Attorneys
T. Ark Monroe

T. Ark Monroe, III

Member
Email:amonroe@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8833
Office: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas, District of Columbia

Ark Monroe has practiced in the insurance regulatory arena for over 40 years and is recognized as one of the leading insurance regulatory attorneys in the industry.  As a former Arkansas Insurance Commissioner, Ark gained expertise in all phases of insurance regulation, including complex multi-state financial and market conduct examinations and holding company issues. 

Ark is a respected lobbyist at the Arkansas Legislature for several regulated industries. In addition to insurance regulatory work, Ark practices energy and utility law, representing electric cooperatives, gas companies and alternative energy suppliers before the Arkansas Legislature and the Arkansas Public Service Commission.  

Ark brings real-life experience to his practice. Prior to joining Mitchell Williams, Ark served in government positions as the Insurance Commissioner for the State of Arkansas, and the Legislative Director for United States Senator Dale Bumpers in Washington, D.C.  Ark has also held in-house roles in the private sector including as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Union Life Insurance Company in Little Rock.

Experience

Ark Monroe has practiced in the insurance regulatory arena for over 40 years and is recognized as one of the leading insurance regulatory attorneys in the industry.  As a former Arkansas Insurance Commissioner, Ark gained expertise in all phases of insurance regulation, including complex multi-state financial and market conduct examinations and holding company issues. 

Ark is a respected lobbyist at the Arkansas Legislature for several regulated industries. .  In addition to insurance regulatory work, Ark practices energy and utility law, representing electric cooperatives, gas companies and alternative energy suppliers before the Arkansas Legislature and the Arkansas Public Service Commission.  

Ark brings real-life experience to his practice. Prior to joining Mitchell Williams, Ark served in government positions as the Insurance Commissioner for the State of Arkansas, and the Legislative Director for United States Senator Dale Bumpers in Washington, D.C.  Ark has also held in-house roles in the private sector including as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Union Life Insurance Company in Little Rock.

With over 40 years of practicing insurance regulatory law, Ark serves the insurance industry with his broad experience and extensive legal knowledge. Ark regularly represents insurance company clients in Arkansas, and companies domiciled in other states, in complex multi-state financial and market conduct examinations. He represents insurance companies in acquisitions subject to the holding company act in multiple jurisdictions, and has managed and lobbied in the Arkansas Legislature on complex insurance legislation.

Ark has been at the forefront of the captives industry in the state of Arkansas, serving as lead attorney for the only captive insurance companies licensed in the state. Ark also actively managed and monitors issues on behalf of clients at the NAIC and has represented the District of Columbia Insurance Department in rehabilitating a health plan domiciled in the District of Columbia.

As a lobbyist, Ark has managed and lobbied for legislation on matters including licensing electric generation plants and electric deregulation.

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law J.D. 1967
  • Hendrix College B.A. 1964

Involvement

Awards & Recognition

  • Named the Best Lawyers (Woodward White, Inc.) Administrative/Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock, 2016
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White, Inc.) from 2007 to 2016 in the following categories in Little Rock:
    • Administrative/Regulatory Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Government Relations Practice
    • Insurance Law
  • James H. McKenzie Professionalism Award in 2011-2012 from Arkansas Bar Foundation and the Arkansas Bar Association in recognition of sustained excellence through integrity, character, leadership to the profession and the community.

Community and Civic Activities

Advisory Board of Pryor Center of Arkansas Visual and Oral History at the University of Arkansas

Served on the following Boards:

  • Board of Advisors of University of Arkansas Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Board of Trustees of Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
  • Board of Directors of Arkansas Alumni Association, University of Arkansas
  • Board of Directors, Arkansas Arts Center
  • Board of Directors of Arkansas Chapter of the National Conference of Community and Justice
  • Board of Directors of Pulaski County Bar association
  • Board of Directors of Arkansas Repertory Theater

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Association of Life Insurance Counsel
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel