John handles complex litigation matters nationwide including an employee’s right to fair pay, oil & gas matters for landowners and catastrophic personal injury litigation. He handles cases involving employers not allowing workers to report all time worked, pay workers overtime, or having the workers on straight salary when they should be getting overtime.
These cases have been on behalf of individuals as well as hundreds of workers in fracking, oil and gas fields, police departments, jailors, pharmaceutical sales and those improperly paid salary as “managers” or “supervisors.” John is a charter member of the American Association of Justice’s Wage and Hour Section and most recently spoke at its section meeting at the national conference in New York City. He is also an active member of the National Employment Law Project’s Wage and Hour Clearinghouse.
John tries to limit his practice these days to multi-party representations in collective or class form including mineral owners and various oil and gas matters. He continues to handle selected personal injury matters as well.
Mr. Steadman’s practice focuses on litigating a variety of disputes, including cases under the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, consumer rights, privacy, and general commercial litigation. He handles cases from start to finish, including trying cases to a jury in both federal and state court.
Some of Mr. Steadman’s proudest moments have been helping workers enforce their rights under the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act and Fair Labor Standards Act. He has successfully represented tens of thousands of workers in class and-collective-action litigation. His experience includes representing:
- Oilfield workers who have been improperly labeled as “executives” or “independent contractors” and deprived of overtime pay.
- Servers who have had their tips taken from them.
- Home health workers who were not paid to complete patient charts.
- Nursing home employees who had their pay deducted for breaks they were unable to take
- Factory workers who were not paid for putting on and taking off work uniforms and other protective equipment.
Mr. Steadman is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Arkansas. In addition, he is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the Southern District of Texas. He is also admitted to practice before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Steadman has been named a Mid South Rising Star for every year since 2012. He graduated summa cum laude in 2009 from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the law review. He is a frequent CLE speaker on wage-and-hour law and general litigation. In his free time, Steadman enjoys watching sports, running, and spending time with his wife and three children.
Trevor Townsend’s practice focuses on protecting the rights of consumers and employees. Before joining Holleman & Associates, he served in the general counsel section of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, where he represented the Department at the administrative, circuit, and appellate court levels.
Trevor also gained valuable experience in employment law while in law school where he participated in the civil clinic. During this time, he helped successfully litigate cases involving violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Minimum Wage Act of Arkansas. He also volunteered on numerous projects involving worker’s rights, including conducting legal research and fact investigations in Arkansas on behalf of
out-of-state counsel involved in multidistrict wage-and-hour litigation.
Trevor is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Arkansas.
Trevor attended the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Arkansas Law Review. Before going to law school, he taught English in Seoul, South Korea for two years. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and kayaking.
Christina joined Holleman & Associates in 2019 as a Paralegal. Christina graduated from College of Charleston on 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. After graduation, she returned to Colorado to continue her softball career and organize youth baseball tournaments with Triple Crown Sports, Inc. In 2015, Christina completed the Arapahoe Community College Paralegal Certificate program and began work as a workers’ compensation Paralegal in Florida.
A native of Colorado, Christina resides in Little Rock with her husband, Rashad. She enjoys reading, traveling, working out and spending time with family and friends.
Erica Mitchell is a Paralegal with over 20 years of experience in the legal field. Prior to joining our firm, Erica’s legal experience included nonjudicial and judicial foreclosures, bankruptcy cases, civil and criminal cases, collections, contracts management and family law. In her spare time, Erica enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. For over 15 years, she volunteered as a little league cheerleader coach for youth football. Currently, she resides in Little Rock with her two children.
Matthew Lewis joined Holleman & Associates in 2019 as a Law Clerk. Before beginning his legal education, he worked as a Correctional Officer in Texas and a retail manager. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology. He is currently in his second year of law school at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking.
Veronica Virgen joined Holleman & Associates in 2019 as a Law Clerk. She is currently in her third year of law school at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Veronica is fluent in English and Spanish.