Attorneys
Sherry Bartley

Sherry P. Bartley

Member
Email:sbartley@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8860
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Sherry Bartley is a member of the Litigation Practice Group.  Her 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

  • 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)

Professional Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Ranked for Environmental Litigation and General Commercial Litigation in Arkansas (2017)
  • The Best Lawyers:  Environmental Law, in Little Rock (2008-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers:  Litigation-Environmental and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Little Rock, (2011-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers:  Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, in Little Rock, (2013-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers: Litigation-Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock (2016)
  • The Best Lawyers:  Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock (2015)
  • The Best Lawyers: Litigation-Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock (2012)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers:  (since 2006)
  • Benchmark Litigation - General Commercial, Local Litigation Star, (2013-2015)
  • Benchmark Litigation - General Commercial, Top 250 Women in Litigation - Arkansas (2012-2014)

Involvement

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