Robert "Alec" Gaines
practices in the area of business, commercial, and general litigation.
Mr. Gaines has experience handling a variety of cases for corporations large and small. He advises employers and leads workshops on issues pertaining to Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, among others. Mr. Gaines has represented media companies on various matters, including defamation defense, First Amendment, and FOIA issues. He is a contributor to the Media Law Resource Center’s guide to Media Libel Law, as well as its guide to Employment Libel and Privacy Law. Mr. Gaines has handled a variety of business disputes, including cases involving the Arkansas Franchise Practices Act, construction disputes, non-compete agreements, and a wide variety of breach of contract claims. Mr. Gaines has also represented creditors in a variety of collection matters. He successfully argued that a rival creditor could not obtain a “super priority” to contingent trust distributions in the Arkansas Supreme Court case J.B. Hunt, LLC v. Thornton, 2014 Ark. 62, 432 S.W.3d 8.
Mr. Gaines is a member of the American, Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar associations. He is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Little Rock and golfs in his free time. He is also involved with the Arkansas Arts Center and Our House. Mr. Gaines resides in Little Rock with his wife Eliza and children Holden and Mary Helen.