Steve Harrelson is licensed to practice law in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, and his practice areas include catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Steve practices throughout the three state region in state and federal courts. In addition to litigating complex issues inside the courtroom, Steve is also experienced in private negotiations, mediations, and seeking remedies at the administrative level.
While Steve enjoys many areas of the legal arena, his passion is preparing for and engaging in the trial by jury. Steve believes in the constitutional right to trial by jury and is willing to protect and preserve this concept on which the American tort system is founded.
In addition to his law practice, Steve served a stint in the state legislature in Arkansas from 2005 through 2012. He served as House Majority Leader and chaired the House Judiciary Committee before serving in the Arkansas Senate. Steve is very familiar with the inner workings of state government and earned a certificate from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2008 for Executives in State and Local Government.
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Q&A: Why did you become a lawyer?
Steve Harrelson: I chose law with the intent to bring justice to a broken world, to vindicate the rights of the weak, vulnerable and oppressed, and to confirm that justice is blind, ensuring equality to all people. To me, the law is a calling because I approach it as a way of serving others.
- Medical Malpractice
- Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Personal/Catastrophic Injury
- Wrongful Death.
Admitted to bar in:
- Arkansas, 2000;
- Texas, 2002;
- Louisiana, 2003 (Bar Examiner, 2015-);
- Federal District Courts:
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 2000;
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2002;
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 2003;
- United States Courts of Appeal:
- 5th Circuit (2014);
- 8th Circuit (2015);
- United States Supreme Court, 2008.
- Member, Arkansas Senate, 2010-2012;
- Arkansas House of Representatives, 2005—2010 (Majority Leader, 2006-2010; Chairman, House Judiciary Committee, 2009-2010);
- Texarkana Bar Association Attorney of the Year, 2007;
- Recognized as a top rated personal injury attorney by SuperLawyers®;
- Board of Directors, Opportunities, Inc. (2004-).
- Pulaski County Bar Association;
- Texarkana Bar Association (Attorney of the Year, 2007);
- Arkansas Bar Association;
- Louisiana State Bar Association (Bar Examiner, 2015-);
- State Bar of Texas;
- American Bar Association;
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 2016-);
- Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association;
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association;
- American Association for Justice (Board of Governors of Young Lawyers Division, 2001-2003); and
- Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.