WILLIAM C. FRYE

William C. Frye was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on April 19, 1958. He is married to Beverly Frye and has four children, including three sons, Jason, Thomas, and Marsh, and a daughter, Mollie.

Mr. Frye graduated with honors from Fort Smith Southside High School in 1976. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, from 1976 to 1980, when he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with honors. His college activities included memberships in Associated Student Government, Residence Hall Association, and the Marching Razorback Band. Mr. Frye also attended the School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, beginning in the Fall of 1980, and received his Juris Doctor degree in the Spring of 1983. In law school, Mr. Frye was a member of and served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association and was on the Dean’s List for four semesters.

Mr. Frye was admitted to practice in Arkansas in August of 1983, and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas in August, 1983. He is also admitted to practice before the Arkansas Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He also practices before the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission. Mr. Frye is rated “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directories, Inc., a national independent attorneys’ rating service.

Mr. Frye is a member of the American Bar Association; the Arkansas Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Law Section); the Pulaski County Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity; and First United Methodist Church of North Little Rock. He is also a member of the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute.

Mr. Frye clerked for the firm of Burke & Eldridge in Fayetteville during law school. After law school, Mr. Frye became an associate in the Walter A. Murray Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Frye’s job duties included participation in the defense of workers’ compensation claims, automobile and tractor-trailer accident claims, construction litigation and litigation involving willful violation of OSHA laws.

Mr. Frye left the Walter Murray Law Firm in 1989 and formed his own law practice, specializing in the defense of workers’ compensation claims and related third-party subrogation claims. He represents several large insurance carriers in this area of practice. He was also the chair-elect of the Workers’ Compensation Law Section of the Arkansas Bar Association and did chair the annual Workers’ Compensation Law seminar sponsored by the Arkansas Bar Association in 1994.

From 1987-1999, Mr. Frye was a Captain in the United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps, 353rd Headquarters Engineering Battalion, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is admitted to practice before the Court of Military Review. Mr. Frye is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Frye Law Firm, P. A.