LITTLE ROCK DISTRICT COURT
Judge Mackie Pierce is a well-respected judge with a proven track record of upholding the law and ensuring fair trials. With his extensive experience in the Circuit Courts for the State of Arkansas, Judge Pierce has the knowledge and expertise to serve as a District Court Judge.
"As a trial judge for over 24 years, I am uniquely qualified to continue serving the citizens of Pulaski and Perry Counties as a District Court Judge. It has always been my goal, in any hearing or trial, to make fair decisions based solely on the law and evidence. I will always strive to ensure accountability and professionalism throughout the judiciary."
Areas of Expertise
Judge Pierce has over 24 years of experience on the trial bench, as well as, many additional years of experience serving as a special Municipal Court Judge (now District Court). As a Circuit Judge he has presided over numerous criminal court dockets. He understands the complexity of criminal law and is committed to ensuring justice is served in every case.
As a trial judge, Judge Pierce has heard thousands of cases in the Circuit Courts for the State of Arkansas. He has a thorough understanding of civil law. He has always been, and will continue to be, committed to ensuring all parties have their day in court, are treated with respect, and a prompt decision is made based on the law and evidence presented.
Judge Pierce has spent the majority of his career in family law. He especially takes pride in how he has presided over many family law cases in the Circuit Courts for the State of Arkansas. He understands and respects the sensitive nature of family law cases and is committed to ensuring
that families, and especially children, are protected.
Judge Pierce has decided many guardianship cases, will disputes, estate disputes, trust cases, and cases concerning individuals who need mental health treatment. All of these cases are very sensitive in nature and families are often divided. As such, they need an experienced judge who can fashion a proper remedy to resolve the case. Judge Pierce has that experience.
"The true administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government."
1980: Law Clerk, Judge Lowber Hendricks
1980-1991: Private Practice, Rice, Batton & Pierce, P.A.
1991-1998: Private Practice, Pierce Law Firm
1998: Elected, Chancellor, 6th Division Chancery Court for Pulaski & Perry Counties
2000: Re-elected (Unopposed), Arkansas Chancery Judge for a term from 2001-2006
2006: Re-elected (Unopposed), Arkansas Circuit Judge for a term from 2007-2012
2012: Re-elected (Unopposed), Arkansas Circuit Judge for a term from 2013-2018
2018: Re-elected (Unopposed), Arkansas Circuit Judge for a term from 2019-2024
1999-Current: Special Judge by Assignment of the Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court
University of Arkansas School of Law, Juris Doctor
University of Arkansas, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
2007-2008: President, William R. Overton Inn of Court
2012-2013: President, Pulaski County Bar Association
2022-2023: President, Arkansas Judicial Council
Former Member, Supreme Court Committee for Certified Court Reporters
Former Member & Chair, Supreme Court Child Support Committee
Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Programs, Pulaski Bar Association
Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Programs, Arkansas Bar Association
Past Chair, Staff/Parish Relations Committee, First United Methodist Church
Member, Arkansas Bar Association
Member, Pulaski County Bar Association
Former Rotarian, Jacksonville & North Little Rock Rotary Clubs
2008-2009: Recipient, Pulaski County Bar Association, President’s Award for Contribution of Time & Talent to the Association and Fellow Attorney’s
2009-2010: Recipient, Pulaski County Bar Association, President’s Award for Contribution of Time & Talent to the Association and Fellow Attorney’s
2010: Recipient, Pulaski County Bar Association, Judge of the Year
2011: Recipient, Pulaski County Bar Association, Judge of the Year
2012: Recipient, Pulaski County Bar Association, Judge of the Year
2014: Recipient, Pulaski County Bar Association, Judge of the Year
2021: Recipient, Pulaski County Bar Association, Judge of the Year
2022: Recipient, Pulaski County Bar Association, Judge of the Year
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