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Hannah Butler has joined Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard at its Rogers office. She is a litigation associate with experience in insurance defense and employment law matters. Butler earned her juris doctor with honors from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and received her bachelor of arts in political science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

John E. Alexander and Micah Goodwin of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard in Rogers have been named to The Best Lawyers in America list, a peer-review publication for those in the legal profession. Alexander focuses on commercial litigation, insurance law and litigation in construction. Goodwin’s focus is commercial litigation, natural resources law and oil and gas law. Lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by region and practice areas.

Dr. Paul L. Hurd II, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, recently joined Northwest Health’s Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation by the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North American Spine Society and Spine Intervention Society. He earned his medical degree at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Temple University Hospital/ MossRehab in Philadelphia. Hurd received his interventional spine and sports medicine fellowship training at OrthoAlabama Spine and Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Ala.

Dr. Matt McShane, DDS, recently joined Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette. He is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a focus on dental extractions, facial trauma and reconstruction, implants and TMJ surgery. He received his bachelor of science in biology from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He earned his doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis and completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island, N.Y.

Dr. Raj Nangunoori has joined the neurosurgeon team at Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas. He earned his undergraduate degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he also completed medical school. Nangunoori completed a fellowship in functional neurosurgery and a residency in neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and serves on the association’s Information Technology Committee.

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