Clifford W. Plunkett



  • (479) 695-1103
  • (501) 244-5343


Clifford W. Plunkett began his career with Friday, Eldredge & Clark working in the Little Rock office for several years before moving to the firm’s Northwest Arkansas office in Fayetteville. Cliff handles a broad range of civil litigation, including class actions, professional liability defense in the medical, legal and insurance fields, commercial litigation, product liability, construction, motor vehicle (auto and tractor trailer) and intentional torts. He has tried more than 20 complex jury trials often lasting several days in state and federal courts throughout Arkansas.

Cliff brings a legacy of diligence and passion to his work. He was valedictorian of his high school class and was awarded the W.J. Arnold Award from the University of Arkansas School of Law for graduating second in his class. He received the highest score on the Arkansas Bar Exam in 1995. Cliff is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, for Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation and was named Lawyer of the Year 2016 and 2013. He is also selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers. 


Best Lawyers Award Badge   


  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., With High Honors, 1995
  • W.J. Arnold Award for Graduating Second in Class
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Arkansas Law Review
  • University of Arkansas, B.S.B.A. in Accounting, cum laude,1991


  • Highest Score on Arkansas Bar Exam, 1995
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation
  • Note and Comment Editor, Arkansas Law Review
  • W.J. Arnold Award for graduating second in class, University of Arkansas School of Law

Representative Clients

  • ACE/USA Insurance
  • America First Insurance
  • Brambles North America, Inc. d/b/a CHEP USA
  • Earth Science Laboratories
  • Lexington Insurance
  • Safeco Insurance Companies
  • Travelers
  • Union Standard Insurance
  • Western Litigation


Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Council
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • W. B. Putman American Inns of Court


  • Arkansas, 1995
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas