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Claibourne Watkins Patty

Claibourne Watkins Patty, American lawyer. Bar: Arkansas 1961.


  • Patty, Claibourne Watkins was born on February 19, 1934 in Cleveland. Son of Claibourne Watkins and Eleanor (Todd) Patty.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University of South, 1955. Juris Doctor, University Arkansas, 1961.


    • Law clerk United States district judge, Fort Smith, 1961-1963. Private practice Little Rock, 1963-1968. Assistant insurance commissioner State of Arkansas, 1968-1969.

      Trust officer Union National Bank of Little Rock, 1969-1977. Assistant dean University Arkansas School Law, Little Rock. Also executive director Arkansas Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1977-1986.

      Law clerk 2d Division Chancery Court, Pulaski County, 1986-1989. Of counsel Gruber Law Firm, North Little Rock, 1989-2001. Principal Patty Law Firm, since 2001.

      Lecturer law Arkansas School Law, 1965. Board directors, chairman Pulaski County Legal Aid Bureau, 1966—1969. Member committee on civil practice Arkansas Supreme Court, 1998—2004.

      With Army of the United States, 1955-1957.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arkansas 1961.


    Board directors, president Family Service Agency of Central Arkansas, 1976—1981, 1986—1993, 1999—2004, since 2009, Good Shepherd Ecumenical Retirement Center, 1975—2002. Member Arkansas advisory committee United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1985—1989. Board directors American Diabetes Association, Arkansas Affil., 1996—2005, Arkansas Gerontological Society, 1996—2010.

    Member of Phi Alpha Delta, Beta Theta Pi.


    • Married Barbara Benton, May 4, 1968. Children– Claibourne Watkins III, William Jordan.
    • father: Claibourne Watkins Patty
    • mother: Eleanor (Todd) Patty
    • spouse: Barbara Benton
    • children: Claibourne Watkins III Patty
    • William Jordan Patty
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    Born February 19, 1934