Barbara Womack Webb


Barbara Womack Webb (born 1956/1957) is an American judge from Arkansas who is an Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Barbara Womack Webb
Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court
Assumed office
January 1, 2021
Preceded byJosephine L. Hart
Judge of the Saline County Circuit Court
Division 1
In office
December 18, 2017  December 31, 2018
Appointed byAsa Hutchinson
Preceded byBobby McCallister
Succeeded byKen Casady
Personal details
Born1956/1957 (age 63–64)[1]
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Doyle Webb
EducationUniversity of Arkansas (B.A., J.D.)

Education


Webb received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas in 1979 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1982.[2]

Legal career


She was elected to be the prosecuting attorney of the 7th and 22nd judicial districts of Arkansas.[3] In addition to being a prosecuting attorney she has served on the Arkansas Ethics Commission, Arkansas State Crime Lab Board, Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice, and the U.S. Department of Justice Anti-Terrorism Task Force.[4]

She is a chief law judge for the Arkansas Workers Compensation Commission.[5]

Judicial career


On December 4, 2018, Webb was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to be a Circuit Judge of Saline County.[4] She was the first woman appointed as a circuit judge in the county.[6] She was appointed to replace Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister and served until December 31, 2018.[7]

On November 8, 2019, Webb filed paperwork to run for a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court.[3] On March 3, 2020, she was elected to be an Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.[8] defeating Democrat Morgan Welch.

Personal life


She is married to the Chair of the Arkansas Republican Party Doyle Webb.[9]

References


  1. "Former Arkansas judge draws probation for failing to file tax return". Arkansas Democrat Gazette. 2017-12-17.
  2. "Barbara Womack Webb Lawyer Profile on Martindale.com". www.martindale.com. Retrieved 2020-11-06.
  3. Poole, Shelli (November 8, 2019). "Former Judge Barbara Womack Webb Files for Arkansas Supreme Court". www.mysaline.com. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  4. "Gov. Hutchinson Announces Intent to Appoint Barbara Womack Webb" (Press release). Little Rock, Arkansas. December 4, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  5. Briggs, Zack (February 3, 2020). "2 candidates competing for seat on Arkansas Supreme Court". KATV. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  6. Morrison, Elisha (March 4, 2020). "Webb to join Arkansas Supreme Court". The Saline Courier. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  7. Pierce, Sam (December 18, 2017). "Former prosecuting attorney and CEO appointed as Saline County circuit judge". Arkansas Online. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  8. "Barbara Webb elected Associate Justice of Arkansas Supreme Court". KLRT - FOX16.com. March 4, 2020. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  9. Brantley, Max (November 11, 2019). "State GOP chair's wife, Barbara Webb, joins race for Supreme Court". Arkansas Times. Retrieved November 6, 2020.