Judge Phillip T. Whiteaker is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and the U.A.L.R. School of Law. Elected in 2012, he is currently serving in his second year on the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Prior to the Court of Appeals, Judge Whiteaker served 16 years as a Circuit Judge in the Circuit Court of Lonoke County, Arkansas. Professionally, he is a member of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Pulaski County Bar Association, the Lonoke County Bar Association, the Judge Henry Woods American Inn of Court, and the Arkansas Judicial Council. Judge Whiteaker is a very active member of his church, 1st Free Will Baptist Church of North Little Rock, and serves in many denominational capacities on a local, statewide and national basis. He is a proud husband, father and grandfather.