J. R. Carroll

(479) 695-1938
Partner
(479) 973-0007 Fax
jr.carroll@kutakrock.com

Mr. Carroll is a partner in the Fayetteville office and focuses his practice on representing public and private companies in commercial litigation matters. He has a background in accounting, along with his legal experience. Mr. Carroll's practice includes products liability defense and complex business litigation. He also is a registered NFL contract advisor representing players and coaches in a variety of matters including employment and endorsement contracts. As lead counsel, Mr. Carroll has numerous successful defense and plaintiff verdicts. Also as lead counsel he has successfully mediated over 60 cases in a variety of business and liability issues. 

  • Representation of manufacturers in all forms of product liability.
  • Representation of franchisees regarding indemnification, contribution and inventory disputes involving termination of dealership agreements.
  • Representation of NFL draft eligible players regarding all aspects of pre-draft and post-draft needs, specifically, creating a foundation and corporate entities to protect prospective player and his family from liability, prosecuting any trademark or infringement on the players name or likeness by third parties, providing counsel for all banking and real estate transactions, performing estate and trust work to secure the assets of the player.
  • Representation of coaches with employment contracts with their respective institutions and securing outside and separate marketing agreements.
  • Representation of banking and lending institutions regarding all aspects of potential litigation such as lender liability, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and priority issues.
  • Representation of developers, lenders, material suppliers, municipalities, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects and property owners regarding all aspects of construction litigation including materialmen’s liens, lien notices, change orders, completion issues, priority concerns and bankruptcy issues.
  • Representation of the above clients involving liability issues dealing with improper design and improper construction, with an emphasis on multiple-party litigation, arbitration and mediation (Six-figure Plaintiff's Verdict in favor of Hunnicutt Construction Inc. on materialmen’s lien and breach of oral construction contract: Hunnicutt Construction Inc. v. Waller, CV-2003-1016 Washington County Circuit Court ).
  • Representation of numerous corporations regarding premises liability with an emphasis on hotel and restaurant liability. Previous liability issues involved slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, improper railing, improper construction of steps and staircases, improper design of railing and steps, improper design and layout of furniture and lobby, inadequate lighting and security (Defense Verdict in favor of the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse regarding allegations of negligence and design: Meadows v. Ozark Mountain Smokehouse, CV-2005-400 Crawford County Circuit Court).
  • Representation of numerous motor carriers, including several carriers on a continuing basis, regarding all aspects of business and liability issues. Additionally, representing various motor carriers, directly and via their insurers, regarding fatalities, catastrophic injuries, life care planning, and hazardous materials transportation (Defense Verdict in favor of Moore U.S. Mail Contractors, Inc. regarding allegations of negligence of defendant driver who was cited for failure to yield to plaintiff: Marron v. U.S. Mail Contractors, Inc., CV-2008-376 Washington County Circuit Court, affirmed on appeal CA-09-853).