Arthur D. Spratlin, Jr.

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Biography

Art is the coordinator of our 24-Hour Accident Investigation Team and our Autonomous Vehicle Technology Group. He has extensive experience in Product Liability Law, Transportation Law/Trucking Defense, and Automotive/Recreational Vehicle Law.

Distinctions

•Graduate, International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Boulder, Colorado, 1996
Martindale-Hubbell
•AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated, 2010-2018
Best Lawyers in America
•Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2014-2019
•Transportation Law, 2015-2019
Super Lawyers
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
•Client Choice Award, Recognized for Excellence in Client Service, USA & Canada, 2016

In the News

•Spratlin to moderate panel at ABA’s Transportation Megaconference - Mississippi Business Journal
•Butler Snow Attorney Arthur D. Spratlin, Jr. to Moderate Panel at American Bar Association’s Transportation Megaconference
•Arthur D. Spratlin, Jr. to Speak at Mississippi Seminars
•Butler Snow Attorney Arthur D. Spratlin, Jr. to Speak at Arkansas Transportation Seminar
•Butler Snow Ranked No. 2 in Lex Machina’s ‘Top Law Firm Report’
•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•102 Butler Snow Attorneys List in 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•Butler Snow Attorneys Speak at the ABA Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Transportation MegaConference
•117 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

•Panelist, The Race for Autonomous Vehicles - Are We There Yet? Transportation Megaconference XIV Trucking and Motor Carrier Litigation, New Orleans, La., March 21, 2019.
•Panelist, “The Future Truck - Automated, Electric, Connected... Oh My!,” Arkansas Trucking Seminar, September 20, 2018.
•Panelist, “Smart Transportation and Logistics,” Data Summit 2018, Starkville, Miss., September 13, 2018.
•Panelist, “Driverless Cars and Our Future,” Mississippi Digital Government Summit, Jackson, Miss., September 12, 2018.
•Presenter, Luncheon Speaker, “The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Revolution,” ROAD 2018 (3rd Annual Roundtable on the Purpose of Autonomous Driving), Mississippi State University, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), Starkville, Miss., May 29, 2018.
•Presenter, “Update on Autonomous Vehicles Including Self-Driving Trucks” Harmonie Group - Northwest Arkansas Trucking Seminar, Rogers, Ark., May 23, 2018.
•Attendee, “Autonomous Vehicles 2018 - Silicon Valley,” Sponsored by IQPC, San Mateo, Calif., February 27-28, 2018.
•Author and Presenter, “Is it Time to Erase Chalkboard Damages? - The Collateral Source Rule and “Billed” versus “Paid” Medical Bills,” Harmonie Winter Conference, Orlando, Fla., January 25-27, 2018.
•Author, “The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution Expands to Trucks,” DRI magazine, For the Defense, December 2017.
•Author and Presenter, “The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Revolution Expands to Trucks,” Harmonie North American Litigation Trends Seminar, London, England, October 18, 2017.
•Author and Presenter, “The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Revolution,” Harmonie Regional Transportation Seminar, Rogers, Ark., May 24, 2017 (Paper also used at Harmonie seminars in Dallas, Denver, and Atlanta during 2017).
•Author and Presenter, “The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution,” and “The Phantom of the Chalkboard - Collateral Source Rule,” and “John Boy v. Learned Hand - Dealing with Different Types of Plaintiff Attorneys,” Harmonie Group In-House presentation for IAT Insurance Group, Raleigh, N.C., April 5, 2017.
•Author and Presenter, “The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution,” Harmonie TV (taping for Harmonie On-Demand video lecture series), Dallas, Texas, March 14, 2017.
•Author, “The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Revolution,” Butler Snow Product Liability Update, January 2017.
•Co-Author, “Guilty By Association? Keeping Premises Owners Safe from Liability for Criminal Acts of Third Parties: Assignment of Fault to the Real Culprit,” (Part II) The MDLA Quarterly, Vol. 41, Number 1, Spring 2017.
•Co-Author, “Is It Time To Erase Chalkboard Damages?” DRI, Strictly Speaking, The Newsletter of the Product Liability Committee, Volume 13, Issue 4, December 2, 2016.
•Author, “The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Revolution,” ABA/TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Newsletter, Fall 2016.
•Co-Author, “Guilty By Association? Keeping Premises Owners Safe from Liability for Criminal Acts of Third Parties,” (Part I) The MDLA Quarterly, Vol. 40, Number 4, Winter 2016.
•Author, “The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Revolution,” Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Fall Newsletter, September 29, 2016.
•Author, “The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Revolution,” Mississippi Business Journal, September 9, 2016.
•Author and Presenter, “John Boy vs. Learned Hand - Sizing up Your Case Based on the Plaintiff’s Lawyer,” Harmonie Winter Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., January 28-30, 2016.
•Author and Presenter, “Cars and Truck of the (not so distant) Future,” ABA National Webinar, January 27, 2016.
•Author, “Future of Cars and Trucks (Plus the Litigation to Follow)” Mississippi Bar Litigation Section Newsletter, Fall 2015.
•Author and Presenter, “Who (or what) Ran the Red Light? A Shift in Trucking Warranty Cases from Negligence to Product Liability,” and “John Boy vs. Learned Hand: Sizing Up Your Case Based on the Plaintiff’s Lawyer,” Denver Regional Transportation Seminar, Denver, Colo., October 8, 2015.
•Co-Author, “Cars & Trucks of the Future,” ABA/TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Newsletter, Summer 2015.
•Co-Author and Presenter, “Driving Innovations and Investigation Technologies - Brave New World for Drivers and Litigation?,” ABA Transportation Mega Conference, March 13, 2015.
•Author and Presenter, “Updates on Passenger Vehicle Data Recorders: new Recording Devices Offered By Insurers to Track Individual Driving Habits and the Latest on V2V Communications,” and “Medical Damages at Trial: The Ongoing Tort Reform Battle Over the Collateral Source Rule and ‘Billed’ Versus ‘Paid’ Medical Bills,” The Harmonie Group, Denver Regional Transportation Seminar, Denver, Colo., October 1, 2014.
•Author and Presenter, “Cars of the Future,” Northwest Arkansas Transportation Seminar, Fayetteville, Ark., September 18, 2014 (with Don Page, RLI Transportation).
•Author and Presenter, “Updates on Passenger Vehicle Data Recorders: new Recording Devices Offered By Insurers to Track Individual Driving Habits and the Latest on V2V Communications,” and “Medical Damages at Trial: The Ongoing Tort Reform Battle Over the Collateral Source Rule and ‘Billed’ Versus ‘Paid’ Medical Bills,” The Harmonie Group, Dallas Regional Transportation Seminar, Dallas, Texas, August 27, 2014.
•Author and Presenter, “Updates on Passenger Vehicle Data Recorders: new Recording Devices Offered By Insurers to Track Individual Driving Habits and the Latest on V2V Communications,” and “Medical Damages at Trial: The Ongoing Tort Reform Battle Over the Collateral Source Rule and ‘Billed’ Versus ‘Paid’ Medical Bills,” The Harmonie Group, Atlanta Regional Transportation Seminar, Atlanta, Ga., July 23, 2014.
•Co-Author, “The Phantom of the Chalkboard - The Collateral Source Rule and ‘Billed’ versus ‘Paid’ Medical Bills,” The MDLA Quarterly, Vol. 38, Number 3, Fall 2014.
•Author and Presenter, “Update on Passenger Vehicle Data Recorders: New Recording Devices Offered By Insurers to Track Individual Driving Habits and the Latest on V2V Communications,” and “Medical Damages at Trial: The Ongoing Tort Reform Battle Over the Collateral Source Rule and Billed Versus Paid Medical Bills,” The Harmonie Group, NW Arkansas CLE Presentation, Springdale, Ark., May 21, 2014.
•Mock Trial - Harmonie Regional Construction Seminar - Direct Exam of Defendant, and Jury Instructions Presentation, The Harmonie Group, Chicago, Ill., June 20, 2013.
•Author and Presenter, “Chalkboard Damages: Gross v. Actual Meds and the Collateral Source Rule,” The Harmonie Group Regional Transportation Seminar, Chicago, Ill., June 20, 2013.
•Author and Presenter, “Chalkboard Damages: Billed v. Paid Medical Bills and the Collateral Source Rule,” Mississippi Bar CLE Presentation, Oxford, Miss., June 14, 2013.
•Author and Presenter, “Chalkboard Damages: Gross v. Actual Meds and the Collateral Source Rule,” The Harmonie Group, NW Arkansas CLE Presentation, May 29, 2013.
•Author and Presenter, “Successfully Litigating Your Case Against an Experienced Trucking Attorney,” ABA National Webinar Presentation, May 22, 2013
•Author and Presenter, “Evidentiary Issues in Trucking Litigation,” Harmonie Group - Trucking & Transportation Industry Seminar, Springdale, Ark., June 6, 2012.
•Co-Author, “Evidentiary Issues in Trucking Litigation,” MDLA Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 2, pgs. 12-19 (Summer 2012).
•Author and Presenter, “Use of Technology in Accident Investigation,” Harmonie Group Spring Conference - Transportation Seminar, May 2012.
•Author and Presenter, “Identifying Common Evidentiary Issues in Trucking Litigation, ABA - The BRIEF (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section) Fall 2011, Vol. 41, No.1.
•Author and Presenter, “Evidentiary Issues in Trucking Litigation,” Harmonie Group - Nashville Transportation Seminar, July 2011; Harmonie Group - Chicago, Transportation Seminar, May 2011.
•Author and Presenter, “Coping with Plaintiffs with Victim Syndrome” 2011 Arkansas Trucking Seminar, Springdale, Ark., September 14-16, 2011.
•Author and Presenter, “Evidentiary Issues in Trucking Litigation,” ABA Transportation Megaconference X, New Orleans, La., March 2011.
•Author and Presenter, “Trucking Liability - Accident Investigation, ECM Evidence, Common Legal Issues, and Strategy,” Performance Food Group, National Safety Meeting, Dallas, Texas, November/December 2010.
•Author, “John Boy vs. Learned Hand - Sizing up Your Case Based on the Plaintiff’s Lawyer,” Harmonie Group-Chicago Transportation Seminar, June 2010; Harmonie Group-Dallas Transportation Seminar, June 2010; Harmonie Group-Atlanta Transportation Seminar, July 2010; Harmonie Group-Nashville Transportation Seminar, August 2010.
•Presenter, What’s in the Black Box? Using Data from Car and Truck EDRs, Harmonie Group Chicago Transportation Seminar, July 2009; Harmonie Group Dallas Transportation Seminar, August 2009; Harmonie Group Phoenix Transportation Seminar, December 2009.
•Author and Presenter, “What’s in the Black Box? A Show and Tell with Car and Truck EDR’S”, ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Committee, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Newsletter, Summary 2009.
•Presenter, What’s In the Black Box? A Show and Tell With Car and Truck EDRS, Transportation Law Association Seminar, New Orleans, La., November 2008.
•Presenter, What’s in the Black Box? A Show and Tell With Event Data Recorders and Electronic Control Modules, Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. Regulations in Mississippi, Lorman Seminar, May 2008.
•Presenter, “Trucking Liability - The Seat Belt Defense,” The Harmonie Group, Northwest Arkansas Regional Meeting, 2006.
•Mississippi Chapter of State & Local Public Construction Contracting Source Book, American Bar Association’s Section of Public Contract Law.
•Presenter, “Trucking Liability - Driver Honesty,” Transportation Lawyer’s Association, New Orleans, 1999.
•Presenter, “Motor Coach/Recreational Vehicle Warranty Law,” First Annual Meeting of RVDefense.com, 1999.
•Author and Presenter, “The Severin Doctrine - An Analysis of Pass-Through Claims of Subcontractors Against the United States,” International Association of Defense Counsel Construction Committee Newsletter, January 1995.
•Author and Presenter, “Modern Remedies for Oppression in the Closely Held Corporation, 60 Miss. L.J. 405, 1991.

Civic Involvement

•River Hills Tennis Club, Membership Committee, 2017-2018
•Boy Scouts of America, Andrew Jackson Council
•Executive Board, 2016-2018
•Eagle Scout Scholarship Coordinator, 2016-2018
•Mississippi Museum of Art
•Board of Trustees, 2012-2018
•Secretary, 2012-2015
•Executive Committee, 2012-2016
•Chair, Art by Choice, 2015
•American Heart Association
•Annual Gala Chair, Heart Ball, 2014
•Chair, Art Acquisitions, 2015-2018
•Butler Snow Art Committee
•Co-Chair, 2010-2017
•Kappa Alpha Order, University of Mississippi
•Alpha Upsilon Chapter House Corporation, Vice President/Secretary 1996-2018
•President, 2002-2018
•St. Richard Catholic Church

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Trucking Litigation
  • Tort, Transportation & Specialized Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Machinery & Recreational Product Litigation
  • 24-Hour Accident Investigations
  • Warranty
  • Premises Liability
  • Entertainment and Media

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(601) 985-4568  Phone
(601) 985-4500  Fax
www.butlersnow.com
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, B.Accy., cum laude, 1988; Downing College, Cambridge Summer Session, 1989
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, Business Manager, Mississippi Law Journal, 1990-91, 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991
Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 6th Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Mississippi: Northern and Southern Districts; Admitted pro hac vice in numerous states; 1991, Mississippi; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:

Associations

The Harmonie Group

Board of Directors, 2012-2018

Transportation Committee, 2009-2018

Chair, 2009-2012

Product Liability Committee

Vice-Chair, 2015-2018

Butler Snow Liason, 2007-2018

Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

The Transportation Lawyer Association (TLA)

International Association of Lemon Law Administrators (IALLA)

American Bar Association

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Commercial Litigation Transporation Committee (CTLC)

Vice-Chair, 2017-2018

CTLC Newsletter

Associate Editor, 2014-2016

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Transportation Law Committee/Trucking Subcommittee

Young Lawyers Committee

State and Local Defense Organizations Subcommittee

Chair

Substantive Liaisons Subcommittee

Chair

Trucking Law Committee

Liaison

Construction Committee

Marketing/Publicity Subcommittee

Regional Chairperson

Mississippi Bar Association

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Young Lawyers Division

Chairman, 1996

Capital Area Bar Association

Birth Information:
1966
Reported Cases:
Experience: Coordinator of Butler Snow's Autonomous Vehicle Technology Group; Coordinator of Butler Snow's Trucking Group.; Coordinator of Butler Snow's 24-Hour Accident Investigation Team.; Served as National/Regional counsel for motor coach manufacturer from 1995-2002 and appeared in approximately 20 states.; Westbrook v. Jackson Public Transportation Co., Inc., Hinds County Circuit Court (Defense Verdict), 2012.; English v. Rebelwood Apartments, Hinds County Circuit Court (Deadlocked Jury), 2012.; Smith v. The Waggoners Trucking Corporation, Washington County Circuit Court (Greenville, MS) (Defense Verdict), 2012.; Fenelon v. Jackson Metrocenter Mall, Ltd., 2012 Miss. App. LEXIS 735 (Summary Judgment for Defense).; Suzette Smith v. The Waggoners Trucking Corporation and Antonio Watson, 69 So.3d 773 (Miss. App. 2011).; Patrick v Wal-Mart, Inc. - Store No. 155, 2011 WL 1085788 (N.D. Miss, March 21, 2011).; Bendall v. GM, Genesee County Circuit Court, (Flint, Michigan), 2007.; Spratlin Investments, LP, et al., v. Paul Tyler, Calhoun County Chancery Court (Tried in Lafayette County), 2004.; Jack Blackwell v. Tiffin Motor Homes, Inc., Smith County Circuit Court, 2003 (Defense Verdict).; King v. American RV Centers, Inc., 862 So. 2d 558 (Miss. App. 2003).; McAlexander v. SMC Corporation and Randy's RV's of Wilmington, Inc., USDC, Eastern District of North Carolina, Southern Division (Wilmington), 2002.; Simmons v. SMC Corp. and Beaver Motor Coaches, Inc., USDC, Southern District, MS, 1998.; Delta Pride Catfish, Inc. v. Home Insurance Co., 697 So. 2d 400 (Miss. 1997).; Beasley v. The Hardaway Company, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, N.D. Texas, Dallas Division, 1996.; Slay and USF&G v. Mr. Coffee, USDC, Eastern District, Meridian, 1996(Defense Verdict).; Moody v. Mr. Coffee, County Court, Hattiesburg, MS, 1995 (Defense Verdict).; Swanson v. Ellard Homes, Circuit Court, Madison County, 1995.; Tony Burnett v. Ryder Truck Rental, Inc., USDC, S.D. Mississippi, Jackson Division, 1993.; Barnes v. Consolidated Freightways, County Court, Hinds County, 1993.; Utility Constructors, Inc. v. City of Vicksburg, Circuit Court, Warren County, Vicksburg, 1992.; Michael Construction Co. v. FDOT, Circuit Court, Leon County, Tallahassee, FL, 1991.
ISLN:
901637817

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