Jeff is an experienced trial lawyer focusing his practice on construction disputes and representation related to the construction industry, as well as commercial, securities and personal injury litigation for clients in a variety of industries.  He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Construction Litigation and Commercial Litigation, and he is listed as a Mid-South Super Lawyer for Construction Litigation.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was a practicing accountant and maintains his license as a CPA.  Jeff is also a Certified Fraud Examiner by the American Institute of Certified Fraud Examiners. He writes and speaks frequently on topics of interest to the business community.

 

Education

Baylor University School of Law, J.D. 1990

Baylor University, BBA in Accounting, 1986

 

Publications

State by State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims - Arkansas , Aspen 2005

Navigating the Maze of Mechanics' or Materialmen's Liens in Arkansas, Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants May, 2008

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

County Judges Association of Arkansas, Construction Management (February 2014)

Arkansas Municipal League, Construction Management (June 2013)

Construction Law Seminar, Arkansas Bar Association

Arkansas Law for Engineers, Halfmoon Enterprises

Business Law, Adjunct Professor, College of Business, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, January 1, 2009 - May, 2011

 

Noteworthy

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Litigation

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation

Mid-South Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation

Certified Fraud Examiner, American Institute of Certified Fraud Examiners

Bar Admissions

Arkansas, 1990

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

 

Association and Memberships

American Bar Association

Arkansas Bar Association

Pulaski County, Arkansas Bar Association

Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants

The Judge Henry Woods American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench

Baylor Chamber of Commerce, President 1986

 

Representative Matters

Gatzke v. Weiss, 375 Ark 207, 289 S.W.3d 455 (2008)

Nabholz Constr. Corp. v Contractors for Public Protection Assoc., 371 Ark. 411, 2007 LEXIS 576 (2007)

Jet Asphalt & Rock Co. v. Angelo Iafrate Construction, LLC, 431 F.3d 613 (8th Cir. 2005)

Farm Credit Midsouth PCA v. Farm Fresh Catfish Co., 371 F.3d 450 (8th Cir.  2004)

U.S. ex rel. Triple S Alarm Co. v. Westfield Ins. Co., Case No. 4:10CV1505 (E.D. Ark. 2012)

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