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James N. Walter, Jr. Inducted into National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

James N. “Jimmy” Walter, Jr., Attorney and Shareholder at Capell & Howard, P.C., was recently inducted as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) is an invitation-only professional association whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial dispute resolution. Jimmy is one of only 32 members in the Alabama Chapter of NADN and only the second NADN member in Montgomery.

Jimmy is recognized in Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers in the specialties of arbitration, mediation, business litigation, civil litigation and insurance litigation. Best Lawyers recently named Jimmy as Montgomery, Alabama’s “Lawyer of the Year” in both mediation and arbitration.

Jimmy is also a member of the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators. He serves on the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution and is a certified mediator and arbitrator registered with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. Jimmy has been a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals since 2014 and has served as arbitrator in numerous commercial and consumer arbitrations.

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Capell & Howard Recognized in “Best Law Firms” Rankings

Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report, for the 13th consecutive year, collaboratively announced the release of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Capell & Howard P.C. was recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in the Metro Montgomery area and was regionally ranked in 21 practice areas, 16 of which received a Tier 1 ranking.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

According to Best Lawyers, “Achieving a tiered ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.” Their press release, dated November 3, 2022, goes on to say, “Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.”

This fall, 21 attorneys at Capell & Howard were selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, six of whom were recognized in seven practice areas as “Lawyer of the Year” in the Metro Montgomery area. Another of the firm’s attorneys was selected for The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™.


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