Tom has a vast practice in commercial lending and borrowing, real estate, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor law. He is one of the go-to lawyers for out-of state financial institutions doing business in Arkansas, serving as local counsel in connection with multi-state financings.

Tom has successfully collected a high volume of debt for various creditors, saving clients costly and time-consuming trial litigation. He routinely represents in-state creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and also counsels out-of-state lenders in connection with credit work-outs.


  • Represents out-of-state banks doing business in Arkansas in connection with asset based loan transactions secured by real estate, tangible and intangible personal property and other collateral
  • Regularly acts as local Arkansas counsel to out-of-state financial institutions in connection with multi-state financings
  • Represents out-of-state non-bank lenders in connection with credit work-out situations, including deeds-in-lieu and, when necessary, foreclosures in Arkansas
  • Represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings throughout Arkansas
  • Provides “grey-haired” general business advice to small business owners


  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation  – 2013-2020


  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association (Chair, Business Law Section, 1994–1995)
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • Adjunct Faculty for UA Little Rock School of Law and Hendrix College


  • University of Arkansas, Juris Doctor (High Honors)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Law Review
  • Purdue University, Bachelor of Science


  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma
  • New Mexico