Michael Sutton focuses his practice on complex commercial and business litigation as well as health care compliance, administration, and transactions. He has experience litigating in both federal and state courts and has addressed a broad array of issues including environment regulations, contract disputes, products liability, intellectual property rights, and trade secrets. Michael also has experience with general civil litigation, real estate transactions, and business formation matters.

Prior to joining Conner & Winters, Michael attended the University of Arkansas School of Law where he graduated first in his class. During law school, Michael also clerked for the Honorable Judge Brad Karren, the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps, and for several law firms throughout Arkansas. He also served as an Articles Editor for the Arkansas Law Review, a Teaching Assistant for introductory Property Law courses, and on the Board of Advocates. Michael remains active in the law school community by volunteering as a judge for moot court and trial competitions.

Michael has also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a military police officer, performing base security and law enforcement functions as well as weapons training.


Forging a New Breed: The Emergence of Veterans’ Preference Statutes Within the Private Sector, 67 ARK. L. REV. 1081 (2014)

Other Activities and Interests:

Weight Lifting

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Named to Super Lawyers, 2019

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

Charles Thomas Pearson Fellowship

Presidential Scholar

Articles Editor, Arkansas Law Review

Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter, 307 Mission Support Group

Honor Graduate, U.S. Air Force Security Forces Academy

Community & Professional

American Bar Association

Arkansas Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

W.B. Putnam American Inn of Court

Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel


Alerts & Publications



University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2015

Ouachita Baptist University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2012


  • Texas – 2015
  • Arkansas – 2016
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