CGWG was officially established in 1997, although a majority of the Firm’s Directors have been working together much longer. We provide innovative and timely solutions for today’s fast-paced and evolving legal environment. Our extensive client base encompasses a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, health care, retail, transportation, education, banking and finance, hospitality, governmental, state and municipal entities, and many more. CGWG attorneys intertwine decades of legal experience with practical knowledge of business operations to provide effective and economic solutions for our clients.
CGWG is dedicated to outstanding service and skillful guidance. Our clients deserve our undivided attention when we work with them, which is why we practice a team approach to meet client needs. Whether it is answering phones personally, returning phone calls promptly, communicating with the client with candor or thinking creatively about a plan of action, CGWG prides itself on promptly and adeptly responding to client issues.
CGWG attorneys serve our clients from our main office in Little Rock and our Northwest Arkansas office in Springdale. Currently, the firm boasts eleven Directors and four Associates, in addition to one of-counsel member.
Honors and Associations
Chambers USA ranked CGWG the #1 Labor and Employment law firm in the state of Arkansas again in 2017, marking the thirteenth consecutive year the firm has received that honor. Chambers USA also listed three CGWG attorneys among the top-ranked Labor and Employment attorneys in the state.
The Firm has six attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of labor and employment law, immigration law, labor and employment litigation, and insurance litigation. In addition, CGWG Directors M. Stephen Bingham and Richard A. Roderick were named the 2018 Little Rock Lawyers of the Year in the categories of Litigation - Insurance and Labor Law – Management, respectively. CGWG was also ranked as a Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Employment Law – Management, Immigration Law, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment.
Mid-South Super Lawyers named five CGWG attorneys to their list of “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” in 2017, and two CGWG attorneys are included in the list of Top 50 Arkansas Mid-South Super Lawyers.
CGWG is a proud member of the Employment Law Alliance, a network of more than 3,000 attorneys who provide labor and employment counsel in more than 135 countries around the world and in all 50 United States.
At CGWG, we believe that happy staff members work better together and work better for our clients. That is why we support workplace practices that promote healthy work-life balance.
CGWG has garnered national praise from legal entities, clients and objective third parties for its variety of workplace practices. The firm was honored for the sixth consecutive year with the 2017 When Work Works Award (formerly the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility). The award recognizes companies that incorporate flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, recognizes employers of all sizes and types across the country. CGWG is one of only three Arkansas employers honored.
The firm was one of nine national entities to earn the American Psychological Association’s 2012 Best Practice Honor at the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards (PHWA) ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March, 10, 2012. This award honors CGWG for a program or policy that contributes to a psychologically healthy work environment and meets the unique needs of the organization and its employees. In 2011, CGWG was honored with the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award, also in Washington, D.C., after receiving the PHWA from the Arkansas Psychological Association. The national award program recognizes organizations that make a commitment to programs and policies that foster employee health and well-being, while enhancing organizational performance and productivity. CGWG was one of only eight employers from across North America to receive the award in 2011.
The State of Arkansas has recognized CGWG for its successful efforts in balancing the work and family lives of its employees. CGWG was named the inaugural Benchmark Award winner at the 2013 Best Places to Work luncheon, which honors the state’s overall top workplace. The initiative, sponsored by Arkansas Business, recognizes employers throughout the state based on employee engagement, and employee benefits and retention policies, among other criteria. CGWG also received the Ambassador Award at the Governor’s Work-Life Balance Awards in 2011, after earning Gold-level distinction for three consecutive years. The awards recognize companies’ dedication to the creation of a family-friendly work environment and respect for its employees’ lives outside of the office. In addition, CGWG was the first law firm to be named by Arkansas Business as the Arkansas Business of the Year in the Category II (26 to 75 employees) division.
"Of Counsel" Affiliation with Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete
CGWG is proud to maintain an "of counsel" affiliation with Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP.
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. With more than 180 attorneys across 15 states, Constangy is one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the United States.
Constangy offers services including the defense of single and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims; complex wage and hour litigation; workplace safety; affirmative action compliance; workers’ compensation; ERISA and employee benefits; immigration; and labor relations. Constangy represents a wide range of Fortune 500 corporations, small companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country.
Constangy has been named as a top firm for women and minorities by organizations including Law360, the National Law Journal and Vault.com. Many of its attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers & Partners®, Best Lawyers in America® and Martindale Hubbell.
More information about Constangy is available on their website.