The Chrestman Group | We say what needs to be said.


   This is our mission statement. And in a few words it brings together two important concepts. First, to say what needs to be said. And second, to say it better than anyone. But what does this mean?
   To say what needs to be said requires hard work. We of course want to know your thoughts about your client's case. But we don't stop there. Unless you instruct otherwise, we'll sign our name to the brief too. And we want to uphold our reputation. So we need to research the case facts. And after this examination, we're able to do the necessary legal research. Once this research reveals the best arguments, it can then be said that we're able to say what needs to be said.
   And we want to say it better than anyone.

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Keith L. Chrestman

  • Education
  • - University of Arkansas School of Law (J.D., 1996)
  • - Loyola University of Chicago (M.B.A., 2003)

  • Licenses
  • - State of Arkansas (Ark. Bar No.96098)
  • - Eighth Circuit United States Court of Appeals
  • - United States Supreme Court

  • Appellate Court Work Experience
  • - Arkansas Court of Appeals (Little Rock, 2000-2001)
  • - Illinois Appellate Court (Chicago, 2001-2002)

  • Arkansas Appellate Experience
  • - Appeared before the Arkansas Appellate Court in more than 90 cases.
  • - Recent Successes:
  • - Jonesboro Healthcare Ctr. LLC v. Eaton-Moery Envt'l Servs., 2011 Ark. 501
  • (Holding that a prior dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction doesn't trigger two-dismissal rule).
  • - Harrisburg Sch. Dist. No. 6 v. Neal, 2011 Ark. 233
  • (Holding that consolidating school boards can't decide who will sit on an interim board)
  • - J Mar Express Inc. v. Poteete, 2011 Ark. App. 122
  • (Reaffirming principle that, in workers' compensation cases, reasonable inferences drawn from admitted evidence is neither speculation nor conjecture)
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