Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge appointed Denese Fletcher, a Little Rock attorney, to the state Ethics Commission.
Since 1997, Fletcher has practiced law as a civil and criminal trial attorney with expertise in criminal defense in juvenile, district, circuit and federal courts. She served as an Arkansas Deputy Public Defender from 2001 to 2009 and she served as a defense attorney for the U.S. Criminal Justice Act Panel from 1997 to 2014. Fletcher also worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Pulaski County in the early 90’s.
Fletcher received her juris doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and her bachelor of arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She currently serves as President of the W. Harold Flowers Law Society.
“I am honored to appoint Denese to this commission,” said Rutledge. “She is a legal expert with an exceptional career and I believe Denese will provide competent, fair and unbiased judgment when considering matters brought before her as an Ethics Commissioner.”
“I appreciate this opportunity to serve on the Ethics Commission given to me by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge,” said Denese Fletcher. “I am honored to serve the citizens of Arkansas in this capacity.”
The Arkansas Ethics Commission serves as the compliance and enforcement agency regarding Arkansas’s standard of conduct, as well as disclosure laws concerning candidates for public office, state and local public officials, lobbyist and committees, and individuals involved with initiatives.