Breean Walas has extensive experience as an appellate and trial advocate in cases ranging from simple personal injury cases to complex mass tort and class action litigation.
Prior to founding Walas Law Firm, Breean worked for Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. and Littlepage Booth, where she primarily handled briefing and appellate matters in the hormone therapy litigation (re: Prempro Products Liability Litigation, Case No. MDL 1507, and other remanded personal injury hormone therapy cases). Additionally, Ms. Walas played a significant role in obtaining class certification for California consumers of Wyeth’s hormone therapy drugs (see Krueger v. Wyeth, Inc., Case No. 3:03-cv-02496-JAH-MDD). Before entering private practice in 2008, Breean clerked for Associate Justice Donald Corbin, of the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Ms. Walas is licensed to practice in the State of Arkansas, the State of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.
Ms. Walas has a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Cornell University and she earned her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2005. While in law school, she was a member of the Moot Court Board and, in her third year, served as the Board’s Financial Director. In addition, Ms. Walas was an articles editor for the Human Rights Quarterly and participated in a number of other student organizations. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Walas received the honor of being selected for membership in the Order of Barristers.
Ms. Walas is active in the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. In 2013, Ms. Walas received the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association President's Award.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time at the lake, running marathons, and serving on the Executive Board of the Greater Little Rock Rugby Club, where she coached the Little Rock Women’s rugby team for several years.