Attorney, Member
J.Cotten Cunningham
(501) 707-6138

Professional Experience

Cotten Cunningham concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury defense litigation, commercial transportation, environmental law/toxic tort litigation, professional liability, employment discrimination, products liability, and insurance coverage. Cotten is a member of the firm's Civil Litigation, Class Action\MDL, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Employment, Insurance Coverage, Products Liability, Professional Liability and Toxic Tort Practice Groups. Cotten joined the firm as "Of Counsel" in 2013.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury Defense Litigation
  • Commercial Transportation
  • Environmental Law/Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Coverage

Court Admissions

  • Arkansas state courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association member
  • Arkansas Bar Association member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Fellow of the Arkansas Bar Foundation
  • Henry Woods Inn of Court

Community Involvement

  • VOCALS Board of Directors
  • Stewpot volunteer
  • Family Promise of Pulaski County volunteer
  • Member and Elder of Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock


  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer – Personal Injury Defense, Environmental, and Insurance Coverage
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Former member of the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board
  • Former Assistant Attorney General of the State of Arkansas
  • Speaker/Presenter at the Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meetings


  • The George Washington University School of Law, Washington, DC Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Environmental Law, January 1999.
    Thesis: Pfiesteria piscicida: What Is It, What Causes It, and What’s Being Done About It
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.), May 1997.
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.), December 1993