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Todd Wooten

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Todd Wooten



Todd Wooten is a Partner in our office in Little Rock, Arkansas, and he has tried more than 165 cases over a legal career spanning a quarter of a century. He focuses his practice on aging services, construction, medical malpractice, and professional malpractice and ethics matters as well as a wide range of other business disputes and liability matters, and he has first-chaired numerous complex cases in federal and state courts.

Todd takes the time to understand each client’s long-term business goals and unique circumstances so he can develop litigation strategy that supports broader business objectives. He has won multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of clients for breach of contract and has successfully defended many wrongful death and injury cases. He has also tried two original jurisdiction actions before the Arkansas Supreme Court on proposed constitutional amendments.

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In addition to his extensive experience at leading and managing complex high-risk litigation, Todd has negotiated numerous out-of-court resolutions through arbitration and mediation as well as pre-trial settlements when the merits support that tactic.

He represents clients in a wide range of industries including insurance, health care, finance, construction, transportation, and real estate, which gives him a holistic view of emerging litigation theories and successful outcomes. Todd often speaks and writes about liability issues and commercial litigation and has received numerous awards for his trial successes.

Todd is actively involved in his community and has been a long supporter of the Arc Arkansas, which provides support, housing, advocacy, education, and leadership to people with disabilities and their families.

Todd earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas, and a Master of Laws from the University of Missouri-Kansas City . He also completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Central Arkansas  and had additional study at both the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and University College Dublin.



State Courts:

  • Arkansas

Article I Courts:

  • U.S. Tax Court

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

U.S. Supreme Court

  • J.D., University of Arkansas
  • LL.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • B.S., University of Central Arkansas


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers®, 2012-2022
  • Best Lawyers in Arkansas, Arkansas Times, 2012-2022
  • Arkansas Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers®, 2021
  • Best Lawyers, AY Magazine, 2021-2021


  • Advanced Trial Tactics
    National Business Institute
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the “Rambo” Litigator
    National Business Institute
  • Overcoming Challenges in Mediation
    Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Comission Regional CME/CLE
  • Mediation Simulation
    UALR William H. Bowen School of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar
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  • Litigating the Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claim
    National Business Institute
  • Handling the Personal Injury Case in Arkansas
    National Business Institute
  • Defending the Personal Injury Claim in Arkansas
    Arkansas Adjusters Association, CLE
  • Bridging the Gap
    Arkansas Bar Association, CLE Seminar


  • Advanced Trial Tractics
    National Business Institute, 2016
  • Litigating the Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claim
    National Business Institute, 2011
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the “Rambo” Litigator
    National Business Institute, 2011

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InformationWeek: Richard Sheinis on Protection Against Cyberattacks as Part of the Cost of Doing Business

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Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: Richard Sheinis on Proper Disposal of Protected Health Information (PHI)

The Office of Civil Rights recently announced a settlement with a Massachusetts dermatology clinic regarding the improper disposal of protected health information (PHI) after staff at the clinic placed empty specimen containers with PHI labels in a garbage bin in their parking lot. Richard Sheinis, partner and head of the Data Privacy & Cyber Security
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Canada’s Consumer Protection Privacy Act (CPPA) at Least One Year Away

Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Canada’s Federal Privacy Law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act (PIPEDA) is over 22 years old.  Its replacement, proposed Bill C-27, which introduces the Consumer Protection Privacy Act (CPPA) is still at least one year away from being passed. The CPPA is part of Canada’s Digital Charter Implementation
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