Nathan C. Looney

Nathan C. Looney


Nathan C. Looney joined Waddell, Cole & Jones, PLLC, in September 2013.  A Jonesboro native, he returned to Northeast Arkansas after being away for over eight years. Mr. Looney is a recipient of the Arkansas Bar Association's 2018 Golden Gavel Award and was selected as a 2018 Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyers.


Upon graduating from Jonesboro High School, Mr. Looney moved to Fayetteville to attend classes at the University of Arkansas, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in political science and a minor in economics. As an undergraduate, he served as student body secretary and president and was an active member of his fraternity on campus. 

Following graduation, he moved to Little Rock to pursue a joint-degree program at the Clinton School of Public Service and University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law. In 2012, Nathan returned to the University of Arkansas as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. 


Today, Mr. Looney is active in politics and the community. He remains involved in higher education in Arkansas, teaching online courses for the University of Arkansas and was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to a commission on higher education. He is also a member of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro and a coach for an area youth basketball team. 


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Employment Law

Real Estate

Banks and Financial Institutions 

Business Organizations


Bar Admissions

Arkansas, 2013


University of Arkansas at Little Rock,
Bowen School of Law

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
B.A., Political Science
Honors: summa cum laude

University of Arkansas, Clinton School of Public Service, Master of Public Service


Prior Experience

Visiting Professor,
Political Science Department
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Community Involvement

Youth Basketball Coach

Online Instructor,
University of Arkansas

Chair of the Community Emergency Services Center, Inc.

Chair of the Craighead County Community Foundation

Vice Chair of the 120th Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting