Jerry D. Garner

Attorney, Associate

Professional Experience

Jerry Garner concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law, class and collective actions, commercial litigation, and appellate advocacy. Jerry is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group, Class Action / MDL Litigation Practice Group, Litigation Practice Group, and Appellate Advocacy Practice Group. His experience includes representing both employees and employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in all types of employment-related matters. Jerry routinely represents employers in disputes involving discrimination, retaliation, employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act (AMWA). Jerry has extensive experience litigating wage-and-hour claims in both individual and multi-party cases, including nationwide class and collective actions. In addition to a robust litigation practice, Jerry advises clients on the strategic implementation of employment practices and policies, drafts and revises employee handbooks and other employment agreements, and assists clients with internal investigations and employment-related training. Jerry joined the firm in 2021 after practicing at a boutique employment law firm as well as serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General.

Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Wage-and-Hour Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Appellate Advocacy

Court Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Pulaski County Bar Association

Presentations/Thought Leadership

  • “How to Get Your Social Media, Email, and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out),” National Business Institute (June 2018)
  • “Applying HR Law to Everyday Issues,” National Business Institute (November 2017)
  • “Advanced Employment Law,” National Business Institute (October 2017)
  • “Wage & Hour Law,” National Business Institute (June 2015, March 2016, February 2017)


  • Graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Served as a law clerk for Arkansas Supreme Court Special Justice Cory Cox in C.J. Mahan Constr. Co. v. Betzner, 2021 Ark. 42
  • Intern to the Honorable Robin Wynne, Arkansas Court of Appeals
  • Member of Bowen School of Law Moot Court Board
  • Founding member and Captain of the University of Central Arkansas Debate Union


  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, 2014
  • B.A., magna cum laude, History, University of Central Arkansas, 2011