Donald H. Bacon

Donald H. Bacon


Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP

Recognized since 2005

Little Rock, Arkansas

Practice Areas

Health Care Law

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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Donald H. Bacon is a member of Friday, Eldredge & Clark’s Management Committee and a partner in both the Litigation Practice Group and Medical Malpractice Practice Group. While he has represented a diverse set of clients in a variety of litigation, most recently, his focus has been in the area of professional liability representing lawyers, doctors, accountants and insurance agents. In addition to representing them in court, he has represented lawyers before the Office of Professional Conduct and has represented doctors before the State Medical Board. He continues to litigate in a number of other areas such as products liability, aviation and wrongful death.

As part of his statewide practice, his 180 jury trials have taken him to circuit courts in over half the Arkansas counties and over three-fourths of the 11 Federal District Courts.

Don’s designations as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Diplomate in the American Board of Trial Advocacy verifies his experience. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2005 for his work in Legal Malpractice Law, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation and in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Litigation: General Commercial. In addition, he was chosen "Arkansas’ Outstanding Defense Attorney" for 2003-2004.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 400 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 2000
    Little Rock, AR 72201-3493

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law , J.D. with honors, graduated 1978
  • University of Arkansas, B.A., graduated 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1978
  • Arkansas, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - Diplomate, former Chapter President and National Board Representative
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel - former President
  • Arkansas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • International Association of Defense Counsel - 1985—2012
  • Pulaski County Bar Association - Board of Directors, 1996—1997
  • William R. Overton American Inn of Court - Master of the Bench, 2008-2014
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Arkansas State Chair 2007-2009

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Little Rock (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Health Care Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Insurance
  • Lawyer Ethics
  • Litigation
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Noteworthy

Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel Outstanding Defense Attorney Award, 2003-2004

Articles Editor and Associate Editor, Arkansas Law Review

American College of Trial Lawyersn (ACTEC), Fellow

American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomate

District Attorney the largest Class One freight railroad in the country, 1991-2005

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Little Rock, since 2005

Pulaski County Special Judge

Received the Sidney S. McMath Professionalism Award, 2018

Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006; "Top 50: Arkansas Super Lawyers," 2006-2007, 2012-2017

Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers, Litigation: General Commercial, 2018

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