The founder of the Minton Law Firm, Mr. Minton focuses his practice primarily on personal injury, wrongful death, and bad faith insurance claims. Before opening the Minton Law Firm, he worked for a major insurance company as a claims adjuster.
“I have personally seen an unspeakable amount of people settle their claim for less than it was worth simply because the prosecution of a claim has become such a complex process. Insurance companies also have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating settlements. They hold the purse strings.”
He has settled thousands of personal injury claims and paid out millions of dollars in settlements both as an insurance adjuster and as a private lawyer. Mr. Minton left the insurance industry to devote his practice to the protection of individuals and their rights.
M. Justin Minton was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on November 22, 1977. He is married to Sally Minton and is father to three young boys, Carter, Caden and Charlie, and a little girl – Channing. Mr. Minton graduated with honors from Caddo Hills High School in Norman, Arkansas, in 1996. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
During his law school career, he was ranked as high as third in his class and was honored to be elected to the Dean’s list. He is currently active in the Arkansas Bar Association and the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.
Contact Justin via email at: Justin@JustinMintonLaw.com
Connie Grace is the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association’s 2016 Outstanding Trial Lawyer. She concentrates her practice in personal injury, trucking litigation, automobile accidents, insurance law, premises liability, products liability, residential home malpractice, medical devices, and employment law with 100 percent of her practice devoted to litigation.
She is licensed to practice law in Arkansas, Oklahoma, U.S. District Court in the Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas, and U.S. Court of Appeals – Eighth Circuit. She is also a Certified Arkansas Mediator. She has taken almost 100 personal injury cases to trial. In 2014, she became a member of National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
She graduated with honors from Henderson State University and graduated with high honors with her master’s degree at Louisiana State University. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law with honors. Her numerous top paper awards in law school included C.J.S. awards in civil procedure and property law.
She was assistant survey editor of the Law Journal and published Employment Discrimination, UALR Law Journal Vol. 19:4. From 1996-99, Ms. Grace clerked at the Arkansas Supreme Court. Since 1999, she has practiced civil litigation exclusively for plaintiffs. In 2006, she graduated from the Trial Lawyers College founded by Gerry Spence in Wyoming, and has since attended several graduate seminars, most recently in 2015.
She served as the regional representative of the F-Warrior Board for the five-state area of Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Mississippi. Connie is active in the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and currently serves on its Board of Governors.
Recent verdicts include a $12.771 Million verdict in favor of the Estate of Christian Ellis Hayes vs. Park Plaza Mall, CMBS, et. al. and Goshien vs. Centers for Youth and Family in Pulaski County which resulted in a $680,000 verdict on behalf of a mentally ill teenager.
She has negotiated significant settlements due to her trial preparation, litigation skills, and negotiation skills. Professional experience in business and education committed Connie to working for people who have been injured due to the fault of others. She regularly judges student trial competitions and is a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock.
Contact Connie via email at: Connie@JustinMintonLaw.com
Your initial point of contact with Minton Law Firm may just begin with Robert Maynard. Since joining Minton Law Firm in 2007, Robert has become an integral part of our Staff. Whether conducting in-home, in-hospital or in-office consultations, clients routinely acknowledge and recognize Robert for his compassion, thoroughness and willingness to go the extra mile for the firm’s clients.
Born in San Antonio, TX, he was married to his beloved wife for 40 years before her passing. He has two daughters who both live in Texas. Upon his graduation from Copperas Cove High School in Texas, and a 4-year tour of duty with the United States Air Force, Robert joined the Fort Worth Police Department. After several years in Uniform Division, he was asked to join the Plains Clothes Hit & Run Division and became a Special Investigator, which handled only fatality accidents.
While on the Police Force he attended Tarrant County Junior College and attained an Associate degree in Criminal Justice. During his time with the Police Department, he attended several Accident and Reconstruction classes in Auto, Pedestrian, 18-Wheeler and Railroad investigations with North Western University and Texas A&M University. Prior to joining Minton Law Firm, Robert served as a Special Investigation Unit Manager for a national insurance company.
His experience on the insurance side of the business has proven extremely beneficial in the success we’re able to achieve for our clients.