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Allen C. Dobson

Peer-rated as preeminent in his over 35 years in practice, Allen Dobson’s practice areas include labor and employment law, construction law, and commercial litigation. He has appeared before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wage & Hour and OSHA Divisions of the Department of Labor, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board, as well as in related federal and state court litigation. 

Professional Activities

  • Arkansas Bar Association (2012 Chair, Construction Law Section; Labor and Employment Section,)

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section, Construction Forum) 

  • American Subcontractors Association of Central Arkansas (Past President, Board of Directors)

  • Society for Human Resource Management (Certified Senior Professional in Human Resource Management; Past Counsel to Arkansas SHRM State Council, Inc.) 

  • Central Arkansas Human Resource Association (Past President) 

  • Association of Workplace Investigators-CHI

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in Americain Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor & Employment, 2009-2014

  • Best Lawyers in Americain Litigation – Construction, 2003-2014

  • Best Lawyers in America 2014 Lawyer of the Year in Little Rock in the category of Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2011-2020

  • Central Arkansas Human Resource Association, Outstanding Member, 1999

Publications & Speeches

  • Arkansas SHRM – Employment Law and Legislative Affairs Conference, “Tips for Workplace Investigations” (2019)

  • Arkansas Workers Compensation Commission, “Best Practices for Employers on Drug and Alcohol Testing in Arkansas” (2017)

  • Arkansas Bar Association Best of CLE, “Independent Contractors” (2015)

  • EEOC Hot Springs, Arkansas Seminar, “HR Audits: What Employers Need to Know” (2015)

  • Contributing author, American Subcontractor’s Association’s “Lien and Bond Claims in the 50 States”

  • Contributing author, Media Law Resource Center’s “50-State Survey: Employment Libel and Privacy Law” (Approximately 2015 – 2018)


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J. D., 1985

    • Assistant Case Notes Editor, UALR Law Review

  • New Mexico State University, B. S. in Agriculture, 1979

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent 2022 Peer Rating
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