Class Notes 1970-1979

Mark Spradley, ’70, has been appointed as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Robert “Skip” Henry, III, ’71, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Hermann Ivester, ’72, was appointed as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

John Wesley Hall, ’73, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock.

Phillip McMath, ’73, was honored with the Ike Scott Fellowship on Veteran’s Day, 2013, by the Pulaski County Bar Association.

Judge Joyce Warren, ’76, was appointed to the Youth Justice Reform Board by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Shawna Brown, ’77, was recently named by D Magazine to the Best Lawyers in Dallas 2014.

Judge James Cox, ’77, was appointed as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

John B. Peace, ’77, has been named to the 2015 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America. He was also recognized in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

Don Tomlinson, ’77, published book “Desiderata The Book” in May 2016. He also Co-Authored “God Rains Miracles” that was published in 2017.

The Honorable Justice Annabelle Imber Tuck, ’77, was the first woman elected justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. he was inducted into the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018. In January 2019, she was appointed to the Independent Citizens Commission, a panel responsible for setting the pay of elected state officials.

The Honorable William Feland, ’78, was inducted into the Cabot Panther Hall of Fame and a scholarship was created in his name through the Cabot Scholarship Foundation.

Stephen Gershner, ’78, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Kathy W. Goss, ’78, has been named to the 2015 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America.

Gary Green, ’78, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock.

Tim Leathers, ’78, has joined inVeritas as Vice President of Consulting at the Little Rock headquarters.

Charles Singleton, ’78, was reappointed to the Arkansas Commission by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Carolyn B. Witherspoon, ’78, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Witherspoon was also on the top 50 Mid-South Women lawyers list. In 2015, she was also recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock and one of the 250 Most Influential Arkansans by Arkansas Business in 2018. Ms. Witherspoon was recognized in Best Lawyers in America for the 2020 edition.

Candace Franks, ’79, was reappointed to the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Public Employees’ Retirement System by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Janet L. Pulliam, ’79, an attorney of counsel with Watts Donovan & Tilley,  has been certified in mediation and conflict resolution in the health care industry by the American Health Care Lawyers Association.

Judge Daniel Ritchey, ’79, was reappointed to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Northeastern College by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.