Courtney Brooks

Associate

Assistant: John Schneider | Johns@arkattorneys.com

Courtney Brooks is a proud Northwest Arkansas native. Courtney received her undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas where she triple-majored in Political Science, International Relations, and Middle Eastern Studies. She then obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Courtney’s practice areas include Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation. Courtney is passionate about representing clients through their entire legal dispute and is always prepared to advocate for her clients at trial. During law school, she focused on building her skills in the courtroom and was part of the first all-female team of second-year students to win the William H. Sutton Barrister’s Union Trial Competition at the University of Arkansas. Courtney went on to compete in several other litigation competitions, bringing home the National Title at the Phi Alpha Delta Trial Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C.

Courtney believes that her career choice was heavily influenced by her participation in speech and debate programs and loves to give back by volunteering her time to those organizations. Courtney currently serves as a volunteer coach for the University of Arkansas Undergraduate Mock Trial Program. As a coach, she teaches college students how to litigate and prepares them to simulate trials competitively. She has led the program to compete in the National SemiFinals every year since she began coaching. Courtney also helps coach the University of Arkansas Student Congress team and led them to win the state competition for the first time in 28 years.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment
  • Landlord/ Tenant
  • Property
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Criminal Defense

Education

  • University of Arkansas, B.A.
  • University of Arkansas, J.D.

Leadership & Community Service Experience

  • University of Arkansas Mock Trial Coach
  • University of Arkansas Student Congress Coach
  • Benton County Bar Association Member
  • Arkansas Young Lawyers Section Pro Bono Participant

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker – TEDxBentonville – Reworking the Resume (2012)
  • Speaker – NWA Young Women’s Conference – Critically Speaking (2018)