I became a lawyer because… My grandmother always told me that fighting for what is right is the most important thing we can do. As a lawyer I get to take cases that I believe in, and therefore can put my whole heart into them.
What I like most about the law is… Our system evens the playing field between the haves and the have-nots better than any system in the world. Everyone can be held accountable for their actions.
When you need an attorney… Find someone who you believe in and trust. People need lawyers when things have gone wrong in their lives. Your lawyer needs to stand beside you through the hard times.
My most rewarding case was… I have been lucky enough to be part of a commercial litigation case where a very wealthy man decided to not pay his obligation to a business associate simply because he thought he was above the law. When the verdict came back that very wealthy man discovered he was wrong.
My most disappointing case was… I represented a woman who was hurt in a car accident that wouldn’t have hurt anyone who didn’t have a serious pre existing back problem. The jury found for the Defendant. My client hurts to this day because the jury did not believe her story.
I joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm because … I love my job. My job is to be a trial lawyer. At Brad Hendricks I have the opportunity, support, and help to be the best trial lawyer I can be.
What makes The Brad Hendricks Law Firm different from other law firms? This is a client-focused practice. We are lucky to have our clients, not the other way around.
I was honored to be described as… Husband and father.
My friends describe me as… Who you call when you have a problem.
My opponents describe me as… Easy to work with and a zealous advocate for my clients.
If I had to attempt another profession, I would try… Commercial scuba diver.
Someone I really admire is… Anyone who does what is right when no one is looking.
My favorite sport’s team is… The Razorbacks.
When not at work, I enjoy… Anything in the ocean.
Areas of Practice:
- Business Litigation
- Civil Rights
- Federal White Collar Crimes
- Litigation & Appeals
- Personal Injury — Plaintiff
- Professional Malpractice Law
- Wrongful Death
- Family Law
- Employment Law
- Class Actions
- General Dispute Litigation
- Arkansas, 1999
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1999
- U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 1999
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2001
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1999
- Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1995 B.A. Major: History
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 – Present
President of ATLA in 2011, current member
- AAJ, 1999 – Present Member
- 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Honors and Awards:
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association’s Outstanding Trial Lawyer, 2017
- Soirée Magazine, Best Family Law Lawyer, 2018
- Soirée Magazine, Best Business Litigation Lawyer, 2017
- Soirée Magazine, Best Business Litigation Lawyer, 2016
- Soirée Magazine, Best Business Litigation Lawyer, 2015
- Soirée Magazine, Best Business Litigation Lawyer, 2014
- Soirée Magazine, Best Business Litigation Lawyer, 2013
- Soirée Magazine, Best Business Litigation Lawyer, 2012
- Mid-South SuperLawyer Rising Stars List, 2012
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association President, 2010-2011
- Soirée Magazine, Best Business Litigation Lawyer, 2011
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association President-Elect, 2009-2010
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Vice President, 2008-2009
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Secretary/Treasurer, 2007-2008
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year, 2002
- R. W. Distributors, Inc., v. Texarkana Tractor Company d/b/a Capitol Equipment, Arkansas Court of Appeals, Case No. CV-17-1072
- R. W. Distributors, Inc., v. Texarkana Tractor Company, Arkansas Court of Appeals, No, CV-17-1072
- Lorenzo C. Martinez v. State of Arkansas, Randolph County Circuit Court, Case No. 61CR15-108
- Lorenzo C. Martinez v. State of Arkansas, Randolph County Circuit Court, Case No. 61CR15-107
- Teresa A. Griffith, as Executrix of the Estate of Dorothy J. Grable, Deceased, v. Rick Griffith, Arkansas Court of Appeals, Case No. CV-17-272
- Jerry Donaldson v. The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, U. S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Case No. 17-2039
- Mary F. Dooley v. Regions Bank, et al., Arkansas Court of Appeals, Case No. CV-16-748
- Culpepper v. Schafer, 548 F.3d 1119 (8th Cir. 2008)
- Culpepper V. Ed Schafer, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture, 548 F.3d 1119 (2008)
- Williams v. ConAgra Poultry Co., 378 F.3d 790 (8th Cir. 2004)
- Bharodia v. Pledger, 339 Ark. 89, 2 S.W.3d 783 (Ark. Supreme Ct. 1999)
Past Employment Positions:
- Welch and Associates, Associate, 1999 – 2001
- Eubanks, Welch, Baker and Schultze, Associate, 2001 – 2003
- Welch and Kitchens, Partner, 2003 – 2009
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.