Griffin v. First Nat'l Bank

In Griffin v. First Nat'l Bank, 318 Ark. 848, 888 S.W.2d 306 (1994), the supreme court held that where the parties entered into a written contract that specifically provides for the payment of attorney's fees incurred in the enforcement of the contract, the agreement is enforceable according to its terms, independent of the statutory authorization set forth in Ark. Code Ann. 16-22-308. The court went on to state that the intention of the Griffen decision was to make a clear statement of the law regarding the award of attorney's fees when parties enter into such agreements.