To compile the list of best lawyers, SB Magazine sent ballots to more than 800 lawyers in Shreveport-Bossier. Voters were asked the following question: Which Shreveport-Bossier lawyers, of those whose work you have witnessed firsthand, would you rank among the current best?
Voters could nominate only one lawyer from their own firms and two lawyers from outside firms.
Each ballot had to be signed and lawyers could not vote for themselves.


Reggie Abrams
Abrams & Lafargue

Michael Adams
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

Alexandra Aeillo
Bossier Parish District Attorney’s Office

Royal R. Alexander
Attorney at Law

Wm. Timothy Allen, III.
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

Lauren Anderson
Attorney at Law

D. Rex Anglin
Sockrider, Bolin, Anglin, Batte & Hathaway

Ethan Arbuckle
Attorney at Law

Thomas Arceneaux
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

Lee H. Ayres
Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine, LLC

Jack M. Bailey, Jr.
The Jack Bailey Law Corporation

Daniel J. Baker
Thomas, Soileau, Jackson, Baker & Cole

Gregory Batte
Sockrider, Bolin, Anglin, Batte & Hathaway

Haley Baynham
Thomas, Soileau, Jackson, Baker & Cole

Verity Bell
Attorney at Law

J. Todd Benson
Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine

Kristen Bernard
Dudley DeBosier

Henry Bethard
Bethard & Bethard

Summer S. Bluford
Dudley & DeBosier

John Bokenfohr
Attorney at Law

Clint Bowers
Bowers Law Firm

Gary A. Bowers
Bowers Law Firm

Cynthia Carroll-Bridges
Attorney at Law

Anna Brown Priestly
Regions Bank

Rhys Burgess
Attorney at Law

Drew Burnham
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Michael Busada
Butler & Snow

David Butterfield
Mayor, Smith & Roberts

Edwin Byrd, III
Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woodley, Byrd & Cromwell

Nelson Cameron
Attorney at Law

Joshua Clayton
Attorney at Law

Caitlin Cline
The Law Office of Allen Cooper

Patrick Cole
Thomas, Soileau, Jackson, Baker & Cole

R. Chaz Coleman
Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine

James Colvin, Jr.
Colvin, Smith & McKay

Thomas Cook
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Sidney E. Cook, Jr.
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

J. Allen Cooper, Jr.
The Law Office of Allen Cooper, LLC

Justin Courtney
Attorney at Law

John T. Cox, Jr.
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

David Cromwell
Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woodley, Byrd & Cromwell

Ashby Davis
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Justin C. Dewett
Morris, Dewett & Savoie

Katherine Douthitt
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

Katherine Evans
Attorney at Law

John W. Evans, Jr.
Evans & Franklin

Anthony Fabio
Attorney at Law

Timothy Fisher
Fischer & Manno

Randal Fish
26 JDC Special Defender

Cornell Flournoy
Nelson & Hammons

Allison Foster
Querbes & Nelson

Jarred Franklin
Evans & Franklin

James Franklin III
Attorney at Law

John Frazier
Weiner, Weiss & Madison

Ryan E. Gatti
Gatti & Merckle

Walter Gerhart
Attorney at Law

Sarah Giglio
Gilmer & Giglio

Patricia A. Gilley
Gilley & Gilley

Tristan P. Gilley
Gilley & Gilley

Joseph Gilsoul
Gilsoul & Associates

Alan Golden
Mouton Law Firm

Ryan Goodwin
Lunn, Irion, Salley & Carlisle

Daniel Gordon
Gordon & Gordon Law Firm

Stephen Gordon
Gordon & Gordon Law Firm

Whitley Graves
Attorney at Law

Joseph A. Gregorio
Attorney at Law

Richard E. Griffith
Attorney at Law

Jeffrey D. Guerriero
Guerriero & Guerriero

Kenneth Haines
Weems, Schmiff, Haines, Shemwell & Moore

John L. Hammons
Nelson & Hammons

Elizabeth Hancock
Morris, Dewett & Savoie

John Harris
Estate Planning for Louisiana

Christopher Hatch
Flowers, Long & Hatch

Donald Hathaway
Sockrider, Bolin, Anglin, Batte & Hathaway

John Hayter
Hayter & Reynolds

David Hemken
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Joey Hendrix
Attorney at Law

Phillip Hendry
Attorney at Law

W. James Hill, III
Smitherman, Hill, & Brice

Larrion Hillman
Hillman & Associates

Hugo Holland
Special Prosecutor

Nicole Holmes
The Berg Law Firm

Brian A. Homza
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Leland Horton
Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea

J. Kris Jackson
Thomas, Soileau, Jackson, Baker & Cole

Patrick Jackson
Attorney at Law

Shan Jackson
Attorney at Law

Richard M. John
Smith & John Attorneys at Law

Eric Johnson
John D. & Eric G. Johnson Law Firm

Ginger West Johnson
The Law Office of Ginger West Johnson

Marty Johnson
Lunn, Irion, Salley & Carlisle

Robert W. Johnson
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

Edward Jones
LSU Health Science Center

Marshall J. Jones
Jones & Odom, LLP

Tara R. Jones
Sealy & Company

J. Marshall Jones, Jr.
Jones & Odom

John T. Kalmbach
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

William C. Kalmbach
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

J. Ransdell Keene
Attorney at Law

Heidi Kemple Martin
Nickelson Law

William Kendig
Rice & Kendig

Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Sarah A. Kirkpatrick
Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea

Gia Kosmitis
Law Office of Gia Kosmitis

Richard Lamb
Wiener, Weiss & Madison

Lyn Lawrence, Jr.
The Law Offices of H. Lyn Lawrence, Jr.

Jeffrey Little
The Law Offices of Jeffrey Little

M. Lauren Lock Telep
Langley, Parks & Maxwell

Kelly Long
Flowers, Long & Hatch

John M. Madison, Jr.
Wiener, Weiss & Madison

Dannye Malone
Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine

Mark K. Manno
Fischer & Manno

Betty Marak
Federal Public Defender

Mike Marino
Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite

Parker Maxwell
Langley, Parks & Maxwell

Matt May
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Jonathan McCartney
Wilkenson, Carmody & Gilliam

William Deryl Medlin
McMichael, Medlin, D’Anna, Wedgeworth & Lafargue

Charles “Taunton” Melville
Colvin, Smith & McKay

Emily S. Merckle
Gatti & Merckle

Christopher Miciotto
The Law Office of Allen Cooper, LLC

Holland Miciotto
The Law Office of Ronald Miciotto

Mark Miciotto
Attorney at Law

Ronald Miciotto
The Law Office of Ronald Miciotto

Alexander Mijalis
Lunn, Irion, Salley & Carlisle

James A. Mijalis
Lunn, Irion, Salley & Carlisle

David G. Moore
Attorney at Law

Kyle Moore
Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Landry, Shemwell & Moore

Trey Morris
Morris, Dewett & Savoie

Lance Mosley
The Lance G. Mosley Law Firm

Edward F. Mouton
Mouton Law Firm

Malcolm Murchison
Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea

William W. Murray, Jr.
Nelson & Hammons

R. Joseph “Chip” Naus
Wiener, Weiss & Madison

Doug Neilson
Thomas, Soileau, Jackson, Baker & Cole

Chance Nerren
Morris, Dewett & Savoie

Woody Nesbitt
Attorney at Law

John Nickelson
Nickelson Law Firm

Ebonee Rhodes Norris
The Norris Law Group

Jeff Norris
Pierremont Title & Abstract

Jennifer Norris Soto
Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine

Anne O’Neil
Weiner, Weiss & Madison

Stephen J. Paine
Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine

Julianna Parks
Langley, Parks & Maxwell

Santi A. Parks
Attorney at Law

Joel Pearce
Attorney at Law

Ernest Perry, Jr.
Attorney at Law

Larry Pettiette
Pettiette, Armand, Dunkleman, Byrd & Cromwell

J.E. Pierson, Jr.
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

Megan Poljak
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Josh Powell
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Phillip Prejean
Nelson & Hammons

Thomas Pressley
Wilkenson, Carmody & Gilliam

Maggie Pressley
Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea

William Priestly, Jr. 
Lunn, Irion, Salley & Carlisle

Geya Prudhome
Dudley DeBosier

Rebecca Radford
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

Robert W. Raley
Attorney at Law

Frederick Ratzburg
Attorney at Law

Lauren Reynolds
Hayter | Reynolds Attorneys

Carl Rice
Rice & Kendig

Joel A. Rice
Rice Law Firm

Marshall Rice
Rice & Kendig

Herschel E. Richard, Jr.
Cook, Yancy, King & Galloway

Elton B. Richey
Elton Richey & Associates

Michael E. Riddick
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts, APLC

Kyle M. Robinson
Robinson & Williams

Randy Robinson
Attorney at Law

Armand Roos
Weiner, Weiss & Madison

Jonathan Rose
Hargrove, Smelley & Strickland

J. Cole Sartin
Attorney at Law

Adam Savoie
Morris, Dewitt & Savoie

Carey Schmiff
Weems, Schmiff, Haines, Shemwell & Moore

Logan Schroeder
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Jacqueline Scott
Attorney at Law

Melissa Scott Flores
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

Sherburne Sentell III
The Sentell Law Firm

Ross Shacklette
Attorney at Law

Meagan Shadinger
Morris, Dewett & Savoie

Zachary A. Shadinger
Attorney at Law

Joseph L. Shea, Jr.
Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea

Curtis R. Shelton
Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine

Clint Simon
United Title

Scott Sinclair
Sinclair Law Firm

David L. Smelley
Hargrove, Smelley, & Strickland

Craig Smith
Smith & John Attorneys at Law

Justin Smith
The Law Office of Ron Miciotto

Sara Smith
Attorney at Law

Stacey Smith Melerine
Thomas, Soileau, Jackson, Baker & Cole

Steven E. Soileau
Thomas, Soileau, Jackson, Baker & Cole

Christopher M. Stahl
Attorney at Law

Alan Stegall
Law Office of Alan Stegall

Paul Strickland
Hargrove, Smelley, Strickland & Langley

A.M. Stroud III
Stroud, Carmouche & Buckle

Ryan Telep
Ayers, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine

Kim Thomas
Thomas, Soileau, Jackson, Baker & Cole

Dhu Thompson
Law Offices of J. Dhu Thompson

Yves M. Verret, III
Attorney at Law

Alex Vozzella
Ayers, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine

S. Lynn Walker
Attorney at Law

Angela Waltman
Attorney at Law

Alex Washington
Washington & Wells

Ronald Weems
Attorney at Law

Shante’ Wells
Washington & Wells

Luke Whetsone
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Jacob C. White
Ayers, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine

Gregg Wilkes
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Craig Williams
Robinson & Williams

John R. Williams
Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine

Ryan C. Williams
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway

Stacey Williams
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

Scott Wolf
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts

Joseph Woodley
Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Byrd & Cromwell

Richard Woolbert
Attorney at Law

Rachel Worthham
Law Office of Ron Micotto