Jocelyn A. Stotts
Jocelyn Stotts is a native Arkansan, who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science. She then graduated from The George Washington University School of Law, where she received the J.B. and Maurice Shapiro Public Service Fellowship and the Justice Thurgood Marshall Civil Liberties Award. She is a member of the bars of the State of Arkansas, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
Jocelyn has been practicing law since 2004 and originally practiced with Barry Coplin and Sam Heuer. She left Coplin, Hardy & Stotts, PLLC to form Kamps & Stotts, PLLC in 2014 with her long-time friend David Kamps. She has received the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings Client Distinction Award and has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® for two years.
Jocelyn practices throughout the state of Arkansas. She primarily handles divorce cases involving complex financial litigation and child custody disputes, but she also routinely takes adoption and guardianship cases and handles post-divorce enforcement, child support modification and child custody litigation.
Jocelyn is a certified mediator in domestic relations, and she is also a founding member and a past president of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Arkansas. For more information on the collaborative process, please visit www.collaborativepractice.com and www.collaborativefamilylawyersofarkansas.com.
Jocelyn is a member of the American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She served as the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Arkansas Bar Association in 2008, 2012, and 2016, and she was in the inaugural class of the Leadership Academy of the Arkansas Bar Association. She is also a fellow of the Arkansas Bar Foundation and a barrister in the William Overton Inns of Court.
Jocelyn’s appellate cases include the stepparent adoption case of Fields v. Ausburn, No. CA06-947 (Ark. App. 09/05/2007), the guardianship and grandparent rights cases of Smith v. Thomas, 100 Ark. App. 195, 266 S.W.3d 226 (Ark. App. 2007) and Smith v. Thomas, 373 Ark. 427, 284 S.W.3d 476 (Ark. 2008), the child support and visitation case of Baber v. Baber, 2011 Ark. 40, 378 S.W. 3d 633 (Ark. 2011), and the property division case of Dew v. Dew, 2012 Ark. App. 122, 390 S.W.3d 764 (Ark. App. 2012).