Guy Alton Wade is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Section. His practice focuses on workers’ compensation, medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, regulation, and commercial litigation. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America continuously since 2005 and was selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers.


  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Ouachita Baptist University, B.A., 1985
    • Blue Key, Student Body President, 1984—1985


  • Distinguished Leadership Award, 2001
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers In America, since 2005:
    • Worker Compensation Law - Employers
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1995
  • Publication: “Assisting Employers in Successfully Preventing and Defending Against Workers’ Compensation Claims”, Defending Workplace Injury Cases, Thompson Reuters/Aspatore, 2013
  • Rated AV Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers List, since 2007
  • Selected for "Arkansas Top Lawyers" by AY magazine and for inclusion in "Top Lawyers" in Corporate Counsel magazine
  • Speaking engagements:
    • Illegal Aspects of Medical Documentation
    • Environmental Liability Presentation
    • Mock Trial Presentation
    • Documentation, ADA and Workers Compensation
    • Litigation Seminar for Legal Secretaries, Legal Assistants, and Paralegals
    • Workers Compensation Law and Practice
    • Arkansas Labor and EmploymentLaw
    • Injuries in the Workplace in Arkansas
    • Impact of the ADA on Workers' Compensation
    • Arkansas Hospital Association Mid-Management Leadership Series
    • Medicare Set Asides


Key Matters

  • Savage v. Union Pacific Railroad, 67 F. Supp.2d 1021 (E.D. Ark. 1999)
  • Stanley Smith, as Executor of the Estate of Jenny Smith v. Diversicare Leasing Corporation of America, Inc. and Garland Pines Convalescent Center, 65 Ark.App. 138 (Arkansas Court of Appeals 1999)
  • Burlington Industries v. Alice Pickett, 336 Ark. 515 (Arkansas Supreme Court 1999)
  • Arkansas Board of Registration for Professional Geologists v. Richard Ackley, 64 Ark. App. 325 (1998)
  • Skaggs v. Johnson, 323 Ark. 320 (1996)
  • 65th Center, Inc. v. Copeland, 308 Ark. 456 (1992)
  • Parks v. Hillhaven Nursing Home of Little Rock, et al., 309 Ark. 373 (1992)
  • First Commercial Bank v. McGaughey Brothers, Inc., 30 Ark. App. 174 (1990)
  • Holland v. Union Pacific Railroad (Federal Ct.)
  • Conway Corp., et al. v. Construction Engineers, Inc., 300 Ark. 225 (1989)
  • Universal Security Insurance Company v. Ring, 298 Ark. 582 (1989)

Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Christian Legal Society, President, 1987-1988
  • DRI (formerly Defense Research Institute)
  • Immanuel Baptist Church, Deacon
  • Little Rock Metro Rotary, President, 1998-1999
  • Our House Board, 2004-2010, Advisory Board, since 2010
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • VOCALS (Volunteers Organization For Central Arkansas Legal Services) Board Member since 2005, Chairman 2013


  • Arkansas, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas