Marcus Neil Bozeman

Managing Partner
(501) 381-2695
Marcus has a Background Steeped in Legal Writing.
  • Graduated #1 in law school class
  • Editor-in-Chief of UA Little Rock Law Review
  • Law Clerk to Floyd R. Gibson, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Licensed in Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee
Marcus worked at Premiere Law Firms in Region.
  • German May, P.C., Kansas City, Missouri (
  • Baker Donelson, Memphis, Tennessee (
  • Carney Bates Pulliam, Little Rock, Arkansas (predecessor firm)
  • Thrash Law Firm, Little Rock, Arkansas

While at these firms, he has always concentrated on complex, sophisticated litigation. Marcus was regularly the attorney primarily responsible for briefing in the matters on which he worked, and he has briefed and argued cases before state and federal courts across the country, including numerous state supreme courts and multiple federal courts of appeals.

Attorneys with Whom Marcus has Worked Praise His Abilities.

One former Arkansas Trial Lawyer of the Year has recognized that Marcus ‘is as good as they come in brief writing and appeals.’  Other lawyers agree:

  • “Marcus Bozeman has a magnificent legal mind and his ethical standards are above par.”
  • “I am working with him on a case of significance.  His performance is outstanding.”
  • “Very good appellate lawyer.  Very knowledgeable and great brief writer.”
  • “Very smart.  Very good writer and appellate lawyer.”
Marcus has Big Case Experience with Arkansas Values.

Marcus was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was student body president while attending Hall High School.  After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Marcus continued his education at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.  Upon graduation from law school, Marcus completed a two year clerkship with Judge Gibson in Kansas City, Missouri, and he eventually resettled in his hometown of Little Rock while accumulating over 20 years of experience representing a wide variety of clients in complex and class action litigation.

Marcus has a passion for reading and an intense appreciation for music, and he considers his most important role to be serving as a father to his three children.  To that end, Marcus was elected to two three-year terms on the school board at Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic School, with his peers selecting him as president during his final year.  Marcus is also an avid jogger and regularly participates in organized runs of various distances. Finally, Marcus of course loves his dog, Oliver.

Marcus at the Little Rock Half-Marathon.
Marcus and his dog, Oliver.
Marcus and his children.

A Sample of Cases in Which Marcus has Represented Clients:

Shumate v. City of Conway,
Faulkner County, Arkansas Circuit Court
Primarily responsible for briefing and day-to-day tasks in class action alleging city failed to pay promised salary increases to its police officers and firefighters.
Took and defended most depositions in lawsuit, including depositions of defense expert, the former and current mayors of Conway, and the city’s HR Director.
Helped to achieve $1.15 million settlement on behalf of Conway’s police officers and firefighters.
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In re: Pork Antitrust Litigation,
United States District Court, D. Minn.
Active in case leadership as member of Steering Committee representing nationwide class of commercial and institutional indirect purchasers of pork in ongoing antitrust litigation.
Primary contact with class representative located in Arkansas.
Miner v. Philip Morris,
Pulaski County, Arkansas Circuit Court
Only attorney involved in case from 2003-2017.
Responsible for virtually all substantive briefing in action.
Entered an appearance at oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court.
Took and defended expert depositions.
Only ‘Marlboro Lights’ case in country in which Philip Morris paid damages to class members for deceptive marketing of Marlboro Lights cigarettes (with every eligible claimant receiving at least $400).
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In re: Keurig Green Mountain Single-Serve Coffee Antitrust Litigation,
United States District Court, S.D.N.Y.
Member of legal team representing nationwide class of indirect purchasers of Keurig K-Cups.
Primary contact with proposed class representatives for Missouri and Tennessee statewide classes.
Defended deposition of proposed class representative for Tennessee.
At the request of Lead Counsel, served as Allocation Counsel advocating to Special Master on behalf of indirect purchasers from non-repealer states.
In re: Autoparts Antitrust Litigation,
United States District Court, E.D. Mich.
Participated in briefing on behalf of nationwide class of automobile dealerships.
Participated around the country in taking many depositions of defendants and third parties.
Helped to obtain numerous significant settlements on behalf of class.
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In re: Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation,
United States District Court, S.D. Cal.
Member of legal team representing nationwide class of Commercial Food Preparer indirect purchasers.
Participated around the country in taking many depositions of employees and representatives of the “Big 3” Tuna manufacturers (Starkist, Bumble Bee, and Chicken of the Sea).
Defended depositions of numerous proposed class representatives for various states.
In re: BISYS Securities Litigation,
United States District Court, S.D.N.Y.
Responsible for day-to-day activities in case on behalf of institutional Lead Plaintiffs and nationwide class of BISYS shareholders.
‍Primarily responsible for all briefing in case before the trial and appellate courts
Took depositions of corporate employees and representatives
Entered an appearance at oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Helped to secure a $65 million cash settlement for the class
Hale v. State Farm,
United States District Court, S.D. Ill.
On ‘briefing team’ in RICO litigation involving State Farm’s practice of using ‘aftermarket’ parts.
Responsible for numerous discovery and pretrial briefs in case.
Helped to obtain $250 million settlement on behalf of class.