About David Rees

About David Rees

David Rees
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Managing Partner
phone (870) 972-1100
fax (870) 972-5508
E-mail david@reeslawfirm.com

David Rees has been practicing law in Arkansas for over twenty years. During his long and distinguished career, Mr. Rees has become recognized as one of the preeminent lawyers in Arkansas, especially in the areas of plaintiff's personal injury practice and criminal law defense. Mr. Rees is known for his aggressive and uncompromising representation of plaintiffs against some of the nation's largest corporations. And he wins. Mr. Rees has obtained verdicts and settlements against such corporate giants as John Deere, Bell Helicopter, Ford Motor Company, and in significant civil rights cases. Mr. Rees firmly believes that one of the key aspects of any personal injury matter is to go to work immediately, and keep the pressure on the insurance company throughout the litigation. Mr. Rees realizes that many settlements in personal injury matters are the result of a plaintiff's attorney not having the resources or energy necessary for a tough and long fight. Mr. Rees is prepared for the tough fight. He will keep the pressure on until he gets you the highest monetary compensation he can based upon the facts of your case.

Mr. Rees is also known throughout Arkansas for his success in criminal law cases, especially murder trials. Mr. Rees has been successful in many murder cases. Mr Rees's approach in criminal law cases is to leave no stone unturned. Mr. Rees will not only attack the State's case, he and his staff will conduct an independent investigation if necessary. He will, when necessary, conduct mock trials to determine how best to present your case. Mr. Rees knows what it takes to present a successful defense. It pays to have him on your side.

Let David Rees stand with you.

Areas of Practice:
40% Personal Injury
20% Medical Malpractice
20% Products Liability
10% Criminal
10% Railroad Accidents

Litigation Percentage:
50% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar Admissions:
Arkansas, 1979

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1979

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, 1974

Published Works:
Criminal Law Practice, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association

Representative Cases:
Edwards v. State, 315 Ark. 126, 864 S.W. 2d 866 (Ark 1993)
Boyd v. State, 1993 WL 170972 (Ark. 1993)
CMS Jonesboro Rehabilitation, Inc. V Lamb, 306 Ark. 216, 812 S.W. 2d 472 (Ark. 1991)
Miller v. City of Lake City, 302 Ark. 267, 789 S.W. 2d 440 (Ark. 1990)
McDonald v. Wilcox, 300 Ark. 445, 780 S.W. 2d 17 (Ark. 1989)
O'Neal Ford, Inc. v. Davie, 299 Ark. 45, 770 S.W. 2d 656 (Ark. 1989)
Hendrix v. State, 298 Ark. 568, 768 S.W. 2d 546 (Ark. 1989)
Allstate Ins. Co. v. Bourland, 296 Ark. 488, 758 S.W. 2d 700 (Ark. 1988)
Anderson v. Anderson, 18 Ark. App. 284, 715 S.W. 2d 218 (Ark. App. 1986)
Helms v. Sourthern Farm Bureau Cas. Ins. Co., 281 Ark. 450, 664 S.W. 2d 870, --
-16 Ed. Law Rep. 675 (Ark. 1984)
Roberts v. State, 281 Ark. 218, 663 S.W. 2d178 (Ark. 1984)
Wills v. State, 1982 WL 988 (Ark. App. 1982)
Coble v. State, 274 Ark. 134, 624 S.W. 2d 421 (Ark. 1981)

Craig Boone, Regions Bank, Jonesboro, Arkansas
J.H. Williams, Morgan Stanley
Steve McFerron, Vice-President, American State Bank
Wallace Fowler, President, Liberty Bank

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Criminal Law Seminar, ATLA

Honors and Awards:
Fellow, Arkansas Bar Foundation
Businessman of the Year, National Republican Congressional Committee Business Advisory Council, 2003
National Leadership Award
Arkansas Republican of the Year, 2000
Republican for the Year of the State of Arkasnas Award, National Republican Congressional Committee, 2000
Certificate of Merit, Arkansas Republican Presidential Victory Team, 2002
National Republican Congressional Committee
National Leadership Award Honorary Co-Chairman, Business Advisory Council

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Million Dollar Advocates


Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association

Craighead County Bar Association

State of Arkansas, Criminal Law Section

State of Arkansas, Criminal Law Section

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Governors

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Member of Impact

Past Employment Positions:
Seay & Bristow, Associate, 1979-1981

Seay/Bristow & Rees, Associate, 1982

Ancillary Businesses:
Real Estate Owner

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Birth Information:
July 17, 1951 Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America