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David Mitchell Jr. on the Legacy of Rose Law Firm

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The son and grandson of Little Rock lawyers, David Mitchell Jr. concentrates his practice in business, financial services and class-action litigation.

He earned a bachelor’s in politics from Washington & Lee University in 2007. His law degree in 2010 is from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he was symposium editor and associate editor of the Arkansas Law Review. He is chairman of the UA School of Law’s Board of Advocates.

After contracting for a few years, the Rose Law Firm has grown its roster of attorneys. Are you still looking for more growth or are you at the size you want to maintain?

We remain open to growth, but only where it furthers our primary goal: providing best-in-class legal service to our clients. We understand the dynamic nature of the legal landscape and the importance of staying proactive in meeting the evolving needs of our clients. Growth allows us to expand our reach, deepen our expertise and better serve our clients’ diverse needs. Moreover, growth enables us to attract top talent, invest in technology and resources and, ultimately, enhance the quality of service we provide. We do not want to grow just for growth’s sake but will continue to look for strategic opportunities to enhance the legal services we provide to our clients. As a recent example, in October of last year, we added 12 attorneys from Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus to expand the strength and depth of our labor and employment practice, and we could not be happier with this addition.

The Rose firm is the oldest continually operated business in Arkansas, although the pandemic disrupted the 200th anniversary plans in 2020. What kind of responsibility do you feel to that legacy?

An enormous one. The Rose Law Firm’s reputation and legacy are built upon the trust and confidence of generations of clients who have relied on us for legal guidance and support, and this history serves as a constant reminder of our commitment to professionalism, integrity and excellence. We feel a profound responsibility to maintain the high standards set by our predecessors and to continue delivering exceptional legal services to our clients. Moreover, we recognize that our firm’s legacy extends beyond the practice of law. We strive to be good stewards of our reputation and contribute positively to the legal profession and society as a whole.

How has artificial intelligence changed the practice of law, generally and at the Rose firm?

We are only beginning to see the tip of the iceberg regarding AI’s impact on the practice of law. Among other things, AI is revolutionizing how lawyers can conduct research, analyze data and manage workflows. We think it is important for us to be at the forefront of the responsible use of these new technologies.

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