Education: B.A. Hendrix, magna cum laude, with distinction in Politics; J.D. Bowen School of Law, highest honors (1999)
Law-Related Employment: Wood Law Firm (Conway); Williams and Anderson (Little Rock); and Bowen School of Law.
Prior Judicial Experience: Circuit Judge for the 20th Judicial District (2007-2012)
Law Practice or Teaching Areas:
Private practice-Wood Law Firm and associate at Williams and Anderson focusing in the areas of appellate law, health law, and business law. Practiced in Arkansas Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Assistant Dean at the Bowen School of Law focusing on student admissions, teaching health law and business law, founding the externship program, and coaching moot court.
Certified Faculty for the National Center for State Courts. Frequent lecturer and presenter for Arkansas Bar Association, local county bar associations, AWLA, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, and, Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts, and community organizations.
Associations: Arkansas Judicial Council, Education Committee, Long-range Planning Committee, Racial and Gender Equality Committee, and Co-Chair of Juvenile Drug Court Committee; Arkansas Bar Association, Co-chair Health Law Committee, Legislative Liaison for Health Law, Chair of Find-a-Lawyer Committee, Law School Committee, 6 year delegate to the Arkansas Bar Association; Faulkner County Bar Association
Publications: Contributor to the Arkansas Bar Association’s Public Health Law Bench Book and HIPAA Preemption Book.
Other: Top Score on the Arkansas Bar Exam, Arkansas Woman Law Graduate of the Year, Hearing Officer of the Conway Housing Authority, Arkansas Bar Association Outstanding Service Award, recipient of five Best Continuing Legal Education Presentations, ABPW’s Arkansas Elected official of the Year, Community Leader of the year by the Conway Rotary, Arkansas Business’ Forty Under Forty, and founding board member of the Conway Interfaith Clinic.