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 AND 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 and communications vice-president, Junior League of Northwest Arkansas
- Former chair, Board of Directors - Fayettville Animal Services, 2009-2010
- Former member, Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council, 2009-2010
- Former president, Board of Directors - Humane Society of the Ozarks, 2002-2009
- Former member, Pillars Party Committee - United Way of Northwest Arkansas, 2008-2009
- 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
- Named, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2012-2015
- Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rating
- Named, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - Chambers USA, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
- 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