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Arkansas' Best Lawyers in America® 2009

Arkansas is home to some of the finest legal minds in the nation. In this special section, you will find a
list of the best lawyers as well as profiles of some of the state's most influential judicial professionals as part of AY's
tribute to the Arkansas Bar Association and their 111th Annual Meeting.

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BEST LAWYERS

Do you need to find a lawyer? A good lawyer? Welcome
to this issue of AY that highlights the lawyers of the
Arkansas Bar Association. During the last 11 months,
as president of the Association, I have had the honor
and privilege of serving the more than 5,000 members
of the Association. As a first-hand witness, I can testify
that the legal profession in the state of Arkansas is in
hard-working, competent hands.
Now, back to the initial question. You can find
a good lawyer at arkansasfindalawyer.com. This is
the official database for the Bar Association. You
can search by city, county, the kind of case you have
(area of practice), and the last name of an attorney. Many of the best lawyers in
Arkansas can be contacted with a quick and convenient search.
You can also find a good lawyer during January and February at your local
high school, coaching senior high students in the Association’s statewide Mock
Trial Competition. Every senior high school in Arkansas has the opportunity to
be involved. The competition involves a high school teacher coach; an attorney
coach; students who act the roles of witnesses and attorneys; and parents who
support the entire process. Attorneys and judges from each locale judge the
competition. If you are interested in bringing this project to your local high
school, check out arkbar.com.
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BEST LAWYERS

Giving a Voice
to the Unheard By Angela E. Thomas

"We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to
understand." — Cecil Day Lewis

G Grif Stockley, author, his-
torian and attorney, experi-
enced a watershed moment
early in life.
He grew up in Marianna, Ark., “one of
the poorest counties in the United States,”
during a racially turbulent time in history.
years, worked at the Legal Aid Bureau of
Pulaski County (now the Center for Arkansas
Legal Services) representing individuals
who otherwise may not have afforded legal
representation. “I handled cases such as
landlord-tenant disputes, cases involving
used cars, juvenile courts, class action suits,
issue of race in Arkansas. They are: Blood In
Their Eyes: The Elaine Race Massacres of 1919;
Race Relations in the Natural State; Daisy
Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas;
Salted With Fire; and Ruled by Race: Black/
White Relations in Arkansas from Slavery to the
Present.
“Our senior class was told to put on a minstrel constitutional matters and your garden variety In these books, Stockley explores Jim
show. It’s embarrassing and shameful to think representation of indigent clients. I found it to Crow and its implications and “the effects of
I was in a minstrel, making fun of African be very meaningful work.” white supremacy in Arkansas. We must come
Americans,” Stockley said. He served as senior All along, Stockley wrote. “I started writing to terms with our racial past,” he said. In the
class president, however, admits that he didn’t three or four years after I finished law school, Bates biography, he specifically explores what
challenge those in charge. “I look back on that but I didn’t get published for many years.” she went through. “We must look at this kind
as a time I didn’t speak up. I wouldn’t have Stockley used his experience and of history … we have to be honest about what
been able to change the course, but I could knowledge as an attorney to pen five hugely- race relations have cost us in Arkansas. So
have spoken up.” popular novels – Expert Testimony, Probable much has been written about 1957, when in
Stockley graduated, attended what is now
Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and in
“The audience is growing; it’s gratifying to know African
1965 joined the Peace Corps. While in the
corps, he was part of a team that developed Americans are reading the book and recommending it to
local projects on the northern coast of others. Many people want to know what prompted me,
Columbia. In 1967, he was drafted into the someone who [went along with the status quo], to become
Army where he served two years. He then
someone who speaks out,” Stockley said.
attended law school at the University of
Arkansas at Fayetteville.
“My time in Columbia was a Cause, Religious Conviction, Illegal Motion and fact, there are so many other stories. We must
transformational experience. While there I Blind Judgment. The novels’ main characters look at history from slavery forward to change
was confronted intellectually and emotionally are attorney Gideon Page and his daughter our future.”
by the poverty,” Stockley said. When he Sarah. Page and Sarah enjoy a close-knit Stockley maintains his law license, but
returned to the United States, he was once relationship similar to Stockley’s with his three years ago, he was hired by the Central
again confronted by the racial conflict of the daughter Erin, a corporate lawyer who lives Arkansas Library System as their first Dee
‘60s. “I felt it was important to contribute in in Virginia. She has three daughters, ages 5, Brown Fellow. This move granted him time to
some way to justice. I thought the best way to 3, and 1; and Stockley visits the family, which complete Ruled by Race. He said he is indebted
do that was through the law.” includes Erin’s husband Dan, often. to other historians as their work allowed him
He obtained his law degree and for 32 Stockley’s other five books deal with the to make the book a comprehensive look at

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race issues in the Natural State.
“I’m most proud of this book because
of what I was willing to acknowledge as
the course of race relations in Arkansas. It’s
absolutely crucial to tell the truth.”
“I started the draft for Ruled by Race in the
1970s. I called it Race Relations in Arkansas:
Thank God for Mississippi,” Stockley said,
laughing. “Someone once said about writing ‘I
write not to be understood, but to understand.’
Writing really does that for you, I think. It
makes you think through, very carefully, what
you believe and what you care about.”
The publication of Ruled by Race has
opened many doors for Stockley. In the last
two months, he has had an average of one or
two speaking engagements weekly. The groups
he speaks to include high school and college
students, Bar Associations, Lyons Clubs and
other civic groups.
“The more I speak, the more people read
the book,” Stockley said. He recently spoke
at the Arkansas Literary Festival and on
the air on KABF. “The audience is growing;
it’s gratifying to know African Americans
are reading the book and recommending it
to others. Many people want to know what
prompted me, someone who [went along
with the status quo], to become someone who
speaks out,” Stockley said.
Stockley has also written two plays; the
latest “Truth! Reconciliation?” was recently
presented at The Weekend Theater in Little
Rock.
As a litigator, Stockley defended the civil
rights of individuals who otherwise may
not have had a legal voice; some of his most
meaningful cases involved youth.
“One of my toughest cases involved
challenging the constitutionality of the
juvenile system; it was Walker vs. Arkansas
Department of Human Services. We didn’t
really have judges who heard dependency and
neglect cases involving youth. As a result of the
case, the Legislature passed laws that created
a system of juvenile justice that provided due
process to youth and families,” Stockley said.
He feels it’s critical that society develop
foster care and rehabilitation services that
allow children to remain in their communities
and succeed.
Stockley said he has not quit being a
lawyer. “I’m no less busy now. I’m always
thinking about the next book.” 

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BEST LAWYERS

Fair, Just and
Approachable By Angela E. Thomas

Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice James R. Hannah has an enthusiasm for the law and
the people for Arkansas and works daily to ensure justice is served for each of its citizens.

J Judge Jim Hannah has served
the people of Arkansas for
more than three decades; ini-
tially as a juvenile judge, then as a chancery/
probate judge in what is now the Circuit
Court. In 2001, he joined the Arkansas Su-
preme Court and now serves as the chief jus-
“Children were treated like little adults.
The courts did no more than mete out
punishment, but they needed help with their
problems,” Hannah said. He established the
Juvenile Court in White County through a
federal grant and served as the White County
Juvenile Judge for two years. When Hannah
“I have a keen interest in children.” When
Hannah’s children were young, he served as a
coach for their various teams. “My wife Pat
says I’m going to be a coach when I grow
up,” he said, smiling. As a member of the
Kiwanis, Hannah serves as chairman of the
organization’s Little League Basketball.
tice.
Hannah graduated from high school
in Harrison, Ark., and earned degrees in
accounting and law from the University
of Arkansas at Fayetteville. “I started out
“I didn’t plan to run to be a judge,”
in college on an athletic scholarship. For a Hannah said. “I didn’t have any
time, I wanted to play baseball professionally, aspirations to serve on the Supreme Court
then become a coach,” Hannah said. He … I thought I could help and bring any
contemplated a career in business, but soon
talents I might have to the Court.”
became a husband and father. “I needed to
do something to better support my family.
My [then] father-in-law introduced me to
the legal community. I saw it as a way to help
speaks of his work with youth, his passion is Hannah has also helped serve Arkansas
others. I thought I’d do tax work, but because
obvious. He serves on a number of committees youth during his tenure on the Arkansas
I worked in a small-town practice, the practice
including the U.S. Supreme Court Committee Supreme Court. “Some of the toughest cases
was very broad. That’s typical in small towns.”
on Federal-State Jurisdiction — he was [judges] hear involve the termination of
Hannah later served as the Searcy City
appointed by U.S. Supreme Court Chief parental rights. Trial judges do a great job of
Attorney and also represented several other
Justice John G. Roberts — and the National hearing these cases,” Hannah said, explaining.
surrounding cities. As he served in these small
Judicial Leadership Summit on the Protection Termination of parental rights’ cases go to
towns, Hannah saw a flaw in the system:
of Children. the Court of Appeals; often two or three
county judges presided over juvenile matters.

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years would elapse before the Court reviewed
the cases. “This is a lifetime for a child. We
looked at this through the eyes of the children,
and that was simply intolerable. The Supreme
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As one can imagine, Hannah has had
several mentors during his 41-year career. He
named just a few: Ed Lightle; Cecil Tedder;
Charles Yingling, who served as a municipal
judge; and dear friend Darrell Hickman, who Best (best) adj. Of the highest quality, excellence, or standing
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Truth, Justice — a Scowl­—
and the American Way By Angela E. Thomas, Photograph by Jennifer Freeman

Judge Tim Fox works daily to make sure the Scales of Justice are
balanced and fair for each person in his court.

T The Honorable Timothy Fox,
Circuit Judge of the Sixth Ju-
dicial District, Sixth Division,
has a wonderful sense of hu-
mor.
“This ideal of the law and of justice
sparked my interest … maybe I read too many
custody cases.”
Fox has practiced law since 1981 and, for
a time, worked as the assistant for the North
Little Rock city attorney. He is currently
serving his second six-year term. He strongly
favors Arkansas’ system of electing judges
folks about my background, what the court
does … and, of course, they still asked about
traffic tickets.”
Fox pointed out that all cases involve
conflict, and domestic cases involving minors
can be tough. “But if lawyers do their job well,

Superman comics growing up. It was either
law school or the Ringling Brothers,” Fox said,
laughing. “I wasn’t limber enough for clown “This ideal of the law and of justice
college.”
sparked my interest … maybe I read too
He earned his bachelor’s degree in political
science from Hendrix University and his law many Superman comics growing up. It
degree from the University of Arkansas at was either law school or the Ringling
Fayetteville. Brothers,” Fox said, laughing. “I wasn’t
“I feel lawyers are good for society. It’s
limber enough for clown college.”
quite clear that society has to have rules and
mechanisms. A healthy judicial system is
extremely important to society.”
Fox began his law career as a general
and found his own election “a humbling it’s possible to move to a better place than
practice lawyer which, he said, is typical of
experience. Most people ask about traffic before.”
small law practices. “Every case presents a
tickets,” he said, with a smile. As a circuit court judge, Fox said his
challenge due to the organization aspect of it
“When you run for an office, the public case allocation involves roughly 25 percent
or the subject of the case. I did a lot of work
wants to know who you are, what you stand domestic cases and 75 percent civil cases.
involving domestic cases, such as divorce and
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malpractice, accidents and car wrecks. These
cases involve juries; domestic cases do not.
“I enjoy working with juries,” Fox said.
“The dynamic of these 12 individuals … it’s
a different experience each time. Every four
months, we call hundreds of people out of
their daily lives and ask them to serve. The
overwhelming majority step up to the plate.
They understand that it is very important
that [the judicial system] has their voices. In
Arkansas, juries make the recommendations
on punishment, so [our juries] are truly the
voice of the community.”
The Judge Tim Fox I met is not the Judge
Tim Fox the average juror or lawyer has met
or will meet in the courtroom. This Judge Fox
was relaxed, personable and humorous. “Folks
who aren’t in court regularly assume I’m mad
or stern. Everyone has a default face. Mine is
a scowl. A judge cannot allow anything to be
read into [his facial expression] and cannot
communicate nonverbally. You must be
consistent. Everybody must be treated exactly
the same. It’s up to the jury to make decisions
and as a judge, you cannot weigh that decision
with a question or an expression.”
“I think one of my strengths, to be frank,
and not egotistical, is being able to make a
decision. Sometimes, the best thing you can
do for the litigants is make a decision, quickly,
but with thought and fairness.”
As one can imagine, Fox has heard and
hears the strange, comical and unspeakable,
but he maintains his scowl. “At the end of this
term, I still don’t think I’ll have heard it all. I’ll
still have my scowl, and I’ll always maintain
an open mind. Every day is a learning process.
Yes, there are some days when you wish
you could sandblast out everything you just
learned …” Fox said, smiling.
Given a do-over, Fox would become a judge
earlier. “You need more practice to become
the ‘best.’” His advice to lawyers aspiring to
become a judge? Have a good work ethic.
“The legal community and the community as
a whole respect a good work ethic.”
If he weren’t a judge and could be
financially sound, Fox would, perhaps, have
been an actor. He loves Mel Brooks movies;
“Blazing Saddles” is one of his favorites.
Another favorite is “Ironman.” As a Superman
fan, he’s also a Justice League buff, as well.
Fox also earned a master’s degree in judicial
studies and is the first judge in Arkansas to do
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Roger D. Rowe Fayetteville, AR 72701 Blair & Stroud
Frank S. Hamlin Lax, Vaughan, Fortson, (479) 521-2621 Municipal Building, Suite 201
ADR, Inc. McKenzie & Rowe 500 E. Main St.
1501 N. University Ave., Suite 420 Cantrell West Building, Suite 201 Little Rock P.O. Box 2135
Little Rock, AR 72207 11300 Cantrell Road Charles W. Baker Batesville, AR 72501
(501) 376-2121 Little Rock, AR 72212 Rose Law Firm (870) 793-8350
(501) 376-6565 120 E. Fourth St.
Sidney H. McCollum Little Rock, AR 72201-2893 Fayetteville
ADR, Inc. Robert S. Shafer (501) 375-9131 John C. Everett
1501 N. University Ave., Suite 420 Friday, Eldredge & Clark Everett & Wales
Little Rock, AR 72207 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 Charles T. Coleman 1944 E. Joyce Blvd., P.O. Box 8370
(501) 376-2121 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Wright, Lindsey & Jennings Fayetteville, AR 72703-8370
(501) 376-2011 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300 (479) 443-0292
Antitrust Law Little Rock, AR 72201-3699
(501) 371-0808 Little Rock
Little Rock Banking Law William M. Griffin III
Philip S. Anderson James F. Dowden Friday, Eldredge & Clark
Williams & Anderson Jonesboro 212 Center St., 10th Floor 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Stephens Building, 22nd Floor Ralph W. Waddell Little Rock, AR 72201 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
111 Center St. Barrett & Deacon (501) 324-4700 (501) 376-2011
Little Rock, AR 72201 Mercantile Center, Third Floor
(501) 372-0800 300 S. Church St. Judy Simmons Henry Philip E. Kaplan
P.O. Box 1700 Wright, Lindsey & Jennings Williams & Anderson
Peter G. Kumpe Jonesboro, AR 72403 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300 Stephens Building, 22nd Floor
Williams & Anderson (870) 931-1700 Little Rock, AR 72201-3699 111 Center St.
Stephens Building, 22nd Floor (501) 371-0808 Little Rock, AR 72201
111 Center St. (501) 372-0800
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 372-0800
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Commercial Litigation 19 E. Mountain St. P.O. Box 1700
P.O. Box 1688 Jonesboro, AR 72403 Gary D. Corum
Batesville Fayetteville, AR 72702-1688 (870) 931-1700 Wilson, Engstrom, Corum & Coulter
H. David Blair (479) 521-7600 200 S. Commerce, Suite 600
Blair & Stroud Little Rock P.O. Box 71
Municipal Building, Suite 201 John C. Everett H. William Allen Little Rock, AR 72203
500 E. Main St. Everett & Wales Allen Law Firm (501) 375-6453
P.O. Box 2135 1944 E. Joyce Blvd., P.O. Box 8370 Centre Place, Ninth Floor
Batesville, AR 72501 Fayetteville, AR 72703-8370 212 Center St. Nate Coulter
(870) 793-8350 (479) 443-0292 Little Rock, AR 72201-2416 Wilson, Engstrom, Corum & Coulter
(501) 374-7100 200 S. Commerce, Suite 600
El Dorado Robert Jones III P.O. Box 71
Brian H. Ratcliff Connor & Winters Philip S. Anderson Little Rock, AR 72203
Shackleford, Phillips, 211 E. Dickson St. Williams & Anderson (501) 375-6453
Wineland & Ratcliff Fayetteville, AR 72701 Stephens Building, 22nd Floor
100 E. Church St. (479) 582-5711 111 Center St. Kevin A. Crass
P.O. Box 1718 Little Rock, AR 72201 Friday, Eldredge & Clark
El Dorado, AR 71731-1718 Fort Smith (501) 372-0800 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
(870) 862-5523 C. Wayne Harris Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
Warner, Smith & Harris Jess L. Askew III (501) 376-2011
Dennis L. Shackleford 400 Rogers Ave. Williams & Anderson
Shackleford, Phillips, P.O. Box 1626 Stephens Building, 22nd Floor Richard T. Donovan
Wineland & Ratcliff Fort Smith, AR 72901 111 Center St. Rose Law Firm
100 E. Church St. (479) 782-6041 Little Rock, AR 72201 120 E. Fourth St.
P.O. Box 1718 (501) 372-0800 Little Rock, AR 72201-2893
El Dorado, AR 71731-1718 Charles R. Ledbetter (501) 375-9131
(870) 862-5523 Ledbetter, Cogbill, Arnold & Harrison John K. Baker
622 Parker Ave. Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Timothy O. Dudley
Floyd M. Thomas, Jr. P.O. Box 185 Gates & Woodyard 114 S. Pulaski St.
Compton, Prewett, Thomas & Hickey Fort Smith, AR 72902-0185 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 Little Rock, AR 72201-1924
423 N. Washington Ave. (479) 782-7294 Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 (501) 372-0080
El Dorado, AR 71730-5615 (501) 688-8800
(870) 862-3478 Helena Patrick J. Goss
David Solomon R. T. Beard III Rose Law Firm
Fayetteville 427 Cherry St. Mitchell, Williams, Selig, 120 E. Fourth St.
Constance G. Clark P.O. Box 490 Gates & Woodyard Little Rock, AR 72201-2893
Davis, Wright, Clark, Butt & Carithers Helena, AR 72342-3301 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 (501) 375-9131
19 E. Mountain St. (870) 338-7427 Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
P.O. Box 1688 (501) 688-8800 William M. Griffin III
Fayetteville, AR 72702-1688 Jonesboro Friday, Eldredge & Clark
(479) 521-7600 Barry Deacon Cathleen V. Compton 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Barrett & Deacon 114 S. Pulaski St. Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
Sidney P. Davis, Jr. Mercantile Center, Third Floor Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 376-2011
Davis, Wright, Clark, Butt & Carithers 300 S. Church St. (501) 372-0080

Arkansas Bar Association/Arkansas Bar Foundation 2008-2009 Joint Award Recipients

Kent J. Rubens, posthumously Senator James “Jim” C. Luker H. William “Bill” Allen Judge James M. Moody Don Hollingsworth
Outstanding Lawyer Award Outstanding Lawyer-Citizen Award   C. E. Ransick Award of Excellence James H. McKenzie Equal Justice Distinguished
Professionalism Award   Service Award
The Outstanding Lawyer The Outstanding Lawyer- The C. E. Ransick Award of
Award is given in recognition Citizen Award is given in rec- Excellence was created to The James H. McKenzie The Equal Justice Distin-
of excellence in the practice ognition of outstanding par- recognize outstanding contri- Professionalism Award rec- guished Service Award is
of law and outstanding ticipation in and for excellent butions to the profession. ognizes sustained excellence given to recognize commit-
contributions to the performance of civic responsi- through integrity, character ment to and participation
profession. bilities and for demonstrating and leadership to the profes- in equal justice programs
high standards of professional sion and the community, for the poor, including pro
competence and conduct. which garners the highest bono efforts through legal
honor to the profession. services programs.

Outstanding Local Bar Association Awards:
Craighead County Bar Association • Pulaski County Bar Association • Union County Bar Association

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Christopher J. Heller 111 Center St., Suite 1900 Cyril Hollingsworth (501) 372-0800
Friday, Eldredge & Clark Little Rock, AR 72201-4420 Dover Dixon Horne
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 (501) 379-1700 Metropolitan Tower, 37th Floor Donald T. Jack, Jr.
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 425 W. Capitol Ave. Jack, Nelson & Jones
(501) 376-2011 Michael N. Shannon Little Rock, AR 72201 The Metropolitan Tower, Suite 3400
Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow (501) 375-9151 425 W. Capitol Ave.
D. Michael Huckabay, Sr. 111 Center St., Suite 1900 Little Rock, AR 72201
Huckabay, Munson, Rowlett & Moore Little Rock, AR 72201-4420 Jeffrey H. Moore (501) 375-1122
Regions Center, Suite 1900 (501) 379-1700 Friday, Eldredge & Clark
400 W. Capitol Ave. 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 Walter E. May
Little Rock, AR 72201 Steven T. Shults Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
(501) 374-6535 Shults Law Firm (501) 376-2011 Gates & Woodyard
200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1600 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
M. Samuel Jones III Little Rock, AR 72201-3637 David M. Powell Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, (501) 375-2301 Williams & Anderson (501) 688-8800
Gates & Woodyard Stephens Building, 22nd Floor
425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 John E. Tull III 111 Center St. T. Ark Monroe III
Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow Little Rock, AR 72201 Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
(501) 688-8800 111 Center St., Suite 1900 (501) 372-0800 Gates & Woodyard
Little Rock, AR 72201-4420 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Philip E. Kaplan (501) 379-1700 John Dewey Watson Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
Williams & Anderson Friday, Eldredge & Clark (501) 688-8800
Stephens Building, 22nd Floor William A. Waddell 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
111 Center St. Friday, Eldredge & Clark Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 John S. Selig
Little Rock, AR 72201 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 (501) 376-2011 Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
(501) 372-0800 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Gates & Woodyard
(501) 376-2011 North Little Rock 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Peter G. Kumpe David A. Grace Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
Williams & Anderson Teresa M. Wineland Hardin & Grace (501) 688-8800
Stephens Building, 22nd Floor Williams & Anderson 500 Main St., Suite A
111 Center St. Stephens Building, 22nd Floor P.O. Box 5851 Robert Shults
Little Rock, AR 72201 111 Center St. North Little Rock, AR 72119 Shults Law Firm
(501) 372-0800 Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 378-7900 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1600
(501) 372-0800 Little Rock, AR 72201-3637
John G. Lile Corporate Law (501) 375-2301
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings Pine Bluff
200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300 Stephen A. Matthews Jonesboro Nicholas Thompson
Little Rock, AR 72201-3699 Bridges, Young, Matthews & Drake Ralph W. Waddell Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
(501) 371-0808 315 E. Eighth Ave. Barrett & Deacon Gates & Woodyard
P.O. Box 7808 Mercantile Center, Third Floor 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Bruce E. Munson Pine Bluff, AR 71611 300 S. Church St. Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
Huckabay, Munson, Rowlett & Moore (870) 534-5532 P.O. Box 1700 (501) 688-8800
Regions Center, Suite 1900 Jonesboro, AR 72403
400 W. Capitol Ave. Rogers (870) 931-1700 Paragould
Little Rock, AR 72201 James G. Lingle Ray A. Goodwin
(501) 374-6535 Lingle Law Firm Little Rock Goodwin Moore
110 S. Dixieland Road Philip S. Anderson 511 S. Fourth St.
Elizabeth R. Murray Rogers, AR 72758 Williams & Anderson P.O. Box 726
Friday, Eldredge & Clark (479) 636-7899 Stephens Building, 22nd Floor Paragould, AR 72450
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 111 Center St. (870) 239-2225
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Marshall S. Ney Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 376-2011 Mitchell, Williams, Selig, (501) 372-0800 Criminal Defense:
Gates & Woodyard Non-White-Collar
David M. Powell 5414 Pinnacle Point Drive, Suite 500 Paul B. Benham III
Williams & Anderson Rogers, AR 72758-8131 Friday, Eldredge & Clark Fayetteville
Stephens Building, 22nd Floor (479) 464-5650 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 John C. Everett
111 Center St. Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Everett & Wales
Little Rock, AR 72201 Communications Law (501) 376-2011 1944 E. Joyce Blvd.
(501) 372-0800 P.O. Box 8370
Little Rock C. Douglas Buford, Jr. Fayetteville, AR 72703-8370
Steven W. Quattlebaum Jess L. Askew III Mitchell, Williams, Selig, (479) 443-0292
Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow Williams & Anderson Gates & Woodyard
111 Center St., Suite 1900 Stephens Building, 22nd Floor 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 Warner H. Taylor
Little Rock, AR 72201-4420 111 Center St. Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 Taylor Law Firm
(501) 379-1700 Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 688-8800 303 E. Millsap Road
(501) 372-0800 P.O. Box 8310
Gordon S. Rather, Jr. Walter M. Ebel III Fayetteville, AR 72703
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings Lawrence Chisenhall Friday, Eldredge & Clark (479) 443-5222
200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300 Chisenhall, Nestrud & Julian 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Little Rock, AR 72201-3699 Regions Bank Building, Suite 2840 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Fort Smith
(501) 371-0808 400 W. Capitol Ave. (501) 376-2011 Eddie N. Christian, Sr.
Little Rock, AR 72201 Christian & Byars
Roger D. Rowe (501) 372-5800 Price C. Gardner 502 Garrison Ave.
Lax, Vaughan, Fortson, Friday, Eldredge & Clark Fort Smith, AR 72901
McKenzie & Rowe Construction Law 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 (479) 782-9147
Cantrell West Building, Suite 201 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
11300 Cantrell Road Little Rock (501) 376-2011 Jonesboro
Little Rock, AR 72212 Allen C. Dobson Bill W. Bristow
(501) 376-6565 Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus H. Watt Gregory III Bristow & Richardson
500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 200 Kutak Rock 216 E. Washington St.
Beverly A. Rowlett Little Rock, AR 72201 124 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 Jonesboro, AR 72401-3102
Huckabay, Munson, Rowlett & Moore (501) 371-9999 Little Rock, AR 72201-3706 (870) 935-9000
Regions Center, Suite 1900 (501) 975-3000
400 W. Capitol Ave. Jack East III Bobby R. McDaniel
Little Rock, AR 72201 2725 Cantrell Road, Suite 202 Paul W. Hoover, Jr. McDaniel & Wells
(501) 374-6535 Little Rock, AR 72202 Williams & Anderson 400 S. Main St.
(501) 372-3278 Stephens Building, 22nd Floor Jonesboro, AR 72401
Charles L. Schlumberger 111 Center St. (870) 932-5950
Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow Little Rock, AR 72201

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Little Rock Little Rock, AR 72202-4843 (501) 376-2011
Cathleen V. Compton (501) 371-9131
Presidential Awards 114 S. Pulaski St. Thomas L. Overbey
Overbey, Graham, Strigel & Wesbrook
Little Rock, AR 72201 J. Blake Hendrix
(501) 372-0080 308 S. Louisiana St. Pavilion Centre, Suite 240
Little Rock, AR 72201 8315 Cantrell Road
Timothy O. Dudley (501) 376-0679 Little Rock, AR 72227-2355
114 S. Pulaski St. (501) 664-8105
Little Rock, AR 72201-1924 Richard E. Holiman
(501) 372-0080 Holiman Law Firm Craig H. Westbrook
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1700 Overbey, Graham, Strigel & Wesbrook
John Wesley Hall Little Rock, AR 72201 Pavilion Centre, Suite 240
1311 Broadway (501) 375-1170 8315 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72202-4843 Little Rock, AR 72227-2355
(501) 371-9131 Jack T. Lassiter (501) 664-8105
Lassiter & Couch
J. Blake Hendrix 813 W. Third St. Energy Law
308 S. Louisiana St. Little Rock, AR 72201
Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 370-9300 Little Rock
Phillip Carroll of the (501) 376-0679 Lawrence Chisenhall
Rose Law Firm in Little William C. McArthur Chisenhall, Nestrud & Julian
Richard E. Holiman 300 Spring Building, Suite 620 Regions Bank Building, Suite 2840
Rock, for his work as 400 W. Capitol Ave.
chair of the Uniform Laws Holiman Law Firm Little Rock, AR 72201-2444
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1700 (501) 376-6173 Little Rock, AR 72201
Committee. Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 372-5800
(501) 375-1170 Jeff Rosenzweig
300 Spring Building, Suite 310 Stephen N. Joiner
Jack T. Lassiter Third and Spring St. Rose Law Firm
Lassiter & Couch Little Rock, AR 72201 120 E. Fourth St.
813 W. Third St. (501) 372-5247 Little Rock, AR 72201-2893
Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 375-9131
(501) 370-9300 DUI/DWI Defense
N. M. Norton
Jeff Rosenzweig Fayetteville Wright, Lindsey & Jennings
300 Spring Building, Suite 310 Christina D. Comstock 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300
Third and Spring St. Everett & Wales Little Rock, AR 72201-3699
Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 372-5247 1944 E. Joyce Blvd. (501) 371-0808
P.O. Box 8370
Criminal Defense: Fayetteville, AR 72703-8370 Scott C. Trotter
White-Collar (479) 443-0292 Perkins & Trotter
Gwen Rucker, Law Clerk One Information Way, Suite 200
for U.S. Magistrate Henry P.O. Box 251618
Fayetteville Little Rock
L. Jones, Jr., for her extraor- John C. Everett David H. Williams Little Rock, AR 72225-1618
dinary service and leader- Everett & Wales The Law Office of David H. Williams (501) 603-9000
ship to the Association. 1944 E. Joyce Boulevard 212 Center St., Second Floor
P.O. Box 8370 Little Rock, AR 72201 Environmental Law
Fayetteville, AR 72703-8370 (501) 372-0038
(479) 443-0292 Fayetteville
Education Law Colene Gaston
Warner H. Taylor Gaston Law Office
Taylor Law Firm Little Rock 2949 North Point Circle, Suite Three
303 E. Millsap Road Christopher J. Heller Fayetteville, AR 72704
P.O. Box 8310 Friday, Eldredge & Clark (479) 521-3148
Fayetteville, AR 72703 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
(479) 443-5222 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Little Rock
(501) 376-2011 Sherry P. Bartley
Fort Smith Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
Eddie N. Christian, Sr. Employee Benefits Law Gates & Woodyard
Christian & Byars 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
502 Garrison Ave. Little Rock Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
William A. Martin for his Fort Smith, AR 72901 Bryant Cranford (501) 688-8800
many years of dedicated (479) 782-9147 Rose Law Firm
service as secretary/trea- 120 E. Fourth St. Joseph Henry Bates III
Jonesboro Little Rock, AR 72201-2893 Cauley Bowman Carney & Williams
surer of the Arkansas Bar 11311 Arcade Drive, Suite 200
Bill W. Bristow (501) 375-9131
Association. P.O. Box 25438
Bristow & Richardson
216 E. Washington St. Gregory B. Graham Little Rock, AR 72212
Jonesboro, AR 72401-3102 Overbey, Graham, Strigel & Wesbrook (501) 312-8500
(870) 935-9000 Pavilion Centre, Suite 240
8315 Cantrell Road Ann P. Faitz
Bobby R. McDaniel Little Rock, AR 72227-2355 Chisenhall, Nestrud & Julian
McDaniel & Wells (501) 664-8105 Regions Bank Building, Suite 2840
400 S. Main St. 400 W. Capitol Ave.
Jonesboro, AR 72401 Joseph B. Hurst, Jr. Little Rock, AR 72201
(870) 932-5950 Friday, Eldredge & Clark (501) 372-5800
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Little Rock Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Allan Gates
Cathleen V. Compton (501) 376-2011 Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
114 S. Pulaski St. Gates & Woodyard
Little Rock, AR 72201 Alexandra A. Ifrah 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
(501) 372-0080 Friday, Eldredge & Clark Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
Jim Julian of Chisenhall, (501) 688-8800
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Nestrud & Julian, P.A. in Timothy O. Dudley Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
Little Rock for his work 114 S. Pulaski St. (501) 376-2011 Samuel E. Ledbetter
as chair of the Arkansas Little Rock, AR 72201-1924 McMath Woods
Bar Political Action (501) 372-0080 A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr. 711 W. Third St.
Committee. Friday, Eldredge & Clark Little Rock, AR 72201
John Wesley Hall 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 (501) 396-5400
1311 Broadway Little Rock, AR 72201-3522

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Kelly M. McQueen 313 W. Second St. (501) 379-1700 Lee J. Muldrow
Perkins & Trotter Little Rock, AR 72201 Wright, Lindsey & Jennings
One Information Way, Suite 200 (501) 375-9901 North Little Rock 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300
P.O. Box 251618 Morgan E. Welch Little Rock, AR 72201-3699
Little Rock, AR 72225-1618 W. Michael Reif Welch & Kitchens (501) 371-0808
(501) 603-9000 Dover Dixon Horne One Riverfront Place, Suite 413
Metropolitan Tower, 37th Floor North Little Rock, AR 72114 Immigration Law
Charles R. Nestrud 425 W. Capitol Ave. (501) 978-3030
Chisenhall, Nestrud & Julian Little Rock, AR 72201 Little Rock
Regions Bank Building, Suite 2840 (501) 375-9151 Franchise Law Melissa McJunkins Duke
400 W. Capitol Ave. Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus
Little Rock, AR 72201 Gary B. Rogers Little Rock 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 200
(501) 372-5800 Dover Dixon Horne David M. Powell Little Rock, AR 72201
Metropolitan Tower, 37th Floor Williams & Anderson (501) 371-9999
G. Alan Perkins 425 W. Capitol Ave. Stephens Building, 22nd Floor
Perkins & Trotter Little Rock, AR 72201 111 Center St. Donna Smith Galchus
One Information Way, Suite 200 (501) 375-9151 Little Rock, AR 72201 Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus
P.O. Box 251618 (501) 372-0800 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72225-1618 Jack Wagoner III Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 603-9000 Mitchell, Blackstock, Barnes, Wagoner, Roger D. Rowe (501) 371-9999
Ivers & Sneddon Lax, Vaughan, Fortson,
Brian Rosenthal 1010 W. Third St. McKenzie & Rowe Lonoke
Rose Law Firm P.O. Box 1510 Cantrell West Building, Suite 201 Kathy Woodward Goss
120 E. Fourth St. Little Rock, AR 72203-1510 11300 Cantrell Road 604 S. Center St.
Little Rock, AR 72201-2893 (501) 378-7870 Little Rock, AR 72212 P.O. Box 448
(501) 375-9131 (501) 376-6565 Lonoke, AR 72086-0448
Paragould (501) 676-6522
Marcella J. Taylor Harry Truman Moore William A. Waddell
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Goodwin Moore Friday, Eldredge & Clark Insurance Law
Gates & Woodyard 511 S. Fourth St. 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 P.O. Box 726 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Little Rock
Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 Paragould, AR 72450 (501) 376-2011 Frederick K. Campbell
(501) 688-8800 (870) 239-2225 Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
Government Relations Law Gates & Woodyard
Walter G. Wright, Jr. Rogers 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard David R. Matthews Little Rock Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure, T. Ark Monroe III (501) 688-8800
Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 Thompson & Fryauf Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
(501) 688-8800 119 S. Second St. Gates & Woodyard Charles B. Cliett, Jr.
Rogers, AR 72756 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
Family Law (479) 636-0875 Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 Gates & Woodyard
(501) 688-8800 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Hot Springs National Park First Amendment Law Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
Bryan J. Reis Nicholas Thompson (501) 688-8800
The Farrar Firm Little Rock Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
First National Bank Building, Philip S. Anderson Gates & Woodyard Doak Foster
Third Floor, Suite Five Williams & Anderson 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
135 Section Line Road Stephens Building, 22nd Floor Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 Gates & Woodyard
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913 111 Center St. (501) 688-8800 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
(501) 525-3130 Little Rock, AR 72201 Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
(501) 372-0800 Health Care Law (501) 688-8800
Little Rock
Marcia Barnes Jess L. Askew III Fort Smith Allan W. Horne
Mitchell, Blackstock, Barnes, Wagoner, Williams & Anderson Elizabeth Andreoli Dover Dixon Horne
Ivers & Sneddon Stephens Building, 22nd Floor Hardin, Jesson & Terry Metropolitan Tower, 37th Floor
1010 W. Third St. 111 Center St. Arvest Bank Building, Suite 500 425 W. Capitol Ave.
P.O. Box 1510 Little Rock, AR 72201 5000 Rogers Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
Little Rock, AR 72203-1510 (501) 372-0800 P.O. Box 10127 (501) 375-9151
(501) 378-7870 Fort Smith, AR 72917-0127
Kristine G. Baker (479) 452-2200 T. Ark Monroe III
Barry E. Coplin Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
Coplin & Heuer 111 Center St., Suite 1900 Little Rock Gates & Woodyard
124 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1650 Little Rock, AR 72201-4420 Charles B. Cliett, Jr. 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 379-1700 Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
(501) 707-0300 Gates & Woodyard (501) 688-8800
Philip E. Kaplan 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Stephen C. Engstrom Williams & Anderson Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 Jeffrey Thomas
Wilson, Engstrom, Corum & Coulter Stephens Building, 22nd Floor (501) 688-8800 Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
200 S. Commerce, Suite 600 111 Center St. Gates & Woodyard
P.O. Box 71 Little Rock, AR 72201 David L. Ivers 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Little Rock, AR 72203 (501) 372-0800 Mitchell, Blackstock, Barnes, Wagoner, Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
(501) 375-6453 Ivers & Sneddon (501) 688-8800
John T. Lavey 1010 W. Third St., P.O. Box 1510
Sam Hilburn Lavey & Burnett Little Rock, AR 72203-1510 Nicholas Thompson
Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, 904 W. Second St. (501) 378-7870 Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
Pruniski & Calhoun P.O. Box 2657 Gates & Woodyard
U.S. Bank Building North, Suite 800 Little Rock, AR 72201 Donald T. Jack, Jr. 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
One Riverfront Place (501) 376-2269 Jack, Nelson & Jones Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
Little Rock, AR 72114 The Metropolitan Tower, Suite 3400 01) 688-8800
(501) 372-0110 Troy A. Price 425 W. Capitol Ave.
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings Little Rock, AR 72201 Intellectual Property Law
Henry Hodges 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300 (501) 375-1122
Hodges Law Firm Little Rock, AR 72201-3699 Little Rock
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1722 (501) 371-0808 Michael W. Mitchell Ray F. Cox, Jr.
Little Rock, AR 72201-3402 Mitchell, Blackstock, Barnes, Wagoner, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings
(501) 375-0400 John E. Tull III Ivers & Sneddon 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300
Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow 1010 W. Third St., P.O. Box 1510 Little Rock, AR 72201-3699
Judson C. Kidd 111 Center St., Suite 1900 Little Rock, AR 72203-1510 (501) 371-0808
Dodds, Kidd & Ryan Little Rock, AR 72201-4420 (501) 378-7870

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Allen C. Dobson Elizabeth R. Murray Mass Tort Litigation
J. Charles Dougherty Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus Friday, Eldredge & Clark
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 200 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 Little Rock
200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300 Little Rock, AR 72201 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Sherry P. Bartley
Little Rock, AR 72201-3699 (501) 371-9999 (501) 376-2011 Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
(501) 371-0808 Gates & Woodyard
Byron L. Freeland Janet Pulliam 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Harold J. Evans Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Williams & Anderson Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
Williams & Anderson Gates & Woodyard Stephens Building, 22nd Floor (501) 688-8800
Stephens Building, 22nd Floor 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 111 Center St.
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Friday, Eldredge & Clark 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 200 Medical Malpractice Law
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Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus (501) 376-2011 H. David Blair
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Rose Law Firm Stephens Building, 22nd Floor Spencer F. Robinson Arvest Square, Suite 302
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Paul D. Waddell C. Douglas Buford, Jr. Friday, Eldredge & Clark El Dorado, AR 71730-5615
Barrett & Deacon Mitchell, Williams, Selig, 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 (870) 862-3478
Mercantile Center, Third Floor Gates & Woodyard Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
300 S. Church St., P.O. Box 1700 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 (501) 376-2011 Fayetteville
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(870) 931-1700 (501) 688-8800 W. Wilson Jones Davis, Wright, Clark, Butt & Carithers
Rose Law Firm 19 E. Mountain St., P.O. Box 1688
Little Rock Kevin R. Burns 120 E. Fourth St. Fayetteville, AR 72702-1688
Overton S. Anderson Rose Law Firm Little Rock, AR 72201-2893 (479) 521-7600
Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins 120 E. Fourth St. (501) 375-9131
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2470 Little Rock, AR 72201-2893 Walter B. Cox
Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 375-9131 K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr. Cox, Cox & Estes
(501) 372-1887 Friday, Eldredge & Clark Arvest Square, Suite 302
Walter M. Ebel III 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 75 Northeast Ave., P.O. Box 878
T. Michelle Ator Friday, Eldredge & Clark Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Fayetteville, AR 72702
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Friday, Eldredge & Clark Daily & Woods (501) 376-2011 P.O. Box 3077
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 58 S. Sixth Ave., P.O. Box 1446 Jonesboro, AR 72401
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Fort Smith, AR 72902 Garland W. Binns, Jr. (870) 932-0900
(501) 376-2011 (479) 782-0361 Dover Dixon Horne
Metropolitan Tower, 37th Floor Little Rock
M. Jane Dickey L. Cody Hayes 425 W. Capitol Ave. Samuel R. Baxter
Rose Law Firm Pryor, Robertson & Barry Little Rock, AR 72201 Baxter & Jewell
120 E. Fourth St. 315 N. Seventh St., P.O. Drawer 848 (501) 375-9151 One Information Way, Suite 210
Little Rock, AR 72201-2893 Fort Smith, AR 72902-0848 Little Rock, AR 72202-2289
(501) 375-9131 (479) 782-8813 C. Douglas Buford, Jr. (501) 664-9555
Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
James E. Hathaway III Little Rock Gates & Woodyard J. Lee Brown
Kutak Rock W. Christopher Barrier 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 Friday, Eldredge & Clark
124 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Little Rock, AR 72201-3706 Gates & Woodyard (501) 688-8800 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
(501) 975-3000 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 (501) 376-2011
Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 Walter M. Ebel III
Thomas P. Leggett (501) 688-8800 Friday, Eldredge & Clark C. Brantly Buck
Friday, Eldredge & Clark 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 Rose Law Firm
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 C. Tad Bohannon Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 120 E. Fourth St.
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Wright, Lindsey & Jennings (501) 376-2011 Little Rock, AR 72201-2893
(501) 376-2011 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300 (501) 375-9131
Little Rock, AR 72201-3699 M. Sean Hatch
David F. Menz (501) 371-0808 Wright, Lindsey & Jennings Bryant Cranford
Williams & Anderson 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300 Rose Law Firm
Stephens Building, 22nd Floor Timothy W. Grooms Little Rock, AR 72201-3699 120 E. Fourth St.
111 Center St. Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow (501) 371-0808 Little Rock, AR 72201-2893
Little Rock, AR 72201 111 Center St., Suite 1900 (501) 375-9131
(501) 372-0800 Little Rock, AR 72201-4420 Charles C. Price
(501) 379-1700 Wright, Lindsey & Jennings Walter M. Ebel III
J. Shepherd Russell III 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300 Friday, Eldredge & Clark
Friday, Eldredge & Clark Harold W. Hamlin Little Rock, AR 72201-3699 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 Mitchell, Williams, Selig, (501) 371-0808 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Gates & Woodyard (501) 376-2011
(501) 376-2011 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 John S. Selig
Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.
John William Spivey III (501) 688-8800 Gates & Woodyard Friday, Eldredge & Clark
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings 425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300 Paul W. Hoover, Jr. Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
Little Rock, AR 72201-3699 Williams & Anderson (501) 688-8800 (501) 376-2011
(501) 371-0808 Stephens Building, 22nd Floor
111 Center St. Structured Finance Law Price C. Gardner
Gordon M. Wilbourn Little Rock, AR 72201 Friday, Eldredge & Clark
Kutak Rock (501) 372-0800 Little Rock 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
124 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 J. Shepherd Russell III Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
Little Rock, AR 72201-3706 Hal Joseph Kemp Friday, Eldredge & Clark (501) 376-2011
(501) 975-3000 Kemp Duckett Spradley & Curry 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
111 Center St., Suite 1300 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Gregory B. Graham
W. Jackson Williams Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 376-2011 Overbey, Graham, Strigel & Wesbrook
Williams & Anderson (501) 372-7243 Pavilion Centre, Suite 240
Stephens Building, 22nd Floor W. Jackson Williams 8315 Cantrell Road
111 Center St. David F. Menz Williams & Anderson Little Rock, AR 72227-2355
Little Rock, AR 72201 Williams & Anderson Stephens Building, 22nd Floor (501) 664-8105
(501) 372-0800 Stephens Building, 22nd Floor 111 Center St.
111 Center St. Little Rock, AR 72201 W. Wilson Jones
Railroad Law Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 372-0800 Rose Law Firm
(501) 372-0800 120 E. Fourth St.
Jonesboro Tax Law Little Rock, AR 72201-2893
Barry Deacon James M. Saxton (501) 375-9131
Barrett & Deacon Friday, Eldredge & Clark El Dorado
Mercantile Center, Third Floor 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 Joseph Hickey John C. Lessel
300 S. Church St. Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Compton, Prewett, Thomas & Hickey 11601 Pleasant Ridge Road, Suite 301
P.O. Box 1700 (501) 376-2011 423 N. Washington Ave. Little Rock, AR 72212
Jonesboro, AR 72403 El Dorado, AR 71730-5615 (501) 954-9000
(870) 931-1700 John William Spivey III (870) 862-3478
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings Thomas L. Overbey
John C. Deacon 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300 Fayetteville Overbey, Graham, Strigel & Wesbrook
Barrett & Deacon Little Rock, AR 72201-3699 James Lee Moore III Pavilion Centre, Suite 240
Mercantile Center, Third Floor (501) 371-0808 Reece, Moore, Pendergraft 8315 Cantrell Road
300 S. Church St. 75 N. E. Ave., Suite 500, P.O. Box 1788 Little Rock, AR 72227-2355
P.O. Box 1700 Jay T. Taylor Fayetteville, AR 72702 (501) 664-8105
Jonesboro, AR 72403 Friday, Eldredge & Clark (479) 443-2705
(870) 931-1700 400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 Michael O. Parker
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 James W. Smith Dover Dixon Horne

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Metropolitan Tower, 37th Floor
425 W. Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 375-9151

John B. Peace
Dover Dixon Horne
Metropolitan Tower, 37th Floor
425 W. Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 375-9151

John R. Tisdale
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings
200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300
Little Rock, AR 72201-3699
(501) 371-0808

Thomas C. Vaughan, Jr.
Lax, Vaughan, Fortson,
McKenzie & Rowe
Cantrell West Building, Suite 201
11300 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72212
(501) 376-6565

Craig H. Westbrook
Overbey, Graham, Strigel & Wesbrook
Pavilion Centre, Suite 240
8315 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72227-2355
(501) 664-8105

Pine Bluff Everyone at
Ted N. Drake
Bridges, Young, Matthews & Drake
315 E. Eighth Ave., P.O. Box 7808 the boswell law firm
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
(870) 534-5532

Anthony A. Hilliard W. Lee Tucker Clark S. Brewster
Ramsay, Bridgforth, Gary K. Morrell Dennis J. Davis
Harrelson and Starling John Andrew Ellis Drew Rogers
Simmons First National Building
11th Floor Donna Holloway, PLS Martha Cox, PP, PLS
501 Main St., P.O. Box 8509 Jeannie Ottens Kathy Crank
Pine Bluff, AR 71611-8509 Renee Donnelly Georgia Childers
(870) 535-9000

Technology Law
congratulates Ted Boswell on
Little Rock
Ray F. Cox, Jr.
being honored at “The Best Lawyers in America”
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings 25th Anniversary Event in Atlanta, GA
200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300
Little Rock, AR 72201-3699
(501) 371-0808 listed for 25 continuous years
J. Charles Dougherty by vote of his peers
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings
200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300
Little Rock, AR 72201-3699
(501) 371-0808
Bryant Center, P.O. Box 798, Bryant, AR 72089-0798
(501) 847-3031
Harold J. Evans 45 N. Third Street - 2nd Floor, Memphis, TN 38103
Williams & Anderson (901) 522-0050
Stephens Building, 22nd Floor www.boswellaw.com
111 Center St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 372-0800

Trusts and Estates

recognized again
El Dorado
Joseph Hickey
Compton, Prewett, Thomas & Hickey
423 N. Washington Ave.
El Dorado, AR 71730-5615
JOHN WESLEY HALL
(870) 862-3478
BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA,
Fayetteville CRIMINAL DEFENSE
William Jackson Butt II
Davis, Wright, Clark, Butt & Carithers President, National Association of “crimes
From street
to war
19 E. Mountain St. Criminal Defense Lawyers crimes, he
P.O. Box 1688 has tried
Fayetteville, AR 72702-1688 them
1311 Broadway

(479) 521-7600 all.
James Lee Moore III
Little Rock, AR 72202
Reece, Moore, Pendergraft 501-371-9131

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75 N. East Ave., Suite 500
P.O. Box 1788
Fayetteville, AR 72702
(479) 443-2705

James W. Smith
Friday, Eldredge & Clark
3425 N. Futrall Drive, Suite 103
Fayetteville, AR 72703-6252
(479) 695-2011

Fort Smith
Patrick Neill Moore
Warner, Smith & Harris
400 Rogers Ave.
P.O. Box 1626
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 782-6041

Jonesboro
Robert S. Jones
Barrett & Deacon
Mercantile Center, Third Floor
300 S. Church St.
P.O. Box 1700
Jonesboro, AR 72403
(870) 931-1700

Tom D. Womack
Womack, Landis, Phelps & McNeill
301 W. Washington, P.O. Box 3077
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 932-0900

Little Rock
Steve Bauman
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard
425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
(501) 688-8800

William Thomas Baxter
Friday, Eldredge & Clark
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
(501) 376-2011

J. Lee Brown
Friday, Eldredge & Clark
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
(501) 376-2011

C. Brantly Buck
Rose Law Firm
120 E. Fourth St.
Little Rock, AR 72201-2893
(501) 375-9131

Jeffrey H. Dixon
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard
425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
(501) 688-8800

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.
Friday, Eldredge & Clark
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
(501) 376-2011

James E. Harris
Friday, Eldredge & Clark
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
(501) 376-2011

Richard F. Hatfield
Hatfield & Sayre
401 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 502
Little Rock, AR 72201-3437
(501) 374-9010

William Dixon Haught
Haught & Wade
111 Center St., Suite 1320
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 375-5257

W. Wilson Jones
Rose Law Firm

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120 E. Fourth St.
Little Rock, AR 72201-2893
(501) 375-9131
Congratulations Chip!
The lawyers and staff of Welch and Kitchens, LLC are proud to congratulate our senior
John C. Lessel
11601 Pleasant Ridge Road, Suite 301 partner, Morgan “Chip” Welch, for being named one of Arkansas’ Best Lawyers
Little Rock, AR 72212
(501) 954-9000

Thomas L. Overbey
Overbey, Graham, Strigel & Wesbrook
Pavilion Centre, Suite 240
8315 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72227-2355
(501) 664-8105

George N. Plastiras
Plastiras Law Firm
Gans House
1010 W. Third St.
P.O. Box 1510
Little Rock, AR 72203-1510
(501) 376-7410

Jean D. Stockburger
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard
425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1800
Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
(501) 688-8800

John Cogan Wade
Haught & Wade
111 Center St., Suite 1320
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 375-5257 Morgan “Chip” Welch
K. Coleman Westbrook, Jr. This isn’t Chip’s first time in the “Best Lawyers” issue, but like every other year, it is well deserved. In a diverse practice
Friday, Eldredge & Clark including personal injury and constitutional law, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, & public and commercial
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000 litigation, Chip has earned the respect and admiration of clients and peers by bringing a singular focus to each case.
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
(501) 376-2011
Welch and Kitchens, LLC
Pine Bluff One Riverfront Place, Suite 413 | North Little Rock, AR 72114
Ted N. Drake 501.978.3030 | Fax 501.978.3050 | www.welchandkitchens.com
Bridges, Young, Matthews & Drake
315 E. Eighth Ave.
P.O. Box 7808
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
(870) 534-5532

Anthony A. Hilliard
Richard F. Hatfield
Ramsay, Bridgforth, Harrelson and Starling
Simmons First National Building, 11th Floor
Estate & Trust Litigation
501 Main St. and Disputes
P.O. Box 8509
Pine Bluff, AR 71611-8509
(870) 535-9000

Rogers
Christopher T. Rogers
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard
5414 Pinnacle Point Drive, Suite 500
Rogers, AR 72758-8131
(479) 464-5650

Workers’ Compensation Law

El Dorado
Brian H. Ratcliff

hat & Sat
Shackleford, Phillips, Wineland & Ratcliff
100 E. Church St.
P.O. Box 1718
El Dorado, AR 71731-1718
(870) 862-5523

Fayetteville
Constance G. Clark
Davis, Wright, Clark, Butt & Carithers
19 E. Mountain St.
P.O. Box 1688
Fayetteville, AR 72702-1688
(479) 521-7600

Fort Smith
Eddie H. Walker, Jr. 5001 Central Ave, Ste. G/H
Hatfield & Sayre
Walker, Shock, Cox & Harp Hot Springs, AR 71913 Attorneys at Law
400 N. Sixth St.
P.O. Box 998 501.525.9510 401 West Capitol, Suite 502
Fort Smith, AR 72902-0998 Little Rock, AR 72201
(479) 783-7600 Summer Hours: Mon-Sat 11-5:30
501-374-9010

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Jonesboro
Phillip J. Wells
The partners, associates and staff of McDaniel & Wells

LASER LAW FIRM, P.A.
congratulate our partners on being named Best Lawyers in America®
400 S. Main St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 932-5950

Little Rock
Silas H. Brewer, Jr.
Kaplan, Brewer, Maxey & Haralson
111 Center St., Suite 2200
Little Rock, AR 72201-4424
(501) 372-0400

John D. Davis
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings
200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300
Little Rock, AR 72201-3699
(501) 371-0808

William M. Griffin III
Friday, Eldredge & Clark
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
(501) 376-2011

Betty J. Hardy
Friday, Eldredge & Clark
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
(501) 376-2011

Michael R. Mayton
Rieves, Rubens & Mayton
The Lyon Building, Suite 345
401 W. Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201-4823
(501) 376-0504
Left to Right: Frank B. Newell, Dan F. Bufford, Sam Laser Lee J. Muldrow
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings
101 S. Spring Street, Suite 300 • Little Rock, AR 72201-2488 200 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2300
Little Rock, AR 72201-3699
(501) 376-2981 • Fax: (501) 376-2417 (501) 371-0808

Randy P. Murphy
Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2470
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 372-1887

Frank B. Newell
Laser Law Firm
101 S. Spring St., Suite 300
Little Rock, AR 72201-2488
(501) 376-2981

Eric Newkirk
Rieves, Rubens & Mayton
The Lyon Building, Suite 345
401 W. Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201-4823
(501) 376-0504

Guy Alton Wade
Friday, Eldredge & Clark
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 2000
Little Rock, AR 72201-3522
(501) 376-2011

Carol Worley
Worley Wood & Parrish
One Financial Centre Parkway, Suite 411
650 S. Shackleford Road
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 225-3535

Pine Bluff
Michael Dennis
Bridges, Young, Matthews & Drake
315 E. Eighth Ave.
P.O. Box 7808
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins, L.L.P. (870) 534-5532

Congratulates our partners on being named Best Lawyers in America ® Texarkana
Gregory Giles
Harrelson, Moore & Giles
1206 State Line Ave.
400 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 2470 | Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 P.O. Box 2631
Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: 501-372-1887 | Fax: 501-372-7706 (870) 774-5191

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From ABA 50 + Year Members
‣reflections

Winners Circle

• King Leisure or rooms with two
beds for the family Pres. John Kennedy, (seated center)
during the 1957 meeting with ABA members
• 32” flat panel LCD TV with
cable and HBO
• Free wireless high-speed P erhaps the most memorable Arkansas Bar
Association meeting for me was the first
one I attended in early June, 1957. Pres. John
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• Free hot breakfast bar Kennedy, then a senator addressed the Bar
• Minutes from Magic Springs Association at its annual meeting.
His speech was generally lighthearted and
and Crystal Falls, Garvan DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM
OAKLAWN RACING AND GAMING well constructed; his appearance, the delivery
Woodland Gardens, shopping,
of his address and the energy he created was
dining, Lake Hamilton and 2520 Central Ave | Hot Springs, AR 71901 something else. This was a time when the word
historic downtown (501) 624-2531 | (800) 643-8722 “celebrity” carried little meaning, but he was
• Newly renovated www.bestwesternwinnerscircle.com certainly that. He presented an aura of youth,
vigor and a sense of the changing of the guard,
the entry into leadership of a new generation.
There was an air of gaiety about him and love of
life and the world around him. In all, he had the
look, appearance and projection of a winner.
Three years later, he was president, three years
after that, he was dead — killed by an assassin’s
bullet. The day of his death, I was a young lawyer
working in Little Rock. I remember where I was
when he was killed. To this day, his death is a scar
on the nation’s psyche. We recovered, in time, as
best we could, as we must in such circumstances.
But we have our memories, those of us who
shared this time with him, and remember him
and his service to the nation fondly.
W. Jackson Williams
Williams & Anderson PLC
Founding Partner, Senior Counsel

I joined the firm of Wright, Lindsey &
Jennings LLP as an associate in October
1965. My wife Elaine and I attended the 1966
Annual Meeting at the firm’s expense. We were
at the Vapors late one night, and Elaine wanted
to order a shrimp cocktail. The price was $3.25.
I told her that was too expensive, and she would
have to find something else to eat. I am sure my
future partners appreciated this gesture. Elaine
did not. To this day, she has neither forgiven nor
forgot. There are occasions when standing on
principles are not worth the effort … this is one
example.
Isaac A. Scott, Jr.
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP
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Photo by jason masters

Legal Legends
Reminisce
Three of Arkansas’ legal heavy hitters share some of their most
memorable moments in the court room.

the University of fine lawyer, and I represented co-defendants,
Arkansas at Little the manufacturer and retailer of a cow feed
Rock’s School of product, which allegedly caused the death of
Law, which is now a large herd of cows. When the time came
the William H. for Ed to make his closing argument, he
Bowen School of handed me a scrap of paper with a note on
Law. The following it. He also opened a box of the cow feed and
is an excerpt from began eating it, while talking to the jury. The
his book The Boy jurors were obviously fascinated by Ed’s tactic.
From Altheimer: From Both of our clients were found not guilty of
the Depression to the negligence in the manufacture of the alleged
Boardroom. defective product. Ed’s note to me read: “Sam,
[In 1954], I in the event this stuff kills me, sue the bastards
(from left) H. Maurice Mitchell, Sam Laser and William H. Bowen was employed to for Mary Ellen and Jimmy!”

A
represent the Reuben I [once] tried a case in which I defended
Bredlow estate. The decedent owned a large a young lady driver of an automobile that
Attorney H. Maurice Mitchell of
farm in Scott, Ark., and was found dead in his collided with a motorcycle, causing personal
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,
office with his head almost blown off. It was a injuries to the plaintiff cyclist. The motorcycle
P.L.L.C., has been a part of many significant
day or two before duck season and his shotgun was a large, red, powerful machine known as
pieces of legislation, including: The Discovery
was just under his chin. The case involved a a “Ninja.” One of the perspective jurors was a
Act, which was enacted by the Arkansas
claim of double indemnity (for accidental young man about the age of my very attractive,
Legislature in 1953. This act provided that
death) against New York Life Insurance shapely client. He owned the same make and
parties to litigation could obtain information
Company, which raised the defense of suicide. model motorcycle as the plaintiff. At the first
from other parties and witnesses by requiring
The insurance company argued that if you recess, the judge called me into chambers and
depositions. It also provided that a party could
are found dead with a shotgun across your inquired, “Sam, why did you leave that young
send a request for admission, which would
body; and you have been depressed; and the man on the jury? He will probably be a leader
require another party to either admit the facts
Bible is open on the desk to the 23rd Psalm, against your client.” I responded, “Judge, did
set forth in the request or deny them under
then it is suicide. I argued that his Bible was you notice how good-looking my client is?
oath. Prior to the enactment of this law, trials
always open to the 23rd Psalm because it was I have told her to work on that young man
in Arkansas were referred to as being “trials
his favorite passage; and that his gun was out throughout the trial ... I predict after two
by ambush.”
because duck season was about to start, and he days, he will fall in love with her!” The second
He also was a part of work that resulted
was an avid hunter. I told the jury that even day of trial, that young juror came into the
in the enactment of Amendment 43 to the
if he had been depressed, he would not have courtroom dressed in a dark blue suit. My
Arkansas Constitution, which became law in
taken his own life, because he was looking beautiful young client assured me that she had
1956. Prior to that time, the salaries of state
forward to duck season. I also argued that the done as I suggested the first day … not only
judges had been subject to a constitutional
strongest presumption of the law is that one did the young juror vote for my client, but he
limit of $5,000 per year. This amendment
would never take one’s own life, unless proven came out as foreman of the jury, and I learned
provided that the General Assembly shall
otherwise. After two days of trial, the jury held later, had led the campaign for the defendant’s
determine the amount of the salary of state
that the death was accidental … verdict! The last word the judge spoke to me
judges.
Sam Laser, founder of Laser Law Firm as we left the courtroom was: “Sam, you’re
William H. Bowen served many years as
shares the following: Several years ago, the not nearly as smart as you think you are right
a tax attorney and as chief of staff for former
late Edward Lester of Little Rock, Ark., a now!” 
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