Overview

Eva C. Madison represents and advises employers of all sizes in all aspects of employment law, with a primary focus on employment litigation, ranging from single-plaintiff cases to multiple-plaintiff, class, and collective action cases. Practicing in state and federal courts and before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Arkansas Department of Labor, she has handled matters involving:

  • Race, gender, national origin, religion, disability, and age discrimination and harassment under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Arkansas Civil Rights Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Arkansas Minimum Wage Act

Additionally, Eva counsels employers on strategies for minimizing potential litigation and provides advice on personnel matters and practices and the practical and legal implications of everyday employment decisions. She has particular experience advising employers on human resources systems, including selection systems, job analysis and training. She also provides management and employee training.

Eva is an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she has taught a course on employment discrimination since 2004. She is a frequent speaker on employment law topics, ranging from legal issues concerning technology in the workplace to workplace pandemic preparation. She is certified by the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission as a civil mediator. She was elected as a Justice of the Peace for Washington County, Arkansas.

Prior to joining Littler, Eva practiced law with prestigious firms in Tennessee and Arkansas where she represented and counseled employers in a variety of employment matters. She worked in-house in the area of employment litigation for a Fortune 50 company. She served as a law clerk to the Hon. G. Thomas Eisele, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas. She was a former coach of the moot court team at the University of Arkansas Black Law Student Association.

In law school, Eva was editor-in-chief of the Arkansas Law Review and a member of the national moot court team.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

Arkansas Bar Association

Member

Oklahoma Bar Association

Member

Washington County Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Master

W.B. Putman Inn of Court

Volunteer Attorney

Legal Aid of Arkansas

Member

Law Alumni Society

Arkansas Alumni Association

2009-2015

Member, Board of Directors

Elizabeth Richardson Center

2012-2015

Founding Member, Board of Directors

Animal Friends of Washington County

2011-2014

Member

Junior League of Northwest Arkansas

2005-2015

Former Treasurer

Junior League of Northwest Arkansas

Former Communications Vice-President

Junior League of Northwest Arkansas

Former Chair, Board of Directors

Fayettville Animal Services

2009 and 2010

Former Member

Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council

2009 and 2010

Former President, Board of Directors

Humane Society of the Ozarks

2002-2009

Former Member

Pillars Party Committee

United Way of Northwest Arkansas

2008 and 2009

Former Volunteer Coordinator

House that Jane Built

Habitat for Humanity of Washington County

2005

Former Legal Advisor

Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2012-2015

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2010-2015

Recipient, Outstanding Service Award

Legal Aid of Arkansas

2011

Named, 40 under 40 Young Leaders List

Northwest Arkansas Business Journal

2005

Recipient, Enterprise Award

Nashville Bar Association

2002

Books & Book Chapters

  • The Southern Employer, LexisNexis, Regional Editor and Co-Author

Speaking Engagements

The Ethics of Social Networking in the Practice of Law

Best of CLE - Arkansas Bar Association

June 2011

H1N1 Flu: Preparing the Workplace for a Pandemic

Labor & Employment Conference - Arkansas Bar Association

February 2010

From Text Messages to Twitter: Legal Issues Concerning Technology in the Workplace

Labor & Employment Conference - Arkansas Bar Association

March 2009

Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas, 1998 summa cum laude
  • B.S., Vanderbilt University, 1993 magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Arkansas
Oklahoma
Tennessee

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan