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About Stephen

Steve Lisle received his B.A. degree in 1989 from Hendrix College and his J.D. degree in 1993 from Vanderbilt University School of Law. Steve devotes a considerable amount of his practice to the representation of clients in all manner of land-use matters. He has broad experience in these matters representing cities, land owners, and property developers. With the tremendous increase in public projects, he has devoted much of his effort to advising landowners in condemnation litigation. He has successfully represented landowners in numerous takings cases initiated by various federal, state, and local governments and public utilities.He is a former City Attorney and is a frequent speaker at professional seminars for attorneys, civil engineers, and other professionals involved in public projects. In addition to eminent domain court actions, he also interacts with planning officials, code enforcement officers, planning commissions, boards of adjustment, and city councils on behalf of clients on issues such as zoning, site plan, subdivision, and other developmental approvals and permits as well as conditional use permits and variances.In addition to his land-use experience, Steve represents clients in various civil litigation matters. He advises businesses and individuals on wrongful termination claims; allegations of age, race, sex, and disability discrimination; the validity of covenants not to compete and contract negotiations in administrative proceedings and state and federal court. He also handles commercial litigation cases involving deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, tortious interference with contractual relations, and a wide spectrum of business-related claims.

Areas of Practice

Automobile Accidents, Collection, Contract, Corporate, Employment, Federal, Foreclosures, General Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate, West District Courts.


  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • President’s Award from the Arkansas Trial Lawyers’ Association.


  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association