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About Me

Ms. Hoggard practices personal injury law, employment law and general civil litigation. She is currently President-elect of the Arkansas Bar Association. She is licensed in both Arkansas and Texas. She has litigated extensively in both federal and state courts. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock School of Law and a certified criminal justice instructor with the Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute in employment law. She is also a former instructor with Webster University teaching a masters level course in the Legal Aspects of Human Resources. She is a frequent lecturer in her areas of concentration.


           Ms. Hoggard earned her B.S. degree in journalism at Arkansas State University and her J.D. degree at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, chair of the Arkansas Bar Association Personnel Committee, the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, former president of the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers. She is a member of the Arkansas Women’s Executives.


           Ms. Hoggard earned her B.S. degree in journalism at Arkansas State University and her J.D. degree at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has litigated matters arising under the Civil Rights Act, (sex, race, national origin, and religious discrimination), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, wage and hour law, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, wrongful termination, employment contracts.



Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
  2. Employment & Labor: 10%
  3. Litigation: 5%
  4. Civil Rights: 5%

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Contact Info

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, P.A.

6315 Ranch Drive
Little Rock, AR, 72223


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198809/19/2015
ARAuthorized to practice198409/02/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers of ArkansasBest Lawyers2008
Labor and Employment Top LawyersBest Lawyer2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyRainwater, Holt & Sexton, P.A.2013 - Present
PartnerChisenhall, Nestrud & Julian, P.A.2003 - 2013
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arkansas Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2014 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Arkansas Association of Women LawyersPast President1998 - Present
Pulaski County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Arkansas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Arkansas Bar FoundationSustaining FellowN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People Who Care v. Rockford Bd. Of Educ. School District, 111 F.3d 528 (7th Cir. 1997)Court entered a remedial order, upheld in part and denied in part by the 7th Cir.
Daniel Moses v. City of Pine Bluff, Case No. 5-06-CV-62, E.D. Ark. (2006)Chief Moses was reinstated and paid damages.
York v. American Investor Life, et al., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (2003)Case was resolved prior to trial
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Publication NameTitleDate
American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) DocketEffective Use and Defense of Summary Judgment2007
American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) DocketRevisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act May Negatively Impact Workers2006
American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) DocketTools for Protecting Privacy in Arkansas2004
American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) DocketERISA Recovery Options2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Arkansas State University, JonesboroN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Labor and Employment Law Annual MeetingIssues Arising in Bankruptcy2015
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Annual MeetingCivil Relief to Crime Victims2015
Executive TrainingEmployment Law2011
Employee Relations and Internal InvestigationsEmployment Law2011
Best of CLEEthics2011
Arkansas Public Employers Annual ConventionEmployment Law2011
How New Federal Laws Effect How We WorkEmployment Law2009
Annual MeetingEmployment Law2008