Little Rock, Ark. (Nov. 19, 2013) – Donna Smith Galchus, a director in the firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. (CGWG), is highlighted in the November issue of Super Lawyers Magazine.
The feature article, “Advisory Role,” explores Galchus’ transition from college-level economics and statistics teaching to the labor and employment arena – a field of law that continues to expand as Arkansas’ economy shifts to accommodate emerging industries outside of the agricultural and rural setting. Galchus recalls, “I can remember one client who had his records out in the shed. We had to clean all the dirt and junk off.”
To read the full article, click here.
In the interview, Galchus explains the preventive nature of her employment law practice and her role in diverting potential lawsuits for clients through proper workplace procedures, including hiring and termination decisions.
Galchus also describes her initial foray into the practice of immigration law in the 1990s, when she quickly became proficient at helping businesses achieve proper documentation for their workers. She predicts that a wave of new businesses will seek help navigating immigration issues as laws continue to change and evolve. “I foresee there are going to be employers who are going to say, ‘I have 10 employees who work for me and I didn’t know their papers were not right, but I want to help them,’” she says.
Galchus was an original founder of CGWG in 1997 and, today, her practice focuses on employment discrimination litigation, wage and hour law, affirmative action compliance and immigration law. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA: America’s Leading Employment Lawyers; Mid-South Super Lawyers; Arkansas Top 50 Super Lawyers and Mid-South Top 50 Women Super Lawyers. Donna is a member of the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers; Pulaski County, Arkansas and American Bar Associations; American Immigration Lawyers Association; Mid-South Immigration Lawyers; Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; Chair Eighth Circuit Credentials Committee; American Employment Law Council; and the Arkansas Bar Foundation. She serves on the Boards of Editors of the treatise on the Fair Labor Standards Act and the treatise on Age Discrimination, and has written and published various articles in Labor and Human Resource Trade Journals. Donna received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri at St. Louis, cum laude; a master’s degree from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; and her J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
At Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. (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 companies minimize legal exposure, including sessions designed specifically for HR professionals covering such topics as health care reform, hiring, sexual harassment and discipline. To learn more, visit www.CGWG.com.
For more information, please contact:
Rickie Smith, CGWG