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James A. Arnold, II (Member)

Phone: 479-782-7294


Mr. Arnold was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on August 4, 1949. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1971, Mr. Arnold was employed in the Human Resources and Risk Management areas from 1972 through 1975. He was a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Northwest Arkansas Personnel Association and was also the Industrial Safety Instructor at Westark Community College (now the University of Arkansas Fort Smith).


Since 1978, Mr. Arnold's practice has primarily focused on providing legal representation to individuals, professionals, and businesses, along with their insurance carriers, in a variety of commercial and employment-related areas. In addition to providing advice to reduce or prevent potential legal disputes in business transactions and the workplace, Mr. Arnold provides a defense in litigated matters involving commercial transactions, products liability, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, professional malpractice, truck and motor vehicle collisions, and workers' compensation.

Areas of Practice:

Insurance Defense and Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas, 1978
U.S. District Courts, Arkansas, 1978
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1978


University of Arkansas, B.A. English, 1971
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, J.D., with honors, 1978
Arkansas Law Review, Associate Editor
Phi Beta Phi, Magister, 1977-1978

Representative Clients:

First National Bank of Fort Smith
Cooper Clinic, P.A.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center
Travis Lumber Company
Travelers Insurance Co.
Firemen’s Fund
Nestle Nutrition
Summit Holdings
The Zenith Insurance Co.
Mitsui Sumitomo Marine Mgt. (USA)

Professional Associations and Organizations:

American Bar Association 1978-present
Arkansas Bar Association 1978-present
Sebastian County Bar Association 1978-present
Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
DRI (Defense Research Institute)
American Society of Safety Engineers 1972-1975
Fort Smith Human Resources Association 1973-1975
W.B. Putman American Inn of Court
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
National Workers' Compensation Defense Network