John R. Elrod

John R. Elrod: Attorney with Conner & Winters, LLP
  • Partner at Conner & Winters, LLP (107 Attorneys)
  • 4375 N. Vantage Drive, Suite 405, Fayetteville, AR 72703
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John Elrod's practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution. Mr. Elrod has over 35 years experience representing companies and individuals in a variety of matters, including recently defending a major poultry producer in environmental litigation brought by the Oklahoma State Attorney General. He has extensive experience in federal and state courts both in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Mr. Elrod has handled a number of large cases involving defense of claims brought under the federal CERCLA and RCRA statutes and other matters in environmental law.

Mr. Elrod is a past President of the Benton County Bar Association, and has chaired the Environmental Law Committee and the CLE Committee for the Arkansas Bar Association. He has been a member of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Environmental Task Force and is a former member of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission. Mr. Elrod is a former member and Secretary of the Arkansas Board of Corrections, was a Special Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court and a Special Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Memberships & Affiliations:

· Arkansas Bar Association

· American Bar Association

· American College of Trial Lawyers

· American Trial Lawyers Association

· Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission

· Arkansas-Oklahoma Environmental Task Force

· Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association

Other Distinctions:

· Listed in 2010 The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Ligitation)

· Arkansas Bar Association CLE Committee Chair 1994 - 1995

· Arkansas Supreme Court Special Chief Justice 1988

· Arkansas Bar Foundation Board of Directors 1983 - 1986

· Arkansas Supreme Court Special Justice 1980

· Benton County Bar Association President 1976 - 1977

· Arkansas Bar Association Environmental Law Committee Chair 1975 - 1976

· Benton County, Arkansas Deputy Prosecuting Attorney 1973 - 1975

· Siloam Springs Development Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

· Siloam Springs Main Street Board of Directors

· Siloam Springs Rotary Club

· First National Bank, Siloam Springs, Former Director and Secretary

· Arkansas Board of Corrections Member and Secretary 1976 - 1981

· Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce President 1975

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(479) 582-5711  Phone
(479) 587-1426  Fax
University Attended:
Westminster College, B.A., 1968
Law School Attended:
Georgetown Law School, J.D., 1971
Year of First admission:
1971, Arkansas; 1972, U.S. Tax Court; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court
Birth Information:
Siloam Springs, Arkansas, March 27, 1946
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