Pros­e­cu­tor ap­pointed to re­place Hi­land.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - ARKANSAS INSIDE -

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thurs­day ap­pointed Lu­cas Fer­gu­son of Green­brier as the pros­e­cut­ing at­tor­ney for the 20th Ju­di­cial Cir­cuit.

Fer­gu­son re­places Cody Hi­land, who was sworn in Tues­day as U.S. at­tor­ney for the East­ern District of Arkansas. Fer­gu­son’s term ex­pires Dec. 31, 2018.

The 20th Ju­di­cial Cir­cuit in­cludes Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy coun­ties.

“I am de­lighted to an­nounce Luke as the next pros­e­cut­ing at­tor­ney for Arkansas’ 20th Ju­di­cial District,” Hutchinson said in a pre­pared state­ment. “His knowl­edge of the law cou­pled with his ex­pe­ri­ence in both the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors, in­clud­ing his pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence as deputy pros­e­cut­ing at­tor­ney for the 20th Ju­di­cial District, will serve him well in this new role.”

Fer­gu­son served pre­vi­ously as a deputy pros­e­cut­ing at­tor­ney for the 20th Ju­di­cial Cir­cuit. Most re­cently, he has been em­ployed at the Con­way Area Cham­ber of Com­merce and Con­way Devel­op­ment Corp. as se­nior vice pres­i­dent-gen­eral coun­sel. He also spent time in the pri­vate prac­tice of law in Con­way with Hi­land, Thomas and Cox PLLC.

Fer­gu­son earned his bach­e­lor of arts de­gree in Span­ish and his­tory from the Univer­sity of Cen­tral Arkansas in Con­way and his ju­ris doc­tor­ate from the Univer­sity or Arkansas at Lit­tle Rock’s W.H. Bowen School of Law.

He is a long­time res­i­dent of Faulkner County and re­sides in Green­brier with his wife, Jes­sica.

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