Joe Falasco has been awarded the Arkansas Exceptional Service Medal by Governor Mike Beebe. The medal was presented to Mr. Falasco by two representatives of the Arkansas National Guard, Colonel Charles Singleton, State Judge Advocate, and Captain Tom Lee, Staff Judge Advocate, in appreciation and recognition of his successful pro bono representation of an active duty member of the Arkansas National Guard. The Arkansas Exceptional Service Medal is awarded by the Governor to civilians or military personnel for exceptional meritorious service to the State of Arkansas. Mr. Falasco was recognized for his nearly 100 hours of pro bonolegal work on the guardsman’s case which began in circuit court in July 2007 and culminated with a favorable ruling from the Arkansas Supreme Court in June 2009. Click here to see photos from the ceremony.