Paul Danielson, who retired last year after serving 10 years on the Arkansas Supreme Court, has joined the Danielson Law Firm. The law office has locations in Fayetteville and Booneville and is owned by Danielson’s son, Erik Danielson.
Danielson, 70, won a contested race in 2006 to complete the unfinished term of associate justice Jim Hannah, who was elected chief justice, then was re-elected in 2008 to serve a full eight-year term. He cited a state law as his reason not to run again for re-election, and his term ended Dec. 31, 2016.
“Were it not for the state law prohibiting me from seeking re-election without forfeiting my retirement benefits, I would continue to seek re-election as long as the good people of this state would have me,” he said in May 2016.
Danielson is working from the firm’s Booneville office. A Florida State University graduate, he also graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. Before joining the state’s high court, he was a circuit judge in Yell, Logan, Conway and Scott counties from 1995 to 2006.
Danielson’s wife (Elizabeth “Betsy” Danielson) and brother (David Danielson) also work for the Danielson firm, which has six attorneys.