OUR STORY

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, healthcare, 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, skillful guidance, and an open line of communication. Our clients deserve our undivided attention, 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 adeptly responding to client issues. Currently, the Firm includes 23 attorneys. The majority of our Directors are women, a rarity in the field of law, but something we're helping to change. 

Chambers USA ranked CGWG a top tier Labor and Employment law firm in the state of Arkansas in 2020, marking the sixteenth consecutive year the firm has received that honor. Chambers USA also listed four CGWG attorneys among the top-ranked Labor and Employment attorneys in the state, and ranked one of our attorneys as a Senior Spokesperson in the area of General Commercial Litigation. The Firm consistently has multiple attorneys ranked in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America in multiple categories, including labor and employment law, immigration law, labor and employment litigation, business organizations, and insurance litigation. 

 

While we're proud of these accolades, we believe our best calling card is YOU; the clients we've served, the relationships we've maintained, and the company we keep: our colleagues and neighbors who demonstrate trust in us with referrals and recommendations.  

We also learned from the best. We dedicate our practice to the late Russell Gunter and Donna Smith Galchus, who made a tremendous impact on the Arkansas legal community and on our Firm. We're proud to carry their names. 
 

 

ABOUT US

OUR EXPERIENCE.

YOUR BENEFIT.

Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, established in 1997, provides 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, healthcare, 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, skillful guidance, and an open line of communication. Our clients deserve our undivided attention, 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 adeptly responding to client issues. Currently, the Firm includes 23 attorneys. The majority of our Directors are women, a rarity in the field of law, but something we're helping to change. 

​Chambers USA ranked CGWG a top tier Labor and Employment law firm in the state of Arkansas in 2020, marking the sixteenth consecutive year the firm has received that honor. Chambers & Partners also listed multiple CGWG attorneys among the top-ranked Labor and Employment attorneys in the state, and ranked one of our attorneys as a Senior Spokesperson in the area of General Commercial Litigation. We consistently have multiple attorneys ranked in Mid-South Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Martindale-Hubbell in multiple categories, including labor and employment law, immigration law, labor and employment litigation, business organizations, insurance litigation, and more.

While we're proud of these accolades, we believe our best calling card is YOU; the clients we've served, the relationships we've maintained, and the company we keep: our colleagues and neighbors who demonstrate trust in us with referrals,  recommendations, and repeat business.

We are proud to carry the names and continue the legacy of two of our late founders, Russell Gunter (1950-2013) and Donna Smith Galchus (1946-2016), who made a tremendous impact on the Arkansas legal community and on our Firm. 

 

WORK/LIFE BALANCE

HAPPY STAFF = HAPPY CLIENTS

At CGWG, we believe that happy staff work better together and work better for our clients. That's why we support workplace practices that promote a 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 multiple times with the 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.

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. 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. CGWG was also  honored with the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award. 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. 

Additional honors include the inaugural Benchmark Award winner from Arkansas Business, the Ambassador Award at the Governor’s Work-Life Balance Awards, and Arkansas Business of the Year Award. 
 

© 2021 by Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.

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