Louis A. Etoch: Lawyer with Etoch Law Firm

Louis A. Etoch

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Helena,  AR  U.S.A.
Phone888-599-0747

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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Relations
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Serious/Catastrophic Injuries
  • Drug Defense
  • Murder Defense
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Agricultural Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Crop Damage
  • Seed Law
  • Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Dram Shop Liability
  • Liquor Liability
  • Business Crimes
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Constitutional Law
  • Capital Offenses
  • Death Penalty
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Civil Drug Forfeiture
  • Drug Forfeiture
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Domestic Torts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Identity Theft
  • Odometer Tampering
  • Attorney Discipline
  • Attorney Fee Disputes
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Libel, Slander and Defamation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Dog Bites
  • Explosions
  • Gas Explosions
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Product Safety
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Whiplash
  • Amusement Park Liability
  • Hotel Liability
  • Private Club Law
  • Torts
  • Intentional Torts
  • Mass Torts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Toxic Exposure
 
University University of Arkansas, B.S., Zoology, 1986
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Arkansas, J.D., 1989
 
Admitted1989, Arkansas and Arkansas Eastern and Western Divisions Federal District Court; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit
 
Memberships P.C. Bar Association (Past President, 1992-6); Arkansas Bar Association (89 -present); AACDI (99-present); NACDC (89-present).
 
Biography

Attorney Louis A. Etoch has practiced law in East Arkansas for more than two decades. In 1989, he began working with his father, founder of the Etoch Law Firm, carrying forward a tradition of excellence established in 1963. Today, Mr. Etoch provides competent, effective representation to injury victims and criminal defendants from Little Rock to Helena, and every community in between.

Mr. Etoch earned his law degree and his bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas. The same year he graduated from law school, he was admitted to the Arkansas State Bar as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. 1990, he was admitted to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Over the course of his legal career, he has handled over 80 jury trials in civil and criminal matters.

In his personal injury practice, Mr. Etoch represents of victims of auto accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. As a defense attorney, he handles criminal cases involving drug offenses, murder charges and DWI arrests. He served as a public defender in Phillips County, giving him unique insight into the inner-workings of the local criminal justice system. Mr. Etoch is certified to handle death penalty defense, a special qualification from the State of Arkansas.

Outside of his work as a lawyer, Mr. Etoch maintains an interest in aviation. He has been a twin engine instrument rated pilot since 2002.

Teaching Positions & Publications:
PCCVA, Introduction to Criminal Justice, 1993
"The Value of a Discharged Attorney's Contingent Fee Contract: Henry, Walden & Davis v. Goodman, 42 Ark. L. Rev. 549 (1989)

Public Offices:
Phillips County Public Defender, 1990-1991
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board Member, 1999-2005 and 2009-present

 
Reported CasesIshie v. Kelley, 302 Ark. 112, 788 S.W.2d 225 (Ark. 1990)
Clay v. State, 310 Ark. 647, 839 S.W.2d 10 (Ark. 1992)
Franklin v. State, 318 Ark. 324, 885 S.W.2d 23 (Ark. 1994)
Walker v. Jackson Nat. Life Ins. Co., 20 F.3d 923 (C.A. 8 Ark. 1994)
Lepard v. West Memphis Mach. & Welding, 51 Ark. App. 53, 908 S.W.2d 666 (Ark. App. 1995)
Helton v. State, 325 Ark. 140, 924 S.W. 2d 239 (Ark. 1996)
Dodson v. State, 326 Ark. 637, 934 S.W.2d 198 (Ark. 1996)
Lanes v. State, 53 Ark. App. 266, 922 S.W.2d 349 (Ark. App. 1996)
Bradford v. State, 324 Ark. 110, 918 S.W.2d 719 (Ark. 1996)
Smith v. State, 326 Ark. 238, 928 S.W.2d 799 (Ark. 1996)
Otey v. Marshall, 121 F.3d 1150 (8th Cir. 1997)
State v. Herred, 332 Ark. 241, 964 S.W.2d 391 (Ark. 1998)
Etoch v. State, 332 Ark. 83, 964 S.W.2d 798 (Ark. 1998)
Newton v. Etoch, 332 Ark. 325, 965 S.W.2d 96 (Ark. 1998)
Bailey v. State, 334 Ark. 43, 972 S.W.2d 239 (Ark. 1998)
Franklin v. State, 998 S.W.2d 738 (Ark. 1999)
Corbit v. State, 334 Ark. 592, 976 S.W.2d 927 (Ark. 1998)
Weaver v. State, 339 Ark. 97, 3 S.W.3d 323 (Ark. 1999)
Pyle & Tunnicliff v. State, 340 Ark. 53, 8 S.W.3d 491 (Ark. 2000)
Tucker v. Evans, 276 F.3d 999 (8th Cir. 2001)
Price v. State, 347 Ark. 708, 66 S.W.3d 653 (Ark. 2002)
Holder v. State, 354 Ark. 364, 124 S.W.3d 439 (Ark. 2003)
Bradford v. State, 351 Ark. 394, 94 S.W.3d 904 (Ark. 2003)
Harry Stephens Farms, Inc. v. Wormald Americas, Inc., 571 F.3d 820 (8th Cir. 2009)
 
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Louis A. Etoch

727 Cherry Street
HelenaAR 72342




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