Mike Kinard

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Date Elected to Current Position: 2014 (Appointed)
Education: Southern State College; University of Arkansas and Arkansas Law School (J.D., 1966).
Law Practice: Faculty, College of Criminal Justice Advocacy, Hastings College of Law, 1980;

Member, Kinard, Crane, Butler & Phillips, P.A., Attorneys at Law (Magnolia, Arkansas).
Prior Judicial Experience: Appointed Special Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, 1992;

Appointed Judge, Arkansas Court of Appeals, 2009-2010.
Law-Related Employment: Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Columbia County, Arkansas, 1966-1973;

Prosecuting Attorney, Thirteenth Judicial District, Arkansas, 1977-1980;
Arkansas State Senator, 1987-1990; Chairman, Quality of Care Task Force, 1988.
Associations: Columbia County, Arkansas (Member, House of Delegates, 1975-1978) and American Bar Associations;

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (Director, 1973-1978; Member, Board of Governors, 1979-1983);
Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association (President, 1979-1980);
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America;
Fellow, Arkansas Bar Foundation;
J.C.I. Senator No. 31031.
Other: Vice-Chairman, Arkansas Crime Laboratory Board, 1979-1980;

Southern Arkansas University Foundation (Member, Board of Governors; Chairman, 1997-1998).


District 5