Byron Freeland

Byron L. Freeland

Phone:(501) 688.8810
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Representation of employers, including the largest hospital system in Arkansas, in Title VII defense. Advising employers on various labor law matters, including wage and hour issues, reductions in force, termination and disciplinary issues and issues involving employee benefits. Litigating and arbitrating construction contract disputes. Complex commercial litigation; representation of the City of Jacksonville before Civil Commission and in Court. Attorney for Arkansas Racing Commission since 1975.


  • University of Arkansas B.S. B.A. (1969)
  • University of Arkansas School of Law J.D. (1972)

Professional Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Ranked as Band 1 in Labor & Employment Law in Arkansas (2015, 2017-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©:  Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management (2011-2019)
  • Best Lawyers®:  Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" (2014, 2016, 2019)
  • Best Lawyers®:  Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" (2015)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2005
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers: (2007-2018)


  • Speaker at state and regional seminars on employment law issues sponsored by Arkansas Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, Arkansas Hospital Association
  • Member, American Hospital Association
  • Chairman of the Litigation Section, Arkansas Bar Association (2006)