Bart Virden

Date of Election to Current Position: 2014


Education: B.A., Journalism, University of Arkansas, 1982; J.D., University of Arkansas, 1985.


Law-Related Employment: Law Clerk to Associate Justice David Newbern, Arkansas Supreme Court, 1985;

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit, Conway County;

Mediator, Arkansas Mediation/Arbitration;

City Attorney, Morrilton, 1990-2012.


Law Practice or Teaching Areas: Admitted to bar, Arkansas and federal courts, 1985;

Partner, Gordon, Caruth & Virden, PLC, Morrilton, Arkansas.


Prior Judicial Experience: Conway County District Judge, 2012-2014.


Publications: “Significant Tort Decisions/Arkansas,” ATLA Docket;

Contributing Writer, Arkansas Lawyer, 1985, 1987.


Associations: President, Morrilton Chamber of Commerce;

Board Chair, Petit Jean Technical College (UACCM);

President, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1995-1996;

Member, Conway County Bar Association (House Delegate);

Member, American Bar Association;

Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America.


Personal: Married to Janna Jennings Virden for 31 years; three children: Jessica, Bryant, and Elijah.

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