G. Spence Fricke

Attorney, Member

Professional Experience

G. Spence Fricke joined the Barber Law Firm in 1982 after serving as Assistant City Attorney for the City of North Little Rock, Arkansas, for two years. Spence concentrates his practice in the areas of professional liability and personal injury defense litigation. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, Products Liability Practice Group, and Professional Liability Practice Group.

Practice Areas

  • Professional liability (legal) defense
  • Personal injury defense litigation
  • Products liability defense
  • Automobile products liability
  • Medical device defense

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, President, Arkansas Chapter, 2019
  • American Bar association member
  • Arkansas Bar Association member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers fellow
  • International Association of Defense Counsel member
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel member
  • Defense Research Institute member
  • Chairman of the Arkansas Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Broadcasting in the Courtroom

Presentation & Thought Leadership

  • Frequent speaker on topics related to legal ethics and legal malpractice risk management.


  • A Lawyer’s Lawyer: A profile of G. Spence Fricke, 2011
  • Voted outstanding attorney of the year by the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel for 1999-2000.
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers list since 2006.
  • Law clerk for Justices Conley Byrd and Richard Mays of the Arkansas Supreme Court from 1979 to 1981.
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the year 2012, Personal Injury Litigation, Little Rock, AR
  • 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers In America in the practice areas of:
    • Legal Malpractice Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Products Liability Litigation


  • J.D., University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law
  • B.A., Southwestern at Memphis (Rhodes College)