I love the law. It's that simple. It's all I ever wanted to do. I worked hard all my life, raised two sons as a single mom after divorcing when they were young, and watched while people I knew and loved got screwed by the system. I became a lawyer to try to help people in that system. My practice is state-wide, although I love Pope County and moved back here to be close to my dad and brother. I recently partnered with a dear friend, Mark Matney, who is housed at our North Little Rock office at 5523 J.F.K.Blvd. Both of us handle cases all over the state. Criminal law is the main focus of my practice, because I consistently see people who are either completely innocent of their charges, or who are overcharged (charged with something more than what they actually did), and I want to help them. I am tired of police officers who treat the Constitution as though it's merely a suggestion, prosecutors who are willing to bring cases when even they don't really believe the defendant is guilty of the crime, and judges who turn a blind eye to justice.
I believe the criminal defense lawyer is the last bastion against a police state run by corrupt government officials, and the only way the criminal defense system works is if the defendant is represented by excellent counsel who holds the State to its burden of proof, and makes all required motions, evidentiary objections, etc.
In my leisure time, I enjoy writing, playing guitar and writing music, taking care of my many dogs, visiting with my children and grandchildren, and spending time with friends and family.
Licensed since 2003
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Debra is a top-notch attorney, by far one of the very best in Arkansas. I am honored to call her a colleague. She is honest and professional, intelligent, and truly kind. She treats her clients with a kindness and respect that is often lacking in our industry. The Arkansas legal community is very lucky to have her.
Meagan Burns Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|AR||Authorized to practice||2003||08/16/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Mid-South Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Mid-South Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Mid-South Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Mid-South Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Owner||Reece Law Firm||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Windstream Communications||2006 - 2007|
|Owner||Reece Law Firm||2005 - 2006|
|Adjunct Professor||UALR Bowen School of Law||2004 - Present|
|Law clerk||Arkansas Supreme Court||2002 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|Pope County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Faulkner Co. Renegade Bar Assn||member||2007 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||member||2007 - Present|
|Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||member||2005 - Present|
|UALR Bowen School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate w/ High Honors||2003|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock||Psychology/Criminal justice||B.A. Magna Cum Laude||1999|
|Appellate Advocacy Seminar||Criminal Appeals||2009|
|Solo practitioner panel||Solo Practitioner Office Mgmt||2007|