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About Jim

A Proven Conservative Philosophy

“I will continue to advance a pragmatic approach to the issues that are faced daily by the Fort Smith District Court system and promise to uphold the high standards of the bench that have been entrusted to me by the citizens of Fort Smith.”

— Jim O'Hern

Proven Judicial Experience

Has presided over tens of thousands of Fort Smith District Court cases.

Instrumental in establishing an ongoing oversight of the District Court   Alternative Sentencing Program and DWI Court.

Five time Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for donating time and legal   expertise to low income and elderly residents.

Twice named Volunteer Attorney of the Year for the Elderly by the Arkansas Bar Association.

35 years of private legal practice.

Integrity, Compassion, Fairness & Community Involvement

Board President, Arc for the River Valley

Board of Directors, Sebastian County Law Library

Board of Directors, Center for Arkansas Legal Services

Former University of Arkansas Fort Smith Adjunct Professor

Active Member, Fort Smith Rotary Club


Dr. John & Cindy Swicegood

Helen Pratt

David and Mary Ann Arnold

Ken Colley

Ray Fulmer, Esquire

Stan Holleman, Esquire

Chip Sexton, Esquire

Brent Hall, Esquire

Rick Wade, Esquire

David Dunagin, Esquire

Davis Duty, Esquire

Paul Post, Esquire

Rex Chronister, Esquire

Richard Strunks, Esquire

John Beasley, Esquire

Andrew Flake, Esquire

Matthew Scott, Esquire

Bob Honea, Esquire

Mark Moll, Esquire

Matthew Horan, Esquire

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John R. Swicegood, M.D., Chair