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Attorneys

The attorneys at Arnold, Batson, Turner & Turner can provide you with legal representation in numerous areas of the law.


Education

  • Henderson State Teachers College, B.A. Economics 1957
  • Arkansas Law School, L.L.B. 1962

Courts Admitted

Experience

  • Chief Justice , Arkansas Supreme Court 1997-2003
  • Circuit-Chancery Judge, Ninth District East (Clark and Pike Counties) 1991-1996
  • Prosecuting Attorney, Ninth District East (Clark and Pike Counties) 1980-1990
  • Clark County Municipal Judge, 1979-1980
  • Chairman of the Arkansas Worker’s Compensation Commission for a six year term 1973-1978
  • Prosecuting Attorney, Eighth Judicial District (Clark, Nevada, Hempstead and Miller Counties) 1969-1972
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Eighth Judicial District (Clark, Nevada, Hempstead and Miller Counties) 1965-1966
  • Adjuster, Farm Bureau Insurance Company

 

W.H. “DUB” ARNOLD

Attroney at Law, Partner

Blake Batson graduated from Henderson State University with a degree in Public Administration and from the University of Arkansas with a Juris Doctorate. He is currently serving as the prosecuting attorney for the 9th East Judicial District. Blake’s community service includes serving as a volunteer firefighter, Davidson Campground Vice-Chairman, Clark County Fair Board member, director on the boards of the Arkadelphia Kids Club board and Boys and Girls Clubs of Clark County. Blake is an advisor to the Board of the Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center. He also serves as a Relay for Life Ambassador for the American Cancer Society. Blake has served on the Arkansas Legislative Task Force on Abused and Neglected Children, as well as the Arkansas Task Force for the Prevention Through Education of Child Sexual Abuse, and currently serves on the boards of the State Fusion Center and the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys’ Association. Blake has been awarded the Siftings Herald’s “Best Attorney” award for seven years and was award the Citizen of the Year for 2015 by the Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  Blake and his family are active members of Third Street Baptist Church.

 

Education

Courts Admitted
Experience

  • Prosecuting Attorney, Ninth-East Judicial District (2007-Present)
  • Trial Public Defender, (1997-2006)
  • Trial Attorney, Civil and Criminal cases
  • Instructor, legal issues in Arkansas Concealed Handgun Certification classes
  • State Probation Officer, Arkansas Department of Community Punishment
  • Deputy Sheriff, Clark County, Arkansas
  • Certified Law Enforcement Officer, State of Arkansas; Certified Canine Handler, State of Arkansas; Certified Law Enforcement Instructor, State of Arkansas
  • Numerous positions within county government. Including: Clark County Judge’s office, Circuit-Chancery Clerk’s office, Clark County Municipal Judge’s office, Office of Emergency Services and the Clark County Sheriff’s office
  • Guest Lecturer, 1997-2000, Ouachita Baptist University

Honors & Community Involvement

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BLAKE BATSON

Attroney at Law, Partner

Todd Turner graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and received his law degree from the UALR School of Law. He served as an officer in the Arkansas Army National Guard and has served as a deputy prosecuting attorney. He received the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association’s Consumer Advocate Award in 2000 and is currently the Arkansas State Chairman for the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Better Business Bureau, the Arkansas bar Association House of Delegates and Board of Governors. He has served as a Special Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court and as president of the Southwest Arkansas and Clark County Bar Associations. In 2009, he was nominated by Governor Mike Beebe as the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas and served in that position until 2011. He has written several articles on consumer law issues, has served as class counsel in over 35 cases and handled over 20 appeals in cases involving consumer class actions and arbitration. His practice focuses on consumer cases.

 

Education

  • United States Army Infantry Officers Course, Ft. Benning, GA, 1989
  • Ouachita Baptist University, B.A. 1988, magna cum laude
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law J.D. 1992,  Associate Editor U.A.L.R. Law Journal

Courts Admitted

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon Robin Mays, 1992
  • Officer, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, 1989-1999
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Ninth East Judicial District (1993-2002) (2007-Present)

Legal Affiliations

  • Arkansas State Chair, National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Charter Member, Consumer-Protection Bar Association of Arkansas
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Board of Governors (2006 – present)
  • Arkansas Bar Association (member House of Delegates 1998 – 2006)
  • Southwest Arkansas Bar Association (President 2003)
  • Clark County Bar Association (President 1994-96)
  • Member National Association of Consumer Advocates (1998 to present)
  • Recipient of Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Consumer Advocate Award, 2000

Published

  • The New Adhesion Contract – One Size Fits All: Some Problems and Solutions for the Modern Consumer.” A.T.L.A. Docket, Summer 2007
  • Arbitrations v. Class Actions: Clashing procedures for the resolution of mass consumer claims,”  ATLA Docket, Fall, 2001
  • Arkansas Guide to Landlord Tenant Law (2000)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal, 13 U. Ark. L.R. 671 (1991)

Community

  • Better Business Bureau of Arkansas, Board of Directors 2006-2010
  • Chairman, Democratic Party of Arkansas, 2009-2011
  • Special Associate Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, 2014
  • Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Clark County United Way Board of Directors,1995-1997
  • Member, Third Street Baptist Church, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

TODD TURNER

Attroney at Law, Partner

Dan Turner graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and was awarded his juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, School of Law. He previously served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Clark, Garland, Perry and Pulaski County. He was a former member of the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation and the National District Attorneys Association. He was a former president of the Clark County Bar Association and is a current member of the National Association of Consumer Attorneys. He has also been recognized in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2014 and 2015. He has also served as a guest lecturer at the Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University.

 

Education

  • B.A. Ouachita Baptist University, 1994
  • J.D.  University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, 1997

Courts Admitted
Experience

  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ninth-East Judicial District, Clark County (2007-present)
  • Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sixth Judicial District, Pulaski County (1997-1998)
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Eighteenth-East Judicial District, Garland County (1998-2001)
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ninth-East Judicial District, Clark County (2001-2003)

Legal Affiliations

  • Charter Member, Consumer-Protection Bar Association of Arkansas
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former member of Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation
  • Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Member of Clark County Bar association (President 2001-2003)
  • Southwest Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association

DAN TURNER

Attroney at Law, Partner

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