Richard C. Downing

Contact Richard C. Downing With James, House & Downing, P.A. Firm.


(501) 372–6555 (Main)

(501) 372–6333 (Facsimile)

(501) 801–2994 (Direct Dial)

(501) 231-2489 (cell)


Practice Areas

Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Securities, and Corporate/Business, Estate Litigation


University of Arkansas Fayetteville, B.A. 1971
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, J.D. 1974


Supreme Court

State of Arkansas

United States District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


American Bar Association

Arkansas Bar Association; Past Member of The Board of Governors (since 2007–2013) (Tenured delegate to the House of Delegates)

Pulaski County Bar Association (past president 1999–2000)

Member, Arbitration Panel, National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”), 1986–1990

Current Member, Arbitration Panel, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”)



President Arkansas Nonprofit Corporation Lawyers' Trust Account

Member of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct

VOCALS Lawyer of the Year 1990; Recipient: Arkansas Bar Association Golden Gavel Award 2002

Instructor, Arkansas Practicum; NASD/FINRA arbitrator—1986-present

Martindale Hubbel’s Pre-Eminent Lawyer List under Business Law, Real Estate and Securities

Past Chairman and Member of the Little Rock Planning Commission

Publications and Cases

Arbitration of a Securities Dispute - An Overview for the Practitioner, 11 UALR Law Journal 1991

Little Rock Wastewater Utilities v. Larry Moyer Trucking, 321 Ark. 303, 902 S.W.2d 760 (1995)

Fox Smith, Inc. v. Coca Cola Bottling, 323 Ark. 13, 912 S.W.2d 923 (1996);
Grand Slam Stores v. L & P Builders, Inc., 92 Ark. App. 210, 212 S.W.3d 6 (2005)

Regions Bank v. JR Oil Company, 387 F.3d 721 (8th Cir. 2004)


Dick enjoys most sports, particularly basketball, baseball, snow skiing, hiking, and golf, which  he claims to not play well. You'll usually find him reading when not engaging in sporting activities.  He prefers non-fiction.  Dick is married (Tracy), has three children (Whitney, Craig, and Blake), one grandson (Heath), and three cats.