Scotty Shively has practiced law in Little Rock for thirty-two years, primarily in the areas of employment and labor law, medical and healthcare law, and complex civil litigation. As an advocate, she has appeared before judges, juries, administrative agencies, arbitrators and mediators, and has counseled her clients on compliance with laws and the resolution of disputes and issues. Since 1996, her practice has included arbitration and mediation as a neutral, serving on the American Arbitration Association’s and American Health Lawyer Association’s panels of arbitrators and mediators. In 2004, she completed a 200-hour Graduate Certificate of Conflict Resolution, and is certified by the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission as a mediator in Circuit Courts. Ms. Shively joined ADR, Inc. in 2012 in order to concentrate her practice focus on arbitration, mediation, and other methods of conflict resolution. Her past legal and neutral experience and training qualify her to address and amicably resolve conflict at all levels and involving a range of legal issues.
EDUCATION: University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, J.D., 1980; Southeast Missouri State University, B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1967; Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution; University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2004; American Arbitration Association Courses: Employment Arbitrator Training, 1996, 2 days; Advanced Employment Arbitration Training, 2002; Arbitration Update, 2001; various ACE courses American Health Lawyer Association Courses: Mediation Training: 1997, 3-day; Arbitration Training, 2002,1-day
LEGAL EXPERIENCE: ADR, Inc.: Arbitrator, Civil Mediator, Conflict Resolution Facilitator, February 2012-Present; Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.: Of Counsel, 2008 – 2012; Director, 1997- 2007; Robinson, Staley & Marshall, P.A.: Partner, 1985 –1997; House, Holmes & Jewell, P.A.: Attorney, 1981 –1985 -
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Pulaski County Bar Association, Member since 1981, past Board of Directors; Arkansas Bar Association, Member and past Chair of Dispute Resolution, Health Law and Labor and Employment Law Sections, and Law School Committee; House of Delegates, 1997-2000; Arkansas Bar Foundation Fellow-1986, Board directors- 2009-present; Special Justice for Arkansas Supreme Court; American Bar Association, Member of Dispute Resolution Section, Health Law Forum, Labor & Employment Law Section, and ADR in Labor & Employment Law Committee; American Health Lawyers Association, past Co-Chair of Employment Law Practice Group & Newsletter Editor, Dispute Resolution Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators; Arkansas Conflicts Resolution Association, Member, and past Board of Directors; Rotary Club 99, Paul Harris Fellow;;UALR Bowen School of Law Alumnae Association, Board of Directors
SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS: The Best Lawyers in America – Healthcare Law and Labor and Employment Law; Mid-South Super Lawyers – Health Care Law; Employment Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution ;UALR Bowen School of Law Outstanding Alumna for 1980