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Wright Lindsey Jennings


The partners of Wright Lindsey Jennings are pleased to announce that two attorneys have been elected into partnership: Daveante Jones and Scott Provencher.

Daveante Jones, who joined the firm in 2017, learns the unique features of his clients’ businesses to help provide practical and tailored support. He helps employers navigate day-to-day issues related to hiring, discipline and termination, employee pay, leaves and accommodations, cultivating an inclusive workplace, and conducting employee and management training. Support provided by Daveante also includes handling all aspects of litigation, assisting with internal and state/federal agency investigations, drafting workplace policies and employment agreements, and writing and speaking on the latest legal trends ranging from the ADA and FMLA to wage and hour issues to trade secrets to surveillance in the workplace.

Daveante earned his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2016 and receiving the M. Jeff Starling, Jr. Award, given annually by the University of Arkansas School of Law for excellence in labor and employment law. While in law school, Daveante served as an Articles Editor for the Arkansas Law Review and his article, “Protecting Biometric Information in Arkansas,” 69 Ark. L. Rev. 117 (2016), was published in the Arkansas Law Review.

He was also one of 30 management-side labor and employment associate attorneys competitively selected to participate in the National Employment Law Council Academy, an intensive skills-building program with highly accomplished employment trial lawyers and in-house counsel from Fortune 500 companies.

Daveante was recognized as one of Arkansas Business’ 2020 New Influentials: 20 in their 20s, is a graduate of Leadership Arkansas Class XVI and serves on numerous nonprofit boards.

Scott Provencher, who joined the firm in 2022, is a healthcare lawyer who assists clients in matters related to compliance with HIPAA and HITECH, the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law, Anti-Kickback and EKRA Statutes, and EMTALA. He also represents clients concerning provider contracts, proceedings before state licensing boards, and issues related to credentialing and peer review.

Scott is also a trial lawyer with extensive experience representing hospitals, psychiatric and behavioral health facilities, pharmacies and pharmacists, physician groups and physicians, and post-acute care facilities in civil litigation matters. He also defends products liability and mass tort claims in state and federal courts and multidistrict litigation.

He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, American Board of Trial Advocates, and Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel, among other groups.

Scott has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© in Insurance Law (2013-2023), Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2012-2023), Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2012-2023), Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants (2012­-2023) and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2011-2023).

“Achieving partnership at WLJ reflects exceptional skill, dedication, integrity and leadership,” said Managing Partner Steve Lancaster. “It’s not just about ascending the ranks; it’s about embracing the responsibilities that come with it and continuing to uphold the highest standards of legal excellence.”