1973, Arkansas; 1974, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1978, U.S. Supreme Court; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
University of Arkansas, J.D., 1973
Law School Graduation Year
Southwestern at Memphis, B.A., 1969
Arkansas Bar Association (Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 1982-1983); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (Chairman, Criminal Defense Section, 1989-1990).
Listed in: Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Law, Naife and Smith, 1993—. Associate Editor and Comments Editor, Arkansas Law Review, 1972-1973. Author: Article, Hill v. Lockhart: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, The Defendant's Position, 23 Am. Crim. L. Rev., 73, 1985. Vice Chairman, 1981-1983 and Chairman, 1983-1987 and 1993—, Arkansas Crime Information Center Supervisory Board. Special Chief Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, 1994.