Tim Hutchinson

PARTNER

BACKGROUND

Tim Hutchinson, has been practicing law in Arkansas since 2000. He is also licensed to practice in the State of Missouri and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Tim Hutchinson has maintained an AV Martindale Hubble rating since 2013 and has represented three Fortune 500 companies and large insurance carriers in litigation matters. Tim has obtained jury verdicts in the millions of dollars, handled complex litigation matters that involved hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars and served as lead counsel in approximately 25 jury trials. Tim has successfully represented clients before the Arkansas Supreme Court in matters of significant importance in certain areas of law including data security, employment, and securities regulation.[1]  He was appointed to serve on the Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct and has served on the Board of the University of Arkansas School of Law (Fayetteville) Alumni Association.

[1] Integrated Direct Marketing, LLC v. May, 2016 Ark. 281 (In a case of first impression, the Arkansas Supreme Court held that intangible property, such as electronic data, standing alone and not deemed a trade secret can still be converted under Arkansas’ tort of conversion); Bud Anderson Heating and Cooling, Inc., v. Neil, 2018 Ark. App. 183 (established that employer need not demonstrate an employee’s actual use of proprietary information to enforce a noncompete agreement);  Arkansas Securities Commissioner v. Millsap, 2015 Ark. 272 (Arkansas Supreme Court rejected the definition of a security as found in federal case law and applied a more flexible, all-inclusive standard for use under the Arkansas Securities Act).

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Employment Law
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Real Estate/Construction Litigation
  • Securities
  • Trade Secrets

Community & Recognitions

  • 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

Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • Missouri
  • 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

CONTACT

5519 Hackett Road, Suite 300
Springdale, Arkansas 72762

Phone: (479) 443-2705 ext. 10106
Facsimile: (479) 443-2718

Email: thutchinson@rmp.law

Membership

  • Arkansas Bar Association

Background

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.

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