Tagged: arkansas trial lawyers association

Arkansas Races Prompt Look at Reforms (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/27/2016 1:31 pm

After conservative outside groups spent big on a pair of Arkansas Supreme Court races with a barrage of attack ads and mailers, state lawmakers are measuring how much of an appetite there is for new campaign finance restrictions and ending the popular election of justices.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Law

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A legal resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Outside Spending Grows in Arkansas Chief Justice Race

by Associated Press 2/18/2016 12:50 pm

A Washington-based group has expanded its campaign against Arkansas chief justice hopeful Courtney Goodson, spending more than half a million dollars on ads.

Trial Lawyer President Bob Edwards Sees Civil Jury Trials 'Under Attack'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bob Edwards graduated from Hendrix College in Conway with a degree in biology in 1991. He received his juris doctor degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1998. Edwards worked at the Wilkes & McHugh law firm in Little Rock from 2003 to July 1, 2013, when he started his own firm. Bob Edwards was elected the president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association in May.

Choosing Arkansas Judges: Elections or Selections?

by Mark Friedman 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Two high-profile cases have brought renewed attention to the question of whether Arkansas' system of electing state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges needs fixing.

Nursing Home Magnate Michael Morton Considered a Top Political Donor

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Nursing home magnate Michael Morton has long been considered a go-to guy for those looking to raise political campaign money in Arkansas.

Arkansas Trial Lawyers President George Wise on Technology, Tyranny and Tort Reform

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

George Wise is the 51st president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, which was incorporated in 1963.

Chaney Law Firm Receive Honors

by Mark Friedman 5/6/2013 12:00 am

The Chaney Law Firm, a family firm in Arkadelphia, received the Outstanding Trial Lawyers of the Year award April 26 from the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.

Beaten In Legislature, Tort Reform Fight Continues

by Mark Friedman 5/6/2013 12:00 am

Even though legislation involving tort reform failed to make it out of the General Assembly last month, attorneys are pushing forward with the idea. Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot, who introduced the measure, says business groups supported the legislation and that tort reform is needed because surrounding states have it.

Court Called Judicial Hellhole; Defenders Blast Complaints

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Defense attorneys involved in class-action cases in Miller County Circuit Court have called it a “judicial hellhole,” while defenders insist that the complaints are only designed to keep plaintiffs from receiving the evidence they have a right to inspect.