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Rainwater, Holt & Sexton – Remembering Stephen Holt

by Richmond Williams | June 2nd, 2014

In 2006, Mike Rainwater, Stephen Holt, and Bob Sexton founded what is now the largest personal injury law firm in Arkansas. Seven years later, Stephen discovered he had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and passed away in January 2014. We recently spoke with Mike and Bob about the life and legacy of their partner and friend.

How did you each meet Stephen?
Bob: His wife was from my hometown, so we met the first week of law school. We ended up in a study group all the way through school. Stephen was a smart guy who was simply willing to work harder than anyone else. We’ve lived life together. We were there when our children were born and have watched them grow up. He was a happy-go-lucky guy but was serious about things that matter.
Mike: In 1993, before the Internet when you needed a lot of law clerks for research, Stephen came to work for Phillip Duncan and me. Our office became a place where the study group Bob mentioned could meet. Stephen’s always been a guy who surrounded himself with quality people. We trusted Stephen from the beginning.

What characteristics did Stephen bring to work every day? (more…)