Biographical Information

Partner, McMath Woods P.A.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Personal injury, especially related to product defects; pharmaceuticals and toxic substances
  • Medical negligence
  • Crash worthiness and passenger restraint system failures
  • Highway construction accidents
  • Commercial and crop damage related to pesticides either through misuse or product defects
  • Pollution-related property damage and personal injury claims
  • Multiple plaintiff causes of action.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

Admitted to the Arkansas Bar (1975); Unites States District Court; Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Claims Court.


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, B.A. 1972
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1973

Honors & Awards

  • A/V rated Martindale Hubbell
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association, Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1994 & 1995
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Presidents award, 1985 & 1986
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers
  • Arkansas Times “Best Lawyers in Arkansas” – product liability and environmental law
  • Arkansas Public Policy Panel-Dragon Slayer of the Year Award, 2000

Professional Associations

  • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America: State Delegate, 1985-1986; Amicus Curiae Committee, 1989-1990; Peoples Law School Committee, 1986-1987; Public Relations Committee, 1989-1993, Board of Governors, 1990-1996.
  • Member, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association: Political Action Committee, Chairman,1985-1986; Secretary, 1986-1987; President Elect, 1987-1988; President, 1988-1989.
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates,1990-1991; Co-chair, Federal Practice Committee, Eastern District of Arkansas, 1986-1989.
  • Member, Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Arkansas Bar Foundation
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Lecturer, Hastings College of Advocacy, Hastings Law School, University of California.

Service Activities

  • Central Arkansas Astronomical Society: President, 1985, Secretary, 1986-1996
  • Arkansans for Environmental Reform: Founding Member and Vice President,1989-1992, President, 1993
  • Arkansas Aerospace Education Center: Board Member, 1994-1999
  • Arkansas Chapter of the Sierra Club: Executive Committee Chairman, 1995-1998
  • Arkansas Public Policy Panel Board: 1992-2001