAINS DISMISSAL OF VEIL PIERCING CASE

WOMACK PHELPS successfully defended their clients in the case of Fulmer et al. v. Hurt et al. before the Arkansas Court of Appeals. The plaintiffs obtained a judgment against a limited liability company in another suit and then sought to enforce the judgment against the members of the LLC. The plaintiffs’ effort to pierce the veil of the LLC to force the individual members to pay for the judgment was dismissed on summary judgment grounds. The Arkansas Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the judgment in favor of the defendants in an opinion delivered on March 1, 2017. The Court maintained that a plaintiff in a veil piercing effort must demonstrate fraud, illegal conduct or abuse of an entity for the specific purpose of injuring a party. The decision can be accessed at:

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FEB
10

Phelps and Womack Recognized at Dedication of Pre-Law Center

JONESBORO - An area designated for students, which includes a lounge and a reference and seminar room named in honor of two local attorneys, will be dedicated in a special ceremony Friday, Feb. 10, at noon at Arkansas State University.

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NOV
01

John V. Phelps Named 2017 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Jonesboro

Jonesboro, AR, United States -- Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil, P.A. attorney John V. Phelps was recently selected as 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants in the Jonesboro area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

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NOV
01

Two Attorneys of Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil, P.A. Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List

Jonesboro, AR, United States -- Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil, P.A. is pleased to announce that two lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries. "For more than a third of a century," says CEO Steven Naifeh, "Best Lawyers has been the gold standard of excellence in the legal profession." President Phil Greer adds, "We are extremely proud of that record and equally proud to  acknowledge the accomplishments of these exceptional legal professionals." Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil, P.A. would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to The Best Lawyersin America list:

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NOV
01

Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil, P.A. ranked in 2017 "Best Law Firms"

Jonesboro, AR, United States -- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings. Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil, P.A. has been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in three practice areas. 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. The 2017 Edition of "Best Law Firms" includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. One "Law Firm of the Year" is named in each of the 74 nationally ranked practice areas. Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

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OCT
17

Mark Mayfield named 2016-2017 Chairman of the Board of Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to WPM partner, Mark Mayfield, on being named 2016-2017 Chairman of the Board of Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce at the 101st Annual Meeting of the Chamber in October.

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JAN
01

Wilson Named Principal of Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil

JONESBORO, AR – January, 2016 – The Jonesboro, Arkansas, based law firm of Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil recently named Ryan M. Wilson a principal of the firm.

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OCT
09

Congratulations to Richard Lusby on being elected Circuit Court Judge of District 2

Congratulations to Richard Lusby on being elected Circuit Court Judge of District 2, the Division 2 position.  The Second Judicial District consists of Clay, Crittenden, Craighead, Greene, Mississippi and Poinsett Counties.  He will be sworn into service on January 1, 2017.

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NOV
06

WPM Ranked “Tier 1 Best Law Firm” 2015

The U.S.News – Best Lawyers®, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have ranked WPM as a “Tier 1 Best Law Firm” for 2015. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

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JUL
18

Legal Aid of Arkansas Recognizes Champion of Justice Recipient, State Bar President Tom Womack

Arkansas Bar President Tom Womack was presented with the Champion of Justice Award for 2011 by Legal Aid of Arkansas at a meeting of Benton County attorneys in April. Charles Harwell, Springdale attorney and President-Elect of the Arkansas Bar Association, presented Mr. Womack with his award.

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JUL
18

WPM recognized as top medium-size law firm in Arkansas for Business and Transactions

September 2011- WPM has been recognized as the top medium-size law firm in Arkansas for Business and Transactions in the 2011 Business Edition of Super Lawyers. WPM is the only firm in the state to receive this honor.

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JUL
18

Wade Bowen Joins WPM

July 1, 2011- WPM has recently announced the addition of Wade Bowen as an associate attorney in the Jonesboro, Arkansas office. A native of Jonesboro, Mr. Bowen is a 2007 cum laude graduate of the University of Arkansas, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Wade obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2010, where he was a member of the Journal of Food Law and Policy. Wade furthered his legal studies at Southern Methodist University, where he received his Master of Laws in Taxation in 2011. Mr. Bowen is licensed to practice in Arkansas, and is a member of the American, Arkansas, and Craighead County Bar Associations. His practice will focus mainly on the areas of business law, trusts and estates, and partnership and corporate taxation.

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JUL
18

Tom Womack Sworn in as the President of the Arkansas Bar Association

June 2011 –Tom D. Womack of Jonesboro will be sworn is as the president of the Arkansas Bar Association on June 10, 2011. The swearing-in ceremony by Chief Justice Jim Hannah will take place during the Association’s annual meeting at the Hot Springs Convention Center at noon on Friday. Mr. Womack is the president of WPM in Jonesboro.

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JUL
18

Mid-South Super Lawyers Names Five from WPM

Several attorneys from the law firm of WPM have once again been selected as Mid-South Super Lawyers. Tom D. Womack, John V. Phelps, Richard A. Lusby, and Jeffrey W. Puryear were all recently recognized by the Mid-South Edition of Super Lawyers, as outstanding attorneys in their areas of practice. Attorneys Womack and Phelps also received the additional distinction of being chosen as two of the Top 50 Lawyers in Arkansas for the fifth consecutive year.

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JUL
18

Tom D. Womack of Jonesboro is the New President-Elect of the Arkansas Bar Association

ARKANSAS BAR ASSOCIATION - LITTLE ROCK – Tom Womack assumed the office of President-Elect of the Arkansas Bar Association at the Association's Annual Meeting on June 12, 2010 

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JUL
18

Puryear Recognized for Pro Bono Service

JONESBORO – Partner Jeffrey W. Puryear was recently recognized by the Arkansas Pro Bono Partnership for his exemplary service to Arkansas Volunteer Lawyers for the Elderly (AVLE). In a special Winter 2010 publication of The Arkansas Lawyer highlighting the Arkansas Pro Bono Partnership, Puryear was commended for his commitment to pro bono service. Puryear attributes this commitment to his desire to give back to those in need of legal advice who lack the necessary resources, and he regards the Arkansas Pro Bono Partnership as providing him “the opportunity to help those who want so badly to believe in our court system and seek justice.”  To read the full article, please visit: http://www.arlegalservices.org/node/352

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JUL
18

Jonesboro Attorneys Featured as Mid-South Super Lawyers

Tom D. Womack, John V. Phelps, Richard A. Lusby, and Jeffrey W. Puryear, of WPM, were all recently included in the prestigious Mid-South Super Lawyers publication as premier attorneys in their fields.  Attorneys Womack and Phelps received the additional honor of being included among the Top 50 Lawyers in Arkansas.

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JUL
18

Womack Elected Arkansas Bar Association President-Elect Designee

Firm president Tom D. Womack was elected to serve as Arkansas Bar Association President-Elect Designee on October 31, 2009. Womack is an active member of the Association's Board of Governors, a Sustaining Member of the Association, and a Sustaining Fellow of the Arkansas Bar Foundation. He has served as chair of the Probate and Tax Law Section and recently received the Association’s Charles L. Carpenter Award. Womack will assume the office of President-Elect at the Association’s June 2010 Annual Meeting.

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JUL
18

Womack Honored by Arkansas Bar Association

Tom D. Womack was honored by his peers at the June 2009 Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Bar Association, where he received the prestigious Charles L. Carpenter Award. The Charles L. Carpenter Memorial Award is presented annually to a member of the House of Delegates, Board of Governors, or a Chair of a Section or Committee who has distinguished himself or herself by extraordinary service to the Association.

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