Northwest Arkansas' Best & Worst of 2012

by Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Staff  on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 2:43 pm  

Former Razorbacks football coach Bobby Petrino sold his Bridgewater Estates mansion in Fayetteville for $1.7 million in June.

That amount was $550,000 less than what Petrino and his wife, Becky, paid for the 8,741-SF estate in March 2008.

We’re sure a half-million-dollar loss would sting for anyone. Not nearly as much, however, as the sting from a loss to Louisiana-Monroe.


Worst Response to Questions During a Deposition

The book on Fayetteville attorney John Everett is that he’s one tough customer.

To wit: Former Rogers city treasurer Jerry Hudlow is suing the city and mayor Greg Hines for wrongful termination. The Rogers side has retained Everett’s services. When we shared that news with someone else in the legal community, “That’s not going to be good news for Jerry,” was the response.

In any case, Everett has a reputation for being tough. We found out how tough in July when he took a swing at Little Rock attorney Jim Penick.

The incident erupted in Everett’s Fayetteville office during a deposition tied to a long-running lawsuit. Penick said Everett would’ve landed a punch square in the face, but when he turned to avoid the blow, Everett’s fist landed on the side of his head.

“I guess he didn’t like the questions I was asking,” Penick said.

Everett pleaded no contest to the charge of third-degree battery in Fayetteville District Court. He received a suspended sentence and a fine.




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