Attorney at Law
I knew from a young age that I would probably become a lawyer. Unfortunately for the adults in my life, I always enjoyed a good debate. Like many attorneys, that is where my interest in a legal career began. People generally associate arguing with attorneys. For better and worse. While that is not an unfair connection, I learned quickly in law school that a successful, rewarding legal practice requires much more than a fondness for argument.
I attended law school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During my time there, my professors reminded me repeatedly of the need for lawyers to be able to read and write effectively. After law school, I joined a national labor and employment law firm in their Atlanta office. There I got more experience with reading and writing than I could have ever wanted. The firm had hundreds of attorneys, and as a young associate, I spent the bulk of my time researching and drafting documents.
When my wife and I decided to move back home to Arkansas, I knew that I wanted to join a smaller firm. I was happy with all that I learned working at a big firm, but I wanted an opportunity where I could start working directly with clients sooner rather than later. My experience with a larger firm taught me a lot of skills. It also taught me not to take relationships with clients for granted. I was very happy to find a firm that allowed me to work with clients and understood the value of client service.
With Hickey & Hull Law Partners, I have been able to help clients in a wide range of cases. I have represented clients in a variety of criminal, civil litigation (e.g. breach of contract, property disputes, employment discrimination, and personal injury), and domestic matters. Like many attorneys, I enjoy getting to spend time in a courtroom. My experiences in hearings and trials are my favorite part of practicing law. But the most rewarding part of this job is providing a beneficial service to my clients and knowing that I have made things better for them in some way. A favorable decision is much less rewarding to me than a sincere thank you from a client. Lawyers are not magicians. We cannot fix everything, and we rarely can promise any certain results. But I can work diligently on your case. I can care about your case. And I can keep you informed and up to date with your case. That is the promise that I do make with clients.
Outside of the office, I spend most of my time with my wife, Erica, and daughter, Anna. I am a terrible golfer but enjoy playing. My daughter enjoys driving the golf cart. Neither of us drive very well on the course. I love all things basketball and consider myself a hoop head. I know this to be true because of how much I enjoyed coaching a first grade girls basketball team.