Judge Holly Meyer
Holly Lodge Meyer serves as the 1st Division Circuit Judge in the 16th Judicial District of Arkansas, which includes Cleburne, Stone, Independence, Fulton and Izard Counties.
Holly served as Prosecuting Attorney for the 16th District from 2017-2018 and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the 6th and 16th Districts for 25 years. She has prosecuted major felony trials and has been lead counsel in more than 125 state court criminal jury trials. Holly was the Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Sixth Judicial District (Pulaski and Perry Counties) of Arkansas. She supervised the Drug Prosecution, Asset Forfeiture, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Research and Training, Municipal Court and Citizen Complaints Divisions of the Little Rock office. As lead counsel in homicide and violent crime cases, she has a distinguished career of serving the victims of crime.
Meyer was in private practice for many years in Cleburne County focusing on domestic relations and oil and gas law. She is a former County Attorney, Deputy City Attorney and President of the Cleburne County Bar Association.
Holly is also a former Chief Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Human Services (1996-1997). As the Chief Counsel, Holly was the supervising legal representative for all litigation filed either on behalf or against the DHS. She managed a staff of 135 employees and an annual budget in excess of $6.3 million and dealt extensively with legislative matters for the Department. From 1997 to 1999 she was an associate with the law firm of Armstrong Allen Prewitt Johnston Gentry and Holmes, a regional firm with offices in Little Rock, Memphis and Jackson, Mississippi. Her areas of practice included health law, administrative law, Title VII, §1983 litigation, and criminal law.
Holly Meyer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Hendrix College and is a 1989 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law. She has taught extensively about cross-examination, expert testimony, the visual trial, and trial techniques for the National College of District Attorneys, State Prosecutor Associations and law enforcement. Licensed to practice law in Arkansas, Holly has served as a Special Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court, and a member of the Arkansas Sentencing Commission.
Holly is a graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock and has served on their alumni board. She has been an instructor in the Batesville Leadership Program and former Heber Springs School Board member. Holly volunteers extensively for Arkansas 4-H and Youth Hunter Education as a youth shooting sports and wildlife identification instructor. Along with her husband Dr. Lawrence Meyer, she resides in beautiful Heber Springs, Arkansas.
Term expires 2022.