P.O. Box 10127, Fort Smith, AR 72917-0127
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, B.A., History and Psychology, 1992
Law School Attended:
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D., 1996
Year of First admission:
1996, Arkansas; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Pulaski County, Arkansas and American Bar Associations; Defense Research Institute; William R. Overton Inn of Courts.
Obtained defense verdict following two-week jury trial in Garland County, Arkansas in a nursing home negligence case in which plaintiff alleged dehydration, broken leg and pressure sore were the result of poor care and understaffing and asked the jury for a multiple million dollar award; Obtained defense verdict following two-week jury trial in Pulaski County, Arkansas in a "bet-the-home: nursing home negligence case where plaintiff alleged that six Stage IV pressure sores were the result of poor care and corporate greed; Successfully defended and prevented class certification in several cases against long-term care providers in Arkansas where plaintiff alleged class action status under theories of resident's rights and breach of contract; Served as regional counsel for one of the largest long-term care operators in the United States in litigation related to allegations of nursing home negligence; Along with fellow member Stuart Miller, serves as statewide counsel for defense of trucking/transportation claims for one of world's largest retailers; Successfully defended numerous claims of pharmacy malpractice against pharmacy consultants and retail pharmacists; Serves as counsel for central Arkansas insurance company handling matters related to claims against policy holders, policy disputes, bad faith claims, etc.