David D. Wilson



  • 501-370-1564
  • [email protected]
  • 501-244-5380
  • 400 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3493


David D. Wilson is a partner in the firm’s litigation section, with 28 years of experience as a trial lawyer. He has tried over 70 state and federal trials in the Arkansas courts in areas of business/commercial litigation and personal injury matters including business torts, contract disputes, trademarks, trade secrets and product liability. David has tried numerous multi-million dollar cases involving retailer/vendor contract disputes. He represented retailer Dillard’s, Inc. in a jury trial in a lawsuit over a software licensing agreement between software company i2, Inc. and Dillard’s, involving claims of fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract. A Texas jury in state district court of Dallas County ruled in favor of Dillard’s and awarded Dillard’s $88 million in actual damages and $150 million in punitive damages.

David is honored to be a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of commercial litigation and personal injury litigation defense. Chambers USA ranks him as a "Leader in the Field" in the area of commercial litigation. He is recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers and named one of the "Top 50 Arkansas Super Lawyers" in the area of business, trust and estate litigation. David has been listed for several years in the Arkansas Times and AY magazine among the “Best Lawyers in Arkansas.”

David is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel (AADC) and the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA). 


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1990
  • Ouachita Baptist University, B.A., cum laude, 1987


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Key Matters

  • Hudson Enterprises, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, 2016 U.S. Dist . LEXIS 68679 (E.D. Ark. May 25, 2016)
  • Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, et. al. v. Bass, et. al., 2015 Ark 178, 461 S.W. 3d 317 (2015)
  • Valley View Agri, LLC v. Producers Cooperative Oil Mill, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144956 (E.D. Ark. Oct. 26, 2015)
  • Gallo v. Dillard’s Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3951 (E.D. Ark. January 9, 2013)
  • Berry (on behalf of Dillard's, Inc.) v. William Dillard, II, et. al., 2011 Ark. App. 242, 2011 Ark. App. LEXIS 251 (2011)
  • B&H Construction, Inc. v. Burke, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142826 (E.D. Ark. December 12, 2011)
  • Eventrestrooms.com, LP. v. Entergy Services, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79352 (E.D. Ark. August 4, 2010)Froud, et. al. v. Anadarko E&P Company, LP, et. al., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35929 (E.D. Ark., Mar. 16, 2010); appeal denied 607 F. 3d 520 (8th Cir. Ark. June 3, 2010); dismissed 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91515 (E.D. Ark., Sept. 1, 2010)
  • L.F. Brands Marketing, Inc. v. Dillard’s, Inc., 2009 Ark. App. LEXIS 224, 68 U.C.C. Rep. Serv. 2d 178 (March 11, 2009)
  • Gibson v. Regions Financial Corp., 557 F.3d 842 (8th Cir. 2009)Gibson v. Regions Financial Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1570 (E.D. AR, Jan. 9, 2008)
  • McAdams, et al. v. McCord, et al., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22550; Fed. Sec. L. Pep. (CCH) P94,200 (March 27, 2007)
  • Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. v. Cohen, 96 Ark. App. 305, 241 S.W.3d 296 (2006)
  • GMAC Commercial Credit, LLC v. Dillard’s, Inc., 357 F.3d 827 (8th Cir. 2004)

Representative Clients

  • American Cancer Society
  • Allied World Insurance Company
  • ACE Insurance Company
  • Baptist Health
  • BHP Billiton Petroleum
  • Central Malony, Inc.
  • Dillard's, Inc.
  • Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
  • ESIS
  • Great Lakes Chemical Corporation 
  • JD Fields & Company
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Regions Bank
  • The largest Class One freight railroad in the country
  • Underwriters of Lloyds of London

Associations & Memberships

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • International Association of Defence Counsel
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • Pulaski County Bar Association


  • Arkansas, 1990
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas