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Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints Fowler to Replace the Late Judge Fergus

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the appointment of Thomas Fowler of Jonesboro as the Division 2 Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit in Arkansas, for a term expiring in 2020. Fowler replaces the late Honorable William Lee Fergus, who passed away on July 20, 2015, at the age of 66.

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement: 

“Tommy Fowler is well respected in the community and among those in the profession. He has the patience and judicial temperament to be an outstanding judge.”

Thomas Fowler has served as the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Craighead County for 15 years and has practiced law at the Fowler Law Firm in Jonesboro for 17 years. He is a 1993 graduate of Arkansas State University where he received the R.E. Lee Wilson Award, the highest honor given each year to one graduating senior. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1998 from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Fowler has dedicated 28 years of service to the American Legion Arkansas Boys State and currently serves as its director. In 2013, he was selected as the Volunteer Attorney of the Year in Arkansas’ Second Judicial District. He currently serves on the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission where he has served since 2012. He is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the Craighead County Bar Association, and the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney’s Association. Mr. Fowler and his wife Leslie live in Jonesboro.

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