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Emily White

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Emily White is an attorney with nineteen years of experience working in all aspects of civil, criminal and administrative litigation. Emily most recently served as the 33rd State District Court Judge for Hot Spring and Grant Counties and has twice served via special appointment to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Prior to serving Arkansas as a judge, Emily’s professional focus was on judicial ethics. She served as Deputy Executive Director of Arkansas’ Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, working directly on the Maggio, Boeckmann and Parker investigations. Emily learned civil litigation while employed at Law Offices of Gary Green, where she practiced for eight years traveling all over the south. She learned criminal litigation as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Central Arkansas for three years. Emily is a 2001 University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law graduate, and a “Reddie” from Henderson State University.

Outside of the Office

She and her husband David Lengefeld make their home outside of Poyen, where their daughters attend school. In her free time, Emily enjoys Lake Catherine, hiking Arkansas, the beach, and good food.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Arkansas


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D., 2001,
    • Licensed: September 2001
  • Henderson State University
    • 1992-1996, Psychology, Major; Sociology, Minor
  • Poyen High School,1992


  • Arkansas District Judges Council, current
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, through 2013
  • Arkansas Bar Association, current
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2005-2013
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2006-2013
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2012
  • American Association of Justice Leaders Forum Attendee, 2011-2013
  • Association of Judicial Disciplinary Counsel, 2013-2018
  • Arkansas Lawyer Wellness Taskforce, Appointed by the Arkansas Supreme Court, 2019


  • Reuters Special Reports, The Teflon Robe: The quest to stop a “Sugar Daddy” judge accused of preying on women, John Shiffman, Michael Berens, July 14, 2020.
  • Arkansas Times, Best Hero 2016, Injustice: Power, truth, justice and whispers in a Delta Town, David Koon, June, 2016
  • Arkansas Money and Politics, The Investigator and the Judge, Parts I and II, Mara Leveritt, 2016
  • ATLA Docket, Anatomy of a Fire Case, Randy Hall, Esquire and Emily White, Esquire, Summer 2012 A discussion of Personal Injury and property damage caused by defective maintenance and disrepair at the hands of landlords and property managers of an apartment complex.


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