Former U.S. District Judge J. Leon Holmes has rejoined the Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull law firm. The firm also announced that John M. Jewell and Shelley Fleisch-Djurica have joined the Little Rock-based practice.
Holmes served on the federal bench for nearly 16 years before resigning his commission in 2020. Prior to his nomination by President George W. Bush, he was a partner with Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull, where his practice encompassed a wide range of litigation including product liability, antitrust, unfair competition, media and First Amendment law, as well as appellate work. As Of Counsel, his work at the firm will focus on litigation and appellate matters.
Jewell has extensive experience representing clients in all phases of information technology related matters, along with being involved in a variety of commercial transactions concerning banking, real estate and debtor/creditor rights. He is Of Counsel to the firm and will concentrate his practice on information technology and computer and software licensing.
Fleisch-Djurica is an associate with the firm and focuses her practice primarily on banking, information technology, and commercial transactions. She also has experience with business litigation and employment-related matters.
“We are thrilled to have Judge Holmes, John and Shelley join us. They add depth and dimension to our firm and are sure be tremendous assets to the firm and our clients,” said Steven W. Quattlebaum, a managing member of the firm. “As one of the original attorneys at QGT, Judge Holmes was critical to the growth and success of our firm, and we are honored to have him rejoin us after his exceptional service on the federal bench.”