Christy Comstock

Partner

Christy concentrates her practice on the representation of motor carriers and transportation partners, with an emphasis on casualty litigation in Arkansas and Oklahoma in both state and federal courts.   Ready to develop a case from on-site emergency accident response through courtroom trial and verdict, Christy is experienced and recognized as a leader by the industry.  Christy handles casualty, cargo, brokerage, and a variety of contractual issues affecting carriers and defends employment related litigation for commercial clients.  Christy also has more than 15 years of experience in criminal defense. She is a frequent speaker on best practices in the transportation industry.

One of the accomplishments Christy is proudest of is the Arkansas Trucking Seminar, an annual meeting of transportation leaders and trucking counsel from across the nation which started in 2004.   Focused on bringing together transportation stakeholders, the Arkansas Trucking Seminar strives to provide the industry with current and relevant education about litigation challenges, opportunities to network and participate in community projects.

The firm is a member of ALFA International where Christy is a leader in the Transportation Practice Group. She is recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as AV® Preeminent™ and has been identified by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers in Transportation.  Christy enjoys music, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors with her friends and family.

Admitted to Practice

  • Arkansas, 1992
  • Oklahoma, 1994
  • U.S. District Courts, Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas, Western District of Oklahoma

Education

  • University of Arkansas, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Economics, 1989, With Honors
  • University of Arkansas, Juris Doctorate, 1992, With High Honors

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Lawyers (ABOTA)
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • American College of Transportation Lawyers
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent

 Publications

  • “A 2007 Look at FMCSA Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010,” For the Defense, June 2007
  • “Joint Defense Agreements: Furthering Your Clients’ Interests?”, For the Defense, April 2007
  • “Drafting DOT Compliant Over – The Road Passenger Authorizations”, Tyson Foods, Inc., 2005
  • “Evaluating the Permanent Loss of the Pleasure of Living – Hedonic Damages”, ABA Commercial Transportation Committee Newsletter, Winter 2007
  • “Arkansas – Punitive Damages in Commercial Transportation”, ABA/TIPS Commercial Transportation Compendium, 2007
  • “Arkansas – Spoliation of Evidence”, ABA/TIPS Commercial Transportation Compendium, 2008
  • “Arkansas – Comparative/Contributory Negligence and Joint & Several Liability”, ABA/TIPS Commercial Transportation Compendium, 2009
  • “Arkansas – Minor Compromises”, ABA/TIPS Commercial Transportation Compendium, 2010
  • “Damages – State by State Law Summaries”, Arkansas, ABA/TIPS Commercial Transportation Compendium, 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • ALFA International
    • “Engaging the Human Factors Expert”, April 2014
    • “Minimizing Jury Distractions”, April 2015
    • “Juries Gone Wild:  Strategies for Avoiding the Madness”, May 2016
  • Transportation Lawyers Association, Casualty Litigation Committee
    • “Investigating Transportation Claims”, San Antonio, TX, May 2007
  • American Bar Association
    • ABA Transportation Megaconference IX, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017

Community Involvement

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
    • Criminal Justice Act Panel for Indigent Defense, 2007-present
    • Representative to the CJA Panel Defense Committee, 2016-2018
    • U.S. Magistrate Selection Committee, 2014
  • 8th Circuit, Judicial Conference Planning Committee, 2012
  • Federal Rules and Practice Committee, Western District of Arkansas, 2010-2013