Joe D. Byars, Jr. Contact & Bio

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Contact Information:
479-494-1800
479-783-0694 (fax)
jbyars@bhhfirm.com

Practice Areas:

•   General Civil Litigation
•   Personal Injury – automobile accidents, products liability, tractor-trailer accidents,
Insurance claims, wrongful death, construction accidents, medical malpractice
•   Business Litigation – contract disputes, business torts – deceptive trade practices,
Franchise law, automobile dealer – manufacturer litigation
•   Employment Law – Wrongful discharge, Employment discrimination, Age Discrimination
Whistleblower claims, Wage & Hour Disputes
•   Business Transactions – sale of business, real estate transactions
•   Workers’ Compensation – all work-related injuries or death
•   Wills/Probate – drafting Wills/Trusts, probate and estate administration, Will contest
litigation

Education:

Baylor University, Bachelor of Business Administration – 1985
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, J.D. – 1988)

Admitted to Practice:
Arkansas – 1995
Texas – 1988
U. S. Supreme Court
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Tenth, and Fifth Circuits
U. S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
U. S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Representative Appellate Cases:
Reeder-Simco GMC, Inc. v. Volvo GM Heavy Trucks, 374 F.3d 701 (8th Cir. 2004)
Backus v. Mena Newspapers, Inc., 224 F.Supp.2d 1228 (W.D. Ark. 2002)
Wesson v. Gaddy, 2002 AWCC 226 (Dec. 2002) Workers’ Comp. Commission – (Full Commission)
Rogers v. Lamb, 347 Ark. 102, 60 S.W.3d 456 (2001)
Rigsby v. Rigsby, 346 Ark. 337, 57 S.W.3d 206 (2001)
Burford Distributing, Inc. v. Danny Starr, 341 Ark. 914, 20 S.W.3d 363 (2000)
Marie Chapman v. Western Ark. Anesthesiology, P.A., Case No. 99-3839, U. S. Court of  Appeals, 8th Cir., April 19, 2000 (unpublished)
Hindman v. Transkrit Corp., 145 F.3d 986 (8th Cir. 1998)
Morton v. Morton, 61 Ark.App 161, 965 S.W.2d 809 (1998)
Ennen v. The Eye Group, L.L.C., Ark. Court of Appeals, No. CA-97-1130, March 11, 1998