logo

BIOGRAPHY

Michael McCarty Harrison serves of counsel in the firm’s litigation practice group.  She focuses her practice on insurance defense and coverage, products liability, medical malpractice, personal injury defense, transportation litigation, fire/arson investigation and defense and appellate advocacy.

Prior to joining the firm, Harrison spent 20 years developing a strong litigation practice in Little Rock and has been recognized for her work by Mid-South Super Lawyers

She is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel, of which she served as past president.

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • University of Arkansas, B.A., Political Science/History, 1995

Noteworthy

  • Certified Little Rock District Court Small Claims Mediator
  • Elected to the Arkansas Bar Association's Board of Trustees, 2020
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Insurance
  • Named in Arkansas Life Magazine's Top Attorneys in Arkansas, since 2014
  • Named in Soiree Magazine Best Attorneys in Arkansas, since 2014
  • Named the Henry Woods Trial Competition Winner, 1998
  • Publications:
  • Presentations:
    • National Business Institute, Auto Insurance Coverage Pitfalls, 2014
    • National Business Institute, Advanced Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage in Arkansas, 2013
    • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel, Uninsured and Underinsured Case and Statutory Law Update, Annual Meeting, 2013
    • National Business Institute, Determining Coverage in UM/UIM Claims, 2013
    • Arkansas Board of Trial Advocates, From the Defense Perspective, 2012
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Received CALI’s Excellence for the Future Award, Environmental Law, 1998
  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers List, since 2013
    • Rising Star, 2011-2012

bestlayers_2019_logo superlawyerslogo

Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Past Chair of Membership Development, Current Board of Trustees
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel, Past President
  • Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers, Education Chair
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pulaski County Bar Association

Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • United States Supreme Court
avocado