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This index lists case decisions published by Arkansas state courts, including the Arkansas Supreme Court and the Arkansas Court of Appeals. For case law from federal courts sitting in Arkansas, see Portal:Case law of the United States#Arkansas.


Arkansas Supreme Court[edit]

Chief Justice Daniel Ringo 1836–1844[edit]

4 Ark. 18 (1842) State v. Buzzard
5 Ark. 21 (1843) Ex parte Blackburn

Chief Justice Thomas Johnson 1845–1852[edit]

11 Ark. (6 Eng.) 212 (1850) Pennington's Executors v. Yell
11 Ark. (6 Eng.) 519 (1851) Borden v. State ex rel. Robinson

Chief Justice George C. Watkins 1853–1854[edit]

13 Ark. (8 Eng.) 720 (1853) Stewart v. State

Chief Justice Elbert H. English 1855–1864[edit]

19 Ark. 121 (1857) Daniel v. Guy
23 Ark. 604 (1861) Hill's Executrix v. State

Chief Justice Thomas D.W. Yonley 1864–1866[edit]

24 Ark. 161 (1865) Rison v. Farr

Chief Justice David Walker 1866–1868[edit]

24 Ark. 286 (1866) Hawkins v. Filkins
25 Ark. 185 (1867) Phelps v. Patterson

Chief Justice William W. Wilshire 1868–1871[edit]

25 Ark. 289 (1868) Fletcher v. Oliver

Chief Justice John E. McClure 1871–1874[edit]

26 Ark. 281 (1871) State v. Johnson
27 Ark. 360 (1872) Portis v. State

Chief Justice Elbert H. English 1874–1884[edit]

29 Ark. 248 (1874) Palmore v. State

Chief Justice Sterling Robertson Cockrill 1884–1893[edit]

45 Ark. 17 (1885) St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway Co. v. Beidler

Chief Justice Henry G. Bunn 1893–1904[edit]

59 Ark. 237 (1894) Railway Company v. B'Shears
64 Ark. 580 (1897) Chestnut v. Harris

Chief Justice Joseph M. Hill 1904–1909[edit]

84 Ark. 497 (1907) Hot Springs School District v. Sisters of Mercy Female Academy of Little Rock

Chief Justice Edgar A. McCulloch 1909–1927[edit]

91 Ark. 527 (1909) Pitcock v. State

Chief Justice Jesse C. Hart 1927–1933[edit]

179 Ark. 1104 (1929) Walker v. Allred
180 Ark. 802 (1930) Ezzell v. Oil Associates, Inc.

Chief Justice Cecil E. Johnson 1933–1936[edit]

188 Ark. 270 (1933) Arrington v. United Royalty Co.

Chief Justice Griffin Smith 1937–1955[edit]

220 Ark. 601 (1952) Hare v. General Contract Purchase Corp.
223 Ark. 330 (1954) Alford v. State

Chief Justice Lee Seamster 1955–1956[edit]

225 Ark. 436 (1955) Harris v. Brooks

Chief Justice Carleton Harris 1957–1980[edit]

237 Ark. 927 (1964) Cude v. State
239 Ark. 474 (1965) Gent v. State
242 Ark. 922 (1967) State v. Epperson
244 Ark. 1239 (1968) Parish v. Pitts
255 Ark. 1008 (1974) Schenck v. Knight
259 Ark. 667 (1976) Williams v. State

Chief Justice Richard B. Adkisson 1980–1984[edit]

275 Ark. 239 (1982) Wilbur v. Kerr
279 Ark. 340 (1983) DuPree v. Alma School District No. 30

Chief Justice Jack Holt, Jr. 1985–1995[edit]

290 Ark. 100 (1986) Ricarte v. State
290 Ark. 232 (1986) Berry v. State
304 Ark. 596 (1991) Smith v. American Greetings Corp.
317 Ark. 286 (1994) Reed v. State
318 Ark. 599 (1994) Harris v. State

Chief Justice Bradley D. Jesson 1995–1996[edit]

325 Ark. 163 (1996) Gansky v. Hi-Tech Engineering

Chief Justice W.H. "Dub" Arnold 1997–2003[edit]

329 Ark. 143 (1997) Shannon v. Wilson
334 Ark. 543 (1998) McGhee v. State
336 Ark. 490 (1999) Walls v. State
338 Ark. 606 (1999) Pardue v. State
341 Ark. 787 (2000) Walls v. State
349 Ark. 600 (2002) Jegley v. Picado
351 Ark. 31 (2002) Lake View School District No. 25 v. Huckabee

Chief Justice Betty Dickey 2004[edit]

356 Ark. 460 (2004) State v. Brown
357 Ark. 545 (2004) Jones v. State
359 Ark. 131 (2004) Linker-Flores v. Arkansas Department of Human Services

Chief Justice Jim Hannah 2005–2015[edit]

2010 Ark. 432 Calaway v. Practice Management Services, Inc.
2012 Ark. 460 LVNV Funding, LLC v. Nardi
2013 Ark. 175 Jackson v. Norris
2013 Ark. 232 Arkansas Lottery Commission v. Alpha Marketing
2015 Ark. 277 Kelley v. Gordon

Chief Justice John Dan Kemp 2017–[edit]

2018 Ark. 179 Harris v. State
2018 Ark. 307 Arkansas Department of Human Services v. Dowdy
2018 Ark. 333 Schnarr v. State

Per curiam orders[edit]

Press releases[edit]

Arkansas Court of Appeals[edit]

2010–2019[edit]

2018 Ark. App. 399 Shabazz v. State
2018 Ark. App. 523 Canerday-Banks v. Barton
2018 Ark. App. 528 Herren v. State


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