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Principal Member and Manager


  • Arkansas Supreme Court, Arkansas Court of Appeals, and all local courts in the State of Arkansas

  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • United States Tax Court United States Supreme Court


University of Arkansas School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1981)

  • Dean’s List

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity (President)

  • Student Supreme Court (Chief Justice, Associate Justice)

Arkansas State University (Bachelor of Science, Real Estate and Insurance, with Highest Honors, 1978)

  • R. E. Lee Wilson Outstanding Male Graduate Award, 1978

  • Outstanding Real Estate and Insurance Major, 1978

  • Distinguished Service Award, 1978

  • Dean’s List

  • Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity (Local President, 1977-1978; State President, 1977-1998)

  • Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

  • Union Board


  • Best Business Lawyer in Arkansas, Winner, Arkansas Times, 2000

  • Little Rock’s Best Lawyers, Recognition, Soiree® Magazine, 2014 - present

  • “Top Attorneys,” Arkansas Life® Magazine, March 2017

  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Arkansas, Runner-up, Arkansas Times, 2000

  • “The Best Lawyers in Arkansas,” Arkansas Business®, 1995

  • “Top Attorneys in the Mid-South,” Memphis Magazine®, 2011 – present

  • “Top Attorneys in the Mid-South,” Super Lawyers® Business Edition 2012 – present

  • “Super Lawyers of the Mid-South,” Thompson-Rueters & Memphis Magazine®, 2007 – present

  • “The Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers,” Martindale-Hubbell, 1999 – present

  • Principal, Top Law Firm in Arkansas for Business & Transactions, Small Firm Tier, Super Lawyers© Business Edition 2012

  • Elite Lawyers of the South, National Law Journal, 2019 - present

  • R. E. Lee Wilson Outstanding Male Graduate Award, Arkansas State University, 1978

  • Outstanding Real Estate and Insurance Major, Arkansas State University, 1978

  • Distinguished Service Award, Arkansas State University, 1978

  • State President, Phi Beta Lambda Business Organization, 1978

  • Student Court, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Chief Justice, 1981, Associate Justice, 1979

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, President, 1981, Outstanding Member, 1981

  • Wilson Fellow, Arkansas State University Alumni Association

  • Arkansas State University Student Honors Selection Committee, 2002 – 2012

  • Arkansas State University Foundation Board of Directors, 2004-2006


  • American Bar Association

  • Arkansas Bar Association

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Arkansas, 1979

  • Co-Author and Presenter: “Foreclosure and Repossession in Arkansas,” Lorman Business Institute, 1990

  • Author and Presenter: “EXPERT TESTIMONY: THE DIRT ON DAUBERT (Do you Dare to Daubert?),” Arkansas Bar Association Annual Convention, 2008

  • Author and Presenter: “CLOSING OPINIONS,” American Bar Association National Business Law Section Meeting, Spring 2014

  • Author, GARNISHMENT 101 FOR BANKERS: When Worlds Collide: The Intersection of Banks and Garnishments, The Arkansas Banker, Spring 2020

  • Little Rock Club, President (2013 – 2016), Board Member (2011 – 2017)

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