My decision to become an attorney was spurred by my passion for service. I have always been one to stand up for others, particularly those who are at a disadvantage. So, when I began learning about the law, I immediately recognized the profession as a great outlet for my natural strengths and interests.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Baylor University in 1985, I went on to pursue my Juris Doctor at the University of Arkansas, conferred in 1988. Upon graduation, I began my legal practice in Texas, where I remained until my move to Arkansas in 1995. I lived in and practiced law in Fort Smith for over 25 years, and have truly enjoyed my work and life in Fort Smith, where I will continue to serve clients for hopefully many years to come. However, I have recently become a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where I have established my primary office location working as Of Counsel with the Helton Law Firm. My office in Fort Smith is located at 1206 Garrison Avenue, where I am present on an as needed basis to meet face to face with clients.

Today, I am proud to say I've been serving the people of Arkansas for more than 25 years. My practice spans the gamut from business and employment litigation to serious personal injury, estate litigation and probate, and transactional matters for business clients. I am admitted to practice in all state courts throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as several U.S. district courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals. For a representative list of a few of the cases in which I have served as lead counsel, review my case results.

Those who are considering a relationship with my firm should know that I treat each of my clients with respect and compassion. I make a point to give each case the time, effort, and research that it deserves, and I always welcome the opportunity to speak with new clients. Please feel free to contact me by phone or through the contact form at the bottom of this page. I will attempt to return messages left through the website contact form within two business days.

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1995
  • Texas, 1988
  • Oklahoma, 2019
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U. S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Tenth, and Fifth Circuits


  • Juris Doctor - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Baylor University, 1985