ES hospital commission approves new attorney

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Eureka Springs Hospital Commission voted to retain a new attorney at a special meeting Friday, Oct. 26.

Chairman Michael Merry said the commission needed to replace its current litigating attorney, Harold Simpson, because he is no longer litigating.

“Of course, anyone we work with needs to have that potential,” Merry said.

He said commissioner John House had looked into attorney Megan Hargraves with Mitchell Williams in Little Rock as a possible replacement for Simpson.

“I think we’ve all looked at some background information on Hargraves,” Merry said. “I have further talked to her personally, and one of the things that excites me the most is that Hargraves knows Simpson extremely well, and they’re quite willing to work together.”

He said Simpson will continue to work as a consultant for the commission and assist Hargraves.

“With all the data he has and the background, I think that would be absolutely great,” Merry said.

The commission voted, unanimously agreeing to retain Hargraves as its new litigating attorney.

Merry said he would contact Hargraves regarding the decision.

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