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We have a long history of unparalleled experience in assisting the insurance industry and insureds.

From high-stakes, complex litigation to the needs of individual insureds, we are prepared to handle your insurance matter efficiently and resolutely.

1 top tier ranking

In personal injury litigation 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 can help.

Wright Lindsey Jennings’ expansive insurance defense team offers clients highly advanced knowledge and decades of experience working within this industry sector.

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Michael D. Barnes

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Michael Barnes has been engaged in active trial practice for more than 25 years, with a focus on product liability, trucking and transportation, toxic torts, class actions and insurance defense. Barnes is the leader of Wright Lindsey Jennings’ Trial Team.

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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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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 Johnathan D. Horton

Johnathan D. Horton

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Johnathan teaches multiple Continuing Legal Education courses each year. Seminars polish his public speaking skills, and force him to master complex subject matter, distill the topic to its essentials, and present the material concisely. These same skills benefit him at oral argument and in trial, and make him a better advocate for his clients.

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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 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 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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Caley B. Vo

Partner

Rogers, AR

Caley Vo centers his practice in trial work, focusing on insurance defense.

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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 Katryn Pryor

Kathryn A. Pryor

Partner

Little Rock, AR

For more than 25 years, Kathryn Pryor has been engaged in active trial practice with a focus on insurance defense and product liability litigation.

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Attorney Zachary R. Trail

Zachary R. Trail

Associate

Little Rock, 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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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 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 pandemic-related employment issues (including vaccine mandates), managing medical and potentially recreational marijuana in the Arkansas workplace and defending collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act.

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Attorney Jerry J. Sallings

Jerry J. Sallings

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Jerry Sallings has been engaged in active trial practice for over 35 years. During that time he has tried approximately 200 jury trials to conclusion dealing with a variety of complex issues.

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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 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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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 Carson Tucker

Carson Tucker

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Carson is an accomplished litigator whose practice covers a wide range of litigation, including defending both individuals and businesses in medical and professional liability claims, products liability claims, premises liability claims and workers’ compensation defense.

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Attorney Lee J. Muldrow

Lee J. Muldrow

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Lee recently served as lead counsel in two cases where he successfully defended claims of toxicological exposure in the manufacturing industry. One of the state’s foremost attorneys in the area of workers’ compensation defense, Lee is a longtime member of the steering committee for the ALFA International Workers’ Compensation Practice Group.

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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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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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Kristen S. Moyers

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Kristen specializes in complex litigation and appellate advocacy, an area where she has special insight due to her former work as a law clerk for Arkansas’s highest court.

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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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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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Attorney Nicholas D. Hornung

Nicholas D. Hornung

Associate

Little Rock, AR

Nick has an exciting trial practice that includes defending clients in a myriad of civil disputes such as premises liability, automobile accidents and first party insurance claims. Nick is a born and raised Arkansan, having lived his entire life in the state. Like a lot of Arkansans, Nick enjoys spending his free time cheering on the Razorbacks.

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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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For more than 100 years, Wright Lindsey Jennings has handled insurance defense matters in state and federal courts. In that time, WLJ has earned statewide and national recognition as one of the premier insurance defense firms in Arkansas. We have represented insureds and insurance carriers at the trial court level in every county in Arkansas and in every division of federal court in Arkansas.

Moreover, our attorneys have successfully handled matters involving insurance defense issues before the Arkansas Court of Appeals and the Arkansas Supreme Court. We are actively involved in all areas of insurance defense — automobile accidents, products liability, commercial property losses, personal injury claims, contractual liability, construction liability, premises liability, professional liability, subrogation prosecution and defense, environmental litigation, toxic torts, wrongful death claims, class actions, business interruption, healthcare, life and disability, trademark infringement, bad faith/extra-contractual claims and other areas in which disputes arise that are defended by insurers.

Our insurance defense practice also includes handling coverage disputes arising from the same types of matters that we defend. In the role of coverage counsel, we advise our clients regarding coverage disputes and litigate them in state and federal courts where necessary.

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