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WLJ has a rich history serving public boards and commissions, and municipal utilities.

From environmental issues to public financing to legislative activity, our team is well-versed in working with local government and municipal agencies on a wide range of matters.

59 years of experience

Years of experience serving public boards and commissions.

40 + attorneys

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Knowing our way around the maze of local, state and federal bureaucracy has made us a valuable ally to our clients.

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Erika Ross Gee

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Erika is an experienced government relations attorney, with contacts and experience throughout Arkansas state government. She regularly represents clients with issues before the Arkansas Pharmacy Board and has developed a specialty in medical marijuana.

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Michael O. Parker

Of Counsel

Little Rock, AR

For most of five decades, Mike has been advising clients of all sizes in a broad range of tax-related areas, including trusts and estates, pension and employee benefits, industrial development bonds, business organizations and reorganizations, and business sales and acquisitions, to name a few.

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Attorney N. M. Norton

N. M. Norton

Partner

Little Rock, AR

N.M. Norton has a commercial litigation practice, including matters under the Arkansas Franchise Practices Act and Deceptive Trade Practices Act and primarily focusing in the areas of governmental litigation, intellectual property, public utilities and administrative and regulatory matters.

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John William Spivey III

Of Counsel

Little Rock, AR

Bill is widely acknowledged to be one of the premier finance and commercial real estate attorneys in Arkansas. He also finds time to devote his energies to various community activities, including Methodist Family Health, Camp Aldersgate and the Mabelvale Youth Association.

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Attorney John D. Davis

John D. Davis

Of Counsel

Little Rock, AR

John’s background as a construction project manager and business owner provides him with first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by employers and human resource professionals.

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Attorney Justin T. Allen

Justin T. Allen

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Justin Allen leads the firm’s Government Relations practice group and assists clients in working with state and local government on matters of policy, regulation and legislation.

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J. Mark Davis

Of Counsel

Little Rock, AR

J. Mark Davis has a commercial litigation and administrative law practice, focusing in the areas of telecommunications, water, electric and professional licensure matters, commercial loan transactions and litigation, real estate and bankruptcy.

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Attorney Walter McSpadden

Walter McSpadden

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Walter has more than 35 years of experience in public finance transactions, including municipal bonds, tax-exempt leases, and energy savings contracts and leases. He represented the developer of the first utility scale solar project in Arkansas, and has continued to represent developers/owners/operators of renewable energy facilities across the state. In addition, Walter has more than three decades of experience in commercial lending, representing financial institutions and borrowers in a wide variety of transactions.

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Wright Lindsey Jennings offers sophisticated representation and general counsel services to several local government boards and commissions on a wide range of matters encompassing the Freedom of Information Act, constitutional law and civil rights issues, elections law, labor and employment law covering grievances and due process terminations, real estate, eminent domain proceedings, free speech issues, bidding and contract matters, law enforcement issues, municipal bonds, public finance and leasing. In addition, we have extensive knowledge of environmental law, as well as water and wastewater issues.

We represent clients before state and local governments with respect to a variety of topics, ranging from site-specific concerns to broader issues. When requested by clients, our attorneys can monitor legislative activity to quickly address legislative or regulatory matters as they arise.

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