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IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gallagher to Advise Protect Arkansas Families Campaign

David Williams

 

Gallagher to Advise
Campaign Against Tort Amendment

Protect Arkansas Families, the campaign effort to defeat the passage of a
constitutional amendment limiting the value of life and damages for Arkansans
in lawsuits, announced that Chad Gallagher, will serve as an advisor and
strategist to the campaign.

An Arkansas native, Gallagher, is the founder and principal consultant with Legacy
Consulting. He is a long time aide and advisor to former Governor Huckabee,
serving as his political director, director of appointments and policy advisor
for local government during Huckabee’s term; and further in his presidential
races, political action committee and other private business affairs since
leaving office. Long active in state politics, Gallagher has previously served
as a delegate to Republican National Conventions and worked on a great number
of Republican campaigns in the state.

“We are very excited that Chad has joined our team,” Paul Byrd, an officer with
Protect Arkansas’ Families said. “Chad is a thoughtful leader in strategy and
messaging, and his love for Arkansas combined with his political experience is
a tremendous asset to our campaign. Chad’s the right person to help guide this
important campaign toward victory.”

Through his firm, Gallagher works with clients on public relations, strategic growth, brand
management and government relations, as well as local community development
projects. Prior to his tenure in the governor’s office, he served as the mayor
of De Queen. In addition to the consulting company, Gallagher and his wife,
Jessica, have founded a Christian school in De Queen, serve in church
leadership and own a restaurant and a grass-fed beef farm in Sevier County.

“I’m looking forward to working on behalf of Arkansans to defeat this dangerous
amendment. As a small business owner, I have always advocated for business
growth and sound economic policies. I am a small town boy who believes bringing
jobs to rural Arkansas is crucial. Unfortunately, this amendment doesn’t help
that happen at all. As a person of faith and a life-long conservative, I’ve
worked in politics since I was a teenager to protect the value of every life,
especially the unborn, who are without their own voice. This amendment would
place a dollar amount limit on the price of life and limb in our state
constitution. Doing so would only hurt every day working Arkansas families and
would be the most tragic for the least amongst us in our society, including
children and the elderly. Our senior citizens in nursing homes would stand to
be harmed the most by this reckless amendment. While it may benefit big donors
and politicians, it’s a death blow to everyday families. I’m honored to serve
in this capacity and do all I can to protect Arkansans.”

Gallagher is a native of Winthrop (Little River County) and a 1996 graduate of Ouachita Baptist
University. He and his wife Jessica have four children.

Value life. Vote AGAINST ISSUE 1

David Williams


We’re getting the word out about the harmful effects of Issue 1, and what it could do to our families, friends, and neighbors if it passes. Did you see our post on our Facebook page?  

Issue 1 is a clear and present threat to the value of life. If it passes it’ll not only change the Arkansas Constitution, but put an artificial dollar value on human life. Issue 1 is the continuation of the death culture and it’s lack of respect for the sanctity of life.

That is unjust, immoral, and wrong.

Will you share our post on Facebook with your friends and family? We need to get the word out about Issue 1 before it’s too late. We can’t let Issue 1 pass in Arkansas, and we can’t let big government tell us how much we’re worth. We must vote against Issue 1 this November.


Thanks,


Protect AR Families

 

 

For too long, our state has led the way on medical errors and mistakes.

David Williams

 

Issue 1’s proposed artificial value on life and the lower standard of care in our nursing homes and health facilities is a disgrace to our state!   If Issue 1 passes, this latest column in the Democrat-Gazette foresees the result.

 

All accountability: Lost.

 

"The attempt to rig the justice system in favor of defendants in injury cases for me represents nothing less than the nursing home industry's greatest betrayal to the residents it should serve above all. Sadly enough, it seems every day we Arkansans somehow come out on the losing end when big money and friendly politicians join forces.”

 

READ THE COLUMN

 

Issue 1 is riddled with confusing and tricky language meant to give power to big money, big government, and wealthy special interests while taking away our basic rights given to us by the state constitution.

 

This is an urgent call to action: Give $5, $15, or even $50 right now so we can stop Issue 1 from taking away our rights and value. Help us protect our most vulnerable family and friends from this injustice!

 

Thanks,

 

Protect AR Families

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"If Issue 1 passes, we all lose."

David Williams

 

If you haven’t see this article from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette yet, you need to. Just a few weeks ago, the paper exposed the alarming numbers of medication and health errors that are plaguing -- even killing -- elderly and vulnerable Arkansas residents in their places of care.

The same people who want to loosen the rules and limit the value of the lives of our family and friends in Arkansas care centers are the ones who are behind #Issue1. We can’t stress enough -- if Issue 1 passes, we all lose.

 

CONTRIBUTE NOW

 

It’s going to take a lot of money, resources, and people-power to make sure this ballot measure does not pass next November. We can’t let special interests put an arbitrary value on life. Please give $10, $50, or $100 right now so we can take them on and stop #Issue1 in 2018.

 

With your help, we can make sure our elderly and most vulnerable citizens are taken care of -- and protected -- in nursing homes and living centers across our state. Stand up with us, and demand better before it’s too late.

 

Sincerely,

Protect AR Families

 Paid for by Protect AR Families

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE NO to SJR8!

David Williams

 

It’s hard not to think about families like that of Tyler Jarrell, who was tragically killed at the Ohio State Fair when a ride malfunctioned, and threw him and others into the sky and onto the ground. Now a law, similar to what’s being proposed with Issue 1, will make Tyler’s family’s fight for justice even harder.

Because of Ohio’s law that’s similar to the ballot measure Issue 1 here in Arkansas, the manufacturer of the fatal fair accident might actually be shielded -- protected -- from being held accountable for a wrongful death. 

 

READ TYLER JARRELL'S STORY

 

The interests behind Issue 1 right here in Arkansas are also looking to limit the justice for victims of disasters like this because of unjust greed. Instead of holding high safety standards for amusement park rides or medical practices, these interests would rather protect big business and corporate greed just to make a buck.


Issue 1 is an injustice. We can't stay silent. Use the thumbnails below and join us on Facebook and Twitter as we demand action and work to stop Issue 1 from passing here in Arkansas -- families like Tyler Jarrell’s are depending on us, and stories like theirs need to be shared to make sure this doesn’t happen in Arkansas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

David H. Williams - Best Lawyers 2018

David Williams

We are pleased to announce that David H. Williams has been recognized  in the Arkansas Times 2018 Best Lawyers "Lawyers of the Year".

"This designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity." - Arkansas Times

Official Press Release on November 2, 2017.

VOTE NO to SJR8!

David Williams

This session of the Arkansas Legislature has resulted in some of the most dangerous legislation to Arkansans in history.  Yes, I said that: in the history of this State. It is the product of high paid lobbyists who work for Michael Morton, the nursing home owner from Fort Smith who is linked to the bribery of Judge Michael Maggio for reducing a jury’s verdict in return for campaign donations, the State Chamber of Commerce, along with WalMart, Tyson, and a host of special fat cat corporate interests.

The legislation is sometimes bizarre, but most often mean-spirited and greedy. Examples of these bills are one to remove any requirements for any profession or occupation to have a license or certification or training, so that anyone can be a brain surgeon, an electrician, a contractor, an optometrist, as long as they don’t “advertise” that they are one; a bill to create a private cause of action against private and governmental whistleblowers who report fraud and misuse of taxpayer dollars; a bill to exempt nursing homes from safety requirements; a bill to hide the records of city, state and county government actions. And one of the bizarre bills is one that makes is a criminal offense to request any kind of “assistance” after dark. What does that mean? Your 17-year-old daughter has a flat at night on the highway and she can be arrested for “loitering” if she asks for help?

The most egregious, however, is Senate Joint Resolution 8 (SJR8) by Missy Irvin of Mountain Home, and Trent Garner of El Dorado, also sponsored by House Representative Bob Ballinger of Hindsville.  It changes the 1876 Arkansas Constitution section which preserves the right to a jury trial, which is described in our Constitution as an “inviolate” right by putting (1) a cap on the value of life. Yes, on the value of life. Limited to $500,000. Yours, your spouses’, your children’s, your parents’ lives. (2) It caps damages for those who don’t have jobs. (3)  It destroys the judiciary branch of our government by transferring the authority of the Supreme Court to promulgate rules of law on the trial of cases, to the Legislature, which then can create its own rules. (4) It destroys your access to justice by capping what average people can pay a lawyer to represent them when they are hurt or they die as a result of someone else’s negligence.  It does not limit what Walmart or Tyson or Michael Morton can pay its lawyers to represent them when they hurt or kill someone through their negligence. There is no limit there. So, they can pay their lawyers any amount of money to defeat righteous claims, while you get to fight back with one hand tied behind your back if you can find a lawyer to fight for you at all.

It is nothing more than basic socialism when the gains are privatized, and the losses are socialized, because the insurance companies will receive the financial benefit for not being held accountable for their wrongs, and the damages, medical care, loss of jobs and the income of the citizens who are injured or killed are foisted on the society and us as taxpayers to absorb through Medicaid, free care for those who have no insurance, and then those costs are passed on to the rest of us.

In other words, we subsidize the bad actors. We subsidize the irresponsible, undesirable companies who come into this State because they’ve found out that the Legislature has opened up our borders by lowering the price for bad actors to pay. If a company can calculate the cost-benefit ratio of killing someone because of a defective product or defective and negligent action, as opposed to the cost of fixing the defect or the negligent action, then it will go to the bottom line every time. And, if it costs less to kill people, and SJR8 caps that cost at $500,000, then they will do that instead of fixing the problem. And, just keep on killing people.

So, stop this craziness and madness. Vote NO to SJR8 in November of 2018.  Tell Senators Missy Irvine and Trent Garner,  and Rep Bob Ballinger that you are going to hold them responsible for this, and that they will NOT be reelected, and tell the other sponsors and legislators who voted for this horribly wrong Amendment to our Arkansas Constitution that they are not going to go back to the Arkansas Legislature and continue to represent our interests, because they do not.

Tell your Representative to Vote NO on SJR8

David Williams

Senator Trent Garner and Senator Missy Irvin are the lead sponsors of a constitutional amendment to place a limit on the value of a child's life. It's called senate joint resolution 8. When Senator Garner was testifying Thursday on the floor of the Senate, Senator Larry Teague asked him how much money he would take for his child's life. Senator Garner replied, "there's no amount of money that I would take for my child. No amount of money in the world."

Then, why is Senator Garner and Senator Irvin seeking to pass this constitutional amendment? This matter goes to the house of representatives Monday. Please call your representative and leave a message to vote no on SJR8, and ask why Senator Garner and Senator Irvin are even proposing to limit the value of a child's life when Senator Garner himself said that there's no amount of money he would take for his own child. Please call. Please email.

Official Press Release - Best Law Firms by USNews

David Williams

Once again, The Law Office of David H. Williams has been selected as one of the Best Law Firms in the country. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Washington, D.C. – Nov. 1, 2016 – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the seventh consecutive year, announce the Best Law Firms rankings.

Firms included in the 2017 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

"U.S. News is the global authority in rankings," says Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. "Evaluating law firms is a natural extension of what we do best."

The 2017 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 10,000 attorneys provided more than 800,000 law firm assessments, and over 10,000 clients provided more than 90,000 evaluations.

"For seven years now, we have added law firm rankings to our rankings of individual lawyers," says Steven Naifeh, CEO and co-founder of Best Lawyers. "It has been a daunting task. This year we reviewed 13,803 law firms across the United States and across 122 practice areas, for a total of 2,005 firms receiving a national law firm ranking. Each year, we have expanded our reach while also trying to simplify the process, as much as possible, for the law firms that provide us with the information that we use to create the rankings. We are proud that the legal profession has come to view our law firm rankings each year with such deep and widespread respect."

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for its abilities, its professionalism and its integrity.

Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan practice areas. One "Law Firm of the Year" is named in each of the 74 nationally ranked practice areas.

The 2017 Best Law Firms list will be featured in two publications. The national First Tier rankings will be featured in the Third Edition of the "Best Law Firms" Legal Issue, which will be distributed in January to more than 35,000 C-level executives. National and metropolitan First Tier rankings will be featured in the "Best Law Firms" General Counsel Publication, which will be distributed in December to more than 30,000 in-house counsel, and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.

The 2017 Best Law Firms rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

David H. Williams - Top Tier Law Firm

David Williams

We are pleased to announce that The Law Office of David H. Williams has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the  2017 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"

Official Press Release is scheduled to go out on November 2, 2016.