Who writes the ACB Summaries?
We feel that the core value of the Arkansas Court Bulletin is in distilling the voluminous case law and rules changes into the most important points. Our summaries are written by practicing attorneys who have real life experience in the areas the Bulletin covers.
Toney Brasuell writes the majority of summaries for cases concerning criminal law. His trial practice is devoted almost entirely to criminal defense. He understands which cases are significant to the practitioner, or announce a new rule or standard. In addition to his own trial experience, Toney has served as law clerk to a Circuit Court Judge. This background allows him to easily determine the significance of Rules changes and their likely effects on the practicing attorney or judge.
Jason Files is entering his 20th year as a trial lawyer. He has tried cases in state and federal court, written appellate briefs, and argued cases at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Through the years his practice has included personal injury and domestic issues along with commercial litigation and has touched on almost every area of the law. He regularly represents criminal defendants in federal court, making him aware of the unique issues raised in federal criminal defense. Jason has been the editor of the Arkansas Court Bulletin since 2010. He and Toney both regularly appear as featured speakers at continuing education seminars for attorneys and paralegals.
We believe that our combined 29 years of trial work and broad range of experience help us bring you timely and accurate updates on the changes in Arkansas law.