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Caroline
Lewis

Caroline Lewis

The Brad Hendricks Law Firm Attorney

 

Caroline Curry Lewis concentrates her practice in Bankruptcy Law and Social Security SSI/SSDI. Caroline is licensed to practice in all federal courts within the state of Arkansas. 

Legal Practice Areas in Arkansas

Bankruptcy | Social Security 

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Caroline Lewis - Arkansas
Bankruptcy & Social Security Attorney

Caroline C. Lewis is originally from Gurdon, Arkansas. Caroline obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian and Political Science from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. As an undergraduate, Caroline spent a semester abroad in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where she studied Russian. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Kansas in 1998. Caroline enrolled in law school at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and obtained her law degree in 2002.

While in law school, she served as the Research Editor of the Arkansas Law Review. Caroline was also an active member of the moot court program. As a competitor, she was honored for her writing and oral advocacy skills in the intramural and National Moot Court competitions. Caroline served on the Board of Advocates as the Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition Chair. For her service to the law school and her achievements in moot court, Caroline was awarded the 2002 Outstanding Service to the Law School Award and received the 2002 Appellate Advocacy Prize.

Caroline clerked for the Honorable William R. Wilson, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas for two years after completing law school, and later worked in the area of insurance defense, including subrogation, workers’ compensation defense, complex commercial and antitrust litigation, estate planning and probate law, and the development of business entities in Arkansas. She has submitted appeals to the Full Commission of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Arkansas Court of Appeals, the Arkansas Supreme Court, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Caroline joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm January in 2009. Caroline has served as the firm’s Managing Bankruptcy Attorney since 2013, and her practice is primarily focused on representing debtors in consumer bankruptcy matters before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Although she has recently scaled back on these types of cases, she also practices in the areas of probate and family law, and is a Qualified Domestic Relations/Probate Attorney ad Litem, as recognized by the Administrative Office of the Courts for the State of Arkansas. Little Rock’s Best Bankruptcy Attorney 2021 – 2ndyear to be named. In 2014, she was recognized by Soirée Magazine as the Best Bankruptcy Lawyer and was a nominee by the American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys for the “10 Best” Attorneys in the State of Arkansas.

Caroline and her husband, Stephen, reside in Little Rock, Arkansas, with their daughter, Catherine.

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Arkansas Attorney Caroline Lewis

Areas of Practice:

 

Bar Admissions:

  • Arkansas, 2002

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 2003

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 2003

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2003

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

 

Education:

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    J.D.

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1998

  • M.A.

  • Major: Slavic Languages and Literatures

  • Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 1996

  • B.A.,

  • Major: Russian and Political Science

 

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Arkansas Bar Association, Co-Chair of the Editorial Board for Handbooks (2015-2016)

  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Member of Annual Convention Committee and Publications Committee (2015-2016)

Honors and Awards:

  • She has once again been recognized by Soirée Magazine as Little Rock’s Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in 2020.

  • Soirée Magazine, Best Bankruptcy Lawyer, 2014

  • American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys “10 Best” Attorneys for the State of Arkansas Nominee, 2014

  • Appellate Advocacy Prize, 2002

  • Outstanding Service to the Law School Award, 2002

  • Vincent Foster Scholarship Recipient, 2002

  • Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Championship Team, 2001

  • Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Outstanding Oralist Award, 2001

  • Arkansas Law Review Research Editor, 2001

  • Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Board of Advocates Competition Chair, 2001

  • National Moot Court Competition Regional Quarterfinalist, 2001

  • National Moot Court Competition Best Brief Award Recipient, 2001

  • Vincent Foster Scholarship Recipient, 2001

  • Caroline Lewis is a qualified Attorney Ad Litem.

 

Published Works:

  • In re Guardianship of S.H.: The Constitutionality of the Parental Presumption in Termination of (Voluntary) Guardianship Cases, ATLA Docket (Spring 2013)

  • City of Caddo Valley v. George: Stop or I’ll Sue! Police Chases and the Price Cities May Pay, 55 ARK. L. REV. 425 (2002)

  • Sample Arguments: The FDCPA’s Bona Fide Error Defense Should Be Applied to Mistakes in Interpretation of State Collections Law, 2001 ARK. L. NOTES 117 (2001)

  • Personal Injury Claims, the Wreckage of Medical Liens, and the Salvageability of Recovery through Bankruptcy, ATLA Docket (Fall 2015)

 

Representative Cases:

  • In re Ballinger, 2013 WL 6383011 (Bkrtcy. E.D. Ark. 2013)

  • Austin v. Centerpoint Energy Arkla, 365 Ark. 38, 226 S.W.3d 814 (2006)

  • Automated Conveyor Systems v. Hill, 362 Ark. 215, 208 S.W.3d 136 (2005)

  • Caldwell v. TEC Corp., 423 F.3d 784 (8th Cir. 2005)

  • Cottage Cafe, Inc. v. Collette, 94 Ark. App. 72, 224 SW. 3d 27 (2006)

  • Culpepper v. Vilsack, 664 F.3d 252 (8th Cir. 2011)

  • Davis v. Jefferson Hospital Association, 685 F.3d 675 (8th Cir. 2012)

  • McLeod v. Cavenaugh Ford Lincoln, LLC, WL 4402499 (E.D. Ark. 2013)

  • Pina v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 31 Ark. App. 77, 208 S.W.3d 236 (2005)

  • Swaim v. Wal-Mart Associates , 91 Ark. App. 120, 208 SW 3d 837 (2005)

 

Past Employment Positions:

  • Roberts Law Firm, P.A., Associate, 2004 – 2007

  • US District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Law Clerk, 2002

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