Christopher Heller

Labor & Employment


  • 501-370-1506
  • [email protected]
  • 501-244-5344
  • 400 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3493


Christopher Heller works primarily in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law and Education Law. The majority of his practice consists of trial and appellate work.

He primarily represents businesses and public entities in class actions and other cases involving natural resources, insurance, trade secrets, employment, civil rights, education, contracts and other issues.

Chris is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Employment Law - Management and Education Law. In 2018, he was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock by Best Lawyers for his work in appellate law and earned the title again in 2019 for his work in education law. 


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, J.D., With Honors, 1981; Editor in Chief, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review
  • University of Miami, B.G.S., 1975


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Education Law, Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year 2019, 2016 & 2014 Little Rock, Education Practice
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year 2018, Little Rock, Appellate Practice
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year 2015, Little Rock, Employment Law 
  • Note, Civil Procedure: Collateral Estoppel, 3 U. Ark. Little Rock Law Rev. 703, 1980
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Business, Labor and Employment, 2018
  • Special Arkansas Supreme Court Justice, Holt v. City of Maumelle, 307 Ark. 115, 817 S.W.2d 208 (1991)
  • Voted by the readers of AY Magazine for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in Arkansas,” Education Law, 2018

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Representative Clients

  • Manufacturers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Oil and Gas Producers
  • School Districts

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys
  • Pulaski County Bar Association


  • Arkansas, 1981
  • Colorado (Inactive)
  • Eastern and Western Federal Districts of Arkansas
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court