Attorneys & Staff

Hani W. Hashem

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury Litigation; Defense Law; Products Liability; Medical Malpractice; Business Litigation; Banking Law; Complex Divorce Litigation

Professional Biography

Hani W. Hashem began practicing law in Monticello, Arkansas in 1984. Mr. Hashem regularly represents a wide range of clientele, including insurance companies, banking institutions, businesses, and individuals with catastrophic injuries. Mr. Hashem has litigated claims in all state and federal courts in Arkansas and the United States Supreme Court. His practice is focused on litigation involving injuries from defective products, medical malpractice, construction site accidents, automobile accidents, and business fraud. Mr. Hashem has several precedent setting jury verdicts involving medical malpractice, product liability, and personal injury. He won one of the first ever cases under the Arkansans With Disabilities Act representing a wheelchair bound schoolteacher, where the jury awarded the maximum amount allowed by law. Mr. Hashem is also recognized for a notable string of victories while defending banking institutions in lender liability cases. His 30 plus years’ experience and emphasis on banking law has earned the trust of bankers throughout Arkansas.

Mr. Hashem has represented numerous nationally known companies, for example, Railserve, Inc., Crop Production Services, Case Corp., Emerson Electric Company, Wal-Mart, Ford Motor Credit Company, AIG, Chicago Title Insurance Company, and Frost Bank, to name a few, in Arkansas litigation matters. Yet he has pledged to remain available to assist the average working man in need of legal services.

Mr. Hashem has been honored on numerous occasions for his work in the legal field. As a legal educator, he has on several occasions been recognized by his contemporaries as one of the best Continuing Legal Education presenters in Arkansas, teaching other lawyers in the fields of medical malpractice, toxic torts, evidence, trial practice, and professional ethics. He is a member of the invitation only American Board of Trial Advocates and International Society of Barristers. Mr. Hashem has been honored by the Governor of Arkansas on five (5) separate occasions with his appointment as a Special Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. He has also been selected by the Arkansas Supreme Court to the serve on the influential Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions and the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice.

Professional Appointments

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Special Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court (5 occasions)

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Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions: 1998 - 2007

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Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice: 2009 - 2015

Education

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B.S. University of Arkansas at Monticello, 1981 (cum laude)

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Juris Doctorate University of Arkansas at Little Rock, School of Law, 1984

Professional Memberships

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Arkansas Bar Association

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American Bar Association

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Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association - Board of Governors (Past)

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American Trial Lawyers Association

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Southeast Arkansas Legal Institute

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American Board of Trial Advocates

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International Society of Barristers

Licenses and Certifications

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Arkansas Bar, 1984

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U. S. District Court of Arkansas, 1984

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U. S. District Court of Washington, 1988

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U. S. District Court of Texas, 2002

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U. S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1986

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U. S. Supreme Court, 2001

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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, Legal Ability & Ethical Standards Rating, 2000 – Present.

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