The principal of the Wills Law Firm is Robbie Wills, Attorney at Law. Wills served as Speaker of the Arkansas House in 2009-10. He is a native of Conway, graduating from Conway High School and the University of Central Arkansas. He earned a law degree from the UALR Bowen School of Law, where he served as Assistant Editor of the UALR Law Review and graduated with honors. He earned the top score on the February 2004 Bar Exam.
Robbie has chosen law and public policy as his profession and his dedication. His career as a public servant, attorney and lobbyist has been based on common sense, fairness, purpose and working with others. That ethic was recognized by Conway and Faulkner County voters who elected him to two terms on the Faulkner County Quorum Court from 2001-2004, where he chaired the Faulkner County Jail Task Force, and three terms from 2005-2010 as State Representative for District 46, covering West Conway and the western portion of rural Faulkner County.
During his time in the legislature Wills served as a member of the House Agriculture and Economic Development Committee, the House Revenue and Tax Committee, House Public Transportation Committee, House Aging, Children and Youth Committee, Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, Arkansas Legislative Council and the Joint Budget Committee.
Robbie has been a respected leader at the Arkansas State Capitol. In 2008, at age 39, Robbie was the unanimous choice of his colleagues to serve as Speaker of the Arkansas House. He was the first Speaker candidate after the implementation of term-limits to be elected unanimously. As one of the youngest Speakers of the House in the country, Robbie worked hard to live up to the trust given him by his family, those who elected him, and those with whom he worked. In recognition of his leadership, in 2009 Wills was named the AARP Legislator of the Year, a Talk Business "Top-Ten Legislators" and received distinguished legislator awards from the Arkansas Municipal League, the Arkansas Hospital Association and the Community Health Centers of Arkansas.
Robbie has demonstrated a mastery of the legislative process. In 2009, Wills was the lead sponsor of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Act, helping to provide millions of dollars for college scholarships. Wills also led the effort to pass the health care package that created a statewide Trauma system and other needed health programs. The package required a difficult three-fourths majority in both houses of the legislature, a goal that was met in two weeks.
Robbie and his wife Dana have two young daughters, ages 16 and 8. For recreation, Robbie is an instrument-rated private pilot and enjoys running, reading history, playing music and rooting for the Razorbacks. The Wills Family attends Grace United Methodist Church in Conway, Arkansas.
Dana Wills is a Certified Public Accountant and serves clients of the Wills Law Firm as a government affairs consultant.
Dana graduated with honors from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Accounting and earned her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. She has extensive experience in the governmental accounting, telecommunications and technology sectors. Dana has worked for the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspectors’ office, Alltel Communications, Windstream Communications, and joins the firm after five years with Acxiom Corporation, where she served as a Director of Finance for the company’s largest business group.
Dana is well-known to Legislators and their spouses and brings a wealth of political experience to the firm. She worked closely with Robbie in all of his political campaigns and in his successful run for Speaker of the House.
Dana and Robbie have been married since 1999. For recreation, Dana enjoys cooking, running, Arkansas Razorback and Oklahoma State Cowboy sports and volunteering in her church and community.
Rick Green serves clients of the Wills Law Firm as a government affairs consultant and strategist. A former three-term State Representative from Van Buren, Rick most recently served as Chief Legislative Liaison for Governor Asa Hutchinson.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Rick's early passion for government and public policy was recognized by the voters of his home county when he was elected Circuit Clerk at the age of 23, becoming the youngest elected county official in the state.
Rick is well-known and respected at the Capitol. He served on several committee during his legislative terms including the Joint Budget, Insurance and Commerce, Public Health and Revenue and Tax Committees. He was a key member of Speaker Robbie Wills' leadership team during his final term. In recognition of his strength in working across the aisle with all Legislators, Rick was chosen as one of the "Top Ten Legislators" in 2009 by Talk Business Quarterly magazine. Rick joined the Governor's staff after a successful career of 34 years in the transportation industry serving as a Regional Sales Manager for three national transportation companies.
Rick is married to Mary Beth Green, also a former three-term State Representative. In fact, Rick is the first husband to succeed his wife into a state office in the history of Arkansas. Rick and Mary Beth have five children and six grandchildren.