My approach to law is informed by struggles I've witnessed, studied, and experienced. I was a college dropout when I decided to become a lawyer, but the frustration and heartache on the news each day compelled me to get involved.
During my undergraduate studies at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, I worked for a group-home providing direct care for men with mental disabilities where I learned that the only thing separating me from them was that the world approved of my quirks and not theirs. Those clients were some of my favorite people. I cherish the memories I have of them to this day, and they helped instill in me a heart for those whom the world has discarded or written off.
Throughout undergrad, I discovered a passion for civil rights that was intensified by my time at William H. Bowen School of Law. The core subjects obviously covered a wide array of topics, but my electives consistently found their way back to themes of discrimination. And as my professional experiences merged with my education, I developed a drive to see meaningful change beyond contrite gestures divorced from any real accountability.
As a result, fresh out of law school I became an attorney for Disability Rights Arkansas: a non-profit protection and advocacy organization that provides free legal assistance to individuals with disabilities. While there, I learned how ardently someone has to fight when they're an afterthought of grand systems.
Now I own the Harlan Law Firm, and whether you're facing criminal charges, a divorce, or garnished wages, I'm here for you. Whatever your issue, I'm here to help.