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Jason B. Hendren

Jason B. Hendren
5417 W Pinnacle Pointe Dr
Suite 500
Rogers, AR 72758

Jason B. Hendren is a Partner who has been protecting the legal rights of clients for a quarter of a century.

Jason represents hospitals, physician groups, clinics, doctors, nurses, insurers, and other health care professionals in a wide range of complex medical malpractice litigation. He also defends clients in Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) claims, HIPAA matters, and other complicated health care related litigation. In addition, he has a specialty practice in representing dentists, hygienists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, and other dental providers in the wide variety of claims they may face. He also counsels companies of all sizes on general liability, products liability disputes, and governmental relations, working closely with each client to align legal strategy with long-term business goals.

Born with two congenital heart defects, Jason has had numerous heart surgeries that saved his life and inspired him to dedicate his career to representing physicians, hospitals and health care providers who tirelessly serve patients. His personal experience inspires his passion for medical malpractice defense, giving him empathy and first-hand knowledge of the stress and pressure providers face during every patient encounter.

Jason earned a Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where his case note was published. Previously he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in English and Communications at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. During college he became a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

Jason’s deep involvement in the legal community includes current service with the Arkansas Bar Association as an inaugural member of the Board of Trustees, a member of the Legislation Committee, and Chairman of the Membership Task Force. He is also a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court Historical Society. He recently completed his service on the Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) National Board of Directors as Southwest Regional Representative. He is a past President of the Arkansas Bar Foundation and the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel. He is a past Chairman of the Arkansas History Commission, and currently serves as a commissioner. He has received two gubernatorial appointments to serve as a Special Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

EXPERIENCE

Jason has 25 years of experience defending physicians, nurses, hospitals, clinics, insurers, and other health care providers in complex medical malpractice litigation, EMTALA, HIPAA, and governmental relations. Inspired by serious congenital heart conditions that required numerous surgeries and a pacemaker, Jason is a passionate and empathetic advocate for health care providers.

ADMITTED

  • Arkansas state courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court

EDUCATION

  • J.D., with honors, University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law
  • B.A., with honors, University of Arkansas Fayetteville

PUBLICATIONS

  • Spoliation of Evidence: Why This Evidentiary Concept Should Not Be Transformed into Separate Causes of Action, 27 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 281 (2005)
  • Peremptory Challenges after Purkett v. Elem, 115 S. Ct. 1769 (1995): How to Judge a Book by Its Cover Without Violating Equal Protection, 19 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 249 (1997).

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Arkansas Bar Association — Board of Trustees 2020-Present; Legislation Committee 2020-Present; Chairman of Membership Task Force 2021
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel — Past President
  • Defense Research Institute — National Board of Directors 2018-21; State Representative 2015-18
  • Arkansas Bar Foundation — Past President
  • Arkansas Supreme Court — Special Associate Justice 2017 and 2019
  • Arkansas History Commission 2018-Present; Chairman 2018-20
  • Arkansas Supreme Court Historical Society, 2019-Present
  • Bentonville Schools Foundation, Board of Directors 2009-Present
  • University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law Dean’s Advisory Council Board

Recognitions

  • 2020 Harriet Tubman Trailblazer Award
  • 2019 Outstanding Defense Attorney Award, Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Legal Issues in Nursing, Perspectives from a Defense Attorney,” 4th year nursing students at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, November 2021
Jason Hendren, managing partner of Hall Booth Smith’s Rogers office, authored an article for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal discussing medical malpractice trends in Northwest
In the January 2022 issue of Healthcare Risk Management, Partner Jason B. Hendren discusses why healthcare apology laws, which are meant to protect clinicians who
ROGERS, ARKANSAS – Dec. 2, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. continues to expand to serve client needs across the country with a new office

Jason B. Hendren is a Partner who has been protecting the legal rights of clients for a quarter of a century.

Jason represents hospitals, physician groups, clinics, doctors, nurses, insurers, and other health care professionals in a wide range of complex medical malpractice litigation. He also defends clients in Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) claims, HIPAA matters, and other complicated health care related litigation. In addition, he has a specialty practice in representing dentists, hygienists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, and other dental providers in the wide variety of claims they may face. He also counsels companies of all sizes on general liability, products liability disputes, and governmental relations, working closely with each client to align legal strategy with long-term business goals.

Born with two congenital heart defects, Jason has had numerous heart surgeries that saved his life and inspired him to dedicate his career to representing physicians, hospitals and health care providers who tirelessly serve patients. His personal experience inspires his passion for medical malpractice defense, giving him empathy and first-hand knowledge of the stress and pressure providers face during every patient encounter.

Jason earned a Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where his case note was published. Previously he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in English and Communications at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. During college he became a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

Jason’s deep involvement in the legal community includes current service with the Arkansas Bar Association as an inaugural member of the Board of Trustees, a member of the Legislation Committee, and Chairman of the Membership Task Force. He is also a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court Historical Society. He recently completed his service on the Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) National Board of Directors as Southwest Regional Representative. He is a past President of the Arkansas Bar Foundation and the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel. He is a past Chairman of the Arkansas History Commission, and currently serves as a commissioner. He has received two gubernatorial appointments to serve as a Special Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

EXPERIENCE

Jason has 25 years of experience defending physicians, nurses, hospitals, clinics, insurers, and other health care providers in complex medical malpractice litigation, EMTALA, HIPAA, and governmental relations. Inspired by serious congenital heart conditions that required numerous surgeries and a pacemaker, Jason is a passionate and empathetic advocate for health care providers.

ADMITTED

  • Arkansas state courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court

EDUCATION

  • J.D., with honors, University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law
  • B.A., with honors, University of Arkansas Fayetteville

PUBLICATIONS

  • Spoliation of Evidence: Why This Evidentiary Concept Should Not Be Transformed into Separate Causes of Action, 27 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 281 (2005)
  • Peremptory Challenges after Purkett v. Elem, 115 S. Ct. 1769 (1995): How to Judge a Book by Its Cover Without Violating Equal Protection, 19 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 249 (1997).

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Arkansas Bar Association — Board of Trustees 2020-Present; Legislation Committee 2020-Present; Chairman of Membership Task Force 2021
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel — Past President
  • Defense Research Institute — National Board of Directors 2018-21; State Representative 2015-18
  • Arkansas Bar Foundation — Past President
  • Arkansas Supreme Court — Special Associate Justice 2017 and 2019
  • Arkansas History Commission 2018-Present; Chairman 2018-20
  • Arkansas Supreme Court Historical Society, 2019-Present
  • Bentonville Schools Foundation, Board of Directors 2009-Present
  • University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law Dean’s Advisory Council Board

Recognitions

  • 2020 Harriet Tubman Trailblazer Award
  • 2019 Outstanding Defense Attorney Award, Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Legal Issues in Nursing, Perspectives from a Defense Attorney,” 4th year nursing students at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, November 2021
Jason Hendren, managing partner of Hall Booth Smith’s Rogers office, authored an article for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal discussing medical malpractice trends in Northwest
In the January 2022 issue of Healthcare Risk Management, Partner Jason B. Hendren discusses why healthcare apology laws, which are meant to protect clinicians who
ROGERS, ARKANSAS – Dec. 2, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. continues to expand to serve client needs across the country with a new office