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Firm Profile

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Firm Profile

Little Rock

  • 200 West Capitol Avenue
  • Suite 2300
  • Little Rock
  • Arkansas
  • USA
  • AR 72201-3699

Firm profile submitted by Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Managing Partner: Edwin L Lowther, Jr
Number of partners: 45
Number of lawyers: 66
Languages: English, Spanish, Korean

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Little Rock and Rogers, Arkansas. Founded in 1900, the firm now consists of some 66 lawyers. Interaction among the practice groups enables the firm’s members to address legal issues while remaining sensitive to the business considerations inherent in every legal matter. The firm strives to understand each client’s particular needs and to address them in a cost-efficient and timely manner.

Banking & Finance:
■Handle a variety of financing and funding transactions for both lenders and borrowers
■Represent financial institutions in regulatory and corporate matters, acquisitions, enforcement proceedings and litigation
Key Clients: Bank of America; N.A.; First Arkansas Bank & Trust; Malvern National Bank
Contact: Judy Simmons Henry
Tel: 501 212 1391 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Walter McSpadden
Tel: 501 212 1306 Email: [email protected]

■Represent debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization and liquidation cases
■Represent secured and unsecured creditors in all chapters of bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings
■Serve as counsel to Chapter 7 trustees and to Chapter 11 creditor committees
Key Clients: Bank of America, N.A.; Caterpillar Financial Services Corp.; Deutsche Bank National Trust Company; Stephens Inc.
Contact: Charles T Coleman
Tel: 501 212 1276 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Judy Simmons Henry
Tel: 501 212 1391 Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Securities:
■Represent clients in mergers, acquisitions, financings, and joint ventures
■Represent clients in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities
■Serve as outside counsel to established and emerging companies
Key Clients: Lion Oil Corp.; Ritter Crop Services
Contact: John R Tisdale
Tel: 501 212 1256 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Fred Perkins
Tel: 501 212 1237 Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
■Handle patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and technology matters, along with related licensing issues
■Litigate intellectual property cases in state and federal courts, and before the relevant administrative bodies
Key Clients: Acxiom Corporation, Entergy Corporation, the University of Arkansas, William J Clinton Foundation
Contact: J Charles Dougherty
Tel: 501 212 1383 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Meredith Lowry
Tel: 479 631 3282 Email: [email protected]

Labor & Employment:
■Counsel a variety of employers on EEO, Wage and Hour, leave and immigration matters
■Defend private and public employers before the EEOC, in litigation and before the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission
Key Clients: CARTI; Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; The Price Companies; Sedgewick CMS; Allied World Assurance Group; US Pizza Co.; and Windstream Communications
Contact: Stuart Jackson
Tel: 501 212 1358 Email: [email protected]
Contact: John D Davis
Tel: 501 212 1373 Email: [email protected]

■Counsel for Exxon Mobil Corporation in litigation resulting from a release of crude oil from an interstate pipeline
■Serve as Arkansas counsel for Bayer CropScience in litigation over genetically-modified rice
■Won dismissal of a class action against Bayer Corporation alleging false advertising in marketing
■Obtained a substantial judgment for an Arkansas bank in a dispute over a life insurance policy
Key Clients: Exxon Mobil Corporation; Bank of America; N.A.; Baptist Health; Bayer Corporation; Windstream, Communcations
Contact: Edwin L Lowther
Tel: 501 212 1294 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Judy Simmons Henry
Tel: 501 212 1391 Email: [email protected]

Municipal Finance:
■Serve as Bond Counsel in connection with municipal obligations of various types
■Serve as Underwriter’s Counsel for state and regional bond issues
■Serve as Issuer’s Counsel and Trustee’s Counsel
Key Clients: City of Little Rock; Arkansas Development Finance Authority; Stephens Inc.; numerous cities/counties throughout the State
Contact: John William Spivey III
Tel: 501 212 1310 Email: [email protected]

Products Liability:
■Successfully defended Ford Motor Company in Arkansas products liability cases, including a postcollision fire case
■Represent Hyundai Motor Company in Arkansas products liability rollover case
■Obtained summary judgment for Gillingham Best, Inc. in a wrongful death action
Key Clients: Bayer Corporation; Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; Ford Motor Company; Hyundai Motor Company
Contact: Edwin L Lowther, Jr
Tel: 501 212 1294 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michael D Barnes
Tel: 501 212 1228 Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
■Represent Deltic Timber Corporation in zoning and land use matters
■Represent Flis Enterprises in acquisition, siting and financing of restaurant locations
■Represent Central Arkansas Library System in acquisition, financing, and construction of branches
Key Clients: Deltic Timber Corporation; Rector Phillip Morse Inc.; Irwin Partners; and Flis Enterprises
Contact: John William Spivey III
Tel: 501 212 1310 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Fred Perkins
Tel: 501 212 1237 Email: [email protected]

Tax Practice:
■Represent Arkansas client in the sale of US and non-US assets and related US and international tax issues
■Representation of a government-owned hospital in its conversion to a 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity
■Representation of a company with diversified holdings in the divestiture of certain agricultural and oil subsidiaries
Key Clients: PDH Holdings, Inc.; CARTI; E. Ritter & Company; Drew Memorial Hospital
Contact: John R Tisdale
Tel: 501 212 1256 Email: [email protected]


  • 200 West Capitol Avenue,
  • Suite 2300,
  • Little Rock,
  • Arkansas
  • USA
  • AR 72201-3699
  • Tel +1 501 371 0808
  • Fax +1 501 376 9442
  • Website :
  • 3333 Pinnacle Hills Parkway,
  • Suite 510,
  • Rogers,
  • Arkansas
  • USA
  • AR 72758
  • Tel 479 986 0888
  • Fax 479 986 8932