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, trade secrets, 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, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Missouri, 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, he enjoys watching sports, running, and spending time with his wife and three children.
Brittney joined Holleman & Associates in 2021 as a paralegal and office manager. Controller. She graduated from Henderson State University in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
She enjoys going to the movie theatre and spending time with her family.