The Richard Mays Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas, provides unmatched legal counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Pulaski County and the surrounding areas in legal matters involving: Environmental law and litigation, Real estate acquisitions and development, Oil and gas leases and operations, Flooding and levee development matters, Pipeline and transmission line condemnation, Business transactions and litigation, Estate planning, wills and trusts and health care planning. Attorney Richard Mays has been advocating for the state of Arkansas for over 50 years providing strategic, comprehensive legal services to help his clients achieve their goals. At The Richard Mays Law firm they are proud to have successfully taken on some of the largest and most powerful litigation cases.
Richard Mays has a long extensive legal career that spans 60 years. He is admitted to the Arkansas State Bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Mr. Mays has been involved in numerous high-profile cases involving protection of the environment in Arkansas and the rights of individuals and small companies against large corporations who fail to keep their commitments. Cases he handled preventing the Corps of Engineers from opening Greers Ferry Lake to a multitude of boat docks, preventing a housing development from being built on an island in the White River and preventing construction of a Bass Pro Shop and a shopping mall on 36 acres of wetlands in North Little Rock. Mr. Mays is now involved in fighting the continued presence of a massive hog farm in the Buffalo River watershed and the expansion of the interstate highways in Little Rock and North Little Rock.
He served as attorney for the state environmental agency as well as a senior attorney in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for eight years in Washington, D.C. Mays takes on some of the largest state and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Highway Administration, the Arkansas Department of Transportation and corporations such as electrical utilities, oil and gas production companies, national pipeline companies and chemical companies.
Richard Mays gained a love of literature from his mother and a respect for the environment while hunting and fishing as a boy with his father. The combination of those two interests shaped his desire to be a lawyer.
Mr. Mays received his LL.B. from the University of Arkansas School of Law and B.A. from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and Polasky County Bar Association.
Richard Mays was honored as a 2020 Little Rock Soirée Best Lawyer and was featured in the December issue of Little Rock Soirée. He also holds the coveted “Distinguished” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
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