Gary D. Marts Jr. | Partner, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

NONPROFIT I WISH MORE PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT
The Donaghey Scholars Program at UA Little Rock, which is one of the best college honors programs in the country. It pairs an innovative curriculum with a full scholarship that includes a stipend, study abroad and other support. More kids should apply!

BEST CAREER MOMENT SO FAR
My best career moment was when WLJ hired me. My dad always told me it was the best firm in Arkansas, so it was my first choice from the moment I decided to go to law school.

WHAT KEEPS ME COMING BACK TO MY JOB EVERY DAY
Payday? In all seriousness, I am fortunate to work on interesting cases across a broad array of subject areas with my colleagues at WLJ, who are some of the best lawyers in the country. I’m lucky they keep me around.

ONE PRACTICE I USE TO MAINTAIN MY MENTAL HEALTH
I try not to worry about things I can’t change. Practicing law can be a tough profession, with a lot of little things that can eat away at you if you’re not careful. Perspective helps a lot.

LESSON I LEARNED THE HARD WAY
Handling failure. Through all levels of school, I excelled. But I didn’t transition to legal practice well, and I struggled to perform at first. It was hard, but I figured it out. That struggle made me a better lawyer.

IN THE DETAILS

Hometown: Little Rock
Sunday Routine: Hanging out with my son and watching sports
Favorite Local Dish: Hot ‘n’ Hot chicken sandwich at Big Orange
Hobbies: Reading, mostly fiction


501.371.0808
wlj.com
200 W. Capitol Ave., Ste. 2300
Little Rock