I became a lawyer because. . . I wanted to work in a challenging yet rewarding profession where I could help those who could not help themselves.
What I like most about the law is. . . You can always formulate an argument for any position you may take, and this keeps me mentally “on the ball.”
When you need an attorney. . . First and foremost, hire someone you trust. When you turn one of the most important decisions in your life over to your attorney, you must trust them completely.
My most rewarding case was. . . I had a client who broke her ankle in a fall at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart did not offer any money to settle her claim. At trial, we were able to prove Wal-Mart was at fault and that a manager had doctored photographs of the scene of the fall. The jury returned a verdict for my client. This proved to me you can win no matter how much money your adversary has . . . that David can still defeat Goliath.
My most disappointing case was. . . I had a client who was horribly injured in a car wreck was unable to return to his job. Unfortunately the insurance coverage was not great enough to pay his entire claim. I did all that could be done for him, but he will never be in the same position he was before the wreck. This case showed me the need to raise the amount of insurance coverage required by the State of Arkansas.
What makes The Brad Hendricks Law Firm different from other lawyers. . . is the fact that Brad allows the attorneys who work for him to achieve great success both professionally and personally.
My friends describe me as. . . honest and hard working.
If I had to attempt another profession, I would try. . . sports broadcasting. I love sports and it would be great to travel to various sporting events.
A job I would never choose is. . . telemarketing. I would not enjoy calling people during their dinner time, trying to convince them to change phone companies or to sign up for magazine subscriptions.
Someone I really admire is. . . Jesus Christ.
My favorite quote is. . . “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
My favorite book is. . . The Bible.
My favorite movie is. . . The Shawshank Redemption
My favorite word is . . . hope.
A sound or noise I love is. . . my children’s voices on the telephone.
A sound or noise I hate is. . . the sound of the telephone ringing.
Outside of my family, my most treasured belonging is. . . my integrity.
My favorite daydream or fantasy is. . .. spending each day with my family.
When not at work, I enjoy. . . being on the soccer field.
Areas of Practice:
- Commercial Insurance
- Commercial Litigation
- Insurance Subrogation
- Property & Casualty
- Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
- Premises Liability — Plaintiff
- Slip and Fall — Plaintiff
- Tractor Trailer Accidents
- Wrongful Death — Plaintiff
- Legal Malpractice
- Arkansas, 1996
- Texas, 2001
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1995 J.D.
- University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, Arkansas, 1993
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Major: Business Management
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Pro Bono Activities:
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Honors and Awards:
- Soiree Magazine, Best Litigation Lawyer, 2018
- Soiree Magazine, Best Personal Injury Lawyer, 2014
- Outstanding Graduating Senior in Business Management, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, 1993
- Matthew Hartness is a Certified Mediator.
- Litigation & Torts, NALS, October 1999
Our Arkansas accident injury attorneys also represent people who were injured at work in worker’s compensation claims. We have handled all types of cases from construction accidents to toxic injury claims. Our lawyers have a firm understanding of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Water Law to help those workers injured in railroad accidents or on waterways such as rivers and lakes.