Meet our attorney staff

jd 19Jack W. Dickerson – Founder/Emeritus

Jack W. Dickerson founded Dickerson Law Firm, P.A. in January 1991 in a small office in Hot Springs, Arkansas, offering legal services to area citizens in need of debt relief. Since that time, Dickerson Law Firm has grown to be recognized as the leading debt relief law firm in Arkansas by filing more Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy cases than any other law firm in the state. Dickerson Law Firm has helped thousands of Arkansans get a fresh start from debt bondage.

While Dickerson has retired from active practice, his commitment to uphold the highest moral and ethical standards in the practice of law and to provide clients with compassionate and excellent service has been embraced by the firm’s attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. We genuinely care about our clients and understand that seeking debt relief advice may very well be the most difficult thing these individuals have ever done. We know our clients are good, honest, hardworking folks who are going through difficult times and our goal is to treat each one with courtesy, dignity and respect.

ak 19April N. Kersten – Managing Attorney

April N. Kersten serves as the Managing Attorney at Dickerson Law Firm. Kersten worked as a Staff Attorney for the Firm from August 2008 until June of 2013.  Since that time she worked in the Bankruptcy Department of Mackie, Wolf, Zientz & Mann as well as Rainwater Holt & Sexton, P.A.

Kersten’s bankruptcy experience as well as her compassion for clients and her leadership skills made her a prime candidate for the position of Managing Attorney.  Kersten is responsible for the hiring, training, development, monitoring, and disciplining of all bankruptcy attorneys.  She will also set goals for the firm and develop strategic plans for meeting these goals. Kersten will be active in consultations with  new clients as well as managing cases of existing clients.

Kersten is a 2008 Graduate of Leflar School of Law in Fayetteville, AR and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2005 where she graduated cum laude.  She and her husband currently live in Little Rock with their two children.

bp 19Ben D. Perry – Staff Attorney

Ben Perry joined Dickerson Law Firm in May 2015. He is a graduate of the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Ben is currently a member of the Arkansas Bar Association.


sl 19Samantha L. Lambert – Staff Attorney

Samantha Lambert joined Dickerson Law Firm, P.A. in August 2018. She is a graduate of William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock where she graduated cum laude and was a member of 2017-2018 National Trial Competition Team. She received her BA in History from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She received her MA (with merit) in Holocaust Studies from Royal Holloway University of London in the United Kingdom. Samantha is currently a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and The Order of Barristers.