Bio

Honors

Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating (1984 –present, 30+ years)

Best Lawyer in America -1983-2017 Editions –(Recognized for over 30 years) Labor and Employment

Chambers USA Leading Lawyers, 2003 –Present, Labor & Employment

Mid-South Super Lawyers – Employment & Labor, 2006- present

Mid-South Super Lawyers – Top 50 Lawyers in Arkansas, 2006-present

Men of Achievement

AY Magazine, Best Lawyers in Arkansas

HR Professionals Magazine, Top Attorney

Memphis Magazine, Best Lawyers in Arkansas

Who’s Who in South and Southwest

 

Affiliations

Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission 2003-present, Commissioner

Arc of Arkansas Board of Directors (1998-2005)

American Employment Law Council, Charter member

Arkansas Bar Foundation, Fellow, Board of Directors

Arkansas Supreme Court Board of Legal Specialization, Chair, 1985–89

Pulaski County Bar Association

Arkansas Bar Association Chair, Labor Law Section, 1980–81; House of Delegates, 1979–82

American Bar Association Committee on Equal Employment Law, Labor Law Section, 1974–present

American Bar Association Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Law

Education

Southern Methodist University, Masters of Law, 1976

University of Arkansas, Juris Doctor, 1974

Admissions

Bar of the State of Arkansas (1974)

Bar of the State of Tennessee (1977)

United States Supreme Court (1974)

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (1978)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1978)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1978)

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1982)

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1978)

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1980)

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1978)

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1978)

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2000)

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (1974)

United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas (1978)

United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (2003)

United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (1977)