Jonesboro Attorney Assumes Top Post in National Group

JANUARY 30, 2006 - Posted at 7:52 a.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - Lawyer John V. Phelps of Jonesboro is the new president of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Phelps was sworn in at the group's national board of directors' meeting at Nassau, Bahamas, on January 21.

Phelps is a partner in the Jonesboro law firm of Womack, Landis, Phelps, McNeill and McDaniel.  He has been a member of the group's national board since 1995.  He also has been president of the Arkansas chapter of the national group, which has 6,000 members.

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