John Lisle | (1939 - 2016)
John, founder of the firm, practiced law for nearly 40 years. As a former State Senator and a well-regarded trial lawyer, John handled numerous high-profile cases over his career, as well as a number of cases that established important legal precedents in Arkansas and beyond.
Shortly after obtaining his law degree, John established himself as a conscientious and capable advocate for his clients. He served as the City Attorney for Springdale before establishing his private law practice. In private practice he quickly made a name for himself by taking on complex cases and achieving record-setting jury verdicts. His argument of cases on appeal has led to distinguishing precedents on a wide variety of issues such as the duty owed in a negligence case, zoning issues, illegal exaction, and a 1st Amendment challenge. After developing his own practice, John was a partner in one of the state’s largest and oldest law firms in Little Rock for a time before he returned to Northwest Arkansas. John successfully handled numerous cases to trial before juries on a multitude of issues.
In a lifetime of community service, John served as an Arkansas State Senator, a School Board Member, and in numerous local leadership positions in addition to his duties as a City Attorney. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas School of Law.
Franco v. Bunyard,
261 Ark. 144, 547 S.W.2d 91 (Ark. 1977)
Harrison v. Springdale Water & Sewer Comm’n,
780 F.2d 1422 (C.A.8, Ark., 1986)
Hasha v. City of Fayetteville,
311 Ark. 460, 847 S.W.2d 41 (Ark. 1993)