MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATING = AV
Practice Areas: Truck Accidents; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Lender Liability; Antitrust; Insurance Bad Faith; Medical Malpractice; Criminal Defense; Felonies; Courts Martial; Products Liability; Civil Rights; Employment Discrimination
Admitted: 1975, Arkansas, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, U.S. Air Force Court of Military Review, U.S. Army Court of Military Review, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services and U.S. Supreme Court
Law School: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, J.D., 1975
College: Westminster College, B.A., 1972
Member: Eighth Circuit, Arkansas (Member, House of Delegates, 1994-1996) and American Bar Associations; Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1991); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Board of Governors). American Inns of Court Foundation (Master of the Bench).
Biography: Recipient: Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1990; Roxanne Wilson Trial Advocacy Award, 1997; Listed: "Best Lawyers in Arkansas," Arkansas Times, 1998-2007; Listed in "Mid-South Super Lawyers" 2007; Named to "Best Lawyers in America" 2005-2008."
Reported Cases: Williams v. Employers Equitable Life Insurance, 282 Ark. 29, 665 S.W.2d 873 (1984); Baxley-Delamar Monuments, Inc., v. American Cemetery Ass'n, 843 F.2d 1154 (8th Cir. 1988); United States v. Haye, 29 M.J. 213 (CMA 1989); Baxley-Delamar Monuments, Inc., v. American Cemetery Ass'n, 938 F.2d 846 (1991); Parrish v. Luckie, 963 F.2d 201 (8th Cir. 1992); Stacks v. Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages, 996 F.2d 200 (8th Cir. 1993); Thomas H. Shaw v. HCA Health Services, 79 F.3d 99 (8th C.A., 1996); Boatmen's Nat'l Bank v. Cole, 329 Ark. 209, 947 S.W.2d 362 (1997); Phillip Aka vs. Jefferson Hospital Association, Inc. 42 S.W. 3rd 508 (2001); Hartley v. Dillard's, Inc. 310 F.3d 1054 8th Cir. (2002);
Williams v. ConAgra Poultry, 378 F.3d 790, 94 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 266, 85 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 41, 706, 64 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 1256 (2004); Aon Risk Services, Inc. of Arkansas v. John Meadors, ___ Ark App.___; CA06-1231 (Nov. 7, 2007).