Hamlin Dispute Resolution, LLC

Our Team Members

Hamlin Dispute Resolution, LLC’s team of  six mediators, is setting the standard and achieving results in all of Arkansas and surrounding areas.

Meet the Team

Our Mediators & Team Members

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Frank S. Hamlin

Founding Principal, Mediator & Arbitrator

Frank has a wealth of experience in the legal field, spanning almost 5 decades. He has been involved in 80 jury trials, numerous non-jury trials and hearings, and a variety of appeals and oral arguments in both state and federal appellate courts.

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Chris Gomlicker

Mediator & Arbitrator

Chris has 28 years of experience in trial litigation, including trials, hearings, and appeals. He’s represented both plaintiffs and defendants through the entire litigation process, from filing a lawsuit to arguing an appeal in state and federal courts.

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Kevin O'Dwyer

Mediator

Kevin is a partner at Hope, Trice & O’Dwyer, P.A., a Little Rock-based law firm. He has 25 years of experience in general practice handling cases pertaining to family law, personal injury, product liability, insurance claims, probate, and business litigation.

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David Rush

Mediator

Mr. Rush is a retired Commander from the United States Navy who has been a practicing attorney for 38 years. He served as the District Judge for Logan County, and has recently been certified to mediate civil and domestic relations cases.

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Chris Arnold

Mediator

Chris has been working with Hope, O’Dwyer, Wilson & Arnold P.A. since 2015. Primarily, he specializes in business law and commercial litigation, but is also well-versed in general litigation, real estate, probate administration and litigation, estate planning, and family law.

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H. E. "Bud" Cummins

Mediator

Bud has an accomplished career in law and finance. He has held esteemed positions such as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor, and served as a Special Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court six times.

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Laura Fortner

Finance Manager

Laura Fortner is an experienced finance manager with a Certificate in Accounting Technology and an Associate’s Degree in Office Supervision and Management. She manages finances at Hamin Dispute Resolution, LLC and serves as the assistant to Kevin O’Dwyer, Chris Arnold, and David Rush.

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Devan McElreath

Executive Administrative Assistant

Devan has an extensive career in office administration and benefits coordination spanning over 22 years, beginning at Mountaire Corporation in Little Rock, Arkansas. She has been the Executive Administrator of Mediation and Arbitration for Hamlin Dispute Resolution, LLC since 2022.

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