D. Chris Gardner
Commissioner Gardner was appointed to the Commission in 2015 to represent District 1 and his term expires in 2019.
He is the owner and principal of Gardner Law Firm, P.A., a business and commercial law firm. His practice focuses primarily on commercial transactions and litigation, health care law and transactions, business law, finance and banking law, commercial real estate and corporate law. Commissioner Gardner is originally from Paragould and he received his Bachelor of Arts from Arkansas State University and his law degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock. He is a member of the Craighead County, Arkansas and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, Delta Theta Phi, a legal fraternity, and The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. In 2015 Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Commissioner Gardner a Special Associate Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court.