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Michelle Browning and Jason Browning


Michelle Browning and Jason Browning

Wright Lindsey Jennings (WLJ), one of Arkansas’ oldest and largest law firms, continues to strengthen its medical malpractice defense team with the recent addition of experienced litigators Michelle Browning and Jason Browning.

“The breadth and skill of our medical malpractice defense practice are well-known and highly regarded across the state and the region,” said Steve Lancaster, managing partner at WLJ. “To add Michelle and Jason to the team, with their history of client success and in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry, only reinforces our reputation as one of the state’s leading and largest medical defense practices.”

Michelle, who has joined the firm’s Little Rock office, will continue her 20-year legal career defending claims of professional liability. Her clients include major healthcare systems (both for-profit and non-profit), healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies and physicians in a wide range of specialties. She represents clients in litigated matters of all sizes, with an emphasis on catastrophic damages cases.

Jason, also based in Little Rock, is a skilled litigator with vast experience serving as counsel for physicians, hospitals and medical clinics in medical negligence, and professional and medical liability, as well as advising clients on HIPAA compliance, quality assurance and risk management. He also engages in commercial litigation, complex products liability matters, medical equipment utilization concerns and transportation (trucking) litigation. In addition, Jason is a certified expert agent advisor with the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and provides counsel to Major League Baseball players and player agents on all aspects of baseball.

Michelle is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law. She is recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America© and Mid-South Super Lawyers for her work in medical malpractice defense. She is past president and current board member for the Thea Foundation Board of Directors and helps coach the Catholic High and Mount St. Mary’s mock trial teams.

Jason, a graduate of Hendrix College and the University of Arkansas School of Law, has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers for his work in the areas of medical malpractice defense, litigation, and entertainment and sports law. For many years, he has served as a coach for Junior Deputy Babe Ruth Baseball, and is also the subject of the book, Pinstripe Defection: A Small Town Attorney’s Battle with the New York Yankees, which chronicles the grievance he brought against a Major League Club that revealed the inner workings of signing international players.

Michelle and Jason join a team of more than 15 WLJ attorneys focused on the complex legal issues faced by hospitals and healthcare providers – large and small. WLJ’s medical defense team has the knowledge to explain multifaceted medical situations to juries, judges and other parties, and the acumen as litigators to defend clients judiciously despite highly charged and often emotional courtrooms. The team is defined by meticulous defense and guidance, coupled with client-focused advocacy, and has earned accolades from legal and peer review publications, such as Chambers USAThe Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers.

To learn more about Wright Lindsey Jennings’ medical malpractice defense group and healthcare industry services, visit