FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2012
Fort Smith, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of
Arkansas, announced that five new Assistant United States Attorneys were sworn into office in the
Western District by Chief United States District Judge P.K. Holmes this week. The new Assistant
United States Attorneys are: Brandon Carter, Glen Hines, Jonathan Ross, Allison Waldrip, and
United States Attorney Eldridge, commented “We are proud to welcome five outstanding
attorneys into our office. It is truly rewarding to be able to serve the people of the Western District
of Arkansas by pursuing justice as a prosecutor. I am confident that these five individuals will join
those who have been in our office for many years to serve the United States and the people of our
district with distinction.” Background information on the attorneys is as follows:
Brandon Carter – Brandon is from Afton, Oklahoma and has lived in Bella Vista, Arkansas
since 2001. Before joining the Fort Smith office, Brandon attended the University of Arkansas
School of Law and served as a deputy prosecutor in Benton County for seven years.
Glen Hines – Before joining the Fort Smith office, Glen served in several capacities as a
prosecutor and trial judge with the United States Marine Corps. A native of Houston, Texas, Glen
attended the University of Arkansas for both law school and his undergraduate studies.
Jonathan Ross – Jonathan is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas where he also attended
the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. Jonathan joins the Texarkana office after serving as
a deputy prosecutor in Pulaski County for almost 10 years.
Allison Waldrip – A native of Moro, Arkansas, Allison attended the University of Arkansas
where she received her B.A., J.D., and LL.M. Allison joins the Fort Smith office after practicing with
the Jonesboro law firm of Womack, Phelps & McNeill.
Benjamin Wulff – Benjamin joins the Fort Smith office after previously serving as a deputy
prosecutor in Sebastian County and working in civil practice in Fort Smith and Green Forrest.
Simultaneous to his practice in Green Forrest, he also served as city attorney. Benjamin is originally
from Eureka Springs, Arkansas and attended law school at the University of Arkansas.
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