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Samuel Baber

Samuel C. Baber
Associate

Phone: (501) 975-7151
Email: sbaber@fc-lawyers.com

Samuel C. Baber was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He completed his undergraduate studies at Millsaps College, and he earned his law degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He began practicing in 2014 and his primary areas of practice are general litigation, family law and real estate transactions and disputes.

Education:

• J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law; Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity
• B.B.A., Business Administration, Millsaps College, 2009; Dean’s Honors List Spring and Fall 2008; Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas and Federal District Courts of Arkansas

Memberships & Activities:

Arkansas Bar Association and Pulaski County Bar Association

Haley Heath Burks

Haley Heath Burks
Associate

Phone: (501) 975-7156
Email: hburks@fc-lawyers.com

Haley Heath Burks is originally from Wynne, Arkansas. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Arkansas, obtaining a degree in English Literature and graduating from the Honors College. She earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2011 while serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Arkansas Law Review. She then clerked for the Honorable Judge Bobby E. Shepherd of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Haley’s primary areas of practice include nursing home negligence and malpractice defense, labor and employment law, appellate advocacy and general litigation. She has successfully defended clients in state and federal court and before the Arkansas Supreme Court. Haley was named a Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014.

Education:

• J.D., summa cum laude, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, 2011; Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Law Review; Top Oralist, Fall Moot Court; Criminal Law and Torts Teaching Assistant; Arkansas Law Review Comment, Maintaining Diversity After Parents Involved: Supreme Court Precedent Renders Arkansas’s School Choice Statute Unconstitutional, 63 Ark. L. Rev. 321 (2010)
• B.A., English Literature, University of Central Arkansas, 2008; Honors College Graduate; Student Government Association President; One of Five Named Outstanding Graduating Senior; Delta Zeta Sorority

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas and Federal District Courts of Arkansas

Memberships & Activities:

Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice Gubernatorial Appointee; University of Arkansas School of Law Alumni Board Vice President, Junior League of Little Rock; University of Central Arkansas Adjunct Faculty; American Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Association; Pulaski County Bar Association

 


Phil Campbell

Phil Campbell
Partner

Phone: (501) 975-7130
Email: pcampbell@fc-lawyers.com

Phil Campbell was born and raised in Little Rock. He attended the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and graduated from Duke University School of Law. He then clerked for Chief Judge G. Thomas Eisele, United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas. Phil has practiced law in Central Arkansas since 1981. His primary areas of practice are employment law, business law, commercial litigation, insurance law and nursing home defense. He has handled hundreds of EEOC claims and successfully defended employment lawsuits throughout his career. He has successfully represented clients in many cases involving product liability, asbestos litigation, business fraud, breach of contract, securities claims, insurance coverage, nursing home defense and restrictive covenants, and he has had the privilege of representing numerous Fortune 500 companies. Phil frequently lectures on all areas of employment law, with an emphasis on avoiding problems in the workplace. Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV

Education:

• J.D., with honors, Duke University School of Law, 1981
• B.A., with honors, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1978; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas, Federal District Courts of Arkansas, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships & Activities:

American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, Central Arkansas Human Resource Association, Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management, Arkansas Health Care Association and Greater Little Rock Optimist Club

 

Annie Depper

Annie Depper

Phone: (501) 374-0200

Annie Depper is originally from El Dorado, Arkansas. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville for her undergraduate degree, and she earned her law degree at the University of Texas. Following law school, she clerked for Chief Judge Brian S. Miller, United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, and Judge Mary Spencer McGowan, Pulaski County Circuit Court. Annie’s primary areas of practice are general civil and commercial litigation, civil rights defense litigation and criminal defense.

Education:

• J.D., University of Texas, 2009; Dean’s Academic Achievement Award in Torts, Allen Lane Roberts Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law
• B.A., International Relations and European Studies, University of Arkansas, 2004; Chancellor’s Scholar, J. William Fulbright Honors Scholar, Member of Phi Beta Kappa

Admitted to Practice:

Arkansas and Federal District Courts of Arkansas

Memberships & Activities:

Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, and the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers

David Fuqua

David Fuqua
Partner

Phone: (501) 975-7120
Email: dfuqua@fc-lawyers.com

David M. Fuqua was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1949 and is the oldest member our firm. David grew up abroad but returned to the United States to complete his education. He graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1980 and has practiced law in Central Arkansas since that time, developing his practice and legal skills in a variety of areas, including general litigation, commercial law and litigation, personal injury defense, employment and civil rights defense, employment law and litigation and agricultural and commodities law. In addition, David has served for over 25 years as a mediator and arbitrator. Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV

Education:

• J.D., with honors, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, 1980; Member and Managing Editor of the Law Review; and Published Case Note and Comment
• B.A., English Literature, University of Southern Mississippi, 1975; Minor in secondary education

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas, Federal District Courts of Arkansas and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships & Activities:

Arkansas Bar Association, former member – Board of Governors and tenured member of the Association’s House of Delegates, The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, American Board of Trial Advocates, Defense Research Institute, and American Inns of Court, Henry Woods Inn, Little Rock.

 

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Eric Gribble

Eric Gribble
Partner

Phone: (501) 975-7128
Email: egribble@fc-lawyers.com

Eric R. Gribble is originally from Jonesboro, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas for his undergraduate and legal studies. Eric has been practicing law in Arkansas since 2002, and his primary areas of practice are general civil and commercial litigation, nursing home defense, professional liability defense, product liability, tort and personal injury defense, coverage opinions and loss investigations, family law, criminal defense, construction law, contracts and debt collection. He has trial experience in both state and federal courts, as well as appellate experience with the Arkansas Court of Appeals and the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Eric has represented clients in regulatory matters and has experience in mediation and arbitration. Super Lawyers named Eric a “Rising Star.” Little Rock Soiree magazine recognized Eric as one of Little Rock’s Top 100 Lawyers.

 

Education:

• J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, 2002; Member and Officer of Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity
• B.S. Business Administration, Financial Management, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1999; Member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity; Golden Key National Honor Society

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas, Missouri, Federal District Courts of Arkansas and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships & Activities:

American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, and CJA Panel, United States District Court

 

Blake Hendrix

Blake Hendrix
Partner

Phone: (501) 374-0200
Email: bhendrix@fc-lawyers.com

J. Blake Hendrix was born in Memphis and raised in Little Rock, where he attended Catholic High School for Boys. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and received his law degree from the University of Arkansas in 1986. After serving as an Assistant Arkansas Attorney General, he went into private practice devoting his career to criminal defense, specializing in complex criminal litigation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also serves as a member of the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission. He is listed in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America® for criminal defense every year since 2006. In 2013, he was named Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year – White Collar Defense, and in 2015 Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year – Non-White Collar Defense.

Education:

• J.D, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, 1986
• B.A., University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1983

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas, Federal District Courts of Arkansas and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships & Activities:

Arkansas Bar Association – Criminal Law Section (past Chair), Editorial Board for Handbooks, and Time Standards Task Force; Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – past Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief; Criminal Justice Act Panel – past national representative; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.

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Jay McLeod

Jay McLeod
Of Counsel

Phone: (870) 336-0135
Email: jwmcleodlaw@gmail.com

Jay McLeod was born and raised in Malden, Missouri. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Mississippi in Oxford in 2007, Jay went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi. After clerking for several attorneys in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Jay decided to open his own practice in 2010, where he continues to practice today. His primary areas of practice are banking law, real estate transactions and litigation, creditor’s rights, probate and estate planning.

Education:

• J.D., Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, 2010; Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
• B.B.A., Banking and Finance, University of Mississippi, Oxford, 2007; Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity; Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Society

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas, Federal District Courts of Arkansas

Memberships & Activities:

Arkansas Bar Association, Craighead County Bar Association and Board of directors for the Downtown Jonesboro Association

Mike Munnerlyn

Mike Munnerlyn
Of Counsel

Phone: (501) 663-5620
Email: mikemunn@aol.com

Mike Munnerlyn is a native of Lonoke and has been practicing in Little Rock since 1995. He has twice been recognized by the Arkansas Times as one of Arkansas’s Best Lawyers in the areas of Tax and Wills. Mike practices statewide primarily in the areas of estate, trust, tax and business planning and estate and trust administration.

Education:

• L.L.M., Taxation, University of Florida College of Law, 1995
• J.D., William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1994
• B.S., cum laude, Accounting, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1991

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas

Memberships & Activities:

Arkansas Bar Association and Probate, Trust and Taxations Sections and Board member of Lonoke School District Foundation
Deidra Parish

Deidra Parish
Partner

Phone: (501) 975-7147 or (870) 932-2177
Email: dparish@fc-lawyers.com

Deidra Parish is originally from Texarkana, Texas. She is a partner at Fuqua Campbell, P.A. and is licensed to practice in Texas and Arkansas and both federal courts in Arkansas. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the Pulaski County Bar Association. Deidra received her Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law in 2005. She graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2000, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising and Public Relations, magna cum laude. Deidra has dedicated her practice to medical malpractice defense and nursing home defense. She represents individuals, facilities, and practice groups in the defense of medical malpractice claims. Deidra also partners closely with multiple nursing homes she represents and advises the nursing home owners, managers, and caregivers of federal and state statutes and regulatory matters, and she also develops nursing home policies and provides training to the staff on implementing those policies. Deidra understands that a nursing home is more than a business, it is a home with many complexities, and she appreciates the need for both legal and sensible solutions.

 

Education:

• J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 2005; Student Ambassador
• B.S., magna cum laude, Advertising and Public Relations, Abilene Christian University, 2000; Minor in English; Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society; Class Senator; Journalist for the University’s newspaper

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas, Texas and the Federal District Courts of Arkansas

Memberships & Activities:

American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association and State Bar of Texas

Abbie Decker Rucker

Abbie Decker Rucker
Partner

Phone:
Email: abbie.rucker@yahoo.com

Abbie Decker Rucker is from Mountain View, Arkansas. She attended the University of Arkansas for her undergraduate and legal education. She served as an intern clerk for the Honorable Robert T. Dawson, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. Abbie has practiced law in Little Rock since 2002 and her primary areas of practice are employment law, business law, product liability and commercial litigation. She has a passion for helping clients understand and navigate employment laws and regulations so that they can focus on operating their businesses. Abbie works closely with owners and management teams on a wide variety of issues, including employee hiring, discipline, terminations, handbooks, benefits, non-competition covenants, contracts, policies, and EEOC charges and compliance with state and federal laws, including FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, ADA, FCRA, Form I-9 requirements, etc. She conducts supervisor and human resources training and internal compliance audits. In addition to her employment law practice, Abbie serves her clients in a general counsel capacity and is involved in such matters as drafting contracts, general operations, and debt collection. She has successfully defended clients in both the state and federal courts of Arkansas as well as government enforcement proceedings. Super Lawyers named Abbie a “Rising Star” in 2013. Little Rock Soirée Magazine recognized Abbie as one of Little Rock’s Top 100 Lawyers.

Education:

• J.D., cum laude, University of Arkansas School of Law School, Fayetteville, 2002; Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity; Board of Advocates; Student Bar Association; President of the Environmental Law Society; and William B. Putman Inn of Court
• B.A., summa cum laude, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1999; Phi Beta Kappa; Vice President of Kappa Delta Sorority; Committee Member for the Northwest Arkansas Arthritis Foundation; Golden Key; Mortarboard; and Order of Omega

Admitted to Practice:

Arkansas and Federal District Courts of Arkansas

Memberships & Activities:

American Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Association; Pulaski County Bar Association; Henry Woods Inn of Court; American Inns of Court; Defense Research Institute; Society for Human Resource Management; Junior League of Little Rock; Fellowship Bible Church’ Arkansas Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future; and City Connections Board Member

 

Patrick Spivey

Patrick L. Spivey
Partner

Phone: (501) 975-7131
Email: pspivey@fc-lawyers.com

Patrick Spivey has practiced law in Little Rock since 2002. His primary areas of practice are civil and commercial litigation, real estate transactions and disputes, business and commercial transactions, banking, construction law, insurance defense and creditor’s rights. Patrick represents a variety of companies in all aspects of their business, including employment law, transactions, contracts, and general operations. He also has the privilege of representing and defending municipalities and counties throughout Arkansas. He has successfully represented clients in both the state and federal courts of Arkansas and before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Super Lawyers named Patrick a “Rising Star.” Little Rock Soiree Magazine has recognized Patrick as one of Little Rock’s Top 100 lawyers. Arkansas Business named Patrick to its 2014 class of “40 Under 40.”

 

Education:

• J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, 2002; Phi Delta Phi legal honors
• B.A., History, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1999; President of Phi Delta Theta fraternity

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas, Federal District Courts of Arkansas, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships & Activities:

Tenured Member of the House of Delegates to the Arkansas Bar Association, Leadership Academy Graduate, American Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, William R. Overton Inn of Court, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future, Central Arkansas Boys & Girls Club Connection, Little Rock Hat Club, Volunteer Organization for Central Arkansas Legal Services, and the CJA Panel, United States District Court

 

Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens
Associate

Phone: (501) 975-7155
Email: cstevens@fc-lawyers.com

Chris Stevens is a Little Rock native. He attended Hendrix College for his undergraduate education and completed his legal studies at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. During law school, Chris clerked for Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Robert Brown. Chris began practicing law in 2012. His primary areas of practice are civil rights defense, commercial law and real estate law.

Education:

• J.D., magna cum laude, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, 2012; Arkansas Law Review Articles Editor; Arkansas Law Review Comment, Deciding Not to Decide: A Short History of the Dixon Rule and a Way Forward, 64 Ark. L. Rev. 1121 (2012); William B. Putman Inn of Court
• B.A., English and Religion, magna cum laude, Hendrix College, 2007; Arkansas Distinguished Governor’s Scholar

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas, Federal District Courts of Arkansas and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships & Activities:

American Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Association; Pulaski County Bar Association; Volunteer with James H. Penick Boys and Girls Club; Board of Trustees for Trinity United Methodist Church; and Habitat For Humanity Young Professionals