Wright Lindsey Jennings announced Thursday the addition of four new partners: Jake Fair, Quinten Whiteside, Meredith Lowry and Jennifer Smith.
Fair, based in the firm’s Little Rock office, has a transactional and commercial litigation practice that includes banking, commercial lending, bankruptcy and secured transactions. He is a dual-licensed attorney and CPA.
Fair is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law (magna cum laude), where he served editor-in-chief of the Law Review. He was included in the 2021 and 2022 editions of the “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America,” is a member of the Bowen School of Law Alumni Board and is a graduate of Leadership Arkansas Class XV.
Whiteside serves on the WLJ trial team, focusing on transportation, personal injury defense, premises liability and administrative law. He is based in Little Rock and received 2021 and 2022 “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America” recognition. He previously worked for five years in Washington, D.C., as a legislative liaison for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law and ABOTA National Trial College. He currently serves as recruitment and governance committee chair for Friends of KLRE/KUAR, as a member of the Defense Research Institute, as a board member for The First Tee—Central Arkansas and is a member of Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXVII.
Lowry’s practice principally involves acquisition and licensing of various aspects of intellectual property rights for companies working in the retail space. She is a registered patent attorney and spearheaded WLJ’s Woman-Run initiative to support woman- and minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs through networking, mentorship, education and resources.
Lowry is based out of WLJ’s Rogers office. She is a supporter of the Scott Family Amazeum, TheatreSquared and the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit, among others. She was named the 2018 Young Woman of the Year at the 20th Annual NWA Business Women’s Conference and was one of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty under 40 in 2014.
Meredith is a graduate of Leadership Arkansas and Leadership Fayetteville, and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in Patent Law list since 2018.
Smith, also based in WLJ’s Rogers office, has more than 10 years of experience as a health law attorney. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and a regular presenter and author on health law subjects. Before joining the firm in 2019, Smith spent eight years as an attorney at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
She is also a registered nurse and certified emergency nurse who spent 10 years at various emergency departments across the state. Smith serves on the board of directors for Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas, and previously served as a board member for the Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals and Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency. She is a graduate of the UAMS Leadership Institute and Leadership Greater Little Rock.