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When you seek legal representation from Murphy, Thompson, Arnold, Skinner & Castleberry, you can be confident that the attorney who handles your case has the knowledge needed to do so. Our lawyers have more than 100 years of collective experience practicing law in Arkansas municipal, state and federal courts.

The members of our firm are:

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Tom Thompson

Tom ThompsonBorn Kyoto, Japan, November 20, 1950; admitted to bar, 1977, Arkansas; 1979, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas; 1993, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

Education: Arkansas State University (B.A., 1974); University of Arkansas (J.D., 1976). Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 16th Judicial District, 1983 – 1986)

Awards: AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®

Member: Arkansas (Member, House of Delegates, 1983 – 1984) and American Bar Associations; Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice [With USMC, 1968 – 1971)

Practice areas: Personal injury; products liability; insurance litigation; admiralty and maritime law; workers compensation; family law

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Blair Arnold

Blair ArnoldBorn Batesville, Arkansas, March 2, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, Arkansas; 1979, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Education: University of Arkansas (B.A., 1975); Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1977). Phi Beta Kappa; Blue Key

Awards: Recipient: C.E. Ransick Award of Excellence, Arkansas Bar Association, 1992; Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1992

Member: Arkansas Supreme Court: Continuing Legal Education Board, 1991 – 1993; Board of Law Examiners, 1993 – 1999 (Chairman, 1998 – 1999); Special Justice, Hodges v. Gray, 321 Ark. 7 901 S.W.2d 1 (1995). Secretary, Independence County Election Commission, 1982 – 1983. Batesville City Planning Commission, 1993 – 1995; Chairman, 1995. Independence County (President, 1993 – 1994; 2001 – 2002) and Arkansas (Member: Committee to Study Judicial Polls, 1979 – 1981; House of Delegates, 1991 – 1994) Bar Associations; Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (Member: Amicus Curiae Committee, 1981 – 1986; Legislation Committee, 1993 – 2009; IMPACT Trustee, 1993 – 2009); American Association for Justice

Practice areas: Personal injury law; products liability; maritime personal injury; probate; insurance law; general civil trial and appellate practice; Social Security disability; commercial litigation; real estate; oil and gas

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J.T. Skinner

J.T. SkinnerBorn Batesville, Arkansas, September 29, 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, Arkansas and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas

Education: University of Arkansas (B.A., 1975; J.D., 1978). Phi Alpha Delta (President, 1978.) Law clerk, Circuit Judges, Pulaski County, 1978 – 1979. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 16th Judicial District, Arkansas, 1983 – 1986. City Judge, Newark, Arkansas, 1980 – 1983. Juvenile Judge, Independence County, 1980 – 1983

Member: Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association, 1983 – 1986. Independence County (President, 1987) and Arkansas Bar Associations; Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice

Practice areas: Personal injury law; criminal law
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Casey Castleberry

Casey CastleberryBorn Augusta, Arkansas, May 19, 1978; admitted to bar, 2003, Arkansas and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Education: University of Arkansas (B.S., 2000; J.D., 2003)

Member: Arkansas and American Bar Associations

Practice areas: Personal injury; products liability; insurance law; probate; criminal law; general civil practice; Social Security disability; appeals; commercial litigation

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