Robertson seeks Arkansas Court of Appeals

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Jeannette A. Robertson, a local Jonesboro attorney, announced Monday she is seeking election to the Arkansas Court of Appeals in District 1, position 2. All judicial elections are nonpartisan and the election will be held during the primary which is scheduled for May 22, 2012.

Jeannette A. Robertson

Mrs. Robertson graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with high honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Medical professional and with honors from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. She received her Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, graduating third in her class with honors. She also gained valuable writing and editing skills when she served as both Associated Articles Editor and Articles Editor of the University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review publishing both a note and commentaries on Constitutional law, Criminal Procedure and Real Property law.

Mrs. Robertson has provided legal services for the last 27 years in both state and federal courts throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, and Texas. "I have had the privilege to counsel and represent individuals and small businesses in a wide variety of legal issues. My practice has covered law in the areas of agriculture, business formation and litigation, child custody and divorce, financial and debt counseling, guardianship and estate planning, personal injury and wrongful death actions, product liability, probate, tax law, workers compensation and social security. I have also represented clients during the appeal process in front of both the Arkansas Court of Appeals and the Arkansas Supreme Court."

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Mrs. Robertson is currently a part-time District Court judge in Craighead County and has served in this position for the last seven years while maintaining a full time law practice. Many members of the community may also recognize Mrs. Robertson's name as being an Election Commissioner for Craighead County for the last six years and working with her fellow commissioners on the redistricting process for the county that concluded just last month.

Mrs. Robertson has served this community through many charitable and civic organizations and been recognized multiple times for her significant pro bono legal work for the under privileged and the elderly. Mrs. Robertson views her run for the Arkansas Court of Appeals as a continuation of her personal goal to work in service to her community and state.

"Each of us is molded by the challenges we overcome and the wisdom we acquire from those who supported our efforts. If the public supports my election to the Court of Appeals I pledge to draw from the wisdom I have been taught and that which can be found in our Constitution and the laws of this state to provide a fair and reasoned decision on all cases that come before me," Robertson said.

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