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Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C has been a trusted advisor for more than 60 years. As a corporate law firm, we provide strategic counsel to clients in business, litigation, regulated entities and insurance regulatory matters. Our mission is to provide value by delivering experienced, creative, practical and timely advice that assists our valued clients in achieving their goals. Learn More.

About Us

About Us

USA Chambers and Partners 2018 Top Ranked

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Super Lawyers 2017

JD Supra Readers' Choice Top Firm 2018 Badge

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. has been a trusted advisor for more than 60 years. As a corporate law firm, we provide strategic counsel, comprehensive legal services, diverse professional experience and extensive relationships to help our clients in Arkansas and throughout the United States achieve their business goals.

As progressive leaders in the legal community, we work as advocates and partners to help our clients meet the variety of legal needs required to succeed in today’s complex, competitive business environment. The foundation of our success has been, and continues to be, our solid long-term relationships with clients. The terms “partner” and “teamwork” are not clichés at our firm — they are the core of who we are.

Today, the firm employs more than 90 attorneys from four offices in Arkansas and Texas. Many of our lawyers joined the firm with distinguished careers in government, business and law. From working in the public sector as department heads, staff attorneys or general counsel, to various state and federal agencies, to serving as in-house counsel for major local and regional corporations, our attorneys bring the value of firsthand experience to their work.

Mission

Our mission is to provide value by delivering experienced, creative, practical and timely advice that assists our valued clients in achieving their goals.

Recognized

• 40 Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 (Woodward White, Inc.) 

• Six attorneys named 2019 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” (Woodward White, Inc.)

• 22 Attorneys named to 2018 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers and Partners Publishing)

• 2017 Chambers USA - Ranked for Corporate/Commercial, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Environmental and Medical Malpractice Defense, and Real Estate in Arkansas (Chambers and Partners Publishing)

• 2018 JD Supra's Readers' Choice Award as top firm in Energy publishing

ATTORNEYS

Attorney Directory

Alexander, John E.
Associate
Litigation
Rogers
Allgood, Michele Simmons
Member
Business
Little Rock, Jonesboro
Baker, John Keeling
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Bandy, Melissa L.
Member
Business
Little Rock
Barrier, W. Christopher
Of Counsel
Business
Little Rock
Bartley, Sherry P.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Bates, Devin R.
Associate
Litigation
Little Rock
Baxter, Trav
Member
Business
Little Rock
Beard, III R.T.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Bowden, Tracy H.
Counsel
Regulated Business
Austin
Branscum, Katie W.
Associate
Business
Little Rock
Brenner, Benjamin D.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Browning, Jason T.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Browning, Michelle L.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Brunson, Matthew L.
Associate
Litigation
Little Rock
Bryant, John S.
Member
Business
Little Rock
Buford, Jr. C. Douglas
Member
Business
Little Rock
Burner, Burnie
Member
Regulated Business
Austin
Campbell, Rick
Member
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Cliett, Jr. Charles B.
Member
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Cockrell, Craig R.
Member
Business
Rogers
Conklin, Adria W.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Cook, Ken
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Crawford, Bryce G.
Associate
Litigation
Rogers
Crouch, III Courtney C.
Member
Business
Little Rock
DeLargy, Betty
Member
Regulated Business
Austin
DiLizia, Lauren
Associate
Regulated Business
Austin
Dodd, Natalie M.
Associate
Litigation
Rogers
Edwards, Ashley Z.
Counsel
Business
Little Rock
Foster, Doak
Member
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Freeland, Byron L.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Freeman, Karen P.
Member
Litigation
Rogers
Freeman, Lana L.
Counsel
Regulated Business
Austin
Gates, Allan
Member
Business
Little Rock
Gelzine, Joseph W.
Of Counsel
Business
Little Rock
Gill, Ashley L.
Associate
Business
Little Rock
Graves, Kathlyn
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Grimsley, Jill R.
Member
Business
Rogers
Grinder, Lauren
Associate
Litigation
Little Rock
Hamlin, Harold W.
Member
Business
Little Rock
Hargraves, Megan
Member
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Harriman, Jr. Morril Hilton
Counsel
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Heffley, L. Kyle
Member
Litigation
Rogers
Henry, Donald H.
Of Counsel
Litigation
Little Rock
Hill, Martha McKenzie
Counsel
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Hyneman, Ginger
Counsel
Litigation
Jonesboro
Ivester, Hermann
Of Counsel
Business
Little Rock
Jackson, Benjamin D.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Janik, Jr. Anton L.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Johnson, Wendy L.
Member
Litigation
Rogers
Johnston, Margaret A.
Member
Business
Little Rock
Jones, III. M. Samuel
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Koehler, David
Associate
Litigation
Little Rock
Lovell, D. Nicole
Member
Business
Little Rock
MacLennan, Amanda
Member
Regulated Business
Austin
Marchand, Kelly D.
Counsel
Litigation
Little Rock
May, Walter E.
Member
Business
Little Rock
McElroy, Jacob
Associate
Litigation
Rogers
McNulty, Christopher A.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Miller, Lance R.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock, Jonesboro
Miller, Stuart P.
Member
Litigation
Rogers, Little Rock
Monroe, III T. Ark
Member
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Padgett, Rachael
Counsel
Regulated Business
Austin
Parker, Anne S.
Of Counsel
Business
Little Rock
Pierce, Jennifer R.
Member
Business
Little Rock
Pipkin, Brian A.
Member
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Plumlee, Christopher D.
Member
Litigation
Rogers
Pomerantz, Julie M.
Member
Regulated Business
Austin
Provencher, Scott
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Pruitt, Kendra K.
Associate
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Pruitt, Lyn P.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Read, Nathan A.
Counsel
Litigation
Rogers, Little Rock
Rogers, Christopher T.
Member
Business
Rogers
Schallhorn, J. Scott
Member
Business
Little Rock, Jonesboro
Selig, John S.
Of Counsel
Business
Little Rock
Skolnick, Barry G.
Member
Regulated Business
Smith, Derrick W.
Member
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Smith, Stan D.
Member
Business
Little Rock
Sonko, Sainabou M.
Associate
Litigation
Little Rock
Stanton, Mandy L.
Member
Business
Little Rock
Steadman, Zachary T.
Member
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Stone, Clayborne S.
Member
Litigation
Little Rock
Strickland, Stanton
Counsel
Regulated Business
Austin
Talley, Graham C.
Associate
Litigation
Little Rock
Thomas, Jeffrey H.
Member
Regulated Business
Little Rock
Thomas III, Albert J.
Counsel
Litigation
Rogers
Watkins, Larry
Counsel
Business
Little Rock
Way, Mary Catherine
Member
Litigation
Little Rock, Jonesboro
Williams, Richard A.
Of Counsel
Business
Little Rock
Wimpy, Jordan P.
Counsel
Business
Little Rock
Wright, Walter G.
Member
Business
Little Rock

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Practice Areas

News & Alerts

News & Alerts

Mitchell Williams Attorneys Scott Schallhorn, Chris McNulty and Katie Branscum Discuss Agricultural Lending at the Arkansas Bankers Association Mega Conference
September 25, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Attorneys Scott Schallhorn, Chris McNulty and Katie Branscum addressed the Arkansas Bankers Association Mega Conference in Little Rock today on key issues facing agricultural lenders and regional financial professionals.

Mitchell Williams Attorney Mandy Stanton Discusses Necessary Elements in Vendor/Partner Contracts at the Arkansas Bankers Association Mega Conference
September 25, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney Mandy Stanton addressed the Arkansas Bankers Association Mega Conference in Little Rock today on key issues to address when navigating vender/partner contracts. Stanton’s presentation focused on the contract elements, protections, requirements and auditing functions that should be included in any vender/partner contract.

Mitchell Williams Attorneys Lauren DiLizia and Stan Strickland Present at InsureTech ATX
September 24, 2018

AUSTIN – Attorneys Lauren DiLizia and Stan Strickland presented “When InsureTech Meets Regulation” to InsureTech ATX, a group focused on building technology solutions for the insurance industry.

Careers

Careers

For more than 60 years, the success of our law firm has been built on the exceptional talents of our people.  We take pride in our dedication to recruit, develop and retain the best and brightest.

A stable, challenging work environment along with the latest legal resources and technologies are among the many characteristics that make our firm a dynamic place to work. But, our greatest asset is our culture of respect and giving back to the community. We value our friendly, team-oriented work environment and strive to sustain a positive and supportive atmosphere in which success is the norm, rather than an exception.

With these ideals in mind, we recruit hard working, well-rounded individual to work as part of a powerful and cohesive team. We are always looking for motivated individuals with a strong work ethic and service-oriented mindset to join our firm. 

Current job openings:

  • Paralegal – Litigation Department (full time)

To apply, upload a PDF of your cover letter and resume using the link below. List the position title you are applying for in the comment section of the form.

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Take Time To Give

For more than 60 years, the Mitchell Williams team has been giving back to charitable organizations in the communities where we live and work. We believe it is our responsibility to support our attorneys in their leadership roles with organizations that provide charitable, social, educational or cultural enrichment.

In 2004, we demonstrated our commitment by creating the Take Time to Give program to celebrate our firm's 50th anniversary. The program asked every person in the firm to donate 50 hours of their time to improving the community through volunteer service. That year, our firm donated a total of 8,270 volunteer hours of service. 

In 2009, we celebrated our 55th anniversary by choosing a “primary” Take Time To Give charity, awarding $25,000 to the chosen nonprofit organization along with a commitment of volunteer hours, pro bono legal services and exposure in firm marketing materials and advertisements for a year.  Since 2009, the yearly contribution has increased to a $50,000 donation to the annual primary charity or group of charities. 

2018 Applications
This year, Mitchell Williams will select one nonprofit organization in Arkansas and one nonprofit in Texas to benefit from its annual charitable giving program. Organizations that apply for Take Time To Give must have 501(c)3 tax status and must not have been the Take Time To Give primary charity within the past five years. The 2018 Take Time To Give application deadline is November 17, 2017.  Download the application and instructions here.   

Take Time to Give Recipients

2018  Arkansas:   Camp Aldersgate, Horses for Healing, The Center for Exceptional Families
Texas:  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas

2017  Project Zero in Arkansas and Fostering Hope in Austin, Texas

2016  Arkansas Foodbank, NW Arkansas Foodbank, Foodbank of Northeast Arkansas, Capital Area Foodbank of Texas

2015  Arkansas Children's Hospital and Dell Medical Center of Central Texas

2014  Special Olympics

2013  Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas

2012  Reach Out and Read Arkansas

2011  ACCESS Group, Inc.

2010  Our House Shelter

Locations

Locations

Little Rock

Little Rock

425 West Capitol Avenue
Suite 1800
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
P. (501) 688.8800
F. (501) 688.8807
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Austin

Austin

500 W. 5th Street
Suite 1150
Austin, Texas 78701
P. (512) 480.5100
F. (512) 322.0301
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Rogers

Rogers

4206 South J.B. Hunt Drive
Suite 200
Rogers, Arkansas 72758
P. (479) 464.5650
F. (479) 464.5680
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Jonesboro

Jonesboro

100 E. Huntington
Suite C
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
P. (870) 938-6262
F. (870) 938-6280
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