Easeley and Houseal PLLC


510 E. Cross Street
Forrest City, AR 72335

870-633-1687 Fax

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Mike Easley

Mike Easley maintains a “plaintiff-only” personal injury trial practice in Forrest City, AR with his partner and son-in-law, John Houseal. In 2004 Mr. Easley was named Arkansas’ most Outstanding Trial Lawyer by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. He holds th 2nd largest punitive damage verdict in Arkansas in Barber v. Union Pacific, which was one of the top 100 verdicts in America in 2002, as featured in the National Law Journal. He is a frequent and popular lecturer to trial attorneys on trial practice.

His practice focuses on civil trial work in automobile litigation, product liability, railroad, and medical malpractice. Mr. Easley is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and America’s Outstanding Lawyers; is a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); a member of the Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum; has since 1985 been a “Civil Trial Advocate” as designated by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a former president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Assn. (1989) and served as President of the Council of Presidents of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now AAJ) from 1990-1991.

He has been married to the former Sarah Jordan since 1970, and they have three children. He is an elder of the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church, and has taught Sunday School there since 1980.

Mike Easley - Voted One of the Best Lawyers in America 2009

Attorney Mike Easley has again been named one of Arkansas' Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Because the Best Lawyers publication is based purely on confidential recommendations from fellow lawyers, the lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

Mr. Easley has appeared on the Best Lawyers in America listing since 2005 in the personal injury law specialty. To appear in this specialty category, Mr. Easley had to receive a positive rating from a high percentage of fellow personal injury lawyers in East Arkansas.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is the oldest lawyer-rated listing in the U.S. The 2009 compilation of The Best Lawyers in America is based on peer-review surveys in which more than 25,000 attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties.

Mike Easley is a partner in the Easley & Houseal Law Firm located in Forrest City, Arkansas. He is recognized for many notable and landmark personal injury legal cases including cases against the Union Pacific Railroad Company and the St. Louis SW Railroad.

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1985
Published Works:
  • Is Your Doctor Killing Your Case? Arkansas Trial Lawyers Docket, Fall, 1988
Representative Cases:
  • Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Barber, 356 Ark. 268 (2004)
  • So. Farm Bureau Ins. Co. v. Brinker, 350 Ark. 15 (2002)
  • Stevenson v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., 204 F.R.D. 425 (2001)
  • Carh5enter v. Automobile Club Interinsurance Exchange, 58 F3d 1296 (8th Civ. 1995)
  • White v. St. Louis SW RR, 788 SW 2d 483 (Ark. Supreme 1990)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
  • Anatomy of a Personal Injury Case, Arkansas Bar Association, 1998
  • So Many Fascists/So Few Strikes, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1999
  • Taught in over 25 seminars
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Past Employment Positions:
  • Kinney & Easley, Partner, 1974 - 1984
  • B. Michael Easley, P.A., Sole Practitioner, 1984 - 1987
Pro Bono Activities:
  • Arkansas Volunteer Lawyers for the Elderly, 1994 - present

E-Mail: [email protected]

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