Lee D. Curry, a Monticello attorney with the Gibson & Keith law firm, was recently named the 2018 Outstanding Member, New Lawyer Division, by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. The award was presented at the ATLA annual convention on April 27.
Curry was chosen due to his leadership in ATLA through the new lawyer division, and his demonstration of a high level of professional excellence and dedication within ATLA.
“Lee is an invaluable asset to ATLA,” said outgoing ATLA President Joey McCutchen. “He fights for the constitutional rights of all Arkansans, taking to heart that losing one of those rights will make it very easy to lose all the others. He works to protect the 7th Amendment, the right to a civil jury trial, at every turn.”
Curry joined the bar in 2014, and practices across various areas of the law, including personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, consumer protection litigation, probate and estate administration disputes, and criminal defense. He also also studies the intersection of technology and the law, including the use of eDiscovery in civil litigation. He is a member of AAJ, the Arkansas Bar Association’s House of Delegates, and the former President of the Southeast Arkansas Legal Institute, as well as an active member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. He co-authored “Behind the Screen: Truth, Lies and the Internet”, an article on internet defamation which was published in the Fall 2015 issue of the Arkansas Lawyer.
Curry is an alumnus of the both the Walton College of Business and the School of Law at the University of Arkansas and remains a proud Razorback fan. He is married to Lyndsey Erin Curry. Both natives of Sheridan, Lee and Lyndsey have laid down their roots in Monticello with their daughter, Bradleigh Ann
Founded in 1963, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) is a statewide association of approximately 1,000 attorneys from all 75 counties that was established to protect the people of Arkansas’ constitutional right to a trial by jury. ATLA supports its mission through advocacy, communications, and continuing legal education.