Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC is pleased to welcome Daniel J. Beck as an associate to the law firm. Mr. Beck will practice in the firm’s Little Rock office and his practice will focus on banking law, commercial lending, finance, real estate, and compliance. Mr. Beck graduated magna cum laude from Arkansas State University in 2004 with a B.S. in Psychology. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2007, where he served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Food Law & Policy. He also served as a judicial extern for Arkansas Circuit Judge David Clinger in the fall of 2006. Mr. Beck received his LL.M. in Banking and Finance with a concentration in Lending and Credit Transactions from Boston University in 2008.
Joel B. Carter and Joseph W. Price II have been selected for the Arkansas Bar Association’s Leadership Academy Class of 2013-2014. The Leadership Academy is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of participating attorneys and produce higher level leaders with skills that can transform the community and revolutionize the legal profession.
Eleven (11) attorneys from Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC were recently named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers or Mid-South Rising Stars lists for 2013. E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV, Timothy W. Grooms, Steven W. Quattlebaum, Michael N. Shannon, John E. Tull III, and David B. Vandergriff were recognized asMid-South Super Lawyers. Mr. Quattlebaum, Mr. Grooms, Mr. Tull, and Mr. Chiles are also included in the list of the Top 50 Arkansas Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2013. Brandon B. Cate, Joseph R. Falasco, J. Cliff McKinney II, Chad W. Pekron, and Everett C. (Clarke) Tucker IV were named Mid-South Rising Stars. Click here to read more about these rankings.
Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC was recently recognized in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation as one of only three “highly recommended firms” for litigation in Arkansas. The publication also highlighted Steven W. Quattlebaum, John E. Tull III, and E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV as Local Litigation Stars for their work in commercial litigation and product liability work, with Mr. Chiles also being recognized for appellate work. Brandon B. Cate, Joseph R. Falasco, and Chad W. Pekron were named Future Stars by Benchmark Litigation. Earlier this year, the firm was named Arkansas Firm of the Year at the 2013 US Benchmark Annual Awards for the second year in a row. Click here to learn more about these rankings.
Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC is pleased to announce that Madeline L. Kurrus and Thomas H. Wyatt have joined the firm as Associates in the Little Rock office. Ms. Kurrus received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law and graduated from Vanderbilt University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development and a minor in Economics. Mr. Wyatt graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School Law with high honors and received a B.A. from the University of California at Riverside. Ms. Kurrus and Mr. Wyatt will both practice in the area of civil litigation.
Two QGTB attorneys were recognized at the 115th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Bar Association for their service to the association. Charles L. Schlumberger received the President’s Award for his long service on the Legislation Committee and J. Cliff McKinney II was the recipient of the Arkansas Bar Foundation General Writing Award. The annual meeting also marked the beginning of Mr. McKinney’s term as Chair of the Young Lawyers Section for the 2013-2014 year. Presenters at the meeting included Mr. McKinney, Steven W. Quattlebaum, and Jeb H. Joyce.
Timothy W. Grooms has been selected to serve on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. Members serve at the invitation of the Dean for a term of three years and will assist the law school in recruitment, placement, legislative initiatives, fundraising, and membership.
In the 2013 publication of Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC, received the highest ranking possible in the areas of General Commercial Litigation and Real Estate for law firms in Arkansas and was also recognized for its Commercial/Corporate practice. Steven W. Quattlebaum, Timothy W. Grooms, John E. Tull III, E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV, Charles L. Schlumberger, J. Cliff McKinney II, and Jeb H. Joyce received recognition in the publication’s rankings of individuals. To learn more about these rankings, visit our Awards page.
Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC recently participated in the Pulaski County Corporate Trivia Challenge, an annual fundraising event for Economics Arkansas. Each year, local community leaders and businesses around Arkansas participate in this fun-filled event where teams compete to match one another’s wit and trivia knowledge. The QGTB team of Amber Davis-Tanner, Joel Carter, Joe Falasco, and Chad Pekron bested eight (8) other teams to claim First Place in the 2013 competition. Economics Arkansas is a private, non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization founded in 1962 to promote economic literacy in Arkansas.
Timothy W. Grooms recently visited with Gary C. Isom, Executive Director of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission, about Land Contracts and Contracts for Deed. This interview was printed in the April 2013 issue of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission Newsletter and you may read the interview by clicking here.
Students from Little Rock Central High School prevailed as the winners of the Arkansas Mock Trial Competition for the second consecutive year. QGTB associate Everett C. (Clarke) Tucker IV serves as attorney coach of the team. Eight high school teams composed of more than 50 students contended in the state finals held in Little Rock on March 9, 2013. Central High won the final match in a unanimous decision over Little Rock Parkview. The Central High School team will compete in the national event in Indianapolis, IN on May 9-11, 2013.
Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC is pleased to welcome Michael B. Heister as an associate to the law firm. Mr. Heister will work out of the firm’s Little Rock office and his practice will focus on complex civil litigation, administrative proceedings, environmental compliance, and appeals. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Heister practiced law in Washington, DC, for nine years, first as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice Environmental Defense Section and later with a large, international law firm. Mr. Heister is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and received his J. D., summa cum laude, from the University of Arkansas where he was Note and Comment Editor of The Arkansas Law Review. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Heister served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard S. Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Mr. Heister is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and the District of Columbia.
Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC was proud to be named Arkansas Firm of the Year at the 2013 US Benchmark Annual Awards held in New York on January 31, 2013. Benchmark Litigation hosted the awards celebrating the achievements of litigators and their firms during 2012. This is the second consecutive year QGTB has received this honor. The award selection was based upon peer review and research conducted by Benchmark’s research team.
Steven W. Quattlebaum was recently selected as a member of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for the fourth year. Selection to this elite group comes through a group of veteran legal journalists who review more than 10,000 submissions of outstanding lawyers from all regions and practice areas of the American legal profession, including private attorneys, government and other public interest attorneys, judges, and law school professions. From that group, the 500 leading lawyers are chosen by Lawdragon. Fewer than .01 percent of all lawyers in the United States are included as members of the Lawdragon 500.
U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the Best Law Firms rankings for 2013 and Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC, is pleased to be recognized in seventeen (17) practice areas. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by the law firms as part of the formal submission process. A complete list of the rankings for the firm can be found on our Awards page.