Raymond Abramson Files For Arkansas Court of Appeals

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Raymond Abramson

Raymond Abramson of Holly Grove has officially announced and filed as a candidate for the District One, Position One seat on the Arkansas Court of Appeals.

Abramson is running to succeed Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge John Mauzy Pittman. Judge Pittman has announced he will not seek re-election when his term ends at the end of 2014. Judge Pittman will have served 22 years on the Court of Appeals, the longest tenure of any Arkansas Court of Appeals judge.

Arkansas Court of Appeals District One is comprised of 12 counties in Northeast Arkansas: Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lonoke, Mississippi, Monroe, Poinsett, Prairie, White and Woodruff counties.

Abramson has practiced law in the Delta region of Arkansas for 35 years, serving as a city attorney, public defender and municipal court judge before being appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to serve on the Court of Appeals in 2010. From his many years of private practice representing families and ordinary people as well companies, he has vast experience in many areas of the law, including domestic relations, probate, real estate, civil and criminal trials, agricultural law, and commercial and complex litigation, as well as appellate law.

In announcing his official candidacy, Abramson reflected on a life of service in the area of law. "The people of Arkansas have been so good to my family and me," Abramson said. "I believe it is important as citizens to serve one another, and I have enjoyed the chance to give back over the years. I look forward to continuing my service to our citizens and the legal profession on the Court of Appeals."

Abramson is a fourth generation Arkansan and native of Holly Grove, Arkansas. He is a 1976 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law, and has served as a Special Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

He remains active in civic and philanthropic causes, serving on the Monroe County Community Foundation Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Mid Delta Health Systems Board, as well as the Holly Grove Library Board. He is a former Chairman of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, and holds both the Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver Awards.

Judge Abramson and his wife of 37 years, Mockie, have two adult daughters, Anne and Emily.

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