QGT Welcomes Four Associates To Firm

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC is pleased to welcome four new associates to the law firm:  Sharri Bell, Byron T. Keaton, Laura L. O’Hara, and Noah P. Watson

Ms. Bell earned her J.D. from the University of Arkansas, where she was an active member of the Black Law Students Association, chaired the Anti-Bias and Racism Task Force, and participated in the Immigration Clinic and Advanced Immigration Clinic.  She received her B.A. in Business Management from Drury University and her M.S. in Organizational Development from Avila University.  Ms. Bell is located in the firm’s Springdale office and concentrates her practice on litigation.

Mr. Keaton received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he was a member of the Business Law Society, an Associate for the Board of Advocates, and Director of Programming for the Southwest Black Law Students Association.   He obtained a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Arkansas.  As a member of the Arkansas Razorbacks football team, he was named to the SEC Honor Roll and received the Brandon Burlsworth Award for exceptional academic and athletic performance.  Mr. Keaton will focus on civil litigation and office in Little Rock.

Ms. O’Hara earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review.  She received several top paper awards, was a member of the law school trial team and represented her class as a Senator with the Student Bar Association.  Ms. O’Hara graduated with her B.A. in history, summa cum laude, from the University of Central Arkansas, where she also earned her M.A. in history, summa cum laude.  She will focus her practice on litigation from Little Rock.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Watson served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lavenski R. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  He obtained his J.D. from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where he served as the Chief Executive Notes Editor for the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and was a founding member of the Native American Law Student Association at Washington University.  He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harding University.  Mr. Watson is located in the Little Rock office and will concentrate his practice on litigation and appeals.