Donnie Rutledge

Donnie Rutledge: Attorney with Lisle Rutledge P.A.

Biography

Donnie Rutledge is a shareholder of Lisle Rutledge who represents both individuals and companies in a variety of business-related matters.

With a wide client base that spans from residential real estate buyers to lending institutions, approximately one-half of his practice involves litigation and the other half involves counseling clients, drafting contracts, forming businesses and similar matters. Donnie has formed hundreds of corporations and limited liability companies. He also has experience drafting loan agreements and other loan documents for lending institutions as well as defending individuals who have been alleged to have breached those kinds of contracts. In recent years, a considerable amount of his practice has been focused in the area of materialman's liens and lien priority in the foreclosure context. With his expertise on this topic, he has given many seminars and presentations.

He has handled a number of issues related to construction law, from drafting contracts and warranties for general contractors to residential and commercial construction defect claims. He also spends a considerable amount of time advising clients how to be proactive and stay out of litigation. This kind of work includes drafting and providing advice about non-compete agreements, representing borrowers and lenders in workout situations, properly handling the sale of a business, and other ways to predict and prevent commercial disputes. Recently, after successfully handling a commercial contract dispute, it became apparent that additional statutory authority was needed on an issue. Donnie worked with an Arkansas Circuit Court judge to draft a statute that was ultimately adopted as a law by the State of Arkansas as Act 336 of 2009, Ark. Code Ann. 5-37-215.

Donnie is a member of Rotary International as well as a number of attorney-related associations. He graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Corporate Law
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate
  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Materialmen's Liens
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
479-750-4444  Phone
479-751-6792  Fax
www.lislerutledge.com
University Attended:
University of Arkansas, B.S.B.A., 1989
Law School Attended:
University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1993
Year of First admission:
1993
Admission:
1993, Arkansas
ISLN:
900857582

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (22)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.5/5.0
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  • Donnie Rutledge

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 06/06/14 in Civil Litigation on 06/06/14

    He is always prepared and does an excellent job in the courtroom.

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    He is always prepared and does an excellent job in the courtroom.

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  • Donnie Rutledge

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/14/14 in General Practice on 04/14/14

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  • Donnie Rutledge

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 03/15/12 in Commercial Law on 03/15/12

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  • Donnie Rutledge

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/29/10 in Accident Insurance on 10/29/10

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  • Donnie Rutledge

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 10/29/10 in General Practice on 10/29/10

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  • Donnie Rutledge

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/29/10 in Commercial Litigation on 10/29/10

    Donnie is a fine lawyer and deserves an "A" rating.

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    Donnie is a fine lawyer and deserves an "A" rating.

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  • Donnie Rutledge

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 10/29/10 in Civil Litigation on 10/29/10

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  • Donnie Rutledge

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 10/29/10 in Corporate Law on 10/29/10

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      5.0/5.0
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  • Donnie Rutledge

    4.8/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/11/14 in Complex Litigation on 06/11/14

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  • Donnie Rutledge

    4.8/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 11/17/10 in Bankruptcy on 11/17/10

    Mr. Rutledge is a very able, competent and ethical attorney. He practices in my area of bankruptcy from time to time but not often.

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    Mr. Rutledge is a very able, competent and ethical attorney. He practices in my area of bankruptcy from time to time but not often.

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