David M. Hargis

Little Rock,  AR  U.S.A.
Phone(501) 371--0900

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Practice Areas
  • ......................... 75%
    Complex Litigation
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    General Practice
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    Federal Practice
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    Commercial Law
University University of Arkansas, B.S.B.A., with honors/with highest department honors in Finance/Economics, 1970
Law SchoolUniversity of Arkansas, J.D., 1973
Admitted1973, Arkansas
Memberships American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Corporations, Banking and Business Law; Litigation). Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice.
BornWarren, Arkansas, February 10, 1948
BiographyBeta Gamma Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa. Staff, 1972-1973 and Editor-in-Chief, 1973, Arkansas Law Review. Author: Articles: 25 Arkansas Law Review, 559, 1972; 26 Arkansas Law Review, 165, 1972; "The Editor's Forum," 26 Arkansas Law Review, Winter 1973; "The Editor's Forum," 27 Arkansas Law Review, Spring 1973; Law School Teaching Positions Offered, Columbia, New York, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, 1973; Article, Electronic Banking, Arkansas Law Review, 470, 1978. Co-Author: "Quality Assurance in Physician Testing," Col. Am. Path., 1987; Lecturer, "Lender Liability in Arkansas," Nat'l. Bus. Inst., 1988. Lecturer, Abusive Litigation Tactics, Natl Bus, Inst., 2010: Trial Practice, Arkansas Institute for Continuing Legal Education, l982; Trial Practice, Arkansas Bar Association, 1985. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Arkansas, 1975-1976. Special Counsel, Pulaski County, 1979-1983. Special Trial Counsel, Arkansas Insurance Department, 1984. Special Counsel, Arkansas Development Finance Authority, 1987. Faculty, College of American Pathologists. Outstanding Trial Lawyer, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, State of Arkansas, 2011. Arkansas Governor's Appointment, Special Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court [see Muccio v. Hunt, 2014 Ark. 35, Concurring Opinion at Pp. 19--24, Ark. Supreme Ct. Docket No. Cv-11-1273 (Jan. 30th, 2014)].
Reported CasesAllstate Insurance Company v. Dodson, 345 Ark. 430, 47 S.W. 3rd 866 (2001)(Dodson I); 365 Ark. 458, 231 S. W. 3rd 711 (2006)(Dodson II); 2011 Ark. 19, __ SW3rd __, 2011WL285803 (2011)(Dodson III)($ 21,000,000 verdict, $ 15,000,000 punitive, $ 6,000,000 compensatory, $ 21,000,000, plus accumulated interest and costs, collected; Superior Federal Bank v. Mackey — SW3d—, 2005 WL 3307074 (Ark. App. Dec. 7, 2005; $6,000,000.00 verdict); Stewart Title v. American Abstract, — S.W.3d —, 2005 WL 2562946 (Ark. Sup. Ct. October 13, 2005- $1,000,000.00 verdict); and numerous others since the 1970's.

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David M. Hargis

807 West 3rd Street
Little RockAR 72201


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