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Charles "Skip" Davidson, J.D.

Education

  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville (Juris Doctorate, 1973)
  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville (B.S. Business Administration / Banking & Finance, 1970)

Biography

Skip is an Arkansas native from Lake Village where he grew up on a farm and worked in the construction industry before attending college. He established Davidson Law Firm in 1973 as a full-service firm with an emphasis on business transactions and business litigation. Today, the firm has expanded to four locations, serving hundreds of clients all around the state.

Skip fully embraces the motto "work hard, play hard." He believes being a successful attorney means more than working hard from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm five days a week. Clients and employees will tell you it is not unusual to receive a message from Skip at 7:30 am on a Saturday. And because owns and operates several other businesses including ArkBest Realty, LLC., SVN Commercial, Pro HR Plus (a payroll, benefits, and human resources company), and Quality Child Care (six childcare centers located around the state), there is always someone to call, something to work on, or a problem to help solve.   

When he is not in the office, he can almost always be found at working hard at Davidson Ranch, his 300-head cattle farm. He enjoys participating in cow and horse competitions, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  

Practice Areas 

  • Personal Finance & Estate Planning
  • Business Transactions
  • General Litigation
  • Real Estate 
  • Construction Law

Associations & Certifications

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • American Arbitration Association Arbitrator
  • Arkansas Certified Civil Mediator 
  • Bank Director Certification
  • Licensed to practice law in all Arkansas State District & Circuit Courts, Arkansas Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court, US District Courts for the Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas, US Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas, US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, US Tax Court, & the US Supreme Court

Publications & presentations

  • 2017 Arkansas Women in Agriculture, Presenter, Basic Estate & Succession Planning
  • 2017 Book, Construction Law in Arkansas
  • 2016 Book, Guide to Divorce in Arkansas 
  • 2010, National Business Institute, Presenter, Arkansas Foreclosures and Workouts
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Stephen L. Gershner J.D

Education

  • UALR, William H. Bowen School Of Law (Juris Doctorate, 1978)

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Bachelor of Arts, 1975)

Biography

Steve entered college with the intention to become a lawyer. He finds helping clients avoid problems and solve legal issues to problems to particularly rewarding. Since beginning his practice in 1978, Steve has had the good fortune to have represented lenders, borrowers, creditors, debtors, bankruptcy trustees, creditor committees, contractors, developers, farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, distributors, automobile dealers, farm implement dealers, marine dealers, hotel and restaurant operators, landfill operators, insurers and insureds.

When not working, Steve enjoys spending time in the outdoors. Steve is an avid bass and trout fisherman and occasional hunter.

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance

  • Real Property

  • Commercial Transactions

  • Business Associations

  • Commercial Bankruptcy

  • General Litigation

Associations & Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association, Member

  • Licensed to practice law in in all Arkansas State District and Circuit Courts, Arkansas Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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David L. Gershner, J.D

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law (Juris Doctorate, 2011)

  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering, 2008)

Biography

David joined Davidson Law Firm in 2011 after graduating cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law. he enjoys being an attorney because it gives him the opportunity to resolve complex issues where there is rarely only one right answer. Understanding that there are rarely two situations which are identical, David approaches every case knowing each one will present unique challenges requiring new approaches and solutions. 

When not in the office, David likes to fish, spend time in the outdoors, and cheer on the Razorbacks. He is a proud resident of Maumelle where he lives with his wife Kelli, their daughter, and two dogs.

 

Practice Areas

  • Registered Patent Attorney

  • Intellectual Property

  • General Litigation

  • Construction Law

  • Environmental Law

Associations & Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association

    • Construction Law Section, Member

    • Intellectual Property Law Section, Member

    • Young Lawyers Section, Member

  • Journal of Food & Law Policy, Member 2011

  • Chairman, Maumelle Planning Commission

  • Leadership of greater Little Rock, Class XXXII

  • Licensed to practice law in all Arkansas State District & Circuit Courts, Arkansas Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court, Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the US District Courts for the Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas.

Publications

  • 2016, ABA Arkansas Construction Law Manual 2016 Edition, Contributing Author

  • 2017, Construction Law in Arkansas

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Drew Benham, J.D

Education

  • UALR, William H. Bowen School of Law (Juris Doctorate, 2013)

  • Hendrix College, Conway (Bachelor of Science in History, 2006)

Biography

Drew Benham is a native of Conway, Arkansas and attended Hendrix College obtaining a Bachelor of Science in History in 2006. During this time, she was invited to study abroad at Oxford University in Oxford, England. After graduation she attended the University of Arkansas Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law and graduated 6th in her class with high honors in 2013.

Drew joined Davidson Law Firm in 2014 and serves as a junior partner of the firm. She enjoys working with clients, educating them about legal issues, and helping them develop solutions that are tailored to their unique circumstances. 

When she isn't working, Drew likes reading and spending time outdoors with her husband and two children. 

Practice Areas

  • Business Law

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • General Litigation

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate

  • Employment Law

Associations & Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association

    • Young Lawyers Section, Member

  • Licensed to practice law in all Arkansas State District & Circuit Courts, Arkansas Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court, and the US District Courts for the Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas

Publications

  • 2017, National Business Institute, Real Estate Transactions from Start to Finish

  • 2017, National Business Institute, Real Estate Transactions from A-Z: Handling the Closing and Post-Closing Procedures

  • 2012-2013, Law Review Editorial Board, Notes and Comments Editor

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Kitty L. Cone, J.D. 

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law J.D., Honors, (2013)

    UALR Law Review, Editorial Board, Symposium Editor (2012-2013)

    Top Paper Recipient, including RWA II (Appellate Brief), Capital Punishment, and Law & Film

  • Webster University (Master of Business Administration, 2002)

  • University of Central Arkansas (Bachelor of Arts in English, 1997)

Biography

Kitty grew up in Conway. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English, and graduated from the Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas in 1997. Kitty was commissioned as a State Trooper in June 1998, and was assigned to Faulkner County, Troop J. She received her Master of Business Administration, specializing in accounting and finance, from Webster University in 2002, while she managed a bank. Kitty managed a multi-million dollar charitable giving campaign that spanned seven countries and thirty-seven locations prior to coming back to Arkansas to attend law school. She received a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law, where she was the Symposium Editor of the UALR Law Review Editorial Board. Kitty is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and Washington. 

Prior to joining the Davidson Law Firm, Kitty was a Staff Attorney at the Public Service Commission, where she represented the ratepayers on general rate cases, formula rate plan cases, rulemaking, merger/acquisitions, investigatory, and other regulatory dockets, such as the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. While at the PSC, Kitty also represented the PSC Tax Division. Kitty has also practiced at the Caldwell Law Office, and was a staff attorney at Disability Rights Arkansas, where she litigated special education, civil rights, access, and employment matters.  While in law school she clerked for Magistrate Judge Beth Deere, the Attorney General’s Office- Civil Division, and the Public Service Commission. Kitty lives in Conway with her two children, and is a member of Four Winds Church. 

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

  • General Litigation

  • Special Education

  • Employment Disability Discrimination

  • Personal Injury

  • Tax Law

  • Utility Law

Associations & Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar (2013);

  • Eastern and Westerns Districts of Arkansas (2013);

  • Washington Bar (2017);

  • Arkansas Bar Association;

  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association;

  • 2012 Blackstone Legal Fellow;

  • Delta Theta Phi;

  • Military Spouse JD Network;

  • Philanthropic Educational Organization;

  • Member- Four Winds Church, Conway, AR

Publications

  • Kitty L. Cone, Richard J. Peltz-Steele, FERPA Close-Up: When Video Captures Violence and Injury, 70 OK. L. REV 839 (2018).

  • SPECIAL EDUCATION: AN ADVOCATE'S MANUAL, (Ed. Kitty L. Cone 2014) (October 2014).

  • Kitty L. Cone, Trouble in Paradise: Working Through Problems at School, SAVVY KIDS (October 2014).

  • Kitty L. Cone, School Accommodations: Finding Programming for Kids With Special Needs, SAVVY KIDS (Jul. 11, 2014), http://www.savvykidsofarkansas.com/savvyblog/school-accommodations-finding-programming-for-kids-with-special-needs/

  • Kitty L. Cone, Addressing Problematic Behaviors, Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (June 2014).

  • Kitty L. Cone, Due Process Protections Under Section 504, Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (June 2014).

  • Kitty L. Cone, Eligibility Under IDEA and Section 504, Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (June 2014).

  • Kitty L. Cone, Identification Under IDEA and Section 504, Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (June 2014).

  • Kitty L. Cone, Preparing for IEP Meetings, Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (June 2014).

  • Kitty L. Cone, Service Animals in School, Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (June 2014).

  • Kitty L. Cone, What to Do When the District Proposes to Eliminate or Cut Your Child’s Services, Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (June 2014).

  • Kitty L. Cone, Transparency and Accountability in the Lethal Injection Statute: Suggestions for Reform (2013).

  • Kitty L. Cone, Note, Eggs for Sale: The Scrambled State of Legislation in the Human Egg Market, 35 U. ARK. LITTLE ROCK L. REV. 189 (2012).

  • Kitty L. Malcolm, Berry v. Dillard, 2011 Ark. App. 242, U. ARK. LITTLE ROCK L. REV.

  • Kitty L. Malcolm, Douglas v. First Student, 2011 Ark. 463, U. ARK. LITTLE ROCK L. REV.

  • Kitty L. Malcolm, Le v. Nguyen, 2011 Ark. App. 20, U. ARK. LITTLE ROCK L. REV.

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Stefan K. McBride, J.D. 

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law J.D. (2013)

    UALR Law Review

    Top Paper Recipient in Advance Legal Writing and Criminal Procedure

  • Southern Seminary, M. Div. (2008)

Biography

I was raised in a little town in East Texas called Redwater, which is between Texarkana and New Boston. As much as I would like to say that I knew I wanted to be a lawyer back then, I did not. Even if f I did not know it, though, everyone who knew me back then apparently predicted it because I never missed a chance to argue.

After college, I went to seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. It sounds funny for a lawyer to say that, but I think the two fields are more complementary than people think. I never picked up any real fondness for bourbon or horse racing while in Louisville, but I did fall in love with Tom T. Hall and Wendell Berry.

I got married in 2008 to my wife Carman, for whom I am eternally thankful and about whom I cannot say enough good things. We have one son together, Warren, and I am pleased to report that he is more like his mother than me. Both he and his mother are a delight to me.

I graduated law school from the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock in 2013. I enjoyed both law school and lawyering and have been practicing primarily family law in central Arkansas since I graduated. I also handle appeals. 

Family law is gritty, practical, and important. It is not about lofty ideals or abstractions, and I love that. Everything that crosses my desk as a family lawyer is the most significant thing going on in a client’s life right then.

Lots of lawyers promise empathy, but I don’t. I don’t have to understand why something is important to you. I don’t need to feel what you feel. My job is to listen and then accept that if something is important to you, then it is important to me because I believe you.

I am a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, Arkansas Trial Lawyer’s Association, American Bar Association, and Pulaski County Bar Association. I am heavily involved in the Young Lawyer’s Division for the Arkansas and American Bar Associations. I am also a member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Arkansas, which is a practice group specifically committed to helping people resolve family issues without unnecessary conflict. You could probably say I am a “joiner.”

If you care about this sort of thing, I was on Law Review and had two top papers during law school. I also served as a research assistant to multiple professors.

I like to spend time with my wife and kid, which right now usually involves dirt or animals or puzzles. (For my kid, anyway.) If I have my druthers on a Saturday, I am with them cooking or working in the garden, listening to classic country music for as long as my wife will tolerate it.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

  • General Litigation

  • Appeals

Associations & Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association;

    Chair-Elect of Young Lawyers Division

  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association;

  • Collaborative Family Lawyers of Arkansas;

  • American Bar Association;

  • Christian Legal Society.

Publications

  • Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man: Practical Thoughts on the UCCJEA;

  • Neither Mercenary nor Dictator: Unique Ethical Issues in Family Law.