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.

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Years crafting practical government relations solutions for our clients.

There is no term limit to good counsel.

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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Attorney Walter McSpadden

Walter McSpadden

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Walter has more than three decades of experience guiding clients in the fields of commercial lending and public finance. He regularly represents financial institutions and borrowers in a wide variety of commercial lending transactions. In addition, he has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of public finance, including municipal bonds and tax-exempt leases.

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Attorney John D. Davis

John D. Davis

Partner

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. When he is not working with Mid-South employers, John spends time with his wife and together they enjoy their two young grandchildren and tending to a pecan orchard on a family farm.

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J. Mark Davis

Partner

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 John R. Tisdale

John R. Tisdale

Partner

Little Rock, AR

John has been recognized as a leading Tax Attorney in Arkansas by Chambers USA for more than 13 years. He has served as Canon Chancellor to the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas since 1999.

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John William Spivey III

Partner

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 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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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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Attorney Nathan R. Finch

Nathan R. Finch

Associate

Rogers, AR

Nathan’s banking and finance practice focuses on FinTech integration, and he regularly advises clients on a variety of topics concerning heavily regulated entities. Nathan attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He worked for well over a decade in the hospitality industry, including a stint in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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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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