David H. Williams

Over the years, David Williams has represented hundreds of injured victims and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. He is licensed in Arkansas and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Third Circuits. His tireless efforts on behalf of his clients have also earned him extensive recognition from his peers. David has been named an Arkansas Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, one of "The Best Lawyers in Arkansas" annually since 1998 by an Arkansas Times Readers Poll, 2014 Arkansas Life Readers’ Choice Award for Personal Injury Lawyers, a Mid-South Super Lawyer in 2008 and more. In addition, he is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given by that prestigious directory. In 2010 he received the Henry Woods Lifetime Achievement Award.

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7th Amendment Quote of the Day
The civil jury trial is preferable to any other and ought to be held sacred.
Virginia Declaration of Rights, 1776

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Viagra May Cause Deadly Melanoma

To treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, doctors have prescribed Pfizer’s Viagra to over 45 million men since it hit the market in 1998. However, this little blue pill poses a potentially deadly threat. According to a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine, Viagra use increases the incidence of melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers. […]

Supreme Court’s Historic Ruling on Same-sex Marriage

Another historic decision from the Supreme Court today. In deciding the Obergefell case, the court held states cannot pass laws making same sex marriage illegal. Some folks, like Mike Huckabee, are going to be mad, but a recent Gallup poll found that 60 percent of Americans — an all-time high — support extending the same […]

$2.4 Billion Dollar Actos Settlement Follows Win in Bladder Cancer Trial- 7th Largest Verdict in History

Our associated firm achieved a 2.4 billion dollar settlement after their participation in trying the case of Actos user Terence Allen, which resulted in the seventh largest verdict in U.S. history. The verdict, in excess of seven billion dollars, was reduced by the trial court to a little over thirty-seven million and is currently on […]

HB 1228: The Right to Discriminate Bill

When people get scared, they get mean. HB 1228, the so-called Religious Freedom bill was passed Tuesday night by the Arkansas Legislature, but Governor Asa Hutchinson is having second thoughts and has asked the legislature to recall the bill and fix it after a huge national backlash against Indiana Governor Mike Pence approving a similar bill. Companies […]

Rules Shenanigans in the Arkansas Legislature – More of the Michael Maggio/Michael Morton Story

Fresh off the heels of the guilty plea by former Circuit Judge Michael Maggio to fraud and bribery in reducing a jury’s decision in a wrongful death nursing home case of Martha Bull, in which nursing home magnate Michael Morton PACS contributed approximately $80,000 of campaign money to Maggio, coordinated by former state Senator Gilbert […]

Williams Speaks at CLE Programs

David H. Williams spoke at the following Continued Learning Education (CLE) programs. November 5th: FedEx Corporate Office in Memphis “What To Do and What Not To Do at Trial” – Presented to FedEx Trail Lawyers February 2nd: Leflar Law Center in Fayetteville “Witness Preparation” – Part of the ABOTA Trial Advocacy Series: Teaching 3rd year law students […]

Scalia, Thomas, and Alito Stay Home

I can’t tell you how deeply disappointing, as a lawyer of 40 years, it was to see 3 Supreme Court justices boycott the State of the Union Address. There were Chief Justice John Roberts, and Associate Justices Kennedy, Breyer, Sotamayor, Kagen, and Ginsberg. The Chiefs of Staff. John Boehner, and the Republican and Democrat members […]

Judge Maggio Pleads Guilty to Bribery

In something out of a crime novel, a state circuit judge has pleaded guilty in federal court to bribery. Judge Michael Maggio admitted to accepting bribes from individuals who funneled disguised campaign contributions to the judge’s aborted race for a seat on the Arkansas Court of Appeals.  The case involved the death of Martha Bull […]

Movie Reviews from This Weekend

Saw the movie “Unbroken” this weekend. Has an unbelievable storyline about Louis Zamperini who was an Italian immigrant growing up in California. First generation. Headed down the wrong path but older brother recognized he could run. Set American high school record in the mile. Got good enough to go to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin […]

State Chamber hires Republican Spokesperson for Session – Goal: To Limit Citizen Rights in Jury Trials

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(3) group, has hired a new director, Holly Wilson, former Arkansas GOP spokesperson to lead efforts by the Chamber to limit citizen rights to jury trials. The Chamber collectively calls all such efforts “tort reform.’ Last session, efforts by the Chamber to pass a referred constitutional amendment failed […]