Shala J. Klutts

Of Counsel

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


Ms. Klutts focuses her practice on defending and counseling health care clients, including physicians, hospitals and long-term care companies. As a Registered Nurse, Ms. Klutts is in a unique position to understand the challenges that providers face and anticipate their legal needs.  She regularly reviews and interprets medical records and regulatory documents to determine risk and develop effective defense strategies. Ms. Klutts' practice, also, involves counseling clients with regard to regulatory and legal matters.

Representative Experience

Representation of health care providers in litigation, Attorney General investigations, state and federal survey actions, administrative appeals, EEOC investigations and adult maltreatment registry actions;

Provided legal counsel to approximately 200 long-term care facilities in the southeast as an in-house healthcare Attorney;

Registered Nurse since 1980.


B.S.N., University of Oklahoma, 1980
J.D., Oklahoma City University, 1989

Admitted to Practice

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit 
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma


Arkansas Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
Sebastian County Bar Association
American Health Care Lawyers Association


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