Douglas R. Nickell, ’80, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Nickell is senior counsel with Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C., in Springfield, Mo., and focuses his practice in the areas of estate and wealth transfer planning and estate and trust administration.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.