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MONTHLY CHARITY GIVEAWAY WINNER – Easterseals

by Mike Rainwater | February 8th, 2017

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Since 1944 Easterseals Arkansas has been helping Arkansans with disabilities and special needs. Easterseals helps individuals and families with everything from child development, to physical therapy, to job training. Because of the work Easterseals is doing in the community many people with disability are able live fuller lives. Today Easterseals helps more than 20,000 people each year. To read more about Easterseals check out the article in the new Soiree Magazine about the upcoming Easterseals Arkansas Fashion Show fundraiser.

Our monthly charity giving is one of our favorite things to do. Each month employees nominate and vote on a charity in the community they would like to help. Throughout the month employees “donate” by buying snacks and drinks that the firm subsidizes. All the proceeds from the snacks are then matched by the firm. We are honored to have such great employees that not only pick out wonderful organizations, but also help by donating all month long.

GOOD WORKS! FEATURING RAINWATER, HOLT & SEXTON

by Richard Atkinson | January 25th, 2017

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At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton we’ve placed a great deal of importance on giving back to those in need. Our firm is honored to have been featured in the Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association’s quarterly journal, The Docket, for our community work throughout Arkansas. We’ve transformed our office culture to put charitable work at the forefront, whether it’s donations to ALS Arkansas, time spent at the Daisy Bates Elementary Community Garden, or continued involvement in efforts like Recycled Bikes for Kids. Our staff is committed to lending a hand to our Arkansas communities!

Read more about our featured charity work here.

Monthly Charity Giveaway Winner – Fresh 2 You

by Richard Atkinson | January 18th, 2017

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Unfortunately many people in Little Rock don’t have access to affordable, quality produce. Fresh 2 You Mobile Market is trying to change that. The mobile farmers market is part of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance’s “Arkansas Hunger and Nutrition Initiative” and strives to make fresh produce accessible and affordable to the Little Rock community. After a 5 month trial period at the end of 2016, Fresh 2 You officially launched earlier this month. Combined with the trial period Fresh 2 You has already served about 2,000 people.  Fresh 2 You also participates in the USDA Double Up Bucks program so that people on SNAP benefits can get double the produce.

Our monthly charity giving is one of our favorite things to do. Each month employees nominate and vote on a charity in the community they would like to help. Throughout the month employees “donate” by buying snacks and drinks that the firm subsidizes. All the proceeds from the snacks are then matched by the firm. We are honored to have such great employees that not only pick out wonderful organizations, but also help by donating all month long.

Spirit of Arkansas Winner – Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs

by Richard Atkinson | January 10th, 2017

Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs is providing more than just a shelter for homeless men in Hot Springs. They work to provide a sense of community and provide the life skills these men need to get back on their feet.  The ministry offers woodworking, painting, and education classes.  Besides working with the homeless, Samaritan Ministries works with the court system in Hot Springs to present an alternative option to incarceration. Since the ministry was started in 2002, Chuck and Jan Laggan have been able to help countless men in Garland County. They are not finished yet.  A new building is in the works that will furnish men with a bigger woodworking shop and seven one bedroom transitional housing apartments. The continued work and future goals of Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs is why they are the recipient of our Spirit of Arkansas Award.

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community. To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply here.

Spirit of Arkansas Winner – Reach Out

by Richard Atkinson | December 21st, 2016

The Holidays can be a difficult time for homeless and low income families in Central Arkansas. Recognizing the need of this group, Sandra White decided more could be done and decided to create Reach Out.  Reach Out puts on the Christmas Caravan every year to provide families with gifts for their children. The event was started in 2004 and has grown over the years. The Christmas Caravan may be one of the highlights of the year for this worthy organization, but they also work hard throughout the rest of the year to provide for the homeless.  Reach Out represents the Spirit of Arkansas by how they provide for other central Arkansas families around the holidays.

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community. To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply at http://www.katv.com/story/29483184/the-spirit-of-arkansas-nomination-form.

Monthly Charity Winner – Bearden Productions

by Richard Atkinson | December 6th, 2016

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Being able to take part in the performing arts is something every child should have the opportunity to do. At Bearden Productions that is not just a saying, it is the entire goal of the organization. This month’s charity has a goal of making quality performing arts programs and classes easily accessible and affordable for the entire community. Since its inception in 2014, Bearden Productions offers normally expensive classes in dance, acting, and even cooking at little or no cost. It offers families on a budget the opportunity to send their kids to a constructive and fun environment.

Our monthly charity giving is one of our favorite things to do. Each month employees nominate and vote on a charity in the community they would like to help. Throughout the month employees “donate” by buying snacks and drinks that the firm subsidizes. All the proceeds from the snacks are then matched by the firm. We are honored to have such great employees that not only pick out wonderful organizations, but also help by donating all month long.

Spirit of Arkansas Winner – Immanuel Baptist Church Food Pantry

by Richard Atkinson | November 23rd, 2016

Food pantries all over Arkansas do a wonderful job providing for those in need. The Immanuel Baptist Church Food Pantry is no different. On Tuesdays, they provide much needed food to people from all over Little Rock. In the last year, 9,000 people have been helped by the Immanuel Baptist Church Food Pantry.  Providing food is not the only thing they do. Throughout the year, they distribute school supplies, Easter baskets, and Christmas presents to children. For all the work they do in the community, the Immanuel Baptist Church Food Pantry is this month’s Spirit of Arkansas Award winner.

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community. To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply at http://www.katv.com/story/29483184/the-spirit-of-arkansas-nomination-form.

New Attorney Kirby McDonald

by Richard Atkinson | November 3rd, 2016

kirby-head-shotAttorney Kirby McDonald has joined Rainwater, Holt & Sexton as an associate attorney.

McDonald is a 2016 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law. He is a Harrison, AR native and also went to undergraduate school at the University of Arkansas. McDonald will be an intake attorney where he will most times be the first attorney that clients have a chance to speak with.

 

New Attorney Seth Hyder

by Richard Atkinson | November 2nd, 2016

Seth HyderAttorney Seth Hyder has joined Rainwater, Holt & Sexton as an associate attorney. He will be focusing on personal injury work.

A 2011 graduate of the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Hyder has been in private practice since 2011. He has worked in a variety of areas including: general civil litigation, landlord/tenant law, contract negotiation and enforcement, secured transactions, and debtor/creditor relations.

Hyder grew up in Kingsport, TN and played baseball at Emory & Henry college before attending the Bowen School of Law in Little Rock.

RHS Named 2017 Best Law Firm

by Richard Atkinson | November 1st, 2016

best-law-firm-2017For the third year in a row we are excited to announce that Rainwater, Holt & Sexton has been named a U.S. News and World Report Best Law firm! The 2017 list, which was released today, recognizes firms for “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.”

In order to be named a Best Law Firm a firm must have at least one lawyer on The Best Lawyers in America list. Rainwater, Holt & Sexton has seven: Mike Rainwater, Bob Sexton, Thom DiazDenise Hoggard, John Rainwater, Jeremy McNabb, and Laura Beth York. These awards combine both client and peer reviews to rate each lawyer and law firm. We take pride in these awards because it means that we do right by our clients and our peers respect our work.

We always love to get awards, but we don’t relax once they are won. Being a best law firm means that we keep working to be the best law firm possible for our clients.

To learn more about the U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firm rankings click here.

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