Mitchell Williams Attorney Devin Bates Selected for Leadership Greater Little Rock


Bates Joins Class XXXV

October 04, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Attorney Devin Bates has been selected to the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce's annual leadership program, a nine-month course intended for emerging leaders in the state's largest city.

Bates and other members of the Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXV meet monthly for an in-depth session on topics such as the region's economic development, health care, education and criminal justice systems. Over the course of the program, class participants will be confronted with the challenges and opportunities facing the region and introduced to local community business leaders who present as panelists and speakers. Leadership Greater Little Rock sessions run from October to June.

For the past 34 years, the program has selected individuals with leadership potential and has encouraged them to become more knowledgeable about the region and involved in the community. More than 1,700 business leaders have participated in the nine-month course since its inception.

Bates is engaged in an active litigation practice in Arkansas as well as in other states, including work done in multidistrict litigation and complex commercial cases. He has experience in business litigation, products-liability cases, education law, and appellate advocacy. Before joining the firm, he served as a law clerk for Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes, III. Prior to attending law school, Devin taught math at Lakeside High School in Lake Village, Arkansas, where he served as Dean of Students. He also spent time at a leading pharmaceutical company in its finance division.

About Leadership Greater Little Rock

Leadership Greater Little Rock (LGLR) is a nine-month community leadership program committed to enhancing and connecting leaders from businesses, nonprofits, and government. This unique program has empowered participants with a comprehensive understanding of our region's challenges and opportunities. Each month (October – June), the class meets at a different central Arkansas location to explore topics through expert speakers, panelists, tours and group presentations.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, 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