Brad Karren

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Brad Karren
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Current Court Information:
Arkansas Nineteenth Circuit West
Title:   Judge
Position:   Division 2
Active:   2013-2019
Preceded by:   Jon Comstock
Past position:   Judge, Benton County District Court
Past term:   2009-2012
Past position 2:   Prosecutor, Little Flock
Past term 2:   2000-2002
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Utah
Law School:   University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law, 1991
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Nineteenth Circuit Court West
State:  Arkansas
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  May 22, 2012
Primary vote:  58.2%ApprovedA
Election vote:  ApprovedA

Brad Karren is the Division 2 judge for the Arkansas Nineteenth Circuit West. He was elected to this position in the Arkansas primary election on May 22, 2012, and his term will expire in January 2019.


Karren completed his undergraduate education at the University of Utah. He received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law in 1991.[1][2][3]




Karren ran for Division 2 judge on the Nineteenth Circuit Court West in Arkansas. Karren defeated Judge Mark Fryauf in the primary election on May 22, 2012, receiving 58.22% of the vote.[8]

See also: Arkansas judicial elections, 2012

Judicial philosophy

From Karren's campaign website:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

When I ran for office years ago, my promise was to make the courts accessible, efficient, and responsive to our community. I want to make it easy for well-intentioned, hard-working people to do the right thing....My having sentenced hundreds of abusive men to jail for terroristic threatening or assault against a woman or child, is proof of my no tolerance mentality concerning crimes against women and children....My having required thousands of hours of community service is proof enough that I believe criminals owe and should repay their debt to society. At the same time, however, I provide those defendants who cannot afford to pay their fines and costs with a rational way to pay their debts to society through community service.[1] - Brad Karren

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