S. Brent Wakefield

Attorney, Member

Professional Experience

S. Brent Wakefield is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, Litigation Practice Group, and Products Liability Practice Group. Prior to joining the Barber Law Firm in 2007, he served as the Chief of Military Justice at Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South Carolina, where he prosecuted numerous courts-martial. He also served at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, concentrating on federal labor law issues, and at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas, defending medical malpractice cases against the Air Force. Since joining the Barber Law Firm, Brent has focused on helping companies navigate employee charges and complaints before the EEOC, NLRB, DOL, various other quasi-judicial tribunals, and in state and federal court, all while focusing on ways to help companies prevent disagreements and litigation. Additionally, he has defended companies in a variety of circumstances, including personal injury, products liability, and toxic tort litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII and all federal and state statutes (ADA, ADEA, FMLA, ACRA, etc.) before the EEOC and in federal and state courts
  • Individual/Collective action cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Arkansas Minimum Wage Act
  • Products liability defense
  • Personal injury defense
  • Toxic Tort Litigation

Court Admissions

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

Noteworthy

  • Served in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, achieved rank of Major.
  • Instructor at the Air Force School of Healthcare Sciences.
  • Served as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Antonio, Texas
  • Clerked at the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for two years.
  • Served as Associate Notes Editor and finally as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the UALR Law Review.

Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, 1999
  • B.A. in History/Political Science, Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas, 1995