Scotty Shively

Scotty Shively, PLLC

1501 North University
Suite 420
Little Rock, Arkansas 72207


Commercial, Contract, Employment, Healthcare, Insurance, Labor, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability

Scotty Shively has practiced law in Little Rock for thirty-two years, primarily in the areas of employment and labor law, medical and healthcare law, and complex civil litigation. As an advocate, she has appeared before judges, juries, administrative agencies, arbitrators and mediators, and has counseled her clients on compliance with laws and the resolution of disputes and issues. Since 1996, her practice has included arbitration and mediation as a neutral, serving on the American Arbitration Association’s and American Health Lawyer Association’s panels of arbitrators and mediators. In 2004, she completed a 200-hour Graduate Certificate of Conflict Resolution, and is certified by the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission as a mediator in Circuit Courts. Ms. Shively joined ADR, Inc. in 2012 in order to concentrate her practice focus on arbitration, mediation, and other methods of conflict resolution. Her past legal and neutral experience and training qualify her to address and amicably resolve conflict at all levels and involving a range of legal issues.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, J.D., 1980; Southeast Missouri State University, B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1967; Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution; University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2004; American Arbitration Association Courses: Employment Arbitrator Training, 1996, 2 days; Advanced Employment Arbitration Training, 2002; Arbitration Update, 2001; various ACE courses American Health Lawyer Association Courses: Mediation Training: 1997, 3-day; Arbitration Training, 2002,1-day

ADR, Inc.: Arbitrator, Civil Mediator, Conflict Resolution Facilitator, February 2012-Present;  Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.: Of Counsel, 2008 – 2012; Director, 1997- 2007; Robinson, Staley & Marshall, P.A.: Partner, 1985 –1997; House, Holmes & Jewell, P.A.:  Attorney, 1981 –1985 -

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Pulaski County Bar Association, Member since 1981, past Board of Directors; Arkansas Bar Association, Member and past Chair of Dispute Resolution, Health Law and Labor and Employment Law Sections, and Law School Committee; House of Delegates, 1997-2000; Arkansas Bar Foundation Fellow-1986, Board directors- 2009-present; Special Justice for Arkansas Supreme Court; American Bar Association, Member of Dispute Resolution Section, Health Law Forum, Labor & Employment Law Section, and ADR in Labor & Employment Law Committee; American Health Lawyers Association, past Co-Chair of Employment Law Practice Group & Newsletter Editor, Dispute Resolution Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators; Arkansas Conflicts Resolution Association, Member, and past Board of Directors; Rotary Club 99, Paul Harris Fellow;;UALR Bowen School of Law Alumnae Association, Board of Directors

The Best Lawyers in America – Healthcare Law and Labor and Employment Law; Mid-South Super Lawyers – Health Care Law;  Employment Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution ;UALR Bowen School of Law Outstanding Alumna for 1980


ADR Neutral Training:

  • Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2004 (15 graduate hours equivalent to ½ master’s degree); various AAA Courses: AHLA, Mediation Training (3 day), Arbitration (1 day)

Professional Activities:

  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association (Chair, Dispute Resolution Section, 2009-2010; Past Chair, Law School Committee; Past Chair, Labor Law and Health Law Sections)
  • American Bar Association (Health Law Forum, Labor & Employment Law Section, ADR in Labor & Employment Law)
  • Arkansas Bar Foundation Fellow (Member, 1986-present; Board of directors, 2009-present)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Co-Chair, Employment Law Practice Group and Newsletter Editor)
  • Central Arkansas Executives Association, Board of Directors (Member of the Year 2005)
  • Arkansas Conflicts Resolution Association, Board of Directors
  • American Arbitration Association Arbitration and Mediation Panels
  • American Health Lawyers Association’s Dispute Resolution Panel

Community Involvement:

  • Arkansas Hospice Association, Board of Directors
  • Rotary International, Member
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Fraternity
  • Phi Beta Phi Fraternity
  • VOCALS – Volunteer Organization, Center for Arkansas Legal Services


  • Resurgence of the Class Action Lawsuit in Employment Discrimination Cases: New Obstacles Presented by the 1991 Amendments to Civil Rights Act” 23 UALR Law Review, 2001
  • Employee Rights Under the NLRA in a Non-Union Setting,” American Health Lawyers Association, Labor and Employment Newsletter (Fall 2004)
  • Does the Patient Hear (and Understand) the Provider – The Requirement for a Limited English Proficiency Policy,” Health Lawyers News (June 2005)


  • Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, 1995-2008, and Labor and Employment Law, 2008-2011
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Labor and Employment Law, 2006-2009, 2011-2012, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2012
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America
  • UALR School of Law Outstanding Alumna, 1980
  • Who’s Who in Colleges & Universities
  • Paul Harris Fellow Award, Downtown Rotary Club of Little Rock (Club 99), 2012



ADR, Inc.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

1501 North University Avenue, Suite 420

Little Rock, Arkansas 72207

Telephone: 501-590-2447

Email: [email protected]