Arkansas Civil Litigation Defense Law Firm
A reputation for excellence forged by more than 80 years of service
Since its establishment in El Dorado in 1927, Shackleford, Phillips & Ratcliff, P.A. has been a well-respected name in South Arkansas. The firm — much like El Dorado itself — is steeped in a thriving history. The firm was founded by John M. Shackleford. His son, John M. Shackleford, Jr. — "Marshall" — joined his father in the practice of law in 1946. Marshall became Of Counsel in 1998 and remained in that capacity until he passed away in 2011. Dennis L. Shackleford joined his father and brother in the firm in 1958 and he currently serves as Of Counsel to the firm, having retired from active practice. In 1969, Norwood Phillips joined the firm and practiced there until his death in 2008. Backed by more than 80 years of successful results, our firm has earned the trust of the communities we are proud to serve.
When you come to us, you get the best of both worlds — the personal attention of a three-attorney team with the knowledge and legal acumen often only found at a large, big-city firm. Two of our attorneys are AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell® — signifying the highest ethical standards and legal ability in their field — so you can be sure you are getting the very best representation.
Community-oriented. Client-focused. Results-driven.
At Shackleford, Phillips & Ratcliff, P.A., there is no such thing as a typical client. For more than eight decades, we have catered to the legal needs of businesses, insurance companies and employers both large and small, as well as individuals from all walks of life. Having such a varied client base has endowed our defense attorneys with the range of experience required to efficiently handle nearly any civil litigation defense issue, including:
While the majority of our practice focuses on civil litigation, we are happy to accept general law matters on a case-by-case basis.
Get the experience you need from attorneys you can trust
Call the firm today at 870.862.5523 to arrange a free initial consultation. Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but we always remain accessible to our clients, scheduling appointments on weekends or at any time convenient for the client. For more than 80 years, Shackleford, Phillips & Ratcliff, P.A. has been serving the communities of El Dorado and South Arkansas, including Pine Bluff (Jefferson Co.), Texarkana (Miller Co.), Lake Village (Chico Co.), Warren (Bradley Co.), Monticello (Drew Co.), Stuttgart (Arkansas Co.), McGehee (Deshea Co.), Prescott (Nevada Co.), Lewisville (Lafayette Co.), Hamburg (Ashley Co.), Magnolia (Columbia Co.), Hope (Hempstead Co.) and Camden (Ouachita Co.).