Personal Attention, Proven Results Since 1953

Samuel E. Ledbetter


Phone: 501-396-5400
Fax: 501-374-5118
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Areas of Special Interest

Environmental Law, including litigation in state and federal courts and appearing before state and federal regulatory agencies. Representation of individuals, businesses, state and local government and environmental groups in a variety of matters including toxic tort cases, pollution related property damage cases, cost recovery actions, and administrative permitting and enforcement actions. Civil Litigation, including personal injury, general civil litigation, consumer protection and class actions in state and federal courts.


  • Partner, McMath Woods P.A., 1998-present
  • Partner, Nichols, Wolff, Ledbetter & Campbell, 1990-1997
  • Law Clerk for the late Judge Jim Cooper of the Arkansas Court of Appeals, 1983-1985
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association-Environmental Law Section (Chair 1999-2000)
  • American Bar Association- Sections on Litigation and Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law
  • Admitted to the Arkansas Bar (1983); Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, 2007- 2014


  • Hendrix College and University of Colorado, B.A., 1979
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D., 1983

Civil Service

  • Member, Arkansas State Board of Education, 2008-2015
  • Member, Arkansas House of Representatives, 2001-2006
  • Arkansas Chapter of the Sierra Club, Chapter Vice Chair 1996-1997
  • Quapaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Board Member 1995-2000
  • Arkansas Wildlife Federation, Board Member 1990-1995

Honors & Awards

  • A/V Rated Martindale Hubbell
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Advocate Award-2002
  • Arkansas Times “Best Lawyers in Arkansas”, Best Environmental Lawyer, 2000
  • Mid-South Superlawyers, Environmental Law

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