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J. E. Jess Sweere


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Admitted to Practice

  • Arkansas, 2005
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Jess entered the practice of law after 18 years as a manager in the trucking industry, working in both union and non-union environments.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Division)
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Woods Inn of Court
  • Transportation Lawyers Association, Chair of the Labor and Human Resources Committee
  • Arkansas Trucking Association
  • Central Arkansas Human Resources Association (CAHRA), Past Chairman, Board of Directors

Community Involvement

  • Rotary Club of Maumelle
  • Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Academics Plus Charter School Board of Trustees, Chairman
  • Maumelle Foundation for Education, Inc., Secretary
  • VOCALS – Volunteer Organization, Center for Arkansas Legal Services


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2005; Associate Research Editor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review; Law Review Member of the Year, 2004-2005
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1988, B.S.B.A. Transportation


  • Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2011-2015