Marcus Vaden Law May 2019 501-354-4577 05.19

600 South German Lane, Suite 102, Conway, AR 72034 • 501-354-4577

Reflections on 3 Decades in Law A Look at My Journey in the Legal System

Growing up in the South, I know what it means to be a man of my word and just howmuch that word can mean to the people in my life. I like to think that I’ve taken that mentality of trust and honor and put it into everything I do, both in and out of the courtroom. It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 30 years since I started practicing as an attorney, but looking back at all the satisfied clients I’ve been fortunate enough to help puts the years in a clearer perspective. Through those countless smiles, handshakes, and hugs, I am able to see my life’s work in action. I couldn’t be prouder. I look forward to more of these moments and to giving back to the community I’m proud to call home. My journey in law wasn’t always set in stone. Growing up in Garland, Texas, I lived the all-American life, at least from outside perspectives. I spent my days playing football and racing motocross and eventually set my sights on a different kind of devotion: My family and I decided that I would pursue a career as a preacher. A life in the church was all but certain after my upbringing, and I was excited to begin my journey by studying theology at Harding University. Toward the end of my education, I began to switch gears. I wanted to be something for myself, and while a life as a preacher was what I’d wanted a few years before, I knew that if I had even a sliver of doubt, then I couldn’t take that pledge in good conscience. I went from the church to pursuing a career as a football coach to selling real estate before I finally found myself at the University of Mississippi studying law.

Life’s too short not to explore your options; I know that as well as anyone. Out of sheer curiosity and an innate desire to help people, I ended up interested in the legal system, and after a short while studying my newfound passion, I knew I had found a career I could take pride in. Among other things, I always knew I wanted to work with families and those who needed me most, and law fit the bill perfectly. I was excited to see my hard work culminate in my entry into the private sector in 1990. By the end of ‘91, I was brought on to work with the prosecuting attorney in Conway, Arkansas. Then, as fate would have it, I worked my way up to opening the practice I still run today. Our location has changed a few times, and we’ve seen some growth and staff expansions over the past three decades, but our goals here at Marcus Vaden Law have remained steadfast. When I started out at my firm, it was just me. My palatial estate consisted of a one room office with only a typewriter in front of me to keep me company, all while I moonlighted as my own secretary. I’ve been lucky enough to

see my firm grow to the point where we have five secretaries today, and luckily, we left the typewriters back in the ‘90s. No matter how far we’ve come, I’m proud to have kept that same code of honor I grew up with. When I take on a client, I aim to shoot them straight and get them the representation and recognition they deserve. By narrowing our scope and focusing only on areas where we truly excel, I’ve been able to deliver a level of service that named me one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Arkansas by the National Trial Lawyers Association. We’d be happy to pass those services along to you. Whether it’s personal injury, insurance claims, business litigation, or a number of other practice areas, we’d be happy to take a look at your case and point you in the direction you deserve. To get started today, give us a call at 501-329-8723 or visit us any time at We look forward to hearing from you.

-Marcus Vaden

Ask Griz The Legal Lab!

Hi, my name is Griz. I’m the legal lab. I work pro-bone-o for my dad, Marcus. Today’s question is: What happens when I first call a disability attorney? At the Marcus Vaden Law Firm, we obtain medi- cal and employment information from you to determine whether or not we can be of

assistance to you. If we can help, we will obtain your medical records and forward them to the Social Security Administra- tion, along with a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge. Text your questions to 501-354-4577. I’ll be sure to answer them in my fur-ee time!

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