Jeanette Hamilton Named Deputy Attorney General

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June 07, 2013

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that he has named Jeanette Hamilton to replace Jay Shue as Deputy Attorney General in the Medicaid Department.

Hamilton is currently a senior assistant attorney general in the office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, where she guides the unit’s civil litigation and enforcement efforts.

“I am excited to have Jeanette as our next Medicaid deputy,” McDaniel said. “She has a decade of experience in fighting Medicaid fraud, and she was a natural choice for her new role. I know that she will continue the quality work the Medicaid Department has done to decrease fraud and help the people of Arkansas.”

Hamilton begins as deputy on July 1. Shue is leaving to become the first Medicaid Inspector General. The Office of Inspector General was created by the Legislature earlier this year. Shue had been Medicaid deputy since 2007.

“By naming Jay as Inspector General, Gov. Beebe selected the best person for the job,” the Attorney General said. “I know Jay has rightly earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues here and across the nation. I will miss Jay’s leadership, but I wish him well in this new and important role.”

Hamilton has worked in the Medicaid department for 10 years. Previously, she was assistant city attorney for the city of North Little Rock and the city of Little Rock, and she has worked as an attorney for the Arkansas Municipal League.

She is actively involved with the William R. Overton Inn of Court and has served as secretary/treasurer of the Arkansas Bar Association.

Hamilton is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law. She also has a bachelor’s degree in music from UALR. She and her husband, Robert Marcum, live in Little Rock. She has three stepsons and one step-grandson.