Thomas H. Wyatt

Litigation
Thomas H. Wyatt

Thomas H. Wyatt

Member

Contact

Phone: 501-379-1730 | Fax: 501-379-3830

Mr. Wyatt’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and property litigation.  He has experience in cases involving breach of contract, class actions, condemnation, landlord-tenant disputes, and products liability.  Mr. Wyatt has practiced before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, the Arkansas Court of Appeals, and numerous circuit courts in the State of Arkansas.  He is recognized in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in the area of Commercial Litigation.

Mr. Wyatt’s recent work includes:

  • Representation of a local financial institution in the successful enforcement of a purchase contract that was affirmed on appeal.
  • Judgment in favor of a property developer that forced the sale of a parcel of timberland.
  • Judgment in favor of property owners that achieved title to a disputed boundary line.
  • Judgment in favor of an outdoor advertiser for an unlawful ejectment.
  • Defense of a refrigerator manufacturer against a claim of fire loss to a residence.
  • Securing the approval of a contested municipal permit to construct a telecommunications tower.
  • Assisting bellwether trial counsel in the defense of a multi-billion-dollar, products-liability, class-action lawsuit against a medical-device manufacturer.
  • Obtaining settlements for a dealer of manufactured homes after damage was sustained to its show home in an automobile accident and for landowners against a municipality and its engineer for damage to property.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wyatt attended law school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, and graduated with honors.  He served as the Executive Editor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review and a student mentor to incoming first-year law students.  He was a recipient of the Judge Pat Mehaffy Scholarship and a partial-tuition scholarship for non-resident students.  He was raised in California where his family still lives, but they visit each other often despite the distance.

Tom and his wife, Katie, live in Little Rock with their dog, Dakota.

Education

J.D., with honors, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, 2013

B.A., University of California at Riverside, 2006

Professional Affiliations

Arkansas Bar Association

Pulaski County Bar Association

Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute Young Lawyers Steering Committee

Publications

Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Arkansas, Practical Law Arbitration, Westlaw (2019).

 Unnecessarily Duplicative:  Has the Sixth Circuit Gone Too Far in Upholding an Employer’s Ability to Require Incumbent Employees to Provide Doctor’s Notes After Taking Sick Leave?, Lee v. City of Columbus, 636 F.3d 245 (6th Cir. 2011), 35 U. Ark. Little Rock. L. Rev. 713 (2013).

Community Involvement

Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Leadership Greater Little Rock, Class XXXV