Michelle Browning

Michelle L. Browning

Phone:(501) 688.8895
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Michelle Browning is a trial lawyer with years of experience defending claims of professional liability. Her clients include major health care systems (both for profit and non-profit), health care providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies and physicians in a wide range of specialties. She represents clients in litigated matters of all sizes, with an emphasis on "bet-the-company" litigation. She completed certification in healthcare compliance (CHC)® by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® in 2016.


  • Successfully tried numerous civil cases to defense verdict, including several multi-million dollar civil cases all of which resulted in defense verdicts for the client.
  • Frequent speaker at seminars for the National Business Institute on Medical Malpractice and Civil Litigation.


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law J.D. (1998)
  • University of Mississippi B.A. (1995)

Professional Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Ranked in Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense in Arkansas (2017-2019)
  • Chambers USA: Ranked in Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense in Arkansas (2015)
  • Chambers USA:  Rankings as ’Leaders in their Field’ for Medical Malpractice Defense (since 2011)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2011-2019)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2008
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers: (2013-2018)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars: (2008, 2010-2012) 
  • Soiree Women to Watch (2010)
  • Recipient, Arkansas Bar Foundation’s Legal Writing award for the article “The Charitable Immunity Doctrine- Where are We Now?” published in the Arkansas Lawyer (Fall 2007 )
  • Recipient, W.A. Eldredge, Jr. Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer Award (Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel) (2007)
  • Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 Business and Community Leaders (2007) 
  • Recipient, Arkansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Award of Excellence (2004)
  • Recipient, Arkansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Distinguished Service Award (2003)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney Award, Arkansas Volunteer Lawyers for the Elderly (2000)


  • Faculty Member, 45th Annual IADC Trial Academy, Stanford Law School, 2017
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”), Arkansas Chapter
  • Fellow, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates and Board of Governors
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2016-2018)
  • President, Thea Foundation Board of Directors (2012 – Present)
  • Board of Trustees, Arkansas Bar Foundation (2008)
  • Former Chair, Arkansas Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Sectionr (2006-2007)