Personal Injury Lawyers Jonesboro, Arkansas

About Attorney Bobby McDaniel

Attorney Bobby R. McDaniel has been licensed to practice law in Arkansas for more than 42 years. A graduate of the University of Arkansas' Robert A. Leflar Law Center, Mr. McDaniel has earned a reputation among personal injury victims and peers alike as a results-driven, knowledgeable Jonesboro attorney who puts clients' needs first. He has obtained record results on behalf of clients, including a malpractice verdict of $8,500,000 - paid without appeal, the then-record high malpractice verdict in Arkansas; and, a $3,500,000 medical malpractice verdict affirmed by the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2007. This is the first Arkansas case in which a physician was assessed punitive damages ($500,000). He helped recover $9 million for the family of a man killed by a tractor-trailer truck. He has also recovered millions of dollars for auto accident victims.

Mr. McDaniel has received recognition from numerous organizations for his work handling tractor-trailer accidents, car wrecks, wrongful death claims, and medical malpractice cases. He has been a featured speaker at Numerous CLE seminars, including "Best of CLE" of Arkansas Bar Association for 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, and 1998 through 2006, with topics relating to jury trial practice. He has been a seminar speaker for the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association for many years and was asked to speak to the 2014 Arkansas Judicial Conference, made up of all Arkansas trial judges, on jury selection (voir dire). He has been featured on CNN, ABC-Nightline, Good Morning America and many Jonesboro, Little Rock and Memphis television stations.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America

Recognized in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury, 1983-2014

  • Mid South Super Lawyers

Featured lawyer for Arkansas, 2007-2014

  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1984-1985, 2006-2007 (Only double-award winner)

  • Best Lawyers in Arkansas

Arkansas Times, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009-2013 (Medical malpractice and personal injury)

  • Supreme Court, Special Justice, appointed by Gov. Bill Clinton


  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association - Past President
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Tort Law Committee (Chairman), Arkansas Bar Association, May 1995-2002; House of Delegates (former member)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member, National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, 1986
  • Federal Practice Committee; Appointed by Chief Judge G. Thomas Eisele; Appointed Co-Chair by Chief Judge Stephen Reasoner
  • 1st District Practice Committee (Former Chairman); Appointed by Arkansas Judicial Council and Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Rules
  • Biden Commission, the Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan for the Eastern District of Arkansas


  • Two children, Dustin (Arkansas Attorney General, 2007-2014) and Brett (a partner at McDaniel Law Firm, PLC)
  • Wife, Karen McDaniel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University, College of Business

Contact McDaniel Law Firm, PLC Today

If you or a loved one was injured, or a loved one sustained fatal injuries, contact an experienced Arkansas personal injury lawyer who will fight for your compensation. Call 870-336-4747 for a free consultation. At McDaniel Law Firm, PLC, we will evaluate your case and discuss your legal options.

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