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Firm Profile

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

Firm Profile

Little Rock

  • Profile
  • 425 West Capitol Avenue
  • Suite 1800
  • Little Rock
  • Arkansas
  • USA
  • AR 72201-3525
  • Tel: +1 501 688 8800
  • Fax: +1 501 688 8807
  • Email: Contact Us

Firm profile submitted by Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

Managing Partner: R.T. Beard, III
Number of partners: 58 Number of lawyers: 35 Total lawyers: 93
Languages: English, Spanish

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. has been a trusted advisor for more than 60. The firm is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic counsel to clients in areas of business, litigation and regulated entities matters. The firm’s mission is to provide value by delivering experienced, creative, practical and timely advice that assists valued clients in achieving their goals. With decades of diverse professional experience and extensive relationships, the firm offers clients comprehensive legal services to help navigate today’s complex business climate.

PRACTICE AREASBankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor RightsBusiness Complex Commercial Litigation Cybersecurity, Privacy, & Data Protection Energy & Utility Insurance Defense Labor & Employment Mergers & Acquisitions Municipal & Public FinanceReal Estate Trust & Estates

Banking Services:

Mitchell Williams is an established leader in Arkansas banking legislation and the areas of lending, regulatory issues, insurance and securities, and plans of exchange. The experienced team of lawyers represent domestic and foreign banks, bank holding companies, leasing companies, finance companies, financial institutions, and corporate, government, institutional, individual and financial intermediary borrowers. The team also lawyers advise corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions and securities matters.

Environment & Natural Resources:
The firm has wealth of experience in environmental law assisting clients with understanding, identifying, and resolving potential and current environmental issues. The team of lawyers have litigation, transactional, regulatory and legislative experience in all major environmental fields. Lawyers represent trade associations, local governmental bodies, transportation, conventional and alternative energy generation and distribution, petroleum marketing exploration, development chemical manufacturing, cement manufacturing, telecommunication services, consumer products, forest products, agribusiness and banking and finance.

Government Relations:
The government relations team of lawyers have over 100 years of government relations experience offering a unique combination of regulatory knowledge with skilled understanding of the political process. The practice is combined of lawyers with Congressional, White House, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Special Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court, State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator, and Chairman, Vice Chairman and members of various State Boards and Commissions experience. They are noted as one of the leading government relations firms in the state of Arkansas representing public and private companies from Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, utilities, universities to other entities.

Health Care:
The health care team of lawyers work with hospitals, health care systems, nursing homes, physician’s practices, health exchanges and others to provide guidance in navigating the highly regulated health care industry. The multi-disciplinary team draws on a broad range of legal, business and health care industry experience to counsel clients on matters of health care technology and privacy, insurance, fraud and abuse claims, labor and Employment matters, real estate transactions, and corporate transactions including sales and acquisitions.

Insurance Regulatory:
Mitchell Williams has one of the preeminent insurance regulatory law practices in the United States. The experienced team of lawyers include former state insurance regulators, former in-house counsel and legal professionals whose practice is dedicated solely to insurance regulatory matters representing clients in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The team understands the insurance industry from a business and legal perspective encompassing state insurance regulation, from market conduct compliance and regulation of intermediaries to insurance holding company systems regulation and regulation of captive insurers, for all types of insurance entities. Lawyers often work as outside general counsel to clients, providing legal advice and counsel on insurance corporate and regulatory matters.

Investigations & Corporate Compliance:
The investigations and corporate compliance team of lawyers have the experience to handle both the initial and collateral consequences of government investigations including pre-investigation prevention and mitigation, internal investigations or defence of a government investigation, or resolution through settlement or trial. The team comprises former federal prosecutors and enforcement officials skilled in conducting investigations in a variety of business contexts and works proactively with clients to develop and deploy corporate policies and business practices which will ensure that potential problems are detected and corrected early.

The Mitchell Williams litigation team of lawyers represent business clients in complex litigation involving disputes with other businesses, government entities, or groups of individuals, each of which necessarily involves an understanding of both the business issue and the industry of the client. The firm counsels companies in diverse industry sectors and has extensive experience in trial and arbitration along with class action expertise.

Products Liability & Mass Tort:
Attorneys at Mitchell Williams have helped clients defend against the risk of substantial financial exposure that comes with product liability and mass tort cases. The nationally recognized team of litigators includes four attorneys that are Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers, three members are part of the International Association of Defense Counsel; and one is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. With decades of trial experience, the team of attorneys are trusted advocates who serve as national, regional, and local counsel to clients in all industries. They have served as litigation and trial counsel to medical and pharmaceutical companies and have acted as lead local counsel on national trials. The lawyers have experience with all aspects of drug and medical device litigation including expert development, document discovery, witness prep for depositions, regulatory matters, marketing and sales reps, legal briefing and Daubert work.

Mitchell Williams offers comprehensive legal counsel to taxpayers in all aspects of local, state and federal taxation. Lawyers work with clients in Arkansas to provide solutions to complex tax issues through a combination of tax knowledge and an understanding of the clients’ business needs. Org


  • 425 West Capitol Avenue,
  • Suite 1800,
  • Little Rock,
  • Arkansas
  • USA
  • AR 72201-3525
  • Tel +1 501 688 8800
  • Fax +1 501 688 8807
  • Email : [email protected]
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