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Attorney in Little Rock, AR

Mr. Wooten is of counsel in the firm's Little Rock office and is a member of the Commercial Trial Practice Team and Mass Claims Trial Practice Group. He has tried more than 165 jury trials to verdict in state and federal court. He has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration. His practice focuses on complex corporate and business litigation, products liability and personal injury defense, insurance litigation, management and supervision, financial institutions litigation, construction and real estate litigation, health care litigation, and white-collar criminal defense.

His professional honors include The Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers in Arkansas.

· Along with Kutak Rock co-counsel David Williams, obtained a $786,000 federal jury verdict on breach of contract and Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims, along with a defense verdict on a $2.4 million dollar counterclaim for breach of contract, for a firm client from the United Arab Emirates. The verdicts were against a local technology company, its CEO, Vice-President, and the original holder of a patent for an autologous point-of-care medical product and process for treatment of non-healing chronic wounds. The cause of action arose from breach of an international license and distribution agreement and its amendments.

· Representation of a manufacturer in tax controversy concerning determination of worker status for purposes of federal employment taxes and income tax withholding.

· Representation of law firm in Declaratory Judgment action arising from attorneys' fee award from settlement of class action.

· Representation of national banks in breach of contract, foreclosure and receivership litigation.

· Representation of bondholder's Trustee in involuntary receivership action against real estate developer.

· Trial counsel in defense of national leasing company against claims of catastrophic personal injury for oil rig's allegedly defective lock-out/tag-out system.

· Representation of publicly traded telecommunications company in variety of litigation matters, including catastrophic tort claims, contract, construction, freedom of information act issues, and real estate.

· Representation of business in breach of contract, theft of trade secrets and non-compete litigation.

· Representation of employee against claims of violation of non-compete agreement and breach of severance agreement.

· Representation of heavy equipment dealer for alleged claims of breach of contract and fraud.

· Representation of real estate brokerage, principal broker and executive broker for alleged claims of negligence, fraud and civil conspiracy arising from development of real estate subdivision.

· Representation of business owner against allegations of money laundering and structuring violations.

· Representation of business for allegations of deceptive trade practices act violations.

· Representation of investors for claims of securities fraud against grocery cooperative.

· Representation of estate and trust for defense of wrongful death and probate litigation.

· Representation of insurance agents against alleged regulatory violations and claims of breach of contract, fraud and deceptive trade practices violations.

· Representation of insurer in complex multiparty coverage litigation arising out of multiple underlying tort claims and federal criminal charges against a religious organization for alleged multistate, multiparty sexual, physical and emotional abuse of minor members; Mann Act violations; negligent hiring and supervision by business entities; and claims of corporate alter ego of multiple businesses for policy period exceeding a decade.

· Trial counsel for insurers for claims of breach of contract, bad faith, uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist claims.

· Trial counsel for individuals, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies for defense of wrongful death and personal injury claims.

· Representation of hospital and credit bureau in bankruptcy litigation for alleged disclosure of personal identifiers and sensitive data.

· Representation of law enforcement officer victimized by home invasion involving significant physical attack in subsequent civil rights litigation for claims of malicious prosecution and abuse of process.

· Representation of land owner in eminent domain litigation with governmental pipeline authority.


· Legal Trends: Employment Litigation and Title VII - NBI - 2011

· Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the "Rambo" Litigator - NBI 2010 & 2011

· Handling the Personal Injury Case in Arkansas - NBI - 2010

· Tips for Handling the Soft Tissue Injury Case - NBI 1999

Speaking Engagements:

· Legal Trends: Employment Litigation and Title VII

· Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the "Rambo" Litigator

· Litigating the Uninsured & Underinsured Motorists Claim

· Practical Effects of Recent Federal Subrogation Legislation on the Third Party Insurer

· Civil Justice Reform in Arkansas

· Defending the Personal Injury Claim in Arkansas

· Handling the Personal Injury Case in Arkansas

· Program Moderator - Arkansas Bar Association's Bridging the Gap Seminar - Continuing Legal Education - 1998

· Program Moderator - Arkansas Bar Association's Bridging the Gap Seminar - Continuing Legal Education - 1997

Memberships and Affiliations

· Arkansas Bar Association, Former Member House of Delegates (Pulaski County, White County)

· Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel

· American Bar Association

· Transportation Lawyers Association

· Defense Research Institute

Other Distinctions

· Woodward / White's Best Lawyers in America 2013-2014, Personal Injury Litigation, Defendants

· Woodward / White's Best Lawyers in America 2012, Personal Injury Litigation

· Arkansas Times' Best Lawyers in Arkansas 2012-2014

· AY Magazine's Best Lawyers (Arkansas) 2012-2014

Community Involvement

· Former Appointee, State of Arkansas Committee on Domestic Abuse, Rape & Child Abuse

· Former Member, White County (Ark.) Domestic Abuse Prevention Committee


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Areas of Law

  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Business and Class Action Litigation
  • Government Disputes
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Insurance Litigation, Management and Supervision
  • Insurance and Indemnity
  • Product Liability, Mass Torts and Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Telecommunications Litigation
  • Financial Institutions Litigation
  • Automotive Finance Litigation


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1994, Arkansas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

Law School Attended

University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law
Class of 2001
additional study at University of Ulster, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and at University College Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

University of Arkansas School of Law
Class of 1994

University Attended

University of Central Arkansas
Class of 1991

Birth Information

Born in 1968
Little Rock, Arkansas, March 13, 1968

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(501) 975-3001


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Todd Wooten
Of Counsel
Suite 2000 124 West Capitol Avenue,
Little Rock, AR 72201-3706


Kutak Rock LLP (Little Rock, Arkansas)

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