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Business litigation done the Wright Way.

We have earned a reputation for excellence in handling challenging litigation, and we provide an impressive depth of experience in nearly every kind of civil litigation that occurs in state and federal courts.

1 top tier ranking

Band 1 designation of WLJ’s commercial litigation team in Arkansas by Chambers USA.

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.

Our extensive litigation experience enables us to skillfully protect the interests of our clients in the courtroom and beyond.

WLJ’s commercial litigators can handle every detail of your matter from start to finish – addressing both the legal and business aspects at hand.

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Attorney Judy Simmons Henry

Judy Simmons Henry

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Judy tumbled from the gym to the courtroom and into the boardroom – and never looked back. A former elite gymnast and coach, today Judy is recognized as one of the South’s top litigators.

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Taylor D. Ellis

Associate

Rogers, AR

Taylor Ellis is an associate attorney with Wright Lindsey Jennings, where her practice primarily focuses on bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

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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 Edwin L. Lowther, Jr.

Edwin L. Lowther, Jr.

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Ed Lowther has a trial-oriented practice and focuses his attention on class action and multidistrict litigation, commercial litigation, legal and medical malpractice defense and products liability.

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Attorney Glenn Ritter

Glenn S. Ritter

Partner

Rogers, AR

Glenn is an experienced trial lawyer with a concentration on medical malpractice defense, nursing home litigation, business litigation, insurance defense and trucking litigation.

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Attorney Jacob P. Fair

Jacob P. Fair

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Jake Fair has a diverse practice ranging from real estate transactions to complex commercial litigation. As a licensed CPA, Jake also offers a unique business perspective to his clients. Much of his practice centers on real estate and banking law, including bankruptcy and secured transactions.

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Joseph H. Purvis

Partner

Little Rock, AR

After more than 40 years, clients continue to turn to Joseph H. Purvis for his legal skill, sound judgment and wise counsel.

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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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Attorney Rodney P. Moore

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 Adrienne L. Baker

Adrienne L. Baker

Partner

Rogers, AR

Adrienne regularly defends banks and their officers and directors from lender liability claims and claims of third parties seeking to hold banks liable for the alleged bad acts of bank customers.

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Gregory T. Jones

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Greg Jones has handled significant high-stakes litigation in a wide variety of areas including transportation, products liability, civil rights and employment, constitutional law, and commercial disputes.

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Attorney Kimberly Wood Tucker

Kimberly Wood Tucker

Of Counsel

Little Rock, AR

Kimberly Wood Tucker has been engaged in the practice of law for twenty-eight years. Her current practice is focused on bankruptcy, defense of claims brought against creditors and debt collectors, and other areas of commercial litigation.

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Mark H. Allison

Partner

Little Rock, AR

For over 35 years, Mark Allison has demonstrated excellence not only in legal acumen, but also in character and integrity. He is known as the truest of advocates for his clients, helping them resolve their legal challenges effectively and efficiently.

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Zachary R. Trail

Associate

Rogers, AR

Zach is an associate on the firm’s Trial Team. He has a diverse practice helping clients in a variety of litigation matters, primarily in defense.

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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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David L. Jones

Partner

Little Rock, AR

David Jones focuses his practice in the areas of business law and litigation, commercial litigation and construction law.

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Attorney Nathan R. Finch

Nathan R. Finch

Associate

Rogers, AR

Nathan’s banking and finance practice focuses on FinTech integration, and he regularly advises clients on a variety of topics concerning heavily regulated entities. Nathan attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He worked for well over a decade in the hospitality industry, including a stint in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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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 Collins Hickman

Collins Hickman

Associate

Little Rock, AR

Collins is an associate attorney with the firm. In his diverse practice, he effectively handles a variety of transactional and complex commercial litigation matters and also assists clients with their estate planning needs.

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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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Attorney Justin T. Allen

Justin T. Allen

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Justin Allen leads the firm’s Government Relations practice group and assists clients in working with state and local government on matters of policy, regulation and legislation.

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Regina Young

Regina A. Young

Partner

Little Rock, AR

When litigation arises, Regina first seeks to understand her clients’ goals, and then leverages her extensive experience in state and federal court to defend against wrongful discharge claims, state and federal claims of unlawful discrimination, and various employment-related actions.

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Cyril Hollingsworth

Of Counsel

Little Rock, AR

With the knowledge acquired from his extensive litigation experience, Cyril advises clients not only on how to best navigate through litigation but also how to anticipate and avoid it altogether. He successfully litigates, mediates and arbitrates all types of construction and business disputes.

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Gordon S. Rather, Jr.

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Gordon was recognized in 2017 as a member of the Lawdragon “Hall of Fame” having been selected as one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 12 years in a row.

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J. Mark Davis

Partner

Little Rock, AR

J. Mark Davis has a commercial litigation and administrative law practice, focusing in the areas of telecommunications, water, electric and professional licensure matters, commercial loan transactions and litigation, real estate and bankruptcy.

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Attorney Jessica Pruitt Koehler

Jessica Pruitt Koehler

Associate

Little Rock, AR

Jessica Pruitt Koehler is engaged in an active litigation practice that encompasses insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, products liability defense and general commercial litigation.

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Attorney Patrick Wilson

Patrick D. Wilson

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Arkansas construction liens are a large part of Patrick’s practice. He regularly pursues large construction lien claims on big commercial projects in Arkansas.

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Attorney Charles Coleman

Charles T. Coleman

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Charlie was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, then attended college and law school at the University of Arkansas. He has been engaged in active trial practice for more than 40 years. He is active in the community, serving on the boards of multiple charitable organizations in the Little Rock and greater Central Arkansas community.

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William J. Ogles

Associate

Little Rock, AR

William J. Ogles is an associate attorney with Wright, Lindsey Jennings with a litigation-oriented practice.

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Attorney Eric Berger

Eric Berger

Partner

Rogers, AR

Eric grew up immersed in his family’s small business and began consulting for agribusinesses when he was 16. He started college early and also earned an M.B.A. He now enjoys working with businesses to solve issues, with or without litigation.

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Kyle R. Wilson

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Kyle Wilson has a trial-oriented practice centered around insurance defense, products liability, major tractor-trailer accidents, intellectual property, premises liability, as well as bad faith, and fraud litigation.

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Wright Lindsey Jennings commercial litigation attorneys have successfully handled thousands of cases for clients engaged in major contract disputes and civil litigation. From counseling through trial and appeal, we provide comprehensive experience in a broad range of matters. Our attorneys have handled cases involving class actions, antitrust, banking, trusts, health care, corporate governance and shareholder disputes, securities regulation, commercial contracts, bankruptcy, secured transactions, real property, taxation, financial transactions as well as franchise and dealership litigation.

When matters go into litigation, WLJ can handle every aspect of the litigation from start to finish, managing each case as both a legal and business problem and always striving to resolve every matter in a way that best benefits our clients. Accordingly, our commercial litigation attorneys are prepared to represent our firm’s clients in a wide variety of forums – from the courtroom to administrative hearings to alternative dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration.

Wright Lindsey Jennings attorneys have prevailed on motions for dismissal or summary judgment in a countless number of complex matters. Should a case proceed further, our commercial litigation attorneys are trial lawyers – they understand what it takes to win at trial. They also understand and appreciate the importance of presenting testimony from professional experts and have developed long-standing relationships with the best expert witnesses available both in Arkansas and throughout the country. When cases are appealed, clients appreciate our experienced team of appellate lawyers who are extremely knowledgeable about what it takes to navigate the appellate process at all levels in both state and federal court.

Our firm is recognized as one of the leading commercial litigation firms in Arkansas by Chambers USAAmerica’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers in America. Many of our commercial litigation attorneys have been individually recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers, as well as by Mid-South Super Lawyers, Lawdragon, Benchmarkand other professional publications.

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