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Rebecca D. Hattabaugh (Member)

Phone: 479-782-7294


Ms. Hattabaugh was born in Booneville, Arkansas on September 13, 1972. Ms. Hattabaugh attended the University of Arkansas where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and she was accepted into the advanced placement program for law school. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas in 1994 and her Juris Doctorate, with high honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1995, where she served as an Associate Editor of the Arkansas Law Review. Ms. Hattabaugh earned the highest score on the February 1996 Arkansas Bar Exam and has been practicing with this firm since her admission to the bar.


During her tenure at this firm, Ms. Hattabaugh has been involved primarily in insurance defense, litigation, medical malpractice defense, employment law, workers' compensation, nursing home defense, and appellate practice. As part of the Young Lawyers Section of the Arkansas Bar Association, she was a contributing editor to the Second Edition of the Consumer Law Handbook published by the Section in 2000. Ms. Hattabaugh is a 2002 graduate of the Leadership Fort Smith program, which emphasizes community involvement and leadership. She is also a 2008 graduate of the Leadership Arkansas Program created and sponsored by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Hattabaugh currently serves as the President of the Sebastian County Bar Association and as a member of the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board appointed by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice:

Medical Malpractice, Employment Law, Insurance Defense, and Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions:

Arkansas, 1996
Oklahoma, 1996
U.S. District Courts, Arkansas 1996
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996


University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, B.A., cum laude, 1994
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, J.D., with high honors, 1995

Professional Associations and Organizations:

Sebastian County Bar Association
Arkansas Bar Association
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Arkansas Association of Defense Council
Arkansas CLE Board

Community Volunteer Work:

River Valley Volunteer Attorney Project
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Grace Community Church Executive Committee
Leadership Arkansas Alumni
Leadership Fort Smith Alumni