White Hall City Attorney Tom Owens has announced that he will seek the position of circuit judge for the 11th West Judicial District, Third Division.

According to a news release, Owens has been a practicing attorney primarily in Jefferson and Lincoln counties since 1992. He has been the elected city attorney for White Hall since 2008.

Owens graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1985. He earned a B. A. from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, in 1989. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville in 1992.

Immediately following graduation from law school, Owens returned home to practice law with his father, Ed Owens, joining Owens Law Firm as a partner.

Today, Owens is the sole owner and attorney for Owens Law Firm.

He has served as special judge in Jefferson County numerous times throughout his career.

Owens has served the community as attorney and supporter of the White Hall Food Pantry, past vice-president of the board of directors for ACCESS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital professional advisory committee, and numerous other volunteer organizations.

Owens was also voted in 2017 as Best Attorney in Southeast Arkansas by SEA Life magazine. He was also awarded VOCALS Jefferson County Attorney of the Year in 2018.

Owens will be honored by the Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation at an event in Little Rock on Oct. 15, 2019, for his “outstanding contributions to pro bono efforts” in Arkansas.

Owens is part owner of McGregor Farm in Jefferson County and has consistently supported and represented area farmers. Owens attends First Baptist Church in White Hall. Owens is married to Connie Owens and has four children, Nick, Brit, Spencer and Reese.