Michael J. Emerson

Attorney, Member

Professional Experience

Mike Emerson has successfully defended manufacturers worldwide in products cases involving heavy trucks, motor vehicles, industrial equipment, fire-control equipment, boats, watercraft, and petrochemicals. He also deals in construction litigation involving catastrophic personal injuries and construction defects. Regarding premises liability experience, he has represented numerous national grocery chains, retail companies, and malls in claims involving negligent security and premises maintenance. He also is heavily involved in all manners of commercial litigation. His practice area has expanded to include firearms liability for alleged “straw purchases.” Mike is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, Products Liability Practice Group, Appellate Advocacy Practice Group, and Trucking and Motor Carrier Practice Group.

Practice Areas

  • Construction law
  • Products liability
  • Toxic tort
  • Premises liability
  • Commercial litigation

Court Admissions

  • American Bar Association member
  • Arkansas Bar Association member
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel member
  • Defense Research Institute member
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel member

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association member
  • Arkansas Bar Association member
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy member
  • Litigation Counsel of America fellow
  • International Association of Defense Counsel member
  • Defense Research Institute member
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel member

Presentation & Thought Leadership

Noteworthy

Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas, 1984
  • B.A. in History, University of Arkansas, 1981