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The shareholders and directors of Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts are proud to announce that six of its attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 24,126 leading attorneys cast more than 2.8 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.
Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
“We are very proud to be included in this very prestigious list again. To receive a distinction like this is a great honor for each of the attorneys individually and for the firm as well. It’s a testament to the dedication and commitment to quality service and counsel that they deliver to their clients every day. It’s especially gratifying because it reflects the respect that other highly accomplished attorneys across the nation have for the work that we do,” said W. Michael Adams, president of Blanchard Walker.
W. Michael Adams is President and a director of the firm. His areas of practice include civil and commercial litigation, oil and gas law, environmental litigation, labor and employment law, products liability, toxic torts and insurance defense. Best Lawyers® is recognizing him in the areas of commercial litigation, energy law, litigation-environmental and litigation-labor and employment. Adams has also been named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Shreveport Litigation-Environmental “Lawyer of the Year,” an award bestowed upon a single attorney in a specific practice area in the Shreveport-Bossier community.
Paul M. Adkins is a director of the firm. His areas of practice include labor and employment law, litigation practice and oil and gas law. Best Lawyers® is recognizing him in the area of litigation-environmental.
Wm. Timothy Allen, III is a director of the firm. His areas of practice include energy law, litigation practice and business planning and commercial transactions. Best Lawyers® is recognizing him in the areas of oil and gas law, natural resources law and energy regulatory law.
M. Thomas Arceneaux is a director of the firm. His areas of practice include litigation, business planning and commercial transactions, local and state government practice, real estate and secured transaction, and mediation. Best Lawyers® is recognizing him in the areas of corporate law, energy law and real estate law.
Reginald E. Cassibry is a director of the firm. His areas of practice include real estate and secured transactions, title insurance, and oil and gas/energy law. Best Lawyers® is recognizing him in the areas of natural resources law, and oil and gas law.
Michael E. Riddick is a director of the firm. His areas of practice include energy law and business transactions. Best Lawyers® is recognizing him in the areas of energy law and oil and gas law.
Cecil W. Talley is a director of the firm. His area of practice is oil and gas/energy law. Best Lawyers® is recognizing him in the area of energy regulatory law.