Haley M. Heath


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  • Biography

    Haley M. Heath is a Partner in the firm and a member of the Health Care, Environmental/Toxic Tort, and Product & General Liability practice groups. An experienced litigator, Haley handles cases from inception through trial. She aggressively pursues her clients’ interests at every key step in the litigation process. 

    Haley has over a decade of successful experience defending medical malpractice and nursing home defense actions. She has successfully litigated multiple multi-million-dollar cases. She is well-versed in Arkansas’s Medical Malpractice Act, Arkansas’s rules and regulations governing the Office of Long Term Care, the Arkansas Residents’ Rights Act, and Arkansas tort reform. In addition to a decade of successful courtroom experience, Haley has achieved complete summary judgment for healthcare providers, eliminating the need for trial. Haley has extensive experience taking and defending medical expert depositions. She is also seasoned at reviewing and analyzing medical records at the early stage of litigation to clearly apprise clients of liability exposure in those cases. Haley currently serves on the national counsel team for an asbestos defendant.

    Haley also has years of experience seeking to enforce arbitration agreements and defending against improper attempts to invade the quality assurance and peer review privilege.

    Haley serves as national counsel for an asbestos defendant. She is also an accomplished appellate advocate, having successfully represented clients before the Arkansas Supreme Court and the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Haley legal experience builds on years of training as a writer and advocate, including on her role as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Bobby E. Shepherd of the United States Court of Appeals and on her role as Editor-in-Chief of the Arkansas Law Review. Haley was named one of Little Rock’s Best Lawyers in 2023 by Soirée and a Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2014-2022.


    • Arkansas


    • Board Member, Pulaski County Bar Association
    • Editorial Board, Arkansas Lawyer Magazine
    • Commissioner, Arkansas Code Revision Commission
    • University of Arkansas School of Law Alumni Board Member
    • University of Central Arkansas Honors College Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience

    Obtained multiple complete summary judgment motions for medical malpractice providers in advance of trial, obtained multiple zero verdicts in arbitration, successfully defended attempts to extend statute of limitations under continuing treatment doctrine, extensive experience defending discovery disputes using quality assurance and peer review privileges, extensive experience compelling arbitration in medical malpractice cases.

  • Education


    J.D., summa cum laude, University of Arkansas School of Law, 2011 

    • Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Law Review 
    • Top Oralist, Fall Moot Court
    • Criminal Law and Torts Teaching Assistant

    B.A., English Literature, University of Central Arkansas, 2008 

    • Honors College Graduate
    • Student Government Association President
    • One of five named Outstanding Graduating Senior


    • Recognized as one of “Little Rock’s Best Lawyers” by Soirée (2023)
    • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars distinction in Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice, Civil Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, and Personal Injury - Products
    • Recognized as a "Best Attorney" by Arkansas About You Magazine (2019-2022)
    • Recognized as a "Best Lawyer" in Arkansas by Soiree Magazine (2019-2022)
    • Recognized as a member of the "Arkansas Legal Elite" by Arkansas Money and Politics (2022)


    Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Bobby E. Shepherd, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2011-2012)