Bart Calhoun

Bart Calhoun

Little Rock, Arkansas

Bart Calhoun was born and raised in Des Arc, Arkansas, where he worked on the family farm until leaving for college at Arkansas State University.  Upon graduation from Arkansas State University, he joined the Arkansas Attorney General’s office as a personal aid to then Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and a public affairs liaison.  While working at the Attorney General’s office, he attended law school at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, where he graduated with honors and was on law review.

Before co-founding McDaniel, Richardson and Calhoun, PLLC, Bart Calhoun was an Assistant Attorney General serving in the public protection department. He practiced federal and state consumer litigation and litigated in multiple bankruptcy courts throughout the United States.  While at the Attorney General’s office, he worked on legislation and regularly communicated with members from the Arkansas General Assembly on matters related to the office and legislation.

Since forming MRC, Calhoun has provided legal and government relations services to clients in the agriculture, construction, healthcare, medical marijuana, and banking industries.  Bart Calhoun’s legal practice includes contract litigation, personal injury, collections, family law, bankruptcy, and general civil litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Family
  • Divorce
  • Creditor
  • Criminal Law
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2011


  • William H. Bowen School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: UALR Law Review, Member and Associate Editor
  • Arkansas State University - 2007

Published Works

  • Bart W. Calhoun and Eric Estes. The Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Docket, Fall, 2013
  • Lisa Pruitt, Cliff McKinney, and Bart Calhoun, Justice in the Hinterlands: Arkansas as a Case Study of the Rural Lawyer Shortage and Evidence-Based Solutions to Alleviate It, 37 U. ARK LITTLE ROCK L. REV. 573, 2015

Representative Cases

Representative Clients

  • Centennial Bank
  • Ross Group
  • New Beginnings Behavioral Health Services, LLC
  • City of Osceola, Arkansas
  • Larry Porter Seed, LLC
  • Porter Seed Cleaning, Inc.
  • Jay Farming, Inc.
  • Acxiom Corporation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Spinal Cord Foundation , President, January 1, 2016 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2013 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Leadership Academy, 2012 - 2013
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee, 2013 - 2014
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Citizen Education Committee of the Young Lawyers Section , 2012 - 2013
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Disaster Relief Committee of the Young Lawyers Section , 2012 - 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • Arkansas Attorney General, Law Clerk, 2009 - 2011
  • Assistant Attorney General, November 2011 - January 2015