Tim Hutchinson received his undergraduate degree in economics from Harding University and graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Tim began his legal career as a deputy prosecuting attorney where he tried all sorts of felonies including murder, rape and serious drug crimes.
In 2002, Tim entered private practice where his practice focused on representing small businesses in several different areas of law. He was named the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Top 40 under 40 in 2002 and was asked to teach Business and Employment Law as an adjunct professor in John Brown University’s Advance Program.
In 2004, Tim was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives where he served on the House Judiciary Committee. In 2008, Tim was asked to serve as one of three election commissioners for Benton County, Arkansas. Tim also served as city attorney for cities throughout Northwest Arkansas.
In 2011, Tim was retained to serve as legal counsel for Arkansas’ Secretary of State during the legislative redistricting. In 2012, Tim joined the RMP team as a partner where his practice focuses on employment/labor, commercial litigation, and representing individuals and businesses before state agencies. Tim has represented three separate Fortune 500 Companies as well as many other smaller businesses.
In 2016, the Arkansas Supreme Court appointed Tim to serve on its Committee on Professional Conduct. Tim has been married to his wife Julie for nearly 25 years. They have two high school aged boys. Tim is an active member of his church and has coached community youth sports for the last 10 years
- Juris Doctorate, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 1999
- Harding University, Economics B.B.A. 1996
- Commercial and Employment Litigation
- Complex Trust Litigation
- Class Action
- Professional Malpractice
- Corporate Governance and Investigation.
Community & Recognitions
- Former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Partner at local firm.
- Former Member, Arkansas House of Representative. Served on House Judiciary Committee
- Board Member, Benton County Children’s Advocacy Center
- Appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee to serve as a board member for the Arkansas State Drug and Alcohol Prevention Advisory Board
- Appointed to serve on Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct
- Served as Appointed Election Commissioner for Benton County, Arkansas
- Represented the Bush Campaign in the 2000 Florida Recount
- Serves on the Board of the University of Arkansas School of Law Alumni Association
- Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40
- Adjunct Professor, John Brown University (taught Employment Law, Business Law, and Corporate Governance)
- Martin-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment Law
- Americans Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
Associations & Memberships
- Member of Arkansas Bar Association
- U.S. District Court (Western and Eastern District)
- 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Publication and Published Cases
- Aceva Technologies, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2013 Ark. App. 495
- Arkansas Beverage Retailers Association v. ABC and Tyler Austin, 2011 Ark. App. 259
- Lancaster v. Red Robin International, 2011 Ark. App. 292
- River Valley Homes v. Freeland, Kaufman & Fredeen, 2010 Ark.App. 682
- Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners v. Keith Currie, D.C., 2013 Ark. App. 612
- Arkansas Securities Commissioner v. Hal Millsap et. al. 2015 Ark. 272
- Integrated Direct Marketing LLC v. Merkle, Inc., et al. 2016 Ark. 281
- Martin v. Jimenez, 493 S.W.3d 347
- Montez v. Montez, 2017 Ark. App.220
- Bud Anderson Heating & Cooling, Inc. v. Neil, 545 S.W.3d 819
Most Rewarding Aspects of Work
Being able to choose the cases I accept allows me to work with wonderful clients. Each case allows me to learn something new about my client, their business, or the industry they operate in. Each case involves a different and nuanced area of the law which allows me to continually expand my understanding of the law. Finally, I love the competition that comes with litigation. Every facet of a case from the initial filings, discovery, motions practice, and trial is about achieving the best results for my client.
The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with RMP’s argument that participants in a work-based, drug rehabilitation program are not employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. DARP, a nonprofit drug and alcohol recovery program provided services to drug court...
Please join us for the first annual NWA Business Summit on November 17, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, Arkansas. The free event will last from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Click here to register today! Please join our attorneys in any of the following discussions: Has...
Tim Hutchinson was invited to speak to the Arkansas Society of Human Resource Management (ARSHRM) Annual Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas. ARSHM provides leadership, communication and support for thousands of human resource professionals throughout Arkansas. Tim...