Grayson begins work as District Prosecuting Attorney

Friday, January 31, 2003

Constance Grayson recently began work as the District Prosecuting Attorney and City Attorney for Trumann and Harrisburg. Her office is located on Hwy 463.

Grayson's career includes working for Appalachian Center for Economic Development, Morehead State University, Law firms English, McCaughn and O'Bryan in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Schantz, Schantzman and Aaronson in Miami, Fla.

In 1994, Grayson Law Firm in West Memphis was founded and managed as a general commercial practice. She represented clients in state and federal courts in matters of creditor relations, reorganizations, contracts and general business disputes. Various local and regional groups in lobbying efforts to effect statutory changes in the areas of landlord's rights were represented.

Her civic and professional associations include the Florida Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, past City Attorney for Turrell and Gilmore and City of West Memphis Board of Adjustment.

Grayson said she feels, "people can do a lot more to make a difference at a local level than they can on a national one."

Grayson received her Bachelor of Arts with a major in political science and a minor in business administration from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky. in 1976. She then received a Masters of Arts in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 1977. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky at Lexington in 1983. She was admitted to practice in Florida in 1983 and Arkansas in 1994.

As well as the running the Trumann office, she is keeping the West Memphis office open. Working in the West Memphis office are two other employees and another attorney.

In the Trumann office, Mary Long has stayed on as Hot Check Program Coordinator; Val Price, an attorney from Jonesboro, is joining the team as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and will mainly be handling District Court cases in Trumann and Elaine Small is employed as a paralegal.

After all her professional responsibilities, Grayson enjoys art, sculpting and is learning to paint with watercolors. She enjoys sculpting because it is a "real hands on" activity. She is currently working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Memphis. She is a member of the Crittenden County Arts Council in West Memphis and the Delta Artists Society. Through these organizations, she has been in several plays as an actor and costume and set designer. She is married and has five children.

Grayson is a very charming lady with a full load balancing professional duties and well as artistic passions.

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