Colby Qualls



  • Northern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • State of Arkansas
  • Eastern District of Arkansas
  • Western District of Arkansas
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Southern District of Illinois
  • Central District of Illinois
  • Eastern District of Missouri
  • District of Nebraska
  • Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Western District of Oklahoma
  • Western District of Tennessee
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals


Wage & Hour

Colby Qualls practices employment law litigation, primarily regarding the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act but also in the application of various state wage statutes such as the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act. He has experience in cases ranging from misclassification of employees, minimum wage and overtime violations, tip credit violations, and “off-the-clock” violations. Colby’s wage and hour experience dates back to 2020. Prior to his focus in wage and hour litigation, he practiced family law in Arkansas. 

Colby Qualls graduated from the University of Central Arkansas (“UCA”), Summa Cum Laude, in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology. After graduating from UCA, he attended the William H. Bowen School of Law and the Clinton School of Public Service to pursue concurrently a law degree and Master of Public Service. While attending law school, he served on the UA Little Rock Law Review Editorial Board and the Bowen Competition Trial Team, and he earned a Top Paper Award, among other classes, in Employment Law.

In his free time, Colby enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, competing at trivia nights at local restaurants, hosting game nights, and attending plays and musicals.


University of Arkansas at Little Rock– William H. Bowen School of Law, Little Rock, AR

◦ J.D., 2019

University of Arkansas at Little Rock– Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, AR

◦ M.P.S., 2018

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

◦ B.A. Political Science and Sociology, 2015