Bio

Steve has a varied practice which includes areas such as products liability defense, commercial litigation, insurance defense, transportation law, construction law, and airport law. He is an experienced litigator with a successful track record. In addition to providing thorough representation to achieve client goals, Steve is watchful to ensure that the work is done as efficiently as possible to control costs.

In addition to litigation, Steve, who is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), is heavily involved in business contract work for both public and private entities. Much of his time is spent in the representation municipal and governmental entities. Steve has been president of the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel and is a former Arkansas State Representative to the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He is also a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America 2022
    • Appellate Practice
    • Construction Law
    •  Corporate Law
    •  Litigation/Construction
    •  Litigation/Insurance
    •  Product Liability Litigation/Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America 2021
    • Appellate Practice
    • Construction Law
    • Corporate Law, Litigation
    • Construction, Litigation
    • Insurance
    • Product Liability Litigation Defense
  • ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbel
    •  2021 Elite Lawyer of The South
  • Best Lawyers in America
    •  Insurance Litigation, 2014-2020
  • Best Lawyers
    • “Lawyer of the Year” in Insurance Litigation, 2018
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
    • Insurance Defense, 2013-2020
  • Named one of the “Best Lawyers in Little Rock” by the readers of Little Rock Soirée, 2017 and 2020
  • Research Editor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal, 1982

Affiliations

  • Pulaski County Bar Association 
    • Board of Directors, 1997-2000
  • Arkansas Bar Association
    • Board of Trustees (As of July 1, 2021)
    • House of Delegates, 1996-1999, 2000-2006, 2007-2010
    • Board of Governors, 2003-2005
  • American Bar Association
  • William R. Overton Inn of Court
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Arkansas State Representative, 2017-2020
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
    • President, 2012-2013
  • Commissioner, Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence (2003-2013)
  • VOCALS: Volunteer Organization, Center for Arkansas Legal Services

 

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Member, Arkansas Law Review
  • University of Arkansas, Bachelor of Arts

Admissions

  • Arkansas Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts, Eastern and Western Divisions of Arkansas
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Claims
  • Unites States Court of Appeals for Eighth Circuit