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

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500 President Clinton Avenue, Suite 200
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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Fort Smith, Northwest Arkansas

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Personal Background

J. Bruce Cross is a director in the firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. in Little Rock, Arkansas, who practices in the areas of labor and employment defense law.    Bruce is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers of the American Bar Association.  He was also named Lawyer of the Year in Little Rock in Labor Law – Management in 2014.  Bruce is also listed as a Leading Lawyer in Labor and Employment in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law; Mid-South Super Lawyers and the Top 50 Arkansas Mid-South Super Lawyers. Bruce received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law.  Bruce’s practice includes work before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wage & Hour and OFCCP Divisions of the Department of Labor, as well as related federal and state court litigation.  

Firm Background

The law firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., (CGWG) represents union and non-union companies, locally, regionally and nationally, in almost every industry.  We help our clients fulfill their objectives of building successful and constructive employee relations. Our innovative approaches notify (or update) managers about critical issues and allow them to guide their businesses through the challenging times of constantly changing labor and employment laws.  

With over 350 cumulative years of legal expertise and practical hands-on knowledge representing management in various industries, including manufacturing, municipalities, construction, transportation and healthcare, you will find us a group dedicated to outstanding service and skillful guidance to its clients. CGWG was officially established in 1997, although the majority of Directors have been working together much longer. CGWG attorneys practice from three offices in Arkansas: Little Rock, Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas. 

Preventive law strategies and exceptional educational programs distinguish CGWG from other Arkansas firms. CGWG attorneys offer customized training programs that help companies to control costs and concentrate on achieving their core business goals.  Despite this emphasis on education and prevention, claims and lawsuits still occur.  When they do, CGWG has an entire firm of experienced litigators, supported by associate attorneys and paralegals, to successfully defend any type of employment or labor discrimination case. 

Our philosophy extends beyond the boardroom and the courtroom. We truly believe that the firm should practice good stewardship and give back to the community by promoting civic and charitable donations of time, talent and money.  CGWG's philosophy has garnered praise from legal entities, clients and objective third parties. In 2008, CGWG was named Arkansas Business of the Year in the Category II (26 to 75 employees) division.  CGWG is the first law firm in the 20-year history of the Business of the Year award to receive this honor. 

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CGWG is well-recognized for its representation of client companies in labor law and employment defense related matters.  Our expertise and advice helps clients take preventive measures before lawsuits occur.  Over the past thirteen years, our practice areas have expanded to fit the needs of our clients, including: 

  • Labor law and employment defense litigation
  • Employment-related immigration issues
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Healthcare law
  • Construction law
  • Products liability
  • Corporate and business law
  • Civil litigation
  • Transportation law
  • Insurance defense