Rose Law Firm is one of the largest and oldest law firms in Arkansas. With a full-service practice that focuses on complex commercial transactions, business litigation and sophisticated income and estate tax planning, the firm represents clients both regionally and nationally. The firm’s goal is to provide the best legal advice available at a reasonable and fair cost. The firm works to maintain high legal and ethical standards and a tradition of excellence. Each year, firm attorneys, paralegals and staff donate a significant amount of time to public issues, civic leadership, educational groups and others needing assistance. The firm is based in Little Rock and has a Northwest Arkansas office in Fayetteville.
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November 2021: Rose Law Firm (Arkansas) announced that Shaneen Sloan has joined the firm. Shaneen focuses on estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, tax, business and elder law. She also handles succession planning and real estate matters. Arkansas Business magazine named her to its Best Probate Lawyers list. Shaneen is a Certified Public Accountant with years of experience in the public accounting and tax industry prior to practicing law.
March 2021: Rose Law Firm (Arkansas) announced that Michael Goswami has been named a Member of the firm. Michael has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, Best Lawyers in America to Watch and Arkansas Business magazine’s Influential 20 in Their 20’s. His practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, real estate, corporate governance and complex regulatory and administrative matters.
December 2020: Rose Law Firm (Arkansas) celebrated its 200th anniversary on November 1 with the announcement of a philanthropic initiative to commemorate the milestone. “For two hundred years, Rose Law Firm has been committed to our clients, employees and the communities we serve,” said Robyn Allmendinger, managing member. “In the spirit of gratitude, today, I am pleased to announce our philanthropic initiative in honor of this anniversary, with gifts totaling $200,000 to benefit legal aid and nonprofit organizations in our state.”
February 2020: Peter Kumpe and David Powell have joined Arkansas member Rose Law Firm in of counsel roles. Mr. Kumpe is listed in Best Lawyers under antitrust law, commercial litigation and bet-the-company litigation; in Chambers USA, as a “leader” in general commercial litigation; and in Mid-South Super Lawyers in business litigation, class action/mass torts and antitrust litigation. Mr. Powell is listed in Best Lawyers under commercial litigation, construction law, bet-the-company litigation, franchise law, international arbitration and professional malpractice law; in Chambers USA, as a “leader” in commercial litigation; and in Mid-South Super Lawyers, in business litigation, construction litigation and professional liability defense.
December 2019: Ty Bordenkircher and Joe Hall have joined Arkansas member Rose Law Firm as associates. Mr. Bordenkircher focuses on issues involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Mine Safety and Health Administration and other administrative agencies. He provides occupational safety and health representation, including challenging citations, performing protective OSHA compliance audits and representing clients during agency inspections and investigations. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he also served as note and comment editor for the Arkansas Law Review. Mr. Hall focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. He previously served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Timothy Brooks of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Previously, he practiced law in Fayetteville, including as the federal public defender for the Western District of Arkansas. A Harvard Law School graduate, he served as articles editor of the Harvard Law Review.
August 2019: Nicole Gore has joined Arkansas member Rose Law Firm as an associate. She will focus her practice on individual and corporate state and local taxation. She received her J.D. from Charleston School of Law, where she was student works editor of the Charleston Law Review and vice president of the student bar association. She recently obtained an executive LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University.
July 2019: Arkansas member Rose Law Firm’s Brian Rosenthal was sworn in last month as president of the Arkansas Bar Association. Mr. Rosenthal has served as president-elect, chairman of ABA’s board of governors, its long-range planning committee, its editorial board, Arkansas professional practicum, membership development committee and as chairman of its 2006 annual meeting. His practice includes commercial transactions, real estate and environmental matters. A fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, Mr. Rosenthal graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law.
June 2019: Steve Joiner of Arkansas member Rose Law Firm was named 2019 Attorney of the year by the Pulaski County Volunteers Organization Center for Arkansas Legal Services (VOCALS). Mr. Joiner has donated over 360 hours of pro bono service to low-income clients and has provided financial support to the organization during his years of membership in VOCALS. His practice is focused primarily on general commercial and regulatory law.
September 2018: David Mitchell, Jr., and B.J. Walker of Arkansas member Rose Law Firm have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 Forty & Under Hot List. Selections are based on the top litigators who have proven themselves at a young age to be among the top in the profession. Benchmark noted that Mr. Mitchell is one of the youngest “hot listers” in the country and highlighted his current work defending a multinational oil and gas company that faces a putative nationwide class action relating to allegedly defective piping systems. Mr. Walker focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, catastrophe management, and advising clients regarding compliance with environmental, health, and safety regulations. He has defended multiple national and state class actions and multi-district litigation matters. Also at Rose Law, Andrew Rittenhouse has recently joined the firm. His commercial litigation experience includes representing public and private companies in breach of contract disputes, non-compete and other employment contract disputes, and business torts. His patent experience includes assisting clients with patent prosecution and representing clients in disputes over patent rights. A graduate of the University of Arkansas Law School, he is also currently a First Lieutenant in the Arkansas Army National Guard’s Judge Advocate General Corps, where he serves as trial counsel for the 87th Troop Command Brigade.
August 2018: Reid Murry has joined Arkansas member Rose Law Firm in its Fayetteville office, where he focuses his practice on intellectual property matters and litigating trademark and copyright cases. Mr. Murry graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law and has an LL.M. in intellectual property from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. While at DePaul, he received specialized training in negotiating and licensing intellectual property matters and authored a research paper entitled, “The Future of 3D Printing and Patent Infringement.” He was also presented the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Excellence for the Future Award in the field of entertainment law.
July 2018: Mark Henry of Arkansas member Rose Law Firm will address the Ag Technology and the Law: Advancing American Agriculture conference August 15th and 16th at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The conference is cosponsored by the National Agricultural Law Center, the National Association of Attorneys General and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Among the topics to be featured on the agenda are gene editing, blockchain, global theft of U.S. technology, and pesticide litigation and regulation. The conference offers twelve hours of continuing legal education credit, including two hours of ethics.
June 2018: Victoria Jones has been elected a member of Arkansas member Rose Law Firm. Ms. Jones, who works in the firm’s Little Rock office, advises clients on labor and employment law, regulatory and administrative law, general civil and commercial litigation, and government relations. A graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law, she was named an employment and labor Rising Star in 2016 and 2017 by Mid-South Super Lawyers.
May 2018: Heide Harrell has joined Arkansas member Rose Law Firm as director of marketing and business development, overseeing the strategy and implementation of all communications and marketing for the firm, as well as cultivating new business relationships and exploring additional opportunities to serve existing clients. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Harrell spent nearly eight years working for two of the state’s top advertising agencies and an additional five years at the former Delta Trust & Bank. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications at the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s in applied communication studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Ms. Harrell is Accredited in Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America and is past president of the Arkansas chapter of PRSA.
February 2018: Arkansas member Rose Law Firm has elected Robyn Allmendinger as its first female managing member. She succeeds Craig Lair, who has held the position since 2015, and will now be serving as general counsel to one of the firm’s clients. Ms. Allmendinger graduated from the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law, joining Rose Law Firm immediately thereafter. She is a ranked lawyer in real estate by Chambers USA and is featured in Best Lawyers in America for her work in securities and capital markets.
December 2017: Mark Henry and Adam Hopkins of the Fayetteville law firm Henry Law Firm have joined Arkansas member Rose Law Firm, resulting in the creation of one of the state’s largest legal teams for intellectual property and related litigation, as well as a Rose Law Firm presence in Northwest Arkansas. Mr. Henry is a registered patent attorney and earned an LL.M.in agricultural law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Mr. Hopkins conducts forensic audits of intellectual property licensees and has litigated dozens of cases under the federal Plant Variety Protection Act. He received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law.
November 2017: Brian Rosenthal of Arkansas member Rose Law Firm is the new president-elect designee of the Arkansas Bar Association. He will serve a one-year term as president-elect beginning in June 2018 before assuming the office of president at the association’s 2019 annual meeting. Mr. Rosenthal serves as counsel in commercial transactions, refinancings, real estate and environmental matters, and is an American College of Environmental Lawyers fellow. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri.
September 2017: Three new associates have joined Arkansas member Rose Law Firm. Jack Easterly practices commercial litigation and labor and employment law. He focuses on occupational safety and health compliance. Mr. Easterly graduated from the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Tori Gordon Jones advises clients on economic development and regulatory issues, with an emphasis on environmental, land use and real estate law. Ms. Jones previously served as associate director in the Office of Land Resources at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Madison Throneberry concentrates on civil litigation and intellectual property law. She served as a judicial extern for U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks and was notes and comments editor for the Arkansas Law Review. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law.