Press Release

Asa Arkansas's Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10.06.2016

Gov. Hutchinson Announces Intent to Make the Following Appointments to the Circuit Court Judiciary

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced his intent to make the following appointments to the Circuit Court Judiciary:

  • Gail Inman-Campbell – Alpena, Circuit Judge of the Fourteenth Judicial District
  • Maureen Hazinski Harrod – Heber Springs, Circuit Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial District
  • Chris Carnahan – Conway, Circuit Judge of the Twentieth Judicial District
  • Holly Meyer – Heber Springs, Prosecuting Attorney of the Sixteenth Judicial District

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement:

“These are experienced and hardworking individuals, each of whom are more than qualified for their respective appointment. There’s no doubt in my mind that our state and justice system will benefit from their service and leadership on the bench.”


Gail Inman-Campbell:

Inman-Campbell will fill the vacancy of Supreme Court Associate Justice-elect Shawn Womack. Inman-Campbell’s term will begin January 1, 2017 and expire December 31, 2018.

Inman-Campbell is currently an attorney at Gail Inman-Campbell, PLC in Harrison, and has practiced law for 33 years. Her practice areas have included domestic relations, probate, bankruptcy, contracts, transactions, corporate representation, and wills and estates. Previously, Inman-Campbell served as Boone County District Judge and was appointed as Special Justice of the Arkansas Court of Appeals. In 2013, she was recognized by Legal Aid of Arkansas for her volunteer work in the Fourteenth Judicial District. Inman-Campbell earned her B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her J.D. from UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.

Maureen Hazinski Harrod, Heber Springs, Circuit Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial District

Harrod will fill the vacancy of Chief Justice-elect John Dan Kemp. Harrod’s term will begin January 1, 2017 and expire December 31, 2018.

Harrod currently has a private law practice in Heber Springs, where she specializes in civil and corporate litigation and often handles domestic cases. She has done an extensive amount of appellate work in both the Arkansas Supreme Court and the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Previously, Harrod served as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Sixth and Sixteenth Judicial Districts, City Attorney for the city of Heber Springs, and Alderman for the city of Heber Springs. Harrod earned her B.S. and B.A. from the University of South Florida and her J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville.

Chris Carnahan, Conway, Circuit Judge of the Twentieth Judicial District

Carnahan will fill the vacancy of Court of Appeals Judge-elect Mike Murphy. Carnahan’s term will begin January 1, 2017 and expire December 31, 2018.

Carnahan currently serves as General Counsel for the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. Previously, Carnahan served as Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial District, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Fifteenth Judicial District, City Attorney for the cities of Holland, Oppelo, and Menifee; and City Prosecutor for the cities of Fairfield Bay and Marshall. Carnahan has also served as a Faulkner County Election Commissioner. Carnahan earned his B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, his M.A. from the University of Central Arkansas, and his J.D. from UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.

Holly Meyer, Heber Springs, Prosecuting Attorney of the Sixteenth Judicial District

Meyer will fill the vacancy of Circuit Judge-elect Don McSpadden. Meyer’s term will begin January 1, 2017 and expire December 31, 2018.

Meyer currently serves as Circuit Judge for the Sixteenth Judicial District. Previously, she served as Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Sixteenth Judicial District, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Sixth Judicial District, and Chief Counsel at the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Meyer was also appointed and served as Special Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Meyer is a graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock. She earned her B.A. from Hendrix College and her J.D. from UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.

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