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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.

Stehpanie Linam, J.D. 

Education

  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville (Juris Doctorate, 2007)
  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville (Classical Studies & English, 2003)

Biography

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a lawyer. My job gives me the chance to learn something different every single day, be it new medical terminology for a medical malpractice, wrongful death or personal injury case or a new discovery method that I can utilize in my daily practice. 

I also really enjoy meeting and working with new clients. When a person’s life intersects with that of an attorney, it’s usually not pleasant. It is usually due to some traumatic event that is occurring in that person’s life—a divorce, an unexpected death, and etc. I have clients whose daughter, with a big, bright, beautiful future just died days earlier, mothers who have just buried their sons, wives who have just been left with nothing and had no idea there was anything wrong in their marriage. These people come and put their faith and trust in this firm to represent their family’s interest and that is a remarkable task to be given, one that I don’t take lightly. I admire these clients’ courage, strength, and determination.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • General Litigation  

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee Member
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Editorial Advisory Committee for handbooks & Legal Forms
  • Women in the Profession Committee, Member
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers
  • Phi Delta Phi, Inn at Leflar
  • Licensed to practice law in all Arkansas State District & Circuit Courts, Arkansas Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the US District Courts for the Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas, US District Courts for the Western Districts of Tennessee.

Publications

  • 2017, Book Guide to Divorce in Arkansas
  • 2006 - 2007 Journal of Food law and Policy, Notes and Comments Editor
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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 
David L. Gershner

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, Past Member 2011
  • 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

Sydney L. Brown, J.D

Education

  • UALR, William H. Bowen School of Law (Juris Doctorate, 2015)
  • Portland State University (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2007)

Biography

After receiving her bachelor's degree, Sydney was employed as a social worker through Oregon Child Welfare. The position frequently required her presence in court on behalf of the agency, without legal representation. This experience led her to understanding how having legal knowledge and expertise could help her to empower her clients and improve their lives. After that, the choice to go to law school was inevitable. She began her legal career in 2015 working primarily in the field of Social Security Disability Law. She joined the Davidson team in July 2017.

Sydney is originally from Portland, Oregon and is licensed to practice law in both Arkansas and Washington. She moved to Arkansas nine years ago with her husband, Blue, who was born and raised in Sherwood. She loves spending time outdoors and spending time with her two rescue dogs, Piper and Lemon. 

 

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Family Law
  • Business & General Litigation

Associations & Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar
  • Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member, Judge Henry Woods Inn Of Court
  • 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.