On October 20, Wright Lindsey Jennings partner Jason B. Hendren was elected Southwest Region Director of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar at the organization’s annual meeting in San Francisco. DRI is the largest professional organization in the country exclusively representing defense bar attorneys. He will serve a three-year term as Southwest Region Director.
Hendren has been a member of DRI for twelve years. He has served on the Membership Committee since 2016 and on the Law in Transition Committee since 2017. He also currently serves on the Medical Liability and Health Care Law, Drug and Medical Device, and Trial Tactics committees. He served as the DRI State Representative of Arkansas from 2014-17. In 2013, he served as President of the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel and received an “Exceptional Performance Citation” from DRI for his service.
Hendren is a partner in WLJ’s litigation practice group and works in the firm’s Rogers office. He has a trial-oriented practice focusing on insurance defense (including medical professional negligence, products liability and coverage disputes), representation of corporate clients in the healthcare industry (in connection with HIPAA, EMTALA, opioids and online reputation management), and representation of corporate clients in commercial litigation, construction and employment-related matters. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree with honors from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and his Juris Doctor degree with honors from UALR Bowen School of Law in Little Rock.
Hendren was the 2014–2015 President of the UALR Bowen School of Law Alumni Board of Directors. He now serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council. He also currently serves as President of the Arkansas Bar Foundation. In 2017, Hendren received gubernatorial appointments to serve as a Special Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court and as a member of the Arkansas History Commission, of which he was elected Chairman in 2018.