J. Carter Fairley

Attorney, Member

Professional Experience

Carter Fairley has been with The Barber Law Firm since 2002. He has been a member of the firm since 2007, and he coordinates the firm’s 24-hour emergency response team. Mr. Fairley is an AV Preeminent attorney, as rated by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in attorney ratings. Having tried more than 45 cases to verdict, he is regularly sought as litigation counsel for major corporations and other businesses having legal issues in the State of Arkansas. Before joining the firm, he was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the 18th East Judicial District where he successfully prosecuted drug crimes, sexual assault crimes, property crimes, and homicides while receiving a great deal of jury trial experience. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice GroupTrucking and Motor Carrier Practice Group, and Products Liability Practice Group.

Practice Areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Trucking claims
  • Premises liability defense
  • Products liability defense
  • Personal injury defense
  • Insurance defense
  • Criminal Defense

Court Admissions

  • Arkansas state and federal courts
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association member
  • Arkansas Bar Association member
  • Secretary-Elect for The Harmonie Group
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) member
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel member
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) member
  • Harmonie Group 24/7 Emergency Response Team member

Community Involvement

  • General Counsel for the Arkansas Tennis Association
  • Past member of the Faculty Excellence Awards Committee for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Past member of Board of Directors at Arkansas Repertory Theater
  • Former member of Board of Directors for KidSource, Inc.
  • Past member of the Alumni Advisory Committee for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

Noteworthy

Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, 1999
  • B.S. in Business Administration and Finance, University of Memphis, 1996