David Clay Fowlkes Named U.S. Attorney for the Western District

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David Clay Fowlkes will serve as acting United States attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

He succeeds Duane “Dak” Kees, who resigned on Jan. 17.

Fowlkes previously served the office as first assistant U.S. attorney, and he supervised the Criminal and Civil Divisions. He has been an assistant U.S. attorney since December 2007.

He also previously served as the coordinator for the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Unit of the USAO, and as criminal chief and senior litigation counsel. 

Fowlkes received the Executive Office of the United States Attorney Director’s Award for Outstanding Litigation Team in 2011 and the Executive Office of the United States Attorney Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance by an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division in 2014. 

Prior to joining the USAO, he was a deputy prosecuting attorney for Benton County for four years.

Born in Harrison, Fowlkes is a graduate of Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas School of Law.