Class Notes 2000-2009

Bryce Brewer, ’00, was elected President of Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association for 2018-2019.

Matthew Finch, ’00, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and Best Lawyers in 2018.

Randi Hutchinson, ’00, has received a Presidential Appointment as Chief Counsel of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with the Department of Transportation.

Russell Marlin, ’00, is now a managing attorney with Taylor King and Associates, P.A.

Harmony Morrissey, ’00, joined Mid-America Science Museum as the Director of Development.

Bonnie Robertson, ’00, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and Best Lawyers in 2018.

Derrick Smith, ’00, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Shane Strabala, ’00, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Brian Vandiver, ’00, has been appointed a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Paul Bennett, ’01, was reappointed to the Southeast Arkansas College Board of Trustees by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Jeremy Bueker, ’01, opened a new office, Jeremy Bueker Attorney at Law, in Stuttgart, AR.

Rick Daniel, ’01, has joined Dykema in its Corporate Finance Practice Group.

Erin Buford Puryer, ’01, received the 2016 United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award.

Charlene Fleetwood, ’01, is now a senior staff attorney with the Arkansas Supreme Court – Office of Professional Conduct.

Monica Beck Glover, ’01, is a recipient of the Hendrix College Alumni Association Humanitarian Award.

Chuck Graham, ’01, was appointed Special Associate Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Chad Horner, ’01, is now chief counsel for labor and employment at Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC in Wichita, KS.

Dustin Jones, ’01, has been appointed a Special Associate Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Nicole Lovell, ’01, was recently elected to the board of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC.

Amy Markham, ’01, is a partner with Spicer Rudstrum PLLC.

Benjamin McCorkle, ’01, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

John Peiserich, ’01, is now vice president and general counsel for Alta Mesa Idaho.

Brad Phelps, ’01, is now associate general counsel of the Arkansas State University System.

Ericka Ross Gee, ’01, was named partner at Wright Lindsey Jennings.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, ’01, has been elected Arkansas Attorney General. She was sworn in on Jan. 13, 2015 as the first female Arkansas Attorney General. She has also been elected vice chairwoman of the Republican Attorneys General Association. She will serve in the position through the 2017 election cycle.

Kevin Ryan, ’01, is now Associate Dean for Professional Programs at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. Ryan also serves as the Co-Director of the Doctor in Public Health Program and has a faculty appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Judge Spencer Singleton, ’01, has been appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to serve as a  Circuit Judge in El Dorado. He was also appointed as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas.

Sheldon Smith,’01, is now owner at Skinstar Laser.

Curtis Walker, ’01, was reappointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Northeastern College.

Robyn Allmendinger, ’02, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

Shelli Jordan, ’02, has been appointed to the Information Network of Arkansas by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Amy Markham, ’02, has been named Managing Attorney for Spicer Rudstrom PLLC.

Shannon Mashburn, ’02, has been appointed as a federal administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration.

Laura O’Bryan, ’02, launched Law to Go, PLLC. The limited scope firm helps clients who represent themselves in court or who need stand-alone legal services.

Sarah Page Tacker, ’02, has been hired as Deputy Attorney General for Public Protection by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Casey Beard, ’03, was appointed to the Youth Justice Reform Board by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Tommy Bennett, ’03, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Sarah Cullen, ’03, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Kimberly Dale, ’03, was appointed to the Sex Offenders Assessment Committee by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Sarah Greenwood, ’03, was named to Little Rock Soirée’s 2018 Women to Watch. She has joined CogentEdge as an attorney.

David W. Kamps, ’03, is now a partner with Kamps & Stotts, PLLC. He was also recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and Best Lawyers in 2018.

Elizabeth LaRue-Grigg, ’03, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Chip Leibovich, ’03, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Kevin Lemley, ’03, has opened his own law practice, Kevin M. Lemley, PA.

Carmen Mosley-Sims, ’03, is now assistant director of the DHS Division of Youth Services.

Clint Rhoden, ’03, was named the Executive Director of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System.

Bianca Rucker, ’03, who spoke on Cryptocurrency and Bankruptcy Law during the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, August 16.

Carter Stein, ’03, was elected to serve as the Secretary-Treasure for the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association for 2018-2019.

Ginger Stuart, ’03, was sworn in as Lonoke City Attorney.

Aaron Walker, ’03, is a patent attorney with CogenEdge.

Amber Wilson Bagley, ’04, was appointed to the Arkansas Commission for the Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Initiative by Gov. Mike Beebe. Amber was elected president of Youth Home’s board of directors. She has also been recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and Best Lawyers in 2018.

Christopher Brockett, ’04, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Lori L. Burrows, ’04, has been named vice president and general counsel for the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. She was also recognized in About You magazine’s 2016 Class of Powerful Women.

Mary Robin Casteel, ’04, was named Chief Legal Counsel for Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Tracy Cole, ’04, was named the interim head for the Department of Accounting and Economics at Arkansas Tech University during the 2018-2019 Academic year.

Lisa Douglas, ’04, was chosen by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 100 litigation lawyers in AR for 2014.

Evelyn Gomez, ’04, has accepted a position with the Arkansas Parole Board as one of three hearing judges in the state.

David L. Jones, ’04, is now a partner with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP.

Courtney Little, ’04, has been named the 2018-19 President of the American Subcontractors Association.

Mindy Pipkin, ’04, is now Associate General Counsel/Compliance Officer for the University of Central Arkansas.

Hayden Shurgar, ’04, was named to Little Rock Soirée’s 2018 Women to Watch.

Matt Smith, ’04, was honored at the inaugural fundraiser for the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas for his efforts to put forward Act 144 of 2013, which eliminates statutes of limitations on sex crimes against minors.

Judge Meredith Switzer, ’04, was appointed as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Caley Vo, ’04, was named a member of the class of 2018 for the Talk Business & Politics Arkansas Forty Under 40.

Brooke Augusta Ware, ’04, is now an adjunct professor in the Nonprofit Leadership Studies Department at UALR.

Brad Williams, ’04, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Danna Young, ’04, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

Judge Troy Braswell, Jr., ’05, has been named the Conway Morning Rotary Club’s Outstanding Community Leader Award for his work with troubled youth in Faulkner, Searcy, and Van Buren counties. He was also appointed to the Youth Justice Refrorm Board by Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Toney Brausell, ’05, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Jessie Burchfield, ’05, is now the Associate Dean for Information and Technology Services and Law Library Director at the Bowen Law School.

Chris Carnahan, ’05, has been appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to complete the remainder of the term as Circuit Judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit.

Chris Carrington, ’05, is now a partner at Foster, Graham, Milstein & Calisher in Denver, CO.

Reginald Cook, ’05, is now an attorney for Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Whitney James, ’05, is now an associate at Spicer Rudstrom PLLC in Little Rock. She will focus on compensation and personal injury.

Kelly McNulty, ’05, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Vince Morris, ’05, was presented the award for Innovations in Justice Technology from NLADA at this year’s Equal Justice Conference. Is a co-founding partner of Open Access Law Firm, PLLC.

Don Overton, ’05, has been appointed to the “Construction Liability, Risk Management, and Building Materials Committee” and the “Land Development Committee” for the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C.

Staci Croom-Raley, ’05, earned a Silver Stevie Award during the 10th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in the Business. She also was named Female Executive of the Year in the government/non-profit category.

Steve Schulte, ’05, has been appointed as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Kessa Smith, ’05, has been appointed to the Health Services Permit Commission by Gov. Mike Bebee.

William Smith, ‘ 05, is now a director at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Melissa Stone, ’05, is now the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services Director.

Andy Taylor, ’05, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and Best Lawyers in 2018.

Tasha Taylor, ’05, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and Best Lawyers in 2018.

Jodiane Tritt, ’05, served as a board member for the Arkansas Society of Association Executives.

Jonathan Q. Warren, ’05, has been appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as a Special Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Susan Bierman, ’06, has been Named the Director of Health Policy at the Guinn Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Brian Bowen, ’06, has been named Deputy Attorney General for State Agencies Department by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Erin S. Brogdon, ’06, is now a partner with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP.

Brian Brown, ’06, has been appointed to the Arkansas State Independent Living Council by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Dustin Chapman, ’06,  joined Brazil, Adlong & Mickel, PLC.

Grant Cox, ’06, has been named a member at Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull, PLLC.

Lyndsey Dilks, ’06, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and Best Lawyers in 2018.

Lauren Hamilton, ’06, is now a partner at Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoun, Ltd.

Stephanie Harris, ’06, launched Law to Go, PLLC. The limited scope firm helps clients who represent themselves in court or who need stand-alone legal services. Ms. Harris was recognized in Arkansas Life as an Arkansan of the Year for 2014.

Senator Jeremy Hutchinson, ’06 was awarded the Advocate of Justice Award from the Prosecutors’ Association for outstanding service during the 2015 General Assembly. Joined Steel Wright & Collier PLLC as a partner.

Jordan Johnson, ’06, was selected to serve on Mayor Scott’s Transition Team as a member of the Transformation & Government Reform Subcommittee.

Kathleen McDonald, ’06,  was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015. She was also named to Little Rock Soirée’s 2018 Women to Watch. She has also been named the Director of Immigration Department at Wilson & Associates. Ms. McDonald was elected President of the Judge William R. Overton American Inn of Court.

Cristina Monterrey, ’06, was selected to serve as a member of Mayor Scott’s Transition Team, sitting on the Inclusion and Public Safety Subcommittees.

Kristen S. Moyers, ’06, is now a partner with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP.

Bianca Rucker, ’06, was re-appointed as president of the NWA Debtor Creditor Bar Association and was recognized as a rising star in bankruptcy in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers Magazine.

Brooke Fiddler Steen, ’06, is now Staff Attorney for Domestic Relations and Probate at the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Lauren White Hoover, ’06, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

Jennifer Williams Flinn, ’06, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

Leah Wilson, ’06, is now a Senior Tax Associate at McGladery in Houston, TX.

Kara Benca, ’07, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and Best Lawyers in 2018.

Trey Cooper, ’07, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

Patrick Cowan, ’07, joined Kirkendall Dwyer, LLP.

Carol Crews, ’07, was elected Prosecuting Attorney for the 20th Judicial District.

Chad Cumming, ’07, is now a shareholder at Gil Ragon Owen, P.A.

Crystal Halley, ’07, received the 2016 Best Practices in Distance Leraning Programming Bronze Award. She has been appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Monticello.

Justin Huett,  ’07, is now an attorney with The Law Office of Kathryn L. Hudson.

Ryan Owsley, ’07 has been appointed as Deputy Attorney General for the Civil Department by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Joseph W. Price II, ’07, has been named a member at Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull, PLLC.

Elizabeth Scott, ’07, was named partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Jena Baker McNeill, ’08, is now a Senior Fellow at the George Washinton Center for Cyber & Homeland Security.

Monty Baugh, ’08, was named as Deputy Attorney General for the Civil Department by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Alexander Benton, ’08, was recently named Little Rock Chief Deputy City Attorney.

Jennifer Rossmeier Brown, ’09, is the Assistant District Attorney for iProv, LLC.

Chrishauna Clark, ’08, is now an attorney ad litem at Administrative Office of the Courts, AR.

Luke Ferguson,  ’08, is now senior vice president and general counsel for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Development Corp.

Matt Foerster, ’08, is a referee with the Professional Referee Organization.

Alex Gray, ’08, has joined Steel Wright & Collier PLLC as a partner.

Christopher McNulty, ’08, was named as a Top 40 under 40 by Arkansas Business.

Regan Gruber Moffitt, ’08, was named to Little Rock Soirée’s 2018 Women to Watch.

Paul Parnell, ’08, has become a member of the Rose Law Firm.

Katie Pipkin, ’08, is now assistant vice president and trust officer at Bank of the Ozarks.

Robin Sullivan, ’08, has founded Sullivan & Cox, PLLC.

Chris Turnage, ’08, was named as Top 40 under 40 by Arkansas Business.

Judge Mark Wankum, ’08, was appointed as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Matt Barker, ’09, is now a business manager for Gumi American in San Francisco, CA.

Cara Boyd Connors, ’09, has joined Davenport Law, PLLC, focusing on criminal law, personal injury, bankruptcy, and administrative law.

Tracey M. Dennis, ’09, joined Relyance Bank as Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer in the Wealth and Management & Investment Division.

Amir A. Fazel, ’09, is now Associate Counsel with Lacroix Mathers in Langley, British Columbia.

Adam Fogleman, ’09, was appointed to serve as the Associaton of Arkansas Counties representative to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Task Force.

Ava Franks Roberts, ’09, is now the Executive Director of Arkansas Environmental Federation.

Will Gruber, ’09, joined a consulting firm, inVeritas, as Vice President of Government Relations and Strategic Partnerships.

Kandi N. Hughes, ’09, was named to Rock the Culture’s 2018 Women to Watch.

Mary Rutherford Jennings, ’09, was the Arkansas press secretary for Hiliray Clinton’s Presidential Campaign.

Carla Johnson, ’09, joined the faculty of Mississippi College School of Law.

Daniel McFadden, ’09 joined the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General.

Andrew Parker, ’09, was named to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission by Gov. Mike Beebe. He was also named to AY Magazine’s 2017 Class of Intriguing Men in Arkansas.

Paul Parnell, ’08, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

Bethany Gulley Pike, ’09, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and Best Lawyers in 2018.

Antwan D. Phillips, ’09, was named partner at Wright Lindsey Jennings. He is also the recipient of the 2018 Candy Carey Service Beyond Self Award. Mr. Phillips was named to the Little Rock Soirée’s list of “A  Few Good Men” for 2018. He was also selected to serve as a member of Mayor Scott’s Transition Team as Chairperson for the Transformation & Government Reform Subcommittee.

John Rainwater, ’09, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and Best Lawyers in 2018,

Amber Schubert, ’09, is now assistant attorney general at the Arkansas Attorney General’s office.

Natasha Sumter, ’09, is now a Workers’ Compensation Team Leader at the BerkleyNet Underwriters in Virginia.

Idonia Trotter,’09, is now the executive director of Gateway to Care in Houston, TX.

Danielle Whitehouse Owens, ’09, is a shareholder and director with Gill Ragon Owen, P.A.

Megan Wooster, ’09, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and Best Lawyers in 2018.

Kacey Ziegler, ’09, has joined the Nash Law Firm.