Attorneys
Sherry Bartley

Sherry P. Bartley

Member
Email:sbartley@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8860
Office: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas
Court Admissions: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, United States Supreme Court

Ms. Bartley’s primary areas of practice are toxic tort, environmental and products liability litigation.  She has served as lead trial counsel in over 40 trials, including numerous toxic tort, products liability, environmental and personal injury matters.

Experience

Ms. Bartley’s primary areas of practice are toxic tort, environmental and products liability litigation.  She has served as lead trial counsel in over 40 trials, including numerous toxic tort, products liability, environmental and personal injury matters.

Representative Experience:

  • Lead counsel for two companies in defense of a class action lawsuit alleging property damage and personal injury caused by the transport and disposal of coal ash
  • Lead counsel for eight gasoline retailers in defense of a multidistrict class action alleging fraud and violation of consumer protection statutes in the sale of gasoline at retail
  • Lead trial counsel in defense of a poultry manufacturer against claims that an additive to poultry feed contained arsenic which caused childhood leukemia
  • Lead trial counsel in defense of a major manufacturer against claims that a benzene-containing product caused leukemia
  • Lead counsel in defense of a landfill facility against claims brought by nearby residents for property damage, groundwater contamination and real estate stigma
  • Lead counsel in defense of a manufacturer in a personal injury and property damage action brought by over 300 residents living near an aluminum recycling plant who claimed damages for personal injury, medical monitoring and property damage

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law J.D., with Honors 1979
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock B.A. 1975

Involvement

  • Editor in Chief, UALR Law Journal
  • Member and current Secretary/Treasurer of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Arkansas Chapter
  • Member of Defense Research Institute and its Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Section
  • Member of American Bar Association and its Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Member of Arkansas Bar Association
  • Fellow and past President of the Arkansas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow and current Arkansas Chair of the American Bar Foundation Fellows
  • Member of William R. Overton Inn of Court
  • Member of Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Former President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Arkansas Legal Services
  • Former Chairman of the Arkansas State Board of Bar Examiners
  • Former President of the Board of Trustees for the Arkansas School for the Blind and the Arkansas School for the Deaf
  • Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, UALR School of Law, 1986-1999

Professional Honors

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America*, in the area of Environmental Law, in Little Rock, for the years of 2008-2016
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America*, in the areas of Litigation-Environmental and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, in Little Rock, for the years of 2011-2016
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America*, in the area of Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, in Little Rock, for the years of 2013-2016
  • Named the Best Lawyers* Litigation-Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock, 2016
  • Named the Best Lawyers* Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock, 2015
  • Named the Best Lawyers* Litigation-Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock, 2012
  • Named in Mid-South Super Lawyers**, listed since 2006
  • Benchmark Litigation - General Commercial, Local Litigation Star, 2013-2015
  • Benchmark Litigation - General Commercial, Top 250 Women in Litigation - Arkansas, 2012-2014

*Published by Woodward White, Inc.

**Published by Thomson Reuters