Work Experience Holitik Law, PLLC, Little Rock, Arkansas – Present ∙ Managing Partner. Representing clients in domestic relations, criminal defense, and civil matters; representing clients in governmental relations with local, state and national governmental entities.
Holitik & Associates, P.C., Memphis, TN ∙ Managing Partner. Represented plaintiffs in class actions against major credit card processors alleging violations of Tennessee Consumer Protection Act and breach of contract, achieving nationwide multi-million dollar recoveries for class members; represented clients in governmental relations, which included legislative drafting and monitoring local lobbying; Special Attorney General for the State of Illinois.
Hale, Holitik & Young, Marion, AR ∙ Partner. Maintained general legal practice, including prosecution, criminal defense, asset forfeiture, real estate, land use,condemnation, and annexation actions for both individual and governmental entities; and practiced before various appellate courts, which included U.S. Supreme Court, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court, and Arkansas Court of Appeals. Robinson Tree Service, Inc., Disaster Relief Division, Memphis, TN ∙ Project Attorney/Project Administrator.
Drafted and reviewed contracts, specifications, and requests for proposals; performed contract administration and oversight; and maintained communications and reporting requirements, including preparation of reports with supporting documentation for each project and facilitating contact between field managers and outside parties to provide optimal asset allocation.
City of Little Rock, Little Rock, ∙ Assistant City Attorney. Drafted city attorney opinions and municipal ordinances; represented the City of Little Rock in criminal and civil litigation, including condemnation, municipal defense, zoning and housing enforcement, DWI, and traffic prosecution; represented judiciary on pretrial habeas corpus motions; researched legal topics for City Board of Directors and various city agencies; and drafted and reviewed contracts for city agencies.
Gill Law Firm, Little Rock, AR ∙ Associate. Represented community water systems in the acquisition of eighty miles of water pipeline and obtained associated easements; performed legal research; drafted pleadings and briefs in preparation for trials; litigated in municipal, chancery, and circuit courts and gained appellate experience in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Arkansas Legal Research Associates, Fayetteville, AR September 1992 – September 1994 ∙ Founder. Contracted legal research and clerking services primarily for small rural firms, which services included legal research; drafting; on-line asset investigations; witness, debtor, and defendant location searches; corporate information searches; and litigation support.
Education – University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, AR Awarded J.D. degree, May 1994. Honors and activities: Student Honor Council 1991-1993; Meritorious commendation for excellence in trial advocacy; Member of Student Bar Association and student member of Arkansas and American Bar Associations.
Publications: “Place Revisited: The Properly Trained Drug Dog Defined,” American Journal of Forensic Toxicology, 1994. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR Awarded B.A. degree in Communications, May 1991. Honors and activities: Freshman Representative to Associated Student Government, 1986-87; Student Government Representative to University of Arkansas Parking & Transit Committee, 1987-90.
Organizations and Activities Regional Board Member, American Red Cross; Fellow, Arkansas Bar Foundation; Member, Arkansas and American Bar Associations; Board Member, Central Arkansas Sponsors Committee, Ducks Unlimited; Continuing Legal Education instructor for Arkansas Municipal League, Arkansas Prosecuting Coordinator’s Office, and Arkansas Bar Association on issues ranging from land use to DWI prosecution; and Arkansas Quapaw Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, merit badge instructor.
Licenses and Certifications Licensed by the Arkansas Board of Law Examiners. Licensed by FINRA: Series 7 and Series 66.
Licensed by the Arkansas Insurance Department: Life and Health Admitted to practice in United States District Court, Eastern and Western Divisions, and United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Licensed by the U.S. Department of Labor in Construction Safety and Health.
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