UALR, William H. Bowen School Of Law
Juris Doctorate with Honors, 2013
UALR Law Review, Editorial Board, Symposium Editor (2012-2013)
Top Paper Recipient, including RWA II (Appellate Brief), Capital Punishment, and Law & Film
Master of Business Administration, 2002
University of Central Arkansas
Bachelor of Arts in English, 1997
Kitty Cone brings to the Davidson Law Firm (DLF) a broad range of experience in the public and private sectors with business litigation, regulatory compliance, healthcare/risk management, family law, and estate planning. As an Of Counsel member of the DLF team, Kitty’s practice primarily focuses on estate planning, business transactions, tax issues, and strategy/growth tailored to the client’s overall business objectives and needs. As an experienced private practice attorney, Kitty understands the need to be very responsive to client questions and concerns in today’s quickly changing business landscape. Additionally, Kitty currently serves as General Counsel for the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (CARTI) system as a member of their executive team.
Prior to joining the Davidson Law Firm team in 2018, Kitty served as a Staff Attorney for the Public Service Commission (PSC) where she represented ratepayers on general rate cases, formula rate plan cases, rulemaking dockets, mergers/acquisition dockets, investigatory dockets, and other regulatory dockets, such as the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. During her tenure, Kitty also represented the Tax Division of the PSC. Earlier in her career, Kitty represented children with disabilities on special education , and civil rights issues as an Associate Attorney with the Caldwell Law Office. Kitty began her legal career at Disability Rights Arkansas, where she litigated special education, civil rights, access, and employment matters on behalf of Arkansans with disabilities.
Before embarking on a career in the law, Kitty developed a diverse work history that includes experience as an Arkansas state trooper, bank manager, non-profit fundraising campaign manager, statistical analyst, and business manager. Kitty received her J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. While in law school, Kitty gained invaluable experience while serving as a law clerk for Magistrate Judge Beth Deere, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Public Service Commission. Kitty also serves on the governing board of the Community Action Program for Arkansas (CAPCA), the board of Grace Learning Center, and the Finance and Membership Committees for BNI Creators of Business. In addition, she presents frequently for the National Business Institute, small business clients on employment related matters, and the National Polygraph Academy.
Kitty is licensed in Arkansas, Washington, and has been admitted to practice before the Eighth Circuit, the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the U.S. Tax Court, the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration, and the VA Administration.
Employment Disability Discrimination
Associations & Certifications
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 & Presentations
- 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.