Steven W. Quattlebaum


Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC
111 Center Street, Suite 1900
Little Rock, AR 72201
United States

Tel: 501-379-1707


Mr. Quattlebaum is a founding member of Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, in Little Rock. His primary areas of practice are products liability, complex business and toxic tort litigation.

Mr. Quattlebaum has served as lead trial counsel in over 100 trials, including numerous toxic tort, products liability, breach of contract, intellectual property, environmental litigation, securities fraud, franchise disputes, trade secrets, personal injury, and commercial matters.  Some of Mr. Quattlebaum’s corporate clients include chemical, pharmaceutical, and automobile manufacturers, wood treatment companies, investment banking institutions, energy companies, major retailers, and medical device companies.

Mr. Quattlebaum currently serves as National President-Elect of the American Board of Trial Advocates, is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers and was inducted into the Lawdragon 500 Hall of Fame in 2021 after being selected for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America eight times.  He has been named one of the leading business litigation lawyers in Arkansas by Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2003 and Super Lawyers since 2006.  Mr. Quattlebaum has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2001 and is currently recognized in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, and was named Best Lawyers’ Little Rock Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants Lawyer of the Year (2014 and 2021), Little Rock Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Lawyer of the Year (2015), and Little Rock Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year (2013, 2016, and 2019).  He is also recognized as a Local Litigation Star for Arkansas in Benchmark Litigation, named one of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Arkansas by Super Lawyers, recognized by Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Environmental Litigation, and listed by Who’s Who Legal in the areas of Environmental, Commercial Litigation, and Products Liability Defense.  He is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Lead trial counsel in defense of claims of asbestos exposure from various consumer and industrial products.
  • Lead trial counsel in defense of manufacturers of welding consumables in numerous actions involving claims of neurological injury from exposure to welding fumes.
  • The defense of a major herbicide manufacturer in an action involving claims of personal injury and crop damage resulting from allegedly excessive drift propensity of a herbicide.
  • The defense of automobile manufacturers in actions involving claims of defective airbags and seatbelts and other matters.
  • The defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in actions involving the efficacy of certain drugs, such as hormone replacement therapy drugs, pain medication, herbal supplements, asthma therapy drugs, and diet drugs, and devices such as back screws, breast implants, latex gloves, and artificial joints.
  • The defense of numerous consumer and industrial equipment manufacturers and suppliers in cases involving traumatic injuries.
  • University of Arkansas School of Law (J.D., 1983)
  • Western State College of Colorado (B.A., 1981)
Associations and Affiliations

Member and National Vice President, American Board of Trial Advocates; Trustee, American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Member, Products Liability Advisory Council; Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Member, International Association of Defense Counsel; Member, Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel; Member, Defense Research Institute; Member, American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Foundation, and Pulaski County Bar Association.  Mr. Quattlebaum has held leadership positions in many of these organizations.

Several of our attorneys have extensive experience in products liability cases. Our experience in products liability cases involves products such as automobiles, personal water craft, recreational products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, herbicides, chemicals, welding consumables, industrial machines, heavy equipment, and consumer goods.

These matters include claims alleging traumatic amputation, cancer, neurological injury, paralysis, and death. Some of these matters also involve claims of crop loss, property damage, lost profits, and nuisance. We represent a number of companies on a national, regional, and statewide level, and our attorneys have tried products liability cases throughout Arkansas and the United States.

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, a regional law firm with offices in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas, provides a full range of legal services to individuals and business organizations of all forms and sizes, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, regional businesses, small entities, governmental bodies, and individuals. Our practice encompasses a wide variety of transactions, litigation, regulatory advice, and estate planning.

Since its founding in July 2000, the firm has grown from its original five (5) lawyers to its current complement of thirty-eight (38) lawyers and nine (9) paralegals, making it one of the larger firms in the state.

We believe the rapid growth of the firm is a reflection of the ever-expanding list of well-satisfied clients. We recognize that our continued growth and success depends on exceeding the expectations of our clients by providing exceptional service and achieving extraordinary results.

We are fortunate to represent banks, entities and real estate developers in a myriad of transactional and regulatory matters. Conscious of the time and expense constraints attendant with every matter, we strive to provide timely and efficient advice to our clients who are engaged in business transactions. In this regard we strive to develop a complete knowledge of their business in order to offer comprehensive business counseling and transactional services. Our extensive experience before administrative agencies and regulators allows us to provide informed and tested guidance to clients involved in regulated activities and business endeavors. We are committed to providing our full attention to both complex transactions and those which are more routine in nature – understanding the importance of each to our clients.