Family & Criminal Divisions
My name is Rebecca, but those close to me call me Becca. I grew up in Camden, far from interstates, malls, or civilization — and sustained on sports and church. Since the fourth grade, I’ve known I’d be a lawyer. It’s a calling, not simply a job to me. It’s been my plan so long I can’t even remember how it started!
My roots in my Methodist church are strong – surviving going away to college (Henderson), law school (Bowen), career and family. My time with Ozark Mission Project accidentally shaped the lawyer I was to become – my first summer as a chaperone I saw a baby – two years old, maybe – locked outside with the goats all day long. I reported it and the next day, everything — the goats, baby, and fence — was gone. The results of that report are unknown but my fate was cemented — giving a voice to the voiceless — children, criminal defendants, and people with no financial access to justice.
I spent eight years as a public defender, representing the most impoverished and disenfranchised among us, and protecting our American values. Now, at Lion Legal, I am able to provide access to civil and domestic justice that Arkansans so desperately need on a daily basis.
I’m a member of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and am a bang-up trial attorney with extensive court experience. I thrive in front of juries and love the dramatic presentation required to win cases.
As the managing attorney for our Criminal and Family Divisions, I work exclusively on criminal defense and domestic cases, which surprisingly and all too often, go hand-in-hand. I love my work at Lion Legal because it allows me the freedom to communicate effectively with clients, rely on my associate attorneys, and spend sufficient time on each case.
I’m proud to say I’m living a romance novel: I met my husband during my first year in college — and we’ve never broken up! We finished college, went to law school, married, and passed the bar together. Now, we have two perfect little girls, Evelynn and Vivian.
Tori and I have daughters that are about the same age. So, we decided to serve as Girl Scout Troop leaders. We spend a lot of time together in and out of the office, and love almost every minute of our time ‘wrangling cats’ — I mean elementary school girls. Sometimes, I think I work only to escape the chaos of rearing strong-headed, stubborn little women.
Our family lives in Little Rock and we spend our days dreaming of living in the country with land and lakes and four-wheelers, while trying to maintain an exercise routine and most of our sanity. When not talking about cases, we spend a lot of time on our boat and arguing over our sports teams’ rivalries.
My email is [email protected].