Thomas A. Mars

Firm: Friday Eldredge & Clark
Location: Little Rock - AR

  • 400 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000
    Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3493
  • Tel : (501) 376-2011
  • Fax : (501) 376-2147

Thomas A. Mars is a highly experienced Arkansas trial lawyer who served for seven years as General Counsel of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and four years as Chief Administrative Officer of Walmart U.S. In his role as General Counsel, Tom was responsible for an enormous portfolio of legal matters, which included thousands of lawsuits and dozens of class actions. In his role as CAO of Walmart U.S., Tom was responsible for real estate, financial services, human resources, labor relations, external relations, and compliance. Before joining Walmart, Tom served as Director of the Arkansas State Police.

The breadth and depth of Tom’s experience makes him uniquely qualified to represent individual and corporate clients in virtually any type of significant litigation, to counsel business clients in times of crisis, and to represent clients in matters that involve enforcement actions by government agencies. In the litigation arena, Tom’s accomplishments have included a number of seven-figure jury verdicts and eight-figure settlements and the successful defense of corporate defendants in high-stakes, complex litigation. His private practice experience includes business torts and contract disputes, class actions, RICO, defamation, civil rights, medical malpractice, FOIA, administrative law claims and the representation of clients in federal criminal and civil investigations.

Friday Eldredge & Clark

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP serves business, non-profit, governmental and individual clients in Arkansas and across the United States. We continuously strive for excellence in our professional performance and are committed to the highest ethical principles.  We actively participate in professional, civic and charitable organizations to be effective contributors to our communities. With a dedicated staff of more than 85 attorneys and a supporting staff of more than 85, our clients will have a focused team of experienced professionals on their side.

The firm is one of the oldest law firms in the state and has been the largest Arkansas-based law firm for more than 50 years. With a dedicated staff of more than 80 attorneys and 80 staff members, clients have a focused team of experienced professionals on their side.

What We Believe

Since 1871, we have cherished the practice of law and know our purpose is to serve our clients. We have built the firm on a few timeless principles that remain our foundation:

Clients first. We focus on learning all we can about our clients, their industries, their people and their concerns.

Excellence. Our lawyers are consistently recognized among the most well-trained, capable legal professionals in their respective areas of law.