Grant E. Fortson
Grant Fortson practices all aspects of civil and business litigation, at both the trial and appellate level, including contract, business torts, fraud, shareholder disputes, construction, securities, covenants not to compete, trade secrets and class actions. Grant also regularly represents banks, lending institutions and other clients in workouts, foreclosures, replevins and receivership actions. He handles litigation matters that arise in estate and probate matters, and he practices before various boards and regulatory bodies. Grant has been awarded the AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyer in the area of business litigation by Super Lawyers.
Grant has also represented clients in numerous appeals before the Arkansas Supreme Court, the Arkansas Court of Appeals and federal appeals courts. He is also admitted to the bars of the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Grant has been appointed to serve as Special Chief Justice and as a Special Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Grant is an editor and contributing author to Handling Appeals in Arkansas and he was the author of Note, Constitutional Law—Taxation—Federal Court May Order School District to Increase Tax Levy Beyond Limits of State Constitution in Order to Amend Constitutional Violation, 13 U. ARK. LITTLE ROCK L. J. 133 (1990). He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the Pulaski County Bar Association.
Grant is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. He received his law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law, where he graduated with high honors in 1992 and served as the Notes Editor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal. He received a B.B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University in 1987 with a major in Finance.