Meet Ralph

XXXXXX during the Arkansas Democrats' Jefferson-Jackson Dinner 2015 in Little Rock, Arkansas July 18, 2015.  REUTERS/Jacob Slaton

+ Ralph’s Resume

+ Educational Experience

  • Little Rock Central High in 1958
  • University of Arkansas B.S.I.E. in INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING; in 1963
  • University of Arkansas JURIS DOCTORATE in Law(J.D.) in 1966
  • Admitted to the ARKANSAS BAR – Summer 1966
  • New York University MASTER of LAW (L.L.M). IN TAXATION, in 1973)
  • Admitted to the U.S. TAX COURT – 1971
  • Admitted to the U.S. SUPREME COURT – 1988

+ Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk for CARLETON HARRIS, CHIEF JUSTICE, Arkansas Supreme Court, August 1966 – July 1967
  • Assistant Attorney General, STATE OF ARKANSAS, July 1967 – August 1969
  • House Counsel and Financial Planner, DIVERSIFIED FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.,Investment and Financial Planners, 1969 – 1972
  • Executive Director, ARKANSAS TAX REVISION COMMISSION, State of Arkansas, February 1976 – June 1977
  • Active practice since 1973-2015 with RALPH G. BRODIE & ASSOCIATES, LTD.
  • Active practice as “Of Counsel” with ILP Plus since September 2015

+ Special Experience

  • BOARD RECOGNIZED SPECIALIST IN TAX LAW by the Tax Specialization Committee, Arkansas Board of Legal from 1986 when the program began until 2004 when the program was ended by the Arkansas Supreme Court

+ Ralph’s Story

Born in Marshall, Searcy County, Arkansas, Ralph graduated from Little Rock Central High in 1958. He was a member of Central High’s 1956 & 1957 undefeated Tiger Football Teams. An accomplished athlete, Ralph was awarded the National Championship by Sports News Service of Minneapolis 1957. He lettered in Football, Basketball & Track and was awarded a five year full Track scholarship to the University of Arkansas (1958-1963). Ralph was inducted into the Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2002 as well as inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineers in 2005. He co-authored Central in Our Lives: Voices from Little Rock Central High School 1957 – 1959,