JOHN F. CHEATHAM, III is the Business and Office Manager for RLCD.
He handles everything from receiving client payments to handling the
financial end of the firm business.  After ten years in the U.S.A.F. as a jet
pilot, John spent the next 40 years in business -- 20 years of that was spent
owning his own business in the Russellville area. He joined RLCD in 2008
and brings that experience to us, as well as researching issues in our
client's cases that fall into his areas of expertise. We are very happy to
have him as part of the team!
DEBRA J. REECE is the founder and owner of Reece Law Criminal
Defense. After graduating first in her class from the UALR Bowen School
of Law in Little Rock, Arkansas, Ms. Reece clerked with Justice Annabelle
Clinton Imber at the Arkansas Supreme Court. This was followed by a
year as a Visiting Professor at the Bowen School of Law, where she taught
the legal reasoning, writing, and advocacy class to first-year law students.
In 2005, Ms. Reece opened Reece Law Firm, which later became Reece
Law Criminal Defense when the focus changed from a variety practice to
solely criminal defense and appeals.

Ms. Reece has consistently brought excellence to the courtroom in
representing clients charged with everything from traffic tickets to
murder. Though her practice has focused mostly on violent crimes, sex
crimes, and drug crimes for the past several years, she handles any and all
state and federal misdemeanors and felonies. Ms. Reece is skilled at both
trial work and appellate work, and she believes the criminal defense lawyer
is the most important constitutional protection for criminal defendants and
only with excellent criminal defense lawyers does the system work

In addition to her criminal defense practice, Ms. Reece continues to teach
as an Adjunct Professor at the Bowen, teaching Post-trial Criminal
Procedure and a Fourth Amendment Seminar.
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