Kirkman T. Dougherty


P.O. Box 10127
Fort Smith, AR 72917-0127
P: 479-452-2200
F: 479-452-9097

Professional Profile

Mr. Dougherty enjoys a broad based trial practice, regularly serving as lead trial counsel in state and federal courts on behalf of regional, national and international companies. Mr. Dougherty has extensive experience defending healthcare providers, transportation companies, manufacturers and insurance carriers in complex negligence, malpractice, personal injury, products liability and wrongful death cases. His membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers recognizes his skill and experience.

Representative Experience

First chair trial lawyer in high exposure and damage cases for national and international corporations;

National Counsel for a Fortune 500 Transportation Company;

Regional Trial Counsel for one of the nation's largest Long-Term Care Companies; and

Defense of clients in all stages of class action litigation.


B.A., University of Arkansas, 1988
J.D., University of Arkansas, 1991

Public Service 

Trustee, Arkansas-Oklahoma Regional Promotion Association
Board Member, Old Fort History Museum
Board Member, Western Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association


Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Mid-South Super Lawyer (Litigation)
Recipient of W.A. Eldredge Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer Award

Admitted to Practice

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas


Arkansas Bar Association
American Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

AV Martindale Hubbell Rating


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