Crowder McGaha, LLP strives to protect consumers from businesses and individuals who violate consumer rights. It is our goal to help consumers receive fair and just treatment, whether they have received a loan, bought a car, or have been a victim of fraud. We also help to serve small businesses and individuals in matters of privacy, such as background checks for job applications or rental agreements. We pay close attention to each client we work with and every case we work on. When a business has brushed your rights to the side, we endeavor to treat clients with the respect and care they deserve. Our team of skilled consumer protection attorneys have years of experience working on and winning cases for clients.
Meet Our Attorneys
Fighting for Consumer Rights
William T. Crowder
William T. Crowder is a partner in Crowder McGaha, LLP. Will practices consumer protection law, with an emphasis on class actions and lawsuits against deceptive businesses, telemarketers, debt collectors, car dealers, and abusive creditors and lenders. Will also focuses on issues involving credit reporting, warranties, and student loans.
Will graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2000. He earned his law degree in 2003 from the William H. Bowen, UALR School of Law. He also served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Harry F. Barnes, U.S. District Judge, from 2003-2006.
Will is admitted to the bars of Arkansas, the First, Second, Eighth and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the District Courts of Arkansas, Colorado, and Eastern District of Michigan. Will is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the American Association for Justice, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the Pulaski County Bar Association. Will has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2009-2015.
Will’s practice experience includes litigation and settlement of several complicated cases, including:
Montanez v. Gerber Childrenswear, LLC (C.D. Cal), Case No. CV-09-7420, Children’s Products Class Action.
Rigo v. Kason Industries, Inc. (S.D. Cal), Case No. 11-CV-64, Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Class Action.
Hampton, et al. v. Payless Shoesource (Ark. Cir.), Class Action against marketer of “toning shoes.”
Bug Pro, LLC v. Universal AdCom, LLC, et al., Case No. 4:13cv00646 (E.D. Ark.), violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Farnsworth v. Southern Paramedic Services, Inc., et al., Case No. 4:11cv760 (E.D.Ark.), collective action violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Will was born in Camden, Arkansas, and lives in Little Rock with his wife Jackie and their two sons, William, Jr., and Andrew.
Will is a member of the Arkansas Consumer Protection Bar Association and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services.
Will comes from a long line of Arkansas lawyers. His grandfather Thomas Gaughan and great-grandfather Thomas J. Gaughan were prominent Arkansas attorneys. He also has several cousins who serve the legal profession.
Will has faced and overcome great adversity. Will is a survivor of the air crash of American Airlines Flight 1420 in Little Rock. This event drives his passion for representing individuals harmed by large businesses.
Will is a devoted Razorbacks fan. Will’s late father Randy and Will’s brother Tom were Arkansas Razorback football players. Will devotes his spare time to his family, watching his sons play soccer, compete in swim meets and play golf, and he enjoys spending time at his family’s farm in Camden. Will likes reading, traveling and following politics. Will is a member of the Christ the King Catholic Church.
Corey McGaha grew up in Holland, Arkansas, a small community in Faulkner County. He graduated from Greenbrier High School and then earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Ouachita Baptist University in 1999. Mr. McGaha graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2002.
After law school, Mr. McGaha clerked for the Hon. Harry F. Barnes, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. Upon completion of his clerkship, Mr. McGaha joined a private law firm in Texarkana and assisted the firm in successfully litigating a number of security fraud class actions including:
- In re Brocade Secur. Litig., U.S.D.C., Northern District of California – $160,098,500 securities fraud class action settlement involving the backdating of stock options.
- In re Salomon Analyst Metromedia Litig., U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York – $35,000,000 securities fraud class action settlement involving analyst reports.
- Walker v. Rent-A-Center, Inc., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas – $3.6 million securities fraud class action settlement involving expense accounting.
- McClure, et al, v. AOL Time Warner, Inc., Texas state court – An individual securities fraud action in which the firm’s clients received 100% more than they would have received in a securities fraud class action settlement.
Mr. McGaha also assisted the Firm in representing Taiwanese companies and organizations, including the prominent Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), in its first prosecution of its patent portfolio in the United States.
Mr. McGaha enjoyed a strong local litigation practice, which focused on commercial and real estate litigation that included an $188,000 jury verdict for clients after the Arkansas State Highway Commission condemned a third of their farm.
In 2011, Mr. McGaha joined a private firm in Little Rock, where he prosecuted several class actions and individual cases, including 30 property damage cases in federal and state court for clients in Faulkner County, Arkansas alleging wastewater injection wells caused the Guy-Greenbrier Earthquake Swarm in 2010-2011, which damaged their homes.
In 2015, Corey McGaha opened Crowder McGaha, LLP, with Will Crowder. Mr. McGaha prosecutes cases individually and as class actions in the areas of consumer protection, including representing clients with claims for their personal information being hacked in data breaches, claims against debt collectors, claims involving inaccurate information on their credit reports, claims related to automobile purchases, claims under the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and claims for damages to their homes and land.
In his free time, Mr. McGaha enjoys spending time with Kelly, his wife, and two sons, Max and Silas, hiking and overnight backpacking trips, training for and running marathons, and cheering for the Arkansas Razorbacks, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Chicago Bulls.
Mr. McGaha volunteers by coaching Upward Basketball and Don R. Roberts Elementary basketball teams. The McGahas attend the Church at Rock Creek and are foster parents for the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
Mr. McGaha is admitted to practice in state courts of Arkansas and Texas, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Eighth and Ninth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas, and the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. McGaha is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Arkansas Consumer-Protection Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Pulaski County Bar Association.
- Asset Acceptance, LLC v. Newby, 2014 Ark. 280, 437 S.W.3d 119 (2014)
- Buck v. City of Hope, 2009 Ark. App. 105, 303 S.W.3d 85 (Ark. App. 2009)