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WLJ attorneys have handled hundreds of appeals in Arkansas and federal appellate courts.

Our strategic approach combines well-honed research, writing and oral advocacy skills that are vital to a successful appeal.

1 top tier ranking

In appellate law in Little Rock by 2022 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”.

45 + attorneys

Litigation is our largest practice area, with more than 45 attorneys exclusively dedicated to trial work, and many more who litigate in the employment, IP and corporate arenas.

We are well known for our work in appellate law.

Those cases span the broad range of substantive law areas in which WLJ practices, including bankruptcy, commercial disputes, products liability, insurance coverage disputes, employment disputes, intellectual property and personal injury cases.

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Attorney Stuart Jackson

Stuart Jackson

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Stuart is one of the most highly regarded employment attorneys in Arkansas, whose focus as of late has been on defending businesses against various types of EEO claims, giving advice to clients on day-to-day employment matters (including how to comply with Arkansas’s medical marijuana laws) and defending collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act.

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Attorney N. M. Norton

N. M. Norton

Partner

Little Rock, AR

N.M. Norton has a commercial litigation practice, including matters under the Arkansas Franchise Practices Act and Deceptive Trade Practices Act and primarily focusing in the areas of governmental litigation, intellectual property, public utilities and administrative and regulatory matters.

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Jane A. Kim

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Jane A. Kim, a Chicago-area native, has been practicing in the employment law field since 2007, when she moved to Little Rock to start her legal career at Wright Lindsey Jennings.

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Stephen R. Lancaster

Stephen R. Lancaster

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Steve is a commercial litigator practicing in areas such as breach of contract, real estate, trusts and construction. Lancaster also handles matters involving ballot initiatives and gaming.

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Attorney Michelle M. Kaemmerling

Michelle M. Kaemmerling

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Michelle is committed to helping businesses navigate all issues that arise under employment laws, many of which can significantly impact a company’s reputation, culture and financial success. Her focus is on practical advice tailored to each client’s specific needs.

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Gary D. Marts, Jr.

Gary D. Marts, Jr.

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Gary Marts focuses his practice on complex litigation, particularly class action, mass tort, and appellate matters.

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Rodney P. Moore

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Rodney Moore provides advice and representation for businesses in the healthcare, banking, technology and insurance industries.

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Attorney Michael A. Thompson

Michael A. Thompson

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Michael Thompson has an active appellate practice and, in the past five years, has handled more than twenty appeals in the Arkansas and federal appellate courts, providing oral argument in many of those cases.

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Attorney Troy A. Price

Troy A. Price

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Troy is one of only a handful of Arkansas attorneys selected on merit as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is open only to those who have at least 15 years of excellence in appellate practice.

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Recognizing that trial court proceedings are often only the first step in the litigation process, our appellate litigators have extensive experience in all areas of appellate litigation — interlocutory appeals, extraordinary writs and post-judgment appeals — and have represented firm clients in hundreds of cases covering a broad range of substantive and procedural issues before the Arkansas Supreme Court, the Arkansas Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

In handling a broad range of appellate and trial matters, we evaluate the unique issues and opportunities that arise on appeal and develop strategies for arguing our clients’ positions to the court. The presentation of those arguments to the appellate court combines the well-honed research, writing and oral advocacy skills that are vital to a successful appeal. Our approach has proven successful in numerous published decisions of the state and federal appellate courts.

Our appellate lawyers are active outside the courtroom as well. Troy A. Price, a member of the appellate advocacy group, wrote the section on abstracting that appears in the Arkansas Bar Association’s treatise, Handling Appeals in Arkansas. Members of the group regularly speak at seminars on appellate issues, attend local and national seminars to continue developing their skills and stay abreast of the latest developments in appellate procedure and practice.

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