Arkansas Money and Politics October 2021

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Arkansas Money & Politics needed a good lawyer — our readers came through. They gave us a lot more than one. We present the 2021 Legal Elite — 100 or so go-to attorneys representing the spectrum of specialties in Arkansas — as chosen by AMP readers. MICHELE ALLGOOD, Mitchell Williams Michele Allgood has extensive experience in all areas of municipal and public finance in Arkansas, including bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, trustee’s counsel, purchaser’s counsel and borrower’s counsel. She represents Arkansas state agencies, municipalities, counties, facility boards and commissions in matters of capital improvement and economic development projects. Allgood has experience in taxable, tax exempt, public and private municipal finance transactions and advises clients in general corporate law, business transactions and government relations.

DREW BENHAM, Gill Ragon Owen Drew Benham is a native of Conway. She graduated from Hendrix College and studied abroad at Oxford University in Oxford, England. After graduation, she attended the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Since 2014, Benham has primarily worked in the areas of probate, trusts and estates, real estate transactions and general and employment litigation. She has been recognized as one of Arkansas’ “Best Lawyers” by local publishing groups for employment and labor law as well as trusts and estates.


HON. TJUANA BIRD, Law Offices of Tjuana Bird Sixth Judicial Circuit Court

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TOMMY BENNETT, Bennett & Williams


WILL BOND, McMath Woods Will Bond is a partner at McMath Woods P.A. His practice is concentrated on representing individuals on a contingency fee basis in any type of personal injury, wrongful death or insurance dispute, including car wrecks, 18-wheeler wrecks and medical negligence cases. He graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1995 after receiving his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt. He has previously served as an Arkansas state representative and state senator. BEAU BRITTON, Schnipper Britton & Stobaugh Beau Britton is a partner at Schnipper, Britton & Stobaugh, Arkansas’ second oldest law firm, founded in 1875. He received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Arkansas and his juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His ARMON E YA N D P OL ITIC S.COM