Brad Hendricks

The Brad Hendricks Law Firm
500 C Pleasant Valley Drive
Little Rock, AR 72227

Brad Hendricks has a family tradition of dedication to the law. His father was also an attorney in Little Rock, and a former circuit judge in Pulaski County.

Brad has worked for many years as a trial attorney almost exclusively handling medical malpractice cases. His practice focuses on representing children with cerebral palsy or other birth injuries caused by obstetric or pediatric malpractice. Several of the cases he has settled or won at trial have been reported in a number of legal publications.

In 1980, the State of Arkansas called upon Brad Hendricks to bring the prison system into compliance with legal standards. The Director of the Arkansas Department of Correction vested in him the responsibility and authority to do so. This involved numerous issues in an eleven year lawsuit, which was successfully concluded in 1982. In 1981, Brad was named Employee of the Year by the Department of Correction in recognition of his success in reforming the state's prisons. He investigated and corrected problems with security, brutality, racism, inmate discipline, and over one hundred medical, legal and administrative issues. Brad also served as Assistant Warden of the penitentiary at Wrightsville, AR.

Brad has served as an expert witness in the federal litigation which challenged conditions of confinement in the state prisons of Oklahoma, and in similar litigation in three separate Arkansas cases involving county jails.

Brad concentrates his practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and management of litigation and claims.

Areas of Practice:

Obstetric and Pediatric Malpractice
Professional Responsibility
Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
Property Damage -- Plaintiff
Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
Medical Products & Devices
Motor Vehicle Defects
Pharmaceutical Products
Recreational Products
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Bar Admissions:
Arkansas, 1980
Texas, 1987
Missouri, 1994
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1996
U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1980

Arizona State University, Tempe, 1977
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: National Political Science Honor Society

Honors and Awards:
Arkansas Democrat – Gazette Best Lawyer, 2000 - 2001

Arkansas Times - Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Arkansas

Arkansas Times - Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Arkansas

Dept. of Correction - Employee of the Year, 1981

Arkansas Democrat Gazette - Best Lawyer, 2001 - 2002

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association's Consumer Advocate Award, 2004 - 2005

Recipient, 2011 Henry Woods Lifetime Achievement Award

Rated "Superb" by Avvo, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Arkansas Bar Association, 2009 - Present
Chairman, Professional Ethics Committee

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 - 2005
Past President

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Governors

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Committee to Protect the Constitution

Arkansas Bar Association, Tort Law Section
Former Chair

Arkansas Bar Association
Former Chair, Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law

American Association for Justice

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Texas Bar Association

Missouri Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
The Haskins Law Firm, Trial Counsel

State of Arkansas, Dept. of Correction, Compliance Attorney/Assistant Warden