J. Don Overton, Master CGP, CAPS, GACP, CGP

Education and Bar Admissions

  

Auburn University, Auburn, AL

B.S.B.A. – Finance/Accounting, June 1992

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

M.S.I.S. – Public Admin. & Environmental Ethics

UA Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

B.S. – Construction Management, 2005

William H. Bowen School of Law, Little Rock, AR

J.D. – Law, 2006 


Bar Admissions:

  • All State and Federal Courts in Arkansas
  • Western District of Arkansas
  • Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States Tax Court

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training

  

Arkansas ADR Commission Little Rock, Arkansas– 2015 

Basic Mediation Skills, 40 hours

Construction Dispute Resolutions Services Albuquerque, NM – 2016 

Principles & Practices in Arbitration, 16 hours

Advanced ADR, 8 hours – DRB Training, 8 hours

Association of Attorney Mediators Dallas, Texas – 2017 

Advanced Mediation Skills, 7 hours

Professional Associations and Memberships


  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
    • Website and Technology Committee
    • Construction Law Section (Past-Chair - 2017/2018)
    • Business Law Section (Chair 2018/2019)
    • Real Estate Law Section (Secretary 2018/2019)
    • Solo & Small Firm Section (Chair-Elect/Vice Chair)
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (Chair-Elect/Vice Chair)
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock (HBAGLR)
    • Co-Chair Education Committee (2012 - Present)
    • HBAGLR Board of Directors (2011 - Present)
    • Certified Green Professional (CGP)
    • Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP)
    • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
    • EPA-RRP (Lead Safe Certified Remodeler)
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
    • NAHB Board of Directors (2012 - Present)
    • Arkansas Rep. to NAHB (2016 - 2017)
    • NAHB Executive Committee (2016 - 2017)
    • NAHB, Land Use Policy Sub-Committee (2014 - Present)
    • NAHB, Land Development Committee (2016 - Present)
  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Member (2007 - Present)
  • Green Advantage Certified Practitioner (GACP) - Commercial & Residential
  • UA Little Rock
    • Foundation Fund - Board of Directors
    • Industry Advisory Board – Construction Management Department 

Areas of Relevant Experience

   

  • Commercial & Residential Construction Project Management
  • Commercial & Residential Contract Negotiation & Litigation
  • Lien Foreclosure & Lien Defense Litigation
  • OSHA/DOL - Compliance & Defense
  • ADEQ (Arkansas Dept. of Environmental Quality) - Compliance & Defense
  • ACLB (Arkansas Contractor's License Board) - Contractor's License Complaints & Defense
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) - Preparation & Compliance Violation Defense
  • Materials and Equipment Management/Procurement 
  • State and Municipal Contract Negotiation & Litigation
  • Right of Way Design Plan Analysis & Eminent Domain Defense 

The Overton Firm has Assisted in Construction Issues with:

   

  • The City of Denton, Texas
  • City of Little Rock Waste Water/Central Arkansas Water
  • Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
  • Arkansas Contractor's License Board (ACLB)
  • Arkansas State Plant Board
  • Arkansas Agricultural Department 
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Army Corp of Engineers
  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDot)
  • Best Western Hotels
  • La Quinta Hotels
  • Comfort Suites (Choice Hotels)
  • Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Express (IHG Hotels)
  • Country Inn and Suites (Carlson Hotels)