Daniel L. Herrington is a partner in the Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group focused on representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including ADA, FMLA, Wage and Hour, Title VII, OSHA and NLRA. He proactively works with his management clients to help ensure their employment decisions can withstand legal scrutiny. Dan has successfully defended those decisions before state and federal agencies and courts, including the EEOC, OSHA, NLRB, DOL, Arkansas Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for Eighth Circuit. He also has extensive experience in litigating covenant not to compete and trade secret cases.

Twice voted as one of the top labor and employment attorneys in Arkansas by the readers of Arkansas Business, Dan has also been recognized nationally for his work in labor and employment since 2010 in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and since 2011 by Mid-South Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, he was named by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year" for his work in labor and employment litigation in 2016 and 2018 and in 2021 for his work in labor law management. 

In recognizing his work in labor and employment, Chambers USA said the following about Dan: 

"The 'incredible' Daniel Herrington enjoys a splendid reputation in the Arkansas market, handling all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination and wage-and-hour disputes and NLRB matters."

Dan is sought after speaker on employment law topics and regularly presents to clients and groups such as ARSHRM and its affiliate HR associations around the state.


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, J.D., with high honors, 1994-1995
    • Executive Editor, Law Review
  • Arkansas State University, B.S., Business Management, with honors, 1992


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, since 2007
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Labor Law - Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Named "Lawyer of the Year,"  Litigation - Labor and Employment, Little Rock, 2016 and 2018
    • Named "Lawyer of the Year," Labor Law - Management, Little Rock, 2021
  • Named by Arkansas Life as "Top Attorney" in 2019
  • Recipient of the Russell Gunter Member of the Year Award, Central Arkansas Human Resources Association, 2019
  • Featured in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/High Profile, March 26, 2017
  • Chapter Author, Inside the Minds, Employment Discrimination Lawsuits, (Aspatore Books 2008)
  • Named in Little Rock Soiree Best Lawyers, 2011
  • Named Pulaski County Bar Association’s "Lawyer Citizen of the Year," 2010
  • Presenter of “Tricky ADA/GINA Situations,” EEOC's Annual EXCEL Conference, Washington, D.C., August 2015
  • Presenter of “Social Media and Background Checks - Manage the Risk,” ARSHRM Employment Law and Legislative Affairs Conference, September 2015
  • Presenter of “Preventing and Correcting Workplace Harassment,” SHRM Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers List, since 2011
    • Top 50: Arkansas Super Lawyers 
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor and Employment, since 2010
  • Publication: "Employer Compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act: A Primer," The Arkansas Lawyer, Fall 1999
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Arkansas Business, 40 Under 40, 2003
  • Adjunct Professor, UALR Bowen School of Law
    • Employment Law, 2004
    • Labor Law, 2003
    • Employment Discrimination, 2002
  • Graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock program, Class VXII

Key Matters

  • McIntosh v. Country Club of Little Rock, USDC E.D. Ark., 4:17-CV-757-DPM (2019)
  • DePoyster v. Brookhaven Medical, Inc., USDC E.D. Ark., 4:15-CV-00675 BSM (2017)
  • Harper v. City of Sherwood, Arkansas, Pulaski County Circuit Court, Case No 60CV-14-1568 (2015)
  • Wells v. City of Sherwood, Arkansas, Pulaski County Circuit Court, Case No 60CV-14-865 (2015)
  • Hawkins v. Vantage Point Behavioral Health, LLC, USDC, W.D. Ark., 5:13-CV-5224 (2014)
  • Woolbright v. Tankinetics, Inc., USDC W.D. Ark., 3:12-CV-03123 (2014)
  • Smith, et al. v. Pepper Source Ltd, USDC, W.D. Ark. 5:12-CV-05027 (2013)
  • Tyrell v. Oaklawn, USDC W.D. Ark. 6:10-CV-06102 (2012)
  • Texarkana Behavioral Associates, L.C. v. Universal Health Services, Inc., 748 F.Supp 2d 1008 (W.D. Ark. 2010), aff'd, 432 Fed. Appx.639 (8th Cir. 2011)
  • Distin v. The Bridgeway, USDC E.D. Ark., 4:08-CV-00044 JLH (2009)
  • Guardian Fiberglass, Inc. v. Whit Davis Lumber Company, Inc., 509 F.3d 512 (8th Cir. 2007)
  • Faulkner v. Arkansas Children's Hospital, 69 S.W. 3d 393 (Ark. 2002)
  • Mellon v. Federal Express Corp., 239 F.3d 954 (8th Cir. 2001)
  • Allen v. Entergy Corp., 193 F.3d 1010 (8th Cir 1999)
  • Allen v. Entergy Corp., 181 F.3d 902 (8th Cir. 1999)

Representative Clients

  • Almatis, Inc.
  • Arkansas Baptist State Convention
  • Arkansas Cardiology
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • City of Sherwood
  • Dillard's
  • Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
  • Kids for the Future
  • LANXESS Corp
  • Nabholz, Inc.
  • Pinnacle Pointe Hospital
  • Radius Aerospace
  • St. Paul Travelers Insurance
  • The Bridgeway
  • Triumph Group, Inc.
  • Universal Health Services
  • Whit Davis Lumber Company

Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Litigation Sections
  • American Heart Association, Past Chair, 2003 & 2015
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Chair, 2005
  • Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, Past Chair
  • Arkansas Rice Depot Food Bank, Past Chair
  • Arkansas SHRM State Council, Past General Legal Counsel
  • Central Arkansas Human Resources Association
  • Immanuel Baptist Church, Chairman of Deacons
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Member, VOCALS (Volunteers Organization for Central Arkansas Legal Services)
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, Lawyer Citizen Award Winner
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)


  • Arkansas, 1995
  • United States Courts for Appeal for the Eighth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • United States District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court Western District of Tennessee