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J. Northen


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

500 President Clinton Avenue, Suite 200

Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone: (501) 371-9999


GREGORY J. NORTHEN  practices primarily in labor and employment, wage and hour, public housing matters, and civil and business litigation. Greg’s litigation experience includes practicing before federal and state courts in Arkansas, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and various federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division and Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. He also assists clients with drafting and implementing up-to-date forms, policies, procedures and training for various labor and employment issues. Greg also currently serves on the CGWG Executive Committee and is frequent presenter on a wide array of personnel issues facing businesses, including wage compliance, supervisor training, discipline issues, and pandemic preparedness.


After serving as the District Representative for Arkansas and Oklahoma to the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Council, Greg is currently serving as Delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.  Greg has also previously served on the ABA YLD’s Labor & Employment Committee.  Greg currently serves as the Chair-Elect for the State Council of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Arkansas. He also served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Maumelle Chamber of Commerce in 2018. Greg has been named a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers each year since 2014 and was included in the 2021 and 2022 editions of Best Lawyers in America in multiple practice areas. He is a graduate of Harding University and the University of Arkansas School of Law.



Arkansas, 2004

United States District Courts, Eastern & Western Divisions of Arkansas

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2011

Harding University, B.S. Public Administration, magna cum laude, 2007



Arkansas Bar Association
- Personnel Committee, 2014-2021
- Governance Committee, 2016-2019
- Chair, Young Lawyers Section, 2016-2017
American Bar Association
- Delegate to the House of Delegates
- District Representative, 2017-2019
- Vice-Chair, Section of Employment Law, 2017-2018
Associated Builders and Contractors of Arkansas
- State Board Chair-Elect, 2021
- Former Chair, Central Council, 2017



Best Lawyers in America 2021

- Employment Law/Management

- Labor Law/Management

- Litigation/Labor and Employment

- Municipal Law

Best Lawyers in America 2021

- Employment Law/Management

- Labor Law/Management

- Litigation/Labor and Employment

Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2014-2020

Maumelle Chamber of Commerce

- Board of Directors, 2014-2017

- President, 2017

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future

University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., Journal of Food Law and Policy

- Note & Comment Editor