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Chris W. Burks

Chris W. Burks

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  • Employment Law, Family Law, Education Law
  • Arkansas, Texas
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Ethics and Professionalism
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Vanessa Cash Adams
Reviewed by Vanessa Cash Adams February 10, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I gave Chris a 10 because of his intelligence and his character. Not only is he extremely skilled in the courtroom but he is professional and patient as well. He is an excellent lawyer.
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Biography

Represent businesses and employees in breach of contract disputes and labor and employment law matters involving misclassification, minimum wage, overtime and off-the-clock violations across the county.

Licensed in Texas and Arkansas, and with federal court appearances in Ohio, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Mississippi.

Weekly research, draft, and file pleadings and argue cases before state and federal court and administrative tribunals. Represent individuals and families in a variety of matters including successfully winning lawsuits against the City of Little Rock over taxi license monopoly and also over political fundraising.

Also has represented individuals and families in a variety of matters including child and adult guardianships, adoptions, custody and visitation disputes, child support cases, divorces with business valuation issues, as well as breaches of fiduciary duties in probate.

Represent political party and counsel client weekly on contract formation and litigation avoidance, state regulatory and election law, campaign finance and First Amendment law. Coordinate with multiple stakeholders and leaders across a large political and campaign structure.

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Education Law
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
Arkansas Judiciary
ID Number: 2010207
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24105111
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Member Attorney
Sanford Law Firm
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Law clerk
U.S. District Court
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Education
University of Arkansas School of Law
J.D. (2010)
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Davidson College
B.A. (2010) | Political Science
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24105111
Member
Current
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Arkansas Bar Association
Member
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Pulaski County Bar Association
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Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association
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National Employment Lawyers Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Is the Trend Back to Sovereign Immunity?
The Arkansas Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Sovereign Immunity, Faulkner County Bar Association, Conway Arkansas
Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered
Q. My employer owes me back wages for 2020 & 2021 amounting to 43,000.00. How can I collect some or all of this
A: Thank you and both federal and state law protect employees who are owed wages. Arkansas contract law provides protections for employees who may be owed money under an employment contract. Also, Arkansas state law reads that if an employee is discharged, the employer is required to pay all wages due by the next regular payday. If the employer that fails to make the the payment for all wages due within seven (7) days of the next regular payday , the employer owes the employee double the wages due. Lastly, state and federal law both protect for minimum wage and overtime payments. Please speak with an employment law attorney to discuss your options on how to proceed.
Q. Got hurt at work I am a medical marijuana patient can I get fired
A: Thanks and you cannot be fired simply for being a medical marijuana patient if you are in a position that hasn’t been designated as safety sensitive. In other words, if the type of job you do hasn’t been listed in writing as no medical marijuana because it is safety sensitive, an employer can’t later fire you just because of medical marijuana. You should reach out to an employment law attorney for more
Q. I've been working since November at a company and just noticed they haven't been paying me the correct overtime.
A: Thanks and yes you should speak to an employment law attorney. If you have a contract to work for $35 an hour the state law could be breached. Or, if the per diem is structured a certain way, it could mean that the company should not have paid you the lower amount of overtime. Speaking to an employment law attorney will help answer these issues
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North Little Rock, AR 72114
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2894 N. McKee Circle, Suite 108
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Conway, AR 72032
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Cabot, AR 72023
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Bryant, AR 72022
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