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Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)

About the ATLA


  • Founded: 1963
  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas

Mission and History

Founded in 1963, the members of Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association is the state's largest and most active voluntary statewide legal organization. The organization represents Arkansas trial attorneys practice in civil and criminal trial law.

Members are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of Arkansas families, to enhancing consumer protections and to preserving each and every citizen's right to trial by jury and access to the courts.

Since 2006, ATLA's offices are located in the historic Union Station building located at 1400 West Markham in Suite 307 in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. The organization includes many of the top plaintiff personal injury attorneys in Arkansas




ATLA Continuing Legal Education


Board of Directors

Alan Lee Lane
Fayetteville, AR
Carter Conrad Stein
Little Rock, AR
Sach Daniel Oliver
Vice President
Bentonville, AR
Breean Walas
Breean Walas
Secretary / Treasurer
North Little Rock, AR
Anthony Bryce Brewer
Immediate Past President
Little Rock, AR
Jason M. Hatfield
District 1
Springdale, AR

Past Presidents

Jesse Joe Gibson
Little Rock, AR
Joe Hamilton McCutchen II
Fort Smith, AR
Robin C Smith
Mount Ida, AR
Robert Henry Edwards
Little Rock, AR
George Robert Wise Jr
Little Rock, AR
Don R Elliott Jr
Fayetteville, AR

Contact the ATLA

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
P.O. Box 3486
Little Rock, AR 72203
Office: (501) 376-2852

More About the ATLA

ATLA Docket Publication

Published quarterly, the ATLA Docket is a legal journal with articles are written by trial lawyers and other legal experts. With a circulation of more than 1,000, articles are focused on recent developments in substantive legal issues. The ATLA Docket is read by trial lawyers, judges, law professors, legislators, and decision-makers statewide. More than 1000 ATLA Docket

ATLA Awards

The organization provides awards each year to recognize members of the legal community. Awards from the organization include: 

  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
  • Outstanding Trial Judge Award
  • Outstanding Paralegal/Legal Assistant Award
  • Outstanding Member New Lawyer Division
  • Consumer Advocate Award
  • Citizen Merit Award
  • Roxanne Wilson Advocacy Award
  • Henry Woods Lifetime Achievement Award

Membership Levels

ATLA has several different membership levels. The dues depend on the membership level and the number of years the attorney has been in practice.

To be eligible to become a regular member of ATLA, the applicant must be a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in the state of Arkansas and is in good standing with the Arkansas Supreme Court who does not qualify for membership under any of the membership categories listed below. 

  • 0-1 Years = $75
  • 2-4 Years= $100
  • 5-7 Years= $225
  • 8-9 Years= $325
  • 10+ Years= $450

Other membership levels include: 

  • Law Student Membership
  • Associate Member (In-State)
  • Associate Member (Out of State) $550
  • Law Professor $125
  • Retired Member $125
  • Government Member $125

Members can also provide additional financial support to the organization and be recognized for their efforts through the Elite Membership program. 

  • Platinum Founder $25,000
  • Silver Diplomat $12,000
  • Bronze Barrister $6,000
  • Champion Benefactor $3,000
  • Champion Patron $1,200
  • Guardian of Justice

Continuing Legal Educational (CLE)

The organization provides attorneys with high quality continuing legal education (CLE) seminars while keeping its members abreast of legislative and judicial activities. Members are devoted to advancing and protecting the rights of individuals and the American Justice System. These attorneys practice in one of the following areas of the law: 

  • Personal Injury;
  • Civil Trial Law;
  • Product Liability;
  • Workers’ Compensation;
  • Insurance Law;
  • Criminal Law;
  • Family Law;
  • Commercial Litigation;
  • Environmental Law,
  • Social Security; and
  • Veteran’s Affairs. 

Attorneys who are engaged in the practice of law representing defendants or their insurance companies in personal injury matters at least 50% of their time are only eligible to become an associate member of ATLA, although those members may not vote or hold office.=

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in Arkansas

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of personal injury lawyers in Arkansas which includes both ATLA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a personal injury attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the ATLA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for ATLA Past Presidents and ATLA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the ATLA. This information also includes a comprehensive directory of lawyers in Arkansas and throughout the United States.

Use this directory to find an Arkansas personal injury lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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