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Businesses spend a lot of resources to comply with the many federal, state and local laws pertaining to the environment.

Our team has extensive experience handling the legal and factual issues that arise in environmental and toxic tort cases.

1 top listed firm

More attorneys recognized statewide by Best Lawyers for mass tort/class action litigation than any other firm in Arkansas.

1 top tier ranking

In more than 10 litigation categories in Little Rock by 2022 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”.

You’re in good hands.

From discovery to appellate work and everything in between, our team is highly skilled in environmental litigation.

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Attorney David C Jung

David C. Jung

Partner

Little Rock, AR

As a litigator, David’s practice includes the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals and corporate clients in malpractice litigation, administrative hearings, and credentialing 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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Eli C. Bauer

Associate

Little Rock, AR

Eli Bauer is an associate with Wright Lindsey Jennings, where he focuses his practice on regulatory, environmental and corporate legal matters.

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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 Andrea Kleinhenz

Andrea L. Kleinhenz

Associate

Rogers, AR

Andrea’s growing Rogers-based practice encompasses insurance defense, medical malpractice, environmental issues and toxic torts.

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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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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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Attorney Gordon S. Rather

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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Attorney Scott Irby

Scott A. Irby

Partner

Rogers, AR

Scott is a native Arkansan, having grown up in central and northeastern Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas for college and law school, finishing first in his law school class.

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Attorney Jeffrey L. Singleton

Jeffrey L. Singleton

Partner

Little Rock, AR

For nearly 20 years, Jeff Singleton has had an active litigation practice, with an emphasis in medical malpractice defense and medical products liability defense.

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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 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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We have successfully defended claims across the spectrum of toxic tort litigation including, but not limited to, the defense of claims for asbestos exposure, exposure to hazardous substances, the sale of hazardous or toxic substances and industrial accidents involving hazardous or toxic substances. These include claims by single plaintiffs and those in complex, multi-party and class action litigation in both state and federal court. We have extensive experience in handling the legal and factual issues that arise in environmental and toxic tort cases, including the identification and engagement of qualified expert witnesses to contest liability and damages.

Our attorneys and paralegals are adept in the management of environmental and toxic tort litigation, including the extensive discovery process that often takes place in such matters. We have a strong trial support and appellate advocacy practice which allows us to pursue summary adjudications and rulings on evidentiary issues that properly position the case for trial, as well as for appeals. Our understanding of the science, medicine and law at issue in these cases permits us to communicate effectively with judges and juries alike.

Our practice in this field is not limited to litigation. We provide advice to clients on avoiding litigation through preventative measures and devising effective product warnings. We have also represented a variety of manufacturing, waste treatment and disposal industries in administrative actions before the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission.

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