Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard PLLC has named a new member to its board.
Derrick Smith, an attorney at the firm’s Little Rock office, has been elected to serve on the board. He is one of seven board members, including Stan Smith, Nikki Lovell, Lyn Pruitt, Stuart Miller, Burnie Burner and Jeff Thomas.
Smith is a member of Mitchell Williams’ insurance regulatory, government relations and energy & utilities practices. In his practice, he represents clients interacting with Arkansas governmental agencies and state insurance departments in the United States.
He previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Olly Neal on the Arkansas Court of Appeals from 200-2001. Smith has been recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers of America” in administrative and regulatory law from 2016 to 2020.
Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Hendrix College and obtained a law degree with honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.