Little Rock attorney WH "Buddy" Sutton is the Easter Seals of Arkansas` Arkansan of the Year. The award recognizes state residents whose work has made a lasting impact on the state`s families and children. The 73-year-old Sutton is a managing partner in the Friday, Eldredge and Clark law firm. Past recipients of the award include former Senators David Pryor and Dale Bumpers, former Governor Frank White, Don Tyson, Governor Mike Huckabee and, separately, his wife Janet Huckabee. Sutton was born in Hope. He has been a trial lawyer for 45 years.