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November 2022

Haley M. Heath Joins Gordon & Rees as Partner in Little Rock

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani welcomes Haley M. Heath as a Partner in the firm's Little Rock office. She joins the Environmental/Toxic Tort, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Product & General Liability practice groups. An experienced litigator, Ms. Heath handles cases from inception through trial. 

Ms. Heath 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 law regarding expert locality and specialty requirements in medical malpractice cases and uses this knowledge to take and defend expert depositions. In addition, she is experienced in reviewing and analyzing medical records at the early stage of litigation to apprise clients of the risk evaluation of those cases. She also maintains an active motions practice in these matters, securing substantive wins for clients before ever reaching the courthouse.

Ms. Heath's experience in intellectual property law includes obtaining state and federal trademarks on behalf of clients and successfully navigating dozens of initial rejections from the United States Patent and Trademark Office to registration. Additionally, Ms. Heath assists her clients with evaluating intellectual property issues on the front end to avoid litigation.

She is a successful oral advocate, having prevailed in hearings throughout Arkansas and the Arkansas federal district courts. She has also successfully represented clients before the Arkansas Supreme Court and the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Ms. Heath's legal experience builds on years of training as a writer and advocate, including as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Bobby E. Shepherd of the United States Court of Appeals and as Editor-in-Chief of the Arkansas Law Review. Super Lawyers magazine named Ms. Heath a Mid-South Rising Star in 2014–2022.

She is admitted to practice in Arkansas. She earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas.

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