little rock
501-375-9131
Fayetteville
479-695-1330

BIO

B.J.’s practice focuses on complex business and regulatory litigation at the pretrial, trial and appellate levels. He regularly handles matters of complex civil litigation, class action defense, and intellectual property litigation. He also advises clients on workplace health and safety, regulatory compliance and catastrophe response.

EXPERIENCE

  • Counsel to companies in numerous state and federal class action cases
  • Counsel to health care companies in class action suits claiming illegal taxation, violation of privacy and unlawful trade practices
  • Represents both corporate and individual clients in tax controversy suits involving federal and state taxation
  • Represents clients in onsite inspections and related enforcement actions by regulatory agencies following fatality and mass casualty incidents
  • Counsel to clients in defending state and federal OSHA citations, including defending willful and repeat citations in cases involving fatalities and mass casualties
  • Defense of clients in personal injury, wrongful death and related litigation following workplace incidents

 

HONORS

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2008-2018

AFFILIATIONS

  • Pulaski County Bar Association, President 2016-2017
  • American Bar Association – Center for Human Rights Advisory Committee Member
  • Arkansas Bar Association – Past Chair of the Following: International and Immigration Law Section, Committee on the Modern Judiciary, Editorial Board for Handbooks, Judicial Nominations and Modern Judiciary Committees
  • Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy

EDUCATION

  • University of Notre Dame, Juris Doctor
  • Washington and Lee University, Bachelor of Arts

Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • Court of Federal Claims
  • Eighth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
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