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Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.

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500 President Clinton Avenue, Suite 200
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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Fort Smith, Northwest Arkansas

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Personal Background

PRACTICE AREAS: Labor and Employment. Mr. Cross' Practice includes work before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wage & Hour and OFCCP Divisions of the Department of Labor, as well as related Federal and State Court Litigation. Experience includes Collective Bargaining, Arbitration, Advising Management Regarding Maintenance of a Non-Union and Non-Discriminatory Workplace, Supervisory Training, Development of Personnel Systems and the preparation of Affirmative Action Plans.

BIOGRAPHY: Delta Theta Phi. Chairman of the National Legislative Committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors of America; The Arkansas Board of Directors for the Associated Builders and Contractors of America; President, Notre Dame Club of Arkansas; Member, The Arkansas Hospitality Association; Board of Directors, Boy Scouts, Quapaw Area Council; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County; Executive Committee and Member of the Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Arkansas; Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member, Museum of Discovery.

PUBLICATIONS: Chapter Editor (supplement), Elkouri & Elkouri, How Arbitration Works; published various other articles in Labor and Human Resource Trade Journals.

LISTED IN: Corporate Counsel magazine, Best Lawyers - Labor & Employment; Chambers USA American Leading Lawyers for Business; Best Lawyers in America (Labor and Employment Law) (1997-2009); Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2009) International Directory of Distinguished Leadership; Who's Who is America; Who's Who in American Law; Who's Who in Legal Eagles; Who's Who in the South and Southwest; Who's Who in the United States; International Who's Who of Professionals; Who's Who Legal USA -Management Labour & Employment; Life Member of the National Registry of Who's Who.

Firm Background

The law firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., (CGWG) represents union and non-union companies, locally, regionally and nationally, in almost every industry.  We help our clients fulfill their objectives of building successful and constructive employee relations. Our innovative approaches notify (or update) managers about critical issues and allow them to guide their businesses through the challenging times of constantly changing labor and employment laws.  

With over 350 cumulative years of legal expertise and practical hands-on knowledge representing management in various industries, including manufacturing, municipalities, construction, transportation and healthcare, you will find us a group dedicated to outstanding service and skillful guidance to its clients. CGWG was officially established in 1997, although the majority of Directors have been working together much longer. CGWG attorneys practice from three offices in Arkansas: Little Rock, Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas. 

Preventive law strategies and exceptional educational programs distinguish CGWG from other Arkansas firms. CGWG attorneys offer customized training programs that help companies to control costs and concentrate on achieving their core business goals.  Despite this emphasis on education and prevention, claims and lawsuits still occur.  When they do, CGWG has an entire firm of experienced litigators, supported by associate attorneys and paralegals, to successfully defend any type of employment or labor discrimination case. 

Our philosophy extends beyond the boardroom and the courtroom. We truly believe that the firm should practice good stewardship and give back to the community by promoting civic and charitable donations of time, talent and money.  CGWG's philosophy has garnered praise from legal entities, clients and objective third parties. In 2008, CGWG was named Arkansas Business of the Year in the Category II (26 to 75 employees) division.  CGWG is the first law firm in the 20-year history of the Business of the Year award to receive this honor. 

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CGWG is well-recognized for its representation of client companies in labor law and employment defense related matters.  Our expertise and advice helps clients take preventive measures before lawsuits occur.  Over the past thirteen years, our practice areas have expanded to fit the needs of our clients, including: 

  • Labor law and employment defense litigation
  • Employment-related immigration issues
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Healthcare law
  • Construction law
  • Products liability
  • Corporate and business law
  • Civil litigation
  • Transportation law
  • Insurance defense