Meet an ATLA Member: Paul Ford


Jonesboro attorney Paul Ford gives back to his community in so many ways including through his work with ATLA and also John 3:16 Ministries. He and his wife Annie have been married for 24 years and together have three children and six grandchildren. He’s an extremely talented attorney with a servant’s heart, and has helped countless Arkansans through their most challenging times. Read more about Paul below, and if you’d like to become more involved with ATLA, call 501-376-2852.

Law School Graduation Date: May 1987

City of Residence: Jonesboro, Ar

Primary area of practice: Personal Injury

What is the last book you read? No Time to Say Goodbye

What are your favorite hobbies? Watching Football

What made you choose to work in the Plaintiff’s bar? Following the example set by my father.

Share a funny story from trial. I had an expert witness of cross exam. He was a valuation expert. I had previously taken his deposition. He changed his testimony at trial. When I reminded him of his previous testimony, I said….Would you please look at Judge VanAusdall and tell him whether you just lied in your testimony today, or whether you were lying in your deposition. The witness looked at the Judge and said….I was lying today.

Who is your favorite musician or band? Hard choice. But, probably Tom Petty. Pink Floyd is a close second.

Why have you taken a leadership role within ATLA? I was following the example of my mentor, David Williams. I saw him give back so much, I had to do the same.

Why did you join ATLA? As a small firm or solo practitioner, the value of ATLA is unmatched.  We get the benefit of the experience of so many great lawyers.  It is like being a member of a statewide law firm and so many folks help everyone else be a better lawyer.


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