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. Josh 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. Josh’s expertise includes:

  • commercial contract claims
  • business torts
  • defense of personal injury claims (automobile, tractor-trailer, and premises liability)
  • collections and foreclosures 
  • 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
  • drafting contracts and leases
  • documentation of commercial financing transactions
  • federal and state appeals

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Phi Beta Kappa

Golden Key

Phi Delta Phi

Listed in The Best Lawyers of America® for Commercial Litigation (2021)

Community & Professional

Defense Research Institute

Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel

American Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute 

Arkansas Canoe Club



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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