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Caroline Curry Lewis

Contact: 800.603.5100
501.221.0444
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Law School: University of Arkansas School of Law - University of Arkansas
Jurisdictions: Arkansas
8th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

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About Caroline Curry Lewis
Caroline Lewis is originally from Gurdon, Arkansas. The first person in her family to attend a four-year college, Caroline obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian and Political Science from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. As an undergraduate, Caroline spent a semester abroad in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where she studied Russian. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Kansas in 1998. After taking a year-long hiatus, Caroline enrolled in law school at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and obtained her law degree in 2002.

While in law school, she served as the Research Editor of the Arkansas Law Review. Caroline was also an active member of the moot court program. As a competitor, she was honored for her writing and oral advocacy skills in the intramural and National Moot Court competitions. Caroline served on the Board of Advocates as the Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition Chair, for which she drafted the problem and bench brief. For her service to the law school and her achievements in moot court, Caroline was awarded the 2002 Outstanding Service to the Law School Award and received the 2002 Appellate Advocacy Prize.

Caroline received the Vincent W. Foster, Jr., Scholarship two years in a row. During her first interview with the scholarship selection committee, she met the Honorable William R. Wilson, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, who served on the committee. Not only was she awarded the scholarship, Caroline was invited to serve Judge Wilson as his law clerk for two years after completing law school, an invitation she happily accepted. She has worked in the areas of insurance defense, including subrogation, workers’ compensation defense, complex commercial and antitrust litigation, estate planning and probate law, and the development of business entities in Arkansas. She has submitted appeals to the Full Commission of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Arkansas Court of Appeal, the Arkansas Supreme Court, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Caroline joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in January 2009 as the firm’s law clerk, but recently joined the firm as an attorney. Her practice is evolving and includes general civil and appellate litigation. Licensed for seven years, Caroline’s primary focus is to serve the firm and its clients in any requested capacity with the ultimate goal of helping to obtain a favorable result for each client.

Caroline and her husband, Stephen, welcomed daughter Catherine Elizabeth in April 2009. Caroline, Stephen, and Cate, together with their three dogs and three cats, proudly call Little Rock home.
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
8th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
RussianYes 
Professional Experience
Attorney, The Brad Hendricks Law Firm
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Legal Assistant, Lax, Vaughan, Fortson, Jones & Rowe, P.A.
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Assisted in the preparation of contracts, estate planning, and organizational and transactional documents. Responsible for file and scheduling maintenance.
Associate, Roberts Law Firm, P.A.
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Drafted appellate briefs submitted to the Arkansas Workerâs Compensation Commission, the Arkansas Court of Appeals, the Arkansas Supreme Court, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Appeared and argued before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Served on complex antitrust litigation teams consisting of representatives of law firms from across the United States reviewing documents in preparation of litigation. Drafted briefs that resulted in the following representative published opinions: Stegall v. Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., Claim F302442, 2005 AR Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 242 (2005), Pina v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 208 S.W.3d 236 (Ark. App. 2005), Cottage Cafe, Inc. v. Collette, 226 S.W.3d 27 (Ark. App. 2006)
Law Clerk, United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
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Researched and drafted orders and judgments in civil matters, including orders disposing of motions to dismiss, summary judgment, and to compel discovery. Prepared plea and sentencing memorandums and outlines in criminal matters. Assisted during the pendency of hearings and trials before the court, including the preparation of trial notebooks, jury instructions, and memorandums of the arguments. Drafted the following published Orders and Opinions: United States v. Bolden, 277 F. Supp.2d 999 (E.D. Ark. 2003), Hayes v. Faulkner County, et al., 285. Supp.2d 1132 (E.D. Ark. 2003), Webb v. American Int’l Group, Inc., 277 F. Supp.2d 1014 (E.D. Ark. 2003)
Law Clerk, Friday, Eldredge & Clark
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Researched and prepared briefs, memoranda, pleadings, and other requested documents for supervisory counsel.
Law Clerk, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus
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Researched legal issues and prepared briefs, memoranda, pleadings, and other requested documents for supervisory counsel.
Law Clerk, Wal-Mart Realty
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Reviewed plans and leases to incorporate cellular towers and gas stations on surplus parcels belonging to Wal-Mart’s realty division. Summarized store information to present to team responsible for the approval of leases and designs to construct cellular towers and gas stations on leased property.
Education
University of Arkansas School of Law - University of ArkansasLaw
Honors: 2001-02 Arkansas Law Review Research Editor. 2001 Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Championship Team and Recipient of the Outstanding Oralist (Prize Round) Award. 2001 National Moot Court Competition Regional Quarterfinalist and Best Brief Award Recipient. 2001 & 2002 Vincent Foster Scholarship Recipient. 2002 Outstanding Service to the Law School Award. 2002 Appellate Advocacy Prize
Activities: 2001-02 Board of Advocates Spring Moot Court Chair. Order of Barristers. 2001-02 W. B. Putman Inn of Court Pupil
University of KansasM.A.Slavic Languages & Literatures
Ouachita Baptist UniversityB.A.Russian & Political Science/History Minor
Professional Activities
Member Arkansas Bar Association 2002-Current
Awards
Outstanding Service to the Law School Award, University of Arkansas School of Law
Appellate Advocacy Prize, University of Arkansas School of Law
Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Championship Team and Recipient of the Outstanding Oralist (Prize Round) Award, University of Arkansas School of Law
Regional Quarterfinalist and Best Brief Award Recipient, National Moot Court Competition
Vincent W. Foster, Jr., Scholarship Recipient, Arkansas Bar Association
Received two consecutive years (2001-2002)
Professional Associations
Member, Arkansas State Bar
Current

PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • City of Caddo Valley v. George: Stop or Iâll Sue! Police Chases and the Price Cities May Pay
    University of Arkansas
  • Sample Arguments: The FDCPA’s Bona Fide Error Defense Should Be Applied to Mistakes in Interpretation of State Collections Law
    University of Arkansas

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