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Ronald A. May, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation.


May, Ronald Alan was born on September 8, 1928 in Waterloo, Iowa, United States. Son of John W. and Elsie (Finlayson) May.


University of Iowa (Bachelor of Arts, 1950). Vanderbilt University (Bachelor of Laws, 1953).


Worked at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings (Little Rock, Arkansas) specializing in General Civil Practice. Admiralty, Agriculture, Antitrust, Banking, Bankruptcy, Copyrights, Corporations, Environmental, Insurance, Labor, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Municipal Bonds, Patents, Probate, Public Utility, Real Estate, Securities, Taxation, Trademarks, Trusts, and Unfair Competition. Admitted to the bar, 1953, Arkansas.

Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Chairman, Section on Science and Technology, American Bar Association, 1975-1976. Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association.

Member: Association for Computing Machinery. International Association of Defense Counsel (Chairman, Fidelity and Surety Committee, 1990-1991). Wright, Lindsey & Jennings began in 1900 as the law department of the Rock Island Railroad for Arkansas and Louisiana.

The firm quickly established a reputation for effective and innovative legal service that continues today. As a full service law firm, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings provides legal services to state, regional, national and international clients.


President Special Committee on Public Education, Arkansas Association for Mental Health, Friends of Library, Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute. Chairman Arkansas Cancer Research Center, 1990-1992. Board directors National Association for Mental Health, Arkansas State Hospital, Gaines House, State Board Architects.

Board directors State Board Bar Examiners, chairman 1987-1988, Arkansas ethics committee, 1991-1993. Trustee Museum of Science and Natural History, Little Rock, chairman, 1973. Member professional advisory board school architecture University Arkansas, 1990-1996, member professional advisory board school urban studies and design, since 1993.

Member institutional review board University Arkansas for Medical Sciences, since 2000. Served with Army of the United States, 1946-1947. Member American Bar Association (chairman science and technical section 1975-1976), Arkansas, Pulaski County Bar Associations, International Association Defense Counsel, American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench), Association for Computing Machinery, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Naomi Gray, August 18, 1950 (divorced February 1974). Children: Sarah, Jonathan, Andrew, Rachel. Married Susan East Gray, May 9, 1975.