• Southern Arkansas University J. D. University of Arkansas School of Law

Law Practice

  • 50 years practice Partner: Kinard, Crane, Butler, Phillips, P.A. Magnolia, Arkansas

Public Service

  • 1987 – 1996 Columbia County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1973 – 1977 Prosecuting Attorney 13th Judicial District
  • 1987 – 1998 State Senator District 32
  • Sessions – Legislative Liaison for Governor Mike Beebe

Court Service

  • 2011 – 2012 Appointed Special Justice Arkansas Supreme Court by Governor Clinton and Governor Huckabee.
  • 2015 – 2016 Appointed Arkansas Court of Appeals by Governor Beebe

Business Experience

  • Board of Directors and General Counsel for pizza chain with 13 restaurants
  • Board of Directors and General Counsel for American Fuel Cell and Coates Fabrics Company (Amfuel) a Defense Contractor
  • Owner of several businesses including Village Fast, a residential development, North Little Rock, Arkansas, and several manufacturing Businesses in Columbia County, Arkansas
  • Certified Civil Mediator Hamlin Dispute Resolution, LLC