The UALR William H. Bowen School of Law has attained a high level of excellence, with successful graduates and a broad base of support throughout the legal and business community.Â The Law School aims to enhance these relationshipsÂ with the creation of a Deanâs AdvisoryÂ Council.Â Council members assist the Law School in five areas: Recruitment, Placement, Legislative Initiatives, Fundraising, andÂ Memberships.
If youâre interested in possibly serving on this Advisory Council or would like to nominate someone to serve, contact the Assistant Dean of External Relations Wanda Hoover.
Lamar B. Davis, 2000
Governorâs Office, Deputy Chief of Staff
LamarÂ Davis is the deputy chief of staff for Arkansas Governor Mike Beebeâs office. Lamar served as assistant attorney general for the attorney generalâs Consumer Protection Division from February 2002 until August 2005 when he was named deputy campaign manager for the Mike Beebe for Governor campaign. Lamar served as an adjunct professor at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. Lamar received his undergraduate at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, before earning his law degree at Bowen.
Byron M. Eiseman, Jr.
Friday, Eldredge & Clark, Managing Partner
Byron M. Eiseman, Jr., is the Managing Partner of Friday, Eldredge and Clark LLP.Â He concentrates his practice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and on estate planning, probate, and estate administration and taxation.Â Byron received both his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee.Â He received his LLM in taxation from New York University.Â Byron currently serves as an adjunct professor of Estate & Gift Taxation at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.
Judge Rita W. Gruber, 1979
Judge, Arkansas Court of Appeals
Judge Rita W. Gruber was elected to the Arkansas Court of Appeals on May 20, 2008. Judge Gruber received both her undergraduate degree and her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas- Little Rock. She completed eighteen years as a Circuit Judge for Arkansas’ Sixth Judicial District. Judge Gruber has worked closely with the Bowen School of Law developing mediation programming, particularly for juvenile cases.
Harold W. Hamlin, 1995
Mitchell Williams, Managing Partner
Harry Hamlin is the managing director and business attorney for Mitchell Williams in Little Rock. Harryâs practice focuses primarily on commercial transactions, real estate, secured lending, corporate law, utility regulation and administrative law. A former Assistant Attorney General for the state of Arkansas, he advises businesses and individuals in all aspects of commercial transactions. Harry is a 1995 graduate of the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. He completed his undergraduate work at the United States Air Force Academy.
Randi F. Hutchinson, 2000
Dickstein Shapiro, Counsel
Randi is an attorney with the Dickstein Shapiro law firm in Washington, D.C.Â She serves as Counsel in the Public Policy and Law Practice area.Â Randi received her undergraduate degree from Gordon University and her law degree from the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law in 2000.
Phyllis M. Jones, 1997
Lax, Vaughan, Fortson, McKenzie & Rowe
Phyllis Jones practices in the areas of commercial litigation, including bankruptcy and debtor/creditor areas, and the commercial lending area with the Little Rock law firm of Lax, Vaughn, McKenzie & Rowe, P.A. Â Â Â She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.Â She also earned her Certified Public Accounting certificate in 1992. Phyllis graduated from the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law in 1997 with high honors.Â Phyllis also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Bowen School of Law teaching Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy.
Peter G. Kumpe
Williams & Anderson, Founding Member
Peter G. Kumpe is a founding member of Williams & Anderson. His primary areas of practice are complex and class action litigation involving antitrust, securities, intellectual property, and other business matters. Peter attended Duke University and graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1969. He graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1972.
Samuel A. Perroni, 1974
Perroni Law Firm
Samuel A.Â Perroni is a former Arkansas criminal defense attorney and federal prosecutor. He is currently an adjunct professor of white collar crime at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law and is Of Counsel with the Perroni Law Firm. He has published several works for various law journals and books throughout his career. Sam has also had a lifelong interest in President Abraham Lincolnâs legal career, which inspired him to publish the novel, Kind Eyes, in 2009.
John S. Selig
Mitchell Williams, Of Counsel
John Selig isÂ Of Counsel with the law firm of Mitchell Williams.Â Johnâs practice includes representing and advising clients on mergers, acquisitions, financing and other forms of business transactions. He received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University, his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, and his LL.B., from the University of Arkansas.
Luther OâNeal Sutter, 1995
Harrill & Sutter, Founding Partner
Luther OâNeal Sutter is a founding partner of the law firm of Harrill & Sutter, P.L.L.C., located in Benton, Arkansas. Luther’s practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in discrimination and employment related cases. Luther earned his Juris Doctor from UALR William H. Bowen School of Law in 1995, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1992.
Robert E. Tellez, 2007
Monterrey & Tellez Law Firm, Managing Partner
Robert Tellez is the co-founder of the Little Rock based, Monterrey & Tellez Law Firm, PLLC.Â Robertâs practice has an emphasis onÂ the growing Hispanic community of Arkansas.Â Robert received his Juris Doctor from the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law in 2007.