LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 6, 2022) – Wright Lindsey Jennings (WLJ) today announced Quinten J. Whiteside as its new chief operating officer (COO). An attorney with the firm since 2015, Whiteside succeeds Adrienne Baker who recently relocated to WLJ’s Northwest Arkansas office.
“Quinten has a long history of leadership at WLJ and for our state,” said Steve Lancaster, managing partner. “His professionalism and diligence, combined with his approachability and sense of humor, make him an asset to our clients and our firm’s continued growth.”
Elected to the partnership in 2021, Whiteside will continue his litigation-based practice focused on administrative and regulatory law, trucking and transportation defense, government relations and insurance defense. He was named to the 2021, 2022 and 2023 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America. He is a graduate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Trial College and a member of the Defense Research Institute.
Before attending the University of Arkansas School of Law, Whiteside worked for five years in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Mark Pryor. He is past president of the Arkansas Alumni Association-Washington D.C. Chapter and Associated Student Government President for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He serves on the board for ACCESS Cup and The First Tee—Central Arkansas and is the former recruitment and governance committee chair for Friends of KLRE/KUAR. He is a graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXVII and the Arkansas Bar Association-Clinton School Public Service Academy.
Baker, who was named WLJ’s first female COO in 2018, will resume her full-time, litigation-based practice focused on banking and commercial lending, creditors’ rights and contract disputes.
“We are grateful for the guidance and innovation Adrienne brought as COO,” Lancaster said. “She helped guide WLJ through our merger with Dover Dixon Horne, streamlined processes to set us up for future success and demonstrated incredible foresight in the pandemic to keep our firm safe and operational.”
About Wright Lindsey Jennings
Founded in 1900, Wright Lindsey Jennings is a leading law firm in Arkansas and the region, supporting businesses across a full range of litigation, corporate and transactional service areas. Many WLJ attorneys are consistently recognized by their peers in their respective practice areas. The firm’s attorneys are also committed to excellence beyond the practice of law – serving and leading in local, regional and national professional and community organizations. Wright Lindsey Jennings has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Arkansas since 2018, and received the 2020 Olivia Farrell Gender Equity Leadership Award. Today, Wright Lindsey Jennings has 78 attorneys practicing in Little Rock and Rogers. Visit www.WLJ.com to learn more.