• Duke University LL.B. (1967)
  • Hendrix College B.A. (1964)

W. Christopher Barrier

Of Counsel
Phone:(501) 688.8806
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Chris Barrier is an Of Counsel member of the Business Practice Group.  His practice has primarily focused on commercial and real estate matters including bond financing for industrial, residential, healthcare, higher education, utilities and public improvements.   Previously, Chris served as outside counsel to the air and solid waste divisions of the Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology Commission.

Professional Recognition

  • Chambers USA:  Senior Statesman - Ranked in Real Estate in Arkansas (2017-2018)
  • Chambers USA:  Ranked in Real Estate in Arkansas (2017-2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Municipal Law, in Little Rock (2011-2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Land Use and Zoning Law, in Little Rock (2007-2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Real Estate Law, in Little Rock (1987-2016)


  • Member & Former Officer, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Financial Institutions Law Section
  • Former Chair, Real Estate Law Committee
  • Former President, Friends of the Zoo
  • Former Trustee, Arkansas Arts Center
  • Former Board Member, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
  • Former Officer, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Foundation
  • Member & Former Chair, Hendrix College Alumni Association
  • Former Member, Jewish Federation of Arkansas
  • Former Board Trustee, Temple B’Nai Israel