Abtin Mehdizadegan

Associate Attorney

Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus

Little Rock

Age: 28

Abtin Mehdizadegan

While taking an ethics course at the William H. Bowen Law School at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Abtin Mehdizadegan was urged to provide 50 hours of pro bono work a year.

The 28-year-old, who grew up in Presque Isle, Maine, took that invitation “very seriously.” His pro bono work has led to winning cases in front of the Arkansas Supreme Court. In 2017, he was named attorney of the year by the Volunteer Organization of the Center for Arkansas Legal Services for a case he took to the state Supreme Court that resulted in new protections for the parental rights of domestic violence victims.

Mehdizadegan graduated from the University of Maine in 2010 with a degree in political science. From there, it was on to law school in Little Rock, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Law Review and one of six students selected to compete on the school’s national trial team.

After graduating in 2013, he joined Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus of Little Rock. His practice areas include complex employment and business litigation.

“I like the counseling aspect of it and helping employers be better places to work,” he said. “There’s always … something fresh and interesting to work on.”