Vice President of Consulting
Tim Leathers joined inVeritas with 39 years of legal and management experience in the public sector, having most recently served as Deputy Director and Commissioner of Revenue in the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA). He began at DFA as a law clerk while attending law school and was also a tax attorney and chief counsel.
Tim served as a loyal and trusted advisor to seven governors and leaders of both parties. He has managed complex legislative and legal issues and the operations of a 2,900-employee agency that is responsible for the management of the State’s human resources, procurement, accounting and revenue to balance the state $20 billion budget. He has written laws and managed a legislative process for the financial and administrative concerns of the executive branch. He represented the State in complicated and high value cases in administrative proceedings and in trial and appellate courts.
Tim received his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Administration degrees from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He taught State and Local Taxation at the UALR Bowen School of Law and Commercial Law at UALR. He is licensed to practice law in Arkansas State Courts, Federal District Court and Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Tim was a JAG Officer in the United States Army Reserves. He served two terms as Chair of the Multistate Tax Commission and Chair of the Attorney Section of the National Association of Tax Administrators. He serves on the Vestry (board) of his church and has been successfully married for forty years.