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Simpson & Simpson, P.A.

200 N. Spring Street
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
Tel: (866) 941-1875

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The Searcy Attorneys at Simpson & Simpson

The experienced Searcy attorneys at the law firm of Simpson & Simpson, P.A. provide clients with more than simply years of combined legal expertise. Each Searcy attorney from our firm provides a compassionate ear, capable of listening to and understanding your side of what may well be the most important fight of your life. Our attorneys in Searcy also provide the unique perspective and are able to present practical advice about how to approach your case based on their years of experience and their familiarity with the protocols and personnel of the courts.

Searcy attorney at law

Jimmy A. Simpson, Jr.

James A. Simpson, Jr.

Email: jsimpson@simpsonfirm.net | Phone: (866) 941-1875 | Fax: (501) 279-0808

Jimmy has practiced law in the Searcy area for 19 years. He began his practice by doing general, civil, and criminal work. From the beginning, he assisted on various personal injury cases,product liability cases, and medical malpractice cases.

Jimmy has civil jury trial experience in cases involving personal injury, fire claims, intentional tort and battery, claims against insurance companies, contract litigation, medical malpractice claims, and personal injury while working on a natural gas pipeline. He has negotiated million-dollar settlements and has had both federal and state jury trial experience as lead attorney. He sat as a special judge in civil and criminal trials and was a city court judge for the City of Bradford for four years.

Jimmy’s experience in general trial litigation in both civil and criminal trials on federal and state levels is extensive. He has handled all types of contested divorce and family law cases, including custody, guardianship, and adoptions. He has represented clients with substantial wealth and their spouses in divorce cases, gaining extensive knowledge and expertise in handling large marital estates and the complicated business and property aspects that go with these divorce cases. He has handled hundreds of custody cases as the representative of mothers and of fathers.

Practice areas

  • Personal injury—plaintiff
  • Gas and oil field accidents
  • Fire insurance claims
  • General insurance claims
  • Life insurance policy claims
  • Disability insurance claims
  • Products liability
  • Defamation
  • Civil rights and discrimination
  • Domestic relations and family law
  • Criminal trials

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville, J.D., 1995
    • Winner, 1994 Negotiations Competition
    • Inns of Court
    • Moot Court
    • Trial Advocacy Board
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, B.A., History and Business, with Honors, 1989
    • Honor Roll
    • Recipient, Golden Key Award
  • Searcy High School, 1985

Professional association memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board of Governors, 2006–present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • White County Bar Association
  • Appointed by Governor Mike Beebe as a Special Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court
  • Currently serves as a Commissioner on the Arkansas State Claims Commission
  • The National Trial Lawyers TOP 100 members 2013 and 2014.

Volunteer association memberships

  • University of Arkansas Alumni Association
  • United Way of White County
    • Board of Directors
  • Searcy Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors
  • Main Street Searcy

Honors and awards

Hobbies and community activities

Jimmy enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, boating, and other outdoor activities. Jimmy was a letterman for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks football teams of 1986, 1987, and 1988. He has coached little league football and basketball.

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Clay Eliot Simpson

Clay Eliot Simpson

Email: csimpson@simpsonfirm.net | Phone: (866) 941-1875 | Fax: (501) 279-0808

Clay Simpson has already had a very full legal career, having held several positions with wide-ranging responsibilities.

Former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Sixth Judicial District, Little Rock

    • Crimes against persons
  • Murder
  • Negligent homicide
  • Aggravated robbery
  • Rape
  • Battery
  • Assault
    • Crimes involving the manufacturing, distribution, and possession of drugs
  • Methamphetamine
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
    • Crimes involving property
  • Theft of property
  • Theft by receiving
  • Theft by deception
  • Arson
  • Breaking and entering
  • Residential and commercial burglary
  • Criminal mischief

Former Chief Counsel for the Arkansas Insurance Department Criminal Investigative Division, Little Rock

  • Managed the division's attorneys and litigation on day-to-day basis
  • Prosecuted various crimes throughout the state involving insurance fraud
  • Actively participated in the investigation and jury and bench trials of criminal defendants
  • Prosecuted one of the largest staged auto collision rings in Arkansas history, with the jury sentencing of participants to 77 years in prison

Former General Counsel of Transamerica Worksite Marketing, Little Rock

  • Managed litigation for a $400 million division of this global insurance company
  • Advised division president, chief operation officer, chief marketing officer, and other division officers of various legal strategies concerning business operations
  • Provided legal support involving various business issues to department supervisors of contracts, customer service, claims, marketing, actuary, IT, and new business and to division sales agents

Practice areas

  • Criminal law—state and federal
  • General civil litigation
  • Causes of action
  • Contracts
  • Domestic relations
  • Personal injury

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, J.D., 1995
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, M.B.A., 2003
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, B.A., History, 1992

Professional associations and memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • White County Bar Association

Hobbies and community activities

Clay enjoys sports, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

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Haley Smith, Jr.

Haley Smith

Email: hsmith@simpsonfirm.net | Phone: (866) 941-1875 | Fax: (501) 279-0808

Haley is a newly licensed attorney who recently moved to the Searcy area. She graduated law school from the University of Arkansas School of Law in May 2015 and was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in September 2015.

Previous positions include:

Former Law Clerk at Roy, Lambert, Lovelace, Bingaman & Wood, Springdale
Former Public Relations Intern for Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel

Practice areas

  • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Paternity
    • Guardianship
    • Custody
  • General Litigation

Education

Professional association memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • White County Bar Association

Hobbies and community activities

Haley enjoys reading, painting, cooking, traveling and playing with her dog Annabell.

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