Practice Areas
Appellate Advocacy
Aviation Litigation
Corporate and Business Law
Civil Litigation
Class Action
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Products Liability
Professional Liability
Tax and Estate Planning
Toxic Torts
Workers Compensation

Attorney, Member
Carter Fairley
(501) 372-6175

Professional Experience
Carter Fairley is a Member of the firm and part of the firm’s 24-hour emergency response team. Mr. Fairley is an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He is often sought after as litigation counsel for major corporations and other businesses having legal issues in the State of Arkansas. Before joining the firm, he was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the 18th East Judicial District where he successfully prosecuted drug crimes, sexual assault crimes, property crimes and homicides while receiving jury trial experience. He also represents clients in criminal matters, including misdemeanor and felony state court defense cases and federal white-collar crimes. He joined the firm in December 2001.

Practice Areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Trucking claims
  • Premises liability defense
  • Products liability defense
  • Personal injury defense
  • Insurance defense
  • Criminal Defense

Court Admissions

  • Arkansas state and federal courts
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association member
  • Arkansas Bar Association member
    • Judicial Nominations Committee
  • Pulaski County Bar Association member
  • Defense Research Institute member
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel member
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) member
  • Harmonie Group 24/7 Emergency Response Team member

Community Involvement

  • General Counsel for the Arkansas Tennis Association
  • Past member of the Faculty Excellence Awards Committee for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Past member of Board of Directors at Arkansas Repertory Theater
  • Former member of Board of Directors for KidSource, Inc.
  • Past member of the Alumni Advisory Committee for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.



  • J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, 1999
  • B.S. in Business Administration and Finance, University of Memphis, 1996