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William Stuart Jackson

William Stuart Jackson

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Litigation, Civil Rights, Appeals

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About Me

Mr. Jackson primarily defends employers in federal and state court litigation, including federal law claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards ACt, and 42 U.S.C. Sections 1981 and 1983, and state law claims involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, the Arkansas Civil Rights Act, the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act, and wrongful discharge.


He also advises employers on compliance issues under the civil rights laws and assists in the development of personnel policies, employment agreements and covenants not to compete. 


In 2009, Mr. Jackson was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to serve as a Special Supreme Court Justice in ADC v. Williams


Mr. Jackson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Museum of Discovery and the Arkansas Bar Foundation.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2009, serving as Chair in 2009, and was a member of the Hendrix College Alumni Association Board of Governors from 2005 to 2008.  He was also Chair of the American Diabetes Association Central Arkansas Leadership Council from 2003 to 2004, a member of its Leadership Council from 2001 to 2007, and Chair of the 2004 Tour de Cure.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Litigation: 40%
    23 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 40%
    23 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    23 years
  4. Civil Rights: 10%
    23 years

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Contact Info

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

200 West Capitol Avenue
Suite 2300
Little Rock, AR, 72201


ARAuthorized to practice199206/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Employment Law - Management // Litigation - Labor and EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2014
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Leader in the Field, Employment LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerMid-South Super Lawyers2013
Leader in the Field, Employment LawChambers USA2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Leader in the Field, Employment LawChambers USA2012
Leader in the Field, Employment LawChambers USA2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Leader in the Field, Employment LawChambers USA2010
Leader in the Field, Employment LawChambers USA2009
Leader in the Field, Employment LawChambers USA2008
Leader in the Field, Employment LawChambers USA2007
Mid-South Super Lawyers, Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers2006
Leader in the Field, Employment LawChambers USA2006
Leader in the Field, Employment LawChambers USA2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Special Supreme Court Justicethe Arkansas Supreme Court2009 - 2009
AttorneyWright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP1992 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federation of Defense and Corporate CounselMember2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Arkansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pulaski County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Hendrix CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude with Distinction1989