Mitchell Williams Announces Ashley Z. Edwards and Lauren Grinder Join Firm


August 29, 2018

LITTLE ROCK–Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard P.L.L.C. announces that attorneys Ashley Z. Edwards and Lauren Grinder have joined the firm.

Ashley Z. Edwards joined the firm as counsel and will work in the business practice group. Edwards advises individual and business clients in all commercial transactions including a variety of real estate, public finance, entity formation, corporate governance and general business matters. She also has experience in taxable and tax-exempt and public and private finance transactions, as well as real estate and project development.

Prior to joining Mitchell Williams, Edwards served as assistant general counsel in real estate for a Fortune 500 company where she primarily negotiated and drafted contracts for the operation, lease, purchase and sale of commercial real estate. She earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from Washington University School of Law, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Hendrix College.

Lauren Grinder joined the firm as a litigation associate after clerking for three years in federal district court for the Honorable J. Leon Holmes. She earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she served as a research and teaching assistant to Professor Robert B Leflar and also served on the editorial board of the Arkansas Law Review. She received Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and journalism from the University of Arkansas.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a 92-attorney corporate law firm that provides strategic and comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit