Michael McCarty Harrison

Litigation

Of Counsel

  • 501-370-3324
  • mharrison@fridayfirm.com
  • 501-537-2999
  • 400 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3493

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

Noteworthy

  • Certified Little Rock District Court Small Claims Mediator
  • 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:
    • Co-Author “Punitive Damages: A State-by-State Compendium (Arkansas Section), The DRI Defense Library Series, 2009
    •  Co-Author “Admissibility of Evidence, a Manual for Arkansas Trial Lawyers,” 1997 Pocket Part
  • 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
  • Received Martindale Hubble “AV” Rating
  • Received CALI’s Excellence for the Future Award, Environmental Law, 1998
  • Selected by attorney peers as a “Rising Star” in Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2011 & 2012
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers, since 2013

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Past Chair of Membership Development
  • 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