Bo Renner started thinking of a career practicing law while attending high school. His recollection is that he liked the idea of pursuing a career where if you get upset or are passionate about something, you can do something about it.
“To me, the law provided that,” he said.
Renner’s main job at RMP is to help grow the firm’s litigation division, a relatively new offering for the fast-growing estate planning and tax firm that was founded in 2005.
That means a lot of traveling to the firm’s satellite office in Jonesboro where most of its medical malpractice litigation is handled. Renner says about half of his practice is commercial litigation and the other half is medical malpractice defense.
“It [medical malpractice] is one of the few areas left that still goes to trial consistently, and I want to get in the courtroom as much as I can,” Renner said.
A Fayetteville native, Renner stayed home for his college education. He earned a business marketing degree from the University of Arkansas in 2014 — and was elected student body president his senior year — and graduated from the UA School of Law with honors in 2017.
As an undergrad, Renner interned in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Sen. John Boozman. While pursuing his Juris Doctor, he clerked in the governor’s office in Little Rock and also for several private firms in Northwest Arkansas.
Renner’s last clerkship before graduating was at RMP, and he’s worked for the firm for the past two years.
“Lee Moore [a founding partner] told me, ‘We’ll train you like nobody else will.’ He’s a very good attorney, and that was very appealing to me,” Renner recalled. “And he meant it.”
Renner attended the American Board of Trial Advocates National Trial College at Yale Law School in the summer of 2018. The week-long event is designed for young and capable trial attorneys to hone their abilities by receiving instruction from some of the leading trial attorneys in the U.S.
Like most associate attorneys, Renner, who is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and Alabama, says an ultimate career goal is to make partner.
“I’m really focused on the law and being good in this profession,” he said. “There’s always a market for really good attorneys, and I hope to become one.”
Renner is the youngest board member of the Washington Regional Medical Foundation in Fayetteville.