Title: Lawyer, Writer
Company: Haley, Claycomb, Roper & Anderson
Location: Warren, Arkansas, United States
Hugh Murray Claycomb, Esq., Lawyer and Writer at Haley Claycomb, Roper & Anderson, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.
Mr. Claycomb has always been interested in the legal industry, partially due to the influence of his great-grandfather, who was also a lawyer. To prepare for his career, he attended the University of Missouri, earning a Bachelor of Science in business in 1953 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1955. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, he earned a Master of Laws from the University of Mississippi in 1969. He has been admitted to practice law in the states of Arkansas and Missouri, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Since 1969, Mr. Claycomb has served as a partner at Haley, Claycomb, Roper & Anderson, specializing in estate planning law and general business transactions. Prior to this appointment, he was a partner at Gregory & Claycomb from 1959 to 1969, a law clerk at the Arkansas Supreme Court from 1957 to 1958, and an assistant staff judge advocate at the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1957. During this time, he also held the role of lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Claycomb has acted as a member of the professional practicum committee at the Arkansas Supreme Court since 2006.
The former president of the Arkansas Bar Association, which he considers to be the highlight of his career, Mr. Claycomb has accrued several accolades in recognition of his contributions to the law. He won the C.E. Ransick Award from the Arkansas Bar Association in 1996, as well as the President’s Award from the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association in 1985. In addition, he was elected a fellow of the American Bar Association. Attributing his success to hard work and the influence of his mentors, Mr. Claycomb has been selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
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