Josh Wisley’s practice focuses in the areas of airport law, creditors’ rights, banking and finance, personal injury defense, and general, commercial and appellate litigation.  Mr. Wisley represents clients from a wide variety of industries, including agriculture, banking, car rental, energy, government, insurance, manufacturing, mortgage and transportation.  He handles each matter with the same vigorous, yet practical, approach, regardless of whether the client is an individual, small business, or international corporation.  Mr. Wisley’s expertise includes:

  • commercial contract claims
  • business torts
  • collections and foreclosures
  • defense of lender liability claims (FCRA, FDCPA, DTPA, etc.)
  • bankruptcy
  • adversary proceedings
  • replevin
  • workouts
  • fraudulent transfers
  • veil-piercing claims
  • domestication and enforcement of foreign judgments
  • Arkansas Freedom of Information Act
  • FAA Grant Assurances and Airport Regulations
  • defense of personal injury claims (automobile, tractor-trailer, and premises liability)
  • drafting contracts and leases
  • documentation of commercial financing transactions
  • quiet title actions
  • federal and state appeals

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Phi Beta Kappa

Golden Key

Phi Delta Phi

Arkansas Canoe Club

Community & Professional

Defense Research Institute

Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel

Rising Star Mid-South Super Lawyers

American Bar Association



University of Arkansas, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002

University of Oklahoma, B.A., with special distinction, 1998


  • Arkansas - 2003
  • Oklahoma - 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit - 2005
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit - 2004
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. of Arkansas - 2004
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. of Arkansas - 2004
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. of Oklahoma - 2002
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. of Oklahoma - 2002
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. of Oklahoma - 2003
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