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Areas of Special Interest

Trial work related to car and truck wrecks, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance disputes and business disputes on a contingency fee basis.

Significant Verdicts

Patterson v. Northwest Arkansas Hospital-Springdale

Washington County, Arkansas (2014)

Represented a client who had developed a Stage IV pressure ulcer (bedsore) while hospitalized and had suffered severe complications for the bedsore.  The jury returned a $1,500,000 verdict on behalf of the client.

Co-counsel: Neil Chamberlin, Gene Adams

Aguilar v. Triad Transport, Inc.

Saline County, Arkansas (2009)

$1,453,500.00 verdict and judgment for eight families following explosion at hazardous waste transport facility and community evacuation.

Co-counsel: Sam Ledbetter, Neil Chamberlin

Shaw Group v Marcum

516 F. 3d 1016 (8th Cir. 2008)

Soldier accidentally electrocuted in basic training resulting in a $6.5 million dollar verdict

Co-counsel: Bruce McMath, Sam Ledbetter, Chris Thomason.

The Estate of Jerry Matthew Johnson v SECO Advertising Corporation, et al.,

CV2006-144-3, verdict October 16, 2008.

Sign company worker electrocuted resulting in an $3.63 million dollar verdict

Co-counsel: Bruce McMath, Sam Ledbetter

FMC Corporation and Agro Distribution v Helton, et al

360 ARK. 465, 202 S.W.3d 490 (2005)

Crop damage case resulting in verdict excess of $1 million – Case reversed, settled

Co-counsel Nix, Patterson & Roach, Neil Chamberlin

Professional

  • Partner, McMath Woods, P.A., 2006
  • Partner, Bond & Chamberlin, 2002-2006
  • Partner, Bond & O’Brien, 1996-2001
  • Associate, Friday, Eldredge & Clark, 1995-1996
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors 1998-2002)
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Bar Association
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Arkansas, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN – B.A. 1992
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville – J.D. 1995

Civil Service

  • Member, Arkansas House of Representatives, 2003-2008
  • 2005-2006, Chair Arkansas Code Revision Commission
  • Past President of Jacksonville Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors
  • Arkansas Access to Justice Commission 2007-2008
  • Member, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church

Honors & Awards

  • AV Rated (Rated very high for legal ability and ethical conduct by the nation’s oldest and most reliable law directory – Martindale-Hubbell.)
  • 2005 Appointed member of Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Model Jury Instructions-Civil
  • 2006-2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers List
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Arkansas
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2005 Chosen Top 10 Legislator by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • 2005 Chosen by Arkansas Business as a member of the “40 Under 40” List honoring young leaders.
  • Member, William R. Overton Inn of Court
  • 1998 Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association “Best Member New Lawyer Division”