Kristin Riggan, Attorney at Law
I started my interest in domestic law at the William H. Bowen School of Law, Litigation clinic. I worked with other law students and the Clinic Attorney, Beth Levi, and the Arkansas Center for Legal Services for domestic matters. This rooted my desire to help the less fortunate, and provide an affordable avenue to the law.
Next, I clerked for the ACLU. During this endeavor I was exposed to the process of bill writing, issue advocacy, and learned the importance of how precise the language of a legislative bill must be. The ACLU’s political issues aside, the experience was invaluable and I don’t know of any other clerkship that could have granted me such up close, in person access to the Legislative bill writing experience as well as the lobbying/advocacy process. I have since met several state representatives and know how to adequately work as a conduit between citizen’s and legislative bill writers.
Immediately after becoming licensed, I worked for two general practice firms, one in Little Rock and one in Hot Spring County. I have a background in criminal justice, psychology, marketing, and counseling. In October 2014, I became a qualified Ad Litem attorney.
In April 2015, I became mediator certified for domestic and civil mediations.
Quirky fact: In a quest to find a food I do not enjoy, (I like all so far) my children and I have eaten insects.
2 truths and a lie:
- I’ve been to over 50 Hard Rock Cafés
- I am a certified scuba diver
- I once drove to Canada to eat at Wendy’s
Eric Brock, Attorney at Law
My interest in property law and contracts began during the 6 years I was working for Wilson & Associates in Little Rock. I worked as a paralegal drafting foreclosure documents, a title commitment writer, and then an assistant escrow officer. While in law school at UALR Bowen, I clerked in the bankruptcy department of Wilson & Associates representing mortgage companies whose customers had filed bankruptcy.
Upon receiving my license, I left Wilson & Associates to serve as counsel at Hosto & Buchan representing and litigating for creditors in collection actions.
Most recently, I was employed with Dickerson Law Firm for 6 years handling both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Bankruptcy is one area of the law where it is necessary to know a little bit about many other areas of the law, especially property, contracts, estates, and finance. My time with Dickerson Law Firm really helped me to realize my passion for helping people who felt trapped in an impossible situation with no way out. I truly enjoy helping my clients to get the fresh start they need. Many have said that it has given them their life back.I have built relationships with many creditor’s attorneys in the state and have worked closely with the bankruptcy trustees and the federal bankruptcy courts over the years.
I have a background in sales, psychology, rehabilitation sciences, and criminal justice and am a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the Central Arkansas Debtor-Creditor Bar Association, the Jefferson County Bar Association, and the Union County Bar Association. I am also a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and am admitted to practice in Federal Court.
I live in Haskell with Casson, my wife of more than 20 years, and our son. Casson is currently the director of adult education at College of the Ouachitas in Malvern. Our daughter is a first-grade teacher in Russellville.
Quirky fact: I have four cats named after classic rock singers.
2 truths and a lie:
- I almost fell into the Grand Canyon
- I have a tattoo of Margaret Thatcher
- I’ve ran the Little Rock marathon
Kevin Archer, Attorney at Law
My interest in law started as one in theory as a student in Political Science to one in practice. Through volunteer work prior to law school, I saw firsthand where there was great demand yet absence of counsel for various legal issues.
While at the UALR Bowen School of Law, I worked with other law students in the Consumer Protection and Delta (Family Litigation) Clinic. Our work in the delta regions of Arkansas showed me some of the unique challenges in counties with fewer resources, and both the need and feasibility for more affordable access to legal services.
After receiving my license, I had the opportunity to work with Kristin Riggan as an intern in 2017. I was offered an associate attorney position in August of 2018.
Quirky fact: I was a dolphin attack survivor
2 truths and a lie:
- I’ve been to jail over a dozen times.
- I’ve had a staring contest with a Gibraltan monkey.
- I went bar hopping in Germany when I was 13.
Kimberly Eden, Attorney at Law
Kimberly Eden received her Bachelors of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Arkansas Little Rock in the Fall of 1998. At the time, she was pregnant with her first child, Joey Ellis and therefore chose not to move on to graduate school in her selected field. Instead, Joey ‘s birth led her to the blessed path of the full time job of being a stay at home mom to a resulting four children: Joey, Emily, Abigail, and Jacob, who at the time of this biography, are all teenagers ranging from 13 through 19 years old.
In 2008, prompted by life circumstances and subsequent divorce, Kimberly decided that law school would be “fun.” Thus, without a concrete plan, in true Gemini style, she registered for the LSAT, tested on Emily’s 7th birthday decked out in Hannah Montana clothing, and was accepted to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law for the Fall of 2008. Kimberly attended their part time program, which allowed her to be a mom to her four small children AND a law student at night. She loved law school, and graduated in the Fall of 2011. Kimberly was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in the Spring of 2012.
Currently, Kimberly focuses her practice on Dependency Neglect law and Domestic Relations cases as an ad litem. She is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the Pulaski County Bar Association, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. In her imaginary free time, she enjoys running, kayaking, hiking, camping, and yoga. She is a certified yoga instructor. Her ideal retirement includes a state beginning in F and ending in A and must also include a beach condominium. Favorite shows are classics: Friends, ER, Supernatural and Buffy.
Quirky fact: I have self diagnosed hyperosmia – I LOVE certain smells. Gain detergent on wet clothes, Clean and Clear Morning Sunburst facial scrub, air from the car air conditioner, fresh rain on dry pavement, Fresh Cotton Linen scented candle by Tuscany Candle. I HATE others: any type of perfume, smoke, unmentionables from the trash or fridge, etc., which can trigger headaches and nausea.
2 truths and a lie:
- I have jumped out of a plane
- I have given birth to a child without the aid of any medication/pain relievers
- I have a body piercing other than my ears
Anna Wakeling, Legal Secretary
Anna grew up home schooled in Central Arkansas and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University. She brings to the office a bachelor’s degree in English and experience in research and customer service. Her roles currently include client and inter-office communication, social media management, scheduling, and color commentary on office events, among other as-needed tasks.
When not juggling four attorneys, she enjoys running, knitting and crocheting, road trips, and reading. (Favorite book topics include historical nonfiction, practical theology, and the Star Wars Expanded Universe.) Her next immediate goal in life is to have more Twitter followers than the Arkansas Bar Association — help her out at @apluswake.
Quirky fact: I am an avid practitioner of tsundoku.
2 truths and a lie:
- I went joyriding in Rome, twice
- I turned down a full-ride college scholarship because I didn’t like the dress code
- The first vehicle I ever drove was a forklift