Areas of Special Interest
Trial work related to car and truck wrecks, personal injury, hospital negligence, wrongful death, and insurance disputes on a contingency fee basis.
Patterson v. Northwest Arkansas Hospital-Springdale
Washington County, Arkansas
Represented a client who had developed a Stage IV pressure ulcer (bedsore) while hospitalized and had suffered severe complications for the bedsore. The jury returned a $1,500,000 verdict on behalf of the client.
Co-counsel: Neil Chamberlin, Gene Adams
Aguilar v. Triad Transport, Inc.
Saline County, Arkansas
$1,453,500.00 verdict and judgment for eight families following explosion at hazardous waste transport facility and community evacuation.
Co-counsel: Sam Ledbetter, Neil Chamberlin
Shaw Group v Marcum
516 F. 3d 1016 (8th Cir. 2008)
Soldier accidentally electrocuted in basic training resulting in a $6.5 million dollar verdict
Co-counsel: Bruce McMath, Sam Ledbetter, Chris Thomason.
The Estate of Jerry Matthew Johnson v SECO Advertising Corporation, et al.
CV2006-144-3, verdict October 16, 2008.
Sign company worker electrocuted resulting in an $3.63 million dollar verdict
Co-counsel: Bruce McMath, Sam Ledbetter
FMC Corporation and Agro Distribution v Helton, et al.
360 ARK. 465, 202 S.W.3d 490 (2005)
Crop damage case resulting in verdict excess of $1 million – Case reversed, settled
Co-counsel Nix, Patterson & Roach, Neil Chamberlin
Admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Arkansas, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court
Partner, McMath Woods P.A., 2006 to present
Partner, Bond & Chamberlin, 2002-2006
Partner, Bond & O’Brien, 1996-2001
Associate, Friday, Eldredge & Clark, 1995-1996
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors 1998-2002)
Arkansas Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
American Bar Association
Pulaski County Bar Association
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN – B.A. 1992
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville – J.D. 1995
Public and Civil Service
Member, Arkansas Senate 2017 to present
Central Arkansas Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors
Member, Arkansas House of Representatives, 2003-2008
2005-2006, Chair Arkansas Code Revision Commission
Past President of Jacksonville Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors
Arkansas Access to Justice Commission 2007-2008
Member, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
Honors & Awards
AV Rated (Rated very high for legal ability and ethical conduct by the nation’s oldest and most reliable law directory – Martindale-Hubbell)
2006-2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers List
2016-2019 Best Lawyers in America – Selected by peers for inclusion
American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Arkansas
Sidney S. McMath Award – Pulaski County Bar Association 2017 – Recognized for “an impeccable record of practice”
Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
Arkansas Boys State Hall of Fame
2005 Chosen Top 10 Legislator by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
2005 Appointed member of Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Model Jury Instructions-Civil
2005 Chosen by Arkansas Business as a member of the “40 Under 40” List honoring young leaders.
1998 Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association “Best Member New Lawyer Division”