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2021 Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch Announced

Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., is well represented in the newest edition of Best Lawyers in America®, which was released to the public today. With 15 attorneys included across multiple practice areas and designations, CGWG is one of the most prominently-featured Arkansas law firms on this prestigious list.

The core mission of Best Lawyers in America® is to highlight top legal talent in the country as recognized by a cross-section of peers in the legal community. Named to this year’s Best Lawyers in America® are 13 CGWG attorneys:

Steve Bingham (Appellate Practice, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Insurance, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)

Misty Wilson Borkowski (Appellate Practice, Employment Law - Management, Immigration Law)

J. Bruce Cross (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment)

Missy McJunkins Duke (Employment Law – Management, Immigration Law, Litigation - Labor and Employment, and Litigation – Municipal)

Bonnie Johnson (Employment Law – Management)

Laura Dyer Johnson (Business Organizations)

Philip E. Kaplan (Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Civil Rights Law, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, First Amendment Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - First Amendment, Litigation - Health Care, Litigation - Labor and Employment)

Cindy W. Kolb (Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Insurance, Litigation - Labor and Employment)

Abtin Mehdizadegan (Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment)

Greg Northen (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment)

Richard A. Roderick (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management)

Amber Wilson Bagley (Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Health Care Law, Litigation - Health Care, Municipal Law)

Carolyn B. Witherspoon (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Municipal Law)

In addition, CGWG is proud to have two attorneys named as Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®. The “Ones to Watch” designation is given to attorneys who are early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Included are:

Caitlin Campbell (Civil Rights, Immigration Law, Labor and Employment Law – Management)

Nicholas C.R. Williams (Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Labor and Employment Law – Management)

At CGWG, we are dedicated to employment defense and the representation of management. We serve our clients in a variety of specialty practice areas designed to help them achieve effective and constructive employee relations while successfully navigating ever-changing labor and employment laws. Preventive law strategies and exceptional educational programs are hallmarks of CGWG’s services. We offer customized training programs to help employers minimize legal exposure, including sessions designed specifically for human resources professionals covering such topics as harassment prevention, navigating COVID-19, medical marijuana in the workplace, and discipline.