Kutak Rock Adds 6 Lawyers in State, Opens LR Litigation Practice

Kutak Rock LLP said the firm has hired six lawyers at its Little Rock and Fayetteville offices.

Joining the Little Rock office are J. Phillip Malcom, David L. Williams, W.A. McCormick and Emily A. Lackey-Neal, who will open a litigation practice, a long-time goal of the firm. The Little Rock office has traditionally focused on corporate and securities law and public finance.

Malcom, who had been with Friday Eldredge & Clark, has more than 29 years of experience in litigation. Williams comes from the Rose Law Firm and has more than 26 years of experience in litigation. Lackey-Neal is a second-year litigator and a 2003 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. McCormick is the former chief deputy prosecutor for Pulaski County.

The Fayetteville office has hired Terry W. Pool and W. Douglas Martin, which will add to that office's corporate and real estate transactions and litigation practices. Both are UA graduates. Pool was attracted from a national law firm in Dallas and Martin has been practicing in Nashville, Tenn.

With the new additions, Kutak Rock now has 26 lawyers in Arkansas.

"The Little Rock office represents a number of major clients in general corporate and corporate finance matters, and we have long needed to offer these clients litigation services," said Gordon Wilbourn, a partner of the firm. "The new people that have joined the firm can deliver the outstanding services that our corporate clients expect and deserve."