Forty Under 40: Caley Vo

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Class of 2018 Forty Under 40 Caley Vo Partner Wright Lindsey Jennings LLP

It was law school or bust for Caley Vo.

Vo’s father was an immigrant from South Vietnam, whose career had been laboring in a tool factory. It was good, honest work, but his parents implored him to do more with his life. “Go to college. You’re smart. You’ll figure it out,” they would say.

Vo, a Rogers native, was passionate about learning, particularly civics, social studies and history. During high school, a mock trial was held in one of his classes, and local attorney David Matthews and then-District Judge Doug Schrantz volunteered as coaches. Vo hadn’t been involved with lawyers before, and he was intrigued.

“I can do this. I’d better figure out how,” Vo told himself.

Vo graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He started his first year of law school in Fayetteville, but his wife was accepted into medical school in Little Rock, so he transferred to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His first job was at Wright Lindsey Jennings’ Little Rock office. He’s been with the firm for 14 years and now works in the Rogers office.

Vo likes to be in court. His practice includes construction and real estate disputes and representing businesses, medical care providers, insurers and their insureds in cases of negligence and professional, product or automobile liability.

“It’s something new and challenging every day,” he said. “Every client has different problems, so I’m always working to solve them.”

Vo has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, which is peer nominated. He is a deacon at his church and enjoys running.

He and his wife have three children and are in what he terms the “golden age of parenting. No diapers, no teenagers and the kids still think we are cool.”