When you are seeking the services of a nationally recognized law firm, you have every right to expect an extra measure of expertise, competence and professionalism. But when that firm traces its roots back almost two centuries, you expect much more.

Rose Law Firm, the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi River, traces its origin to November 1, 1820, before Arkansas statehood, when Robert Crittenden and Chester Ashley entered into an agreement for a “Partnership in the Practice of Law.” This partnership agreement hangs on the wall of the firm’s boardroom as a reminder of our long and storied history.

Our mission is to create long-term value for our clients by providing innovative, personalized legal solutions delivered through our commitment to excellence.

Six of the firm’s former members served on the Arkansas Supreme Court, three as Chief Justice. It remains the only firm in Arkansas that has had as many as six members honored to serve as President of the Arkansas Bar Association. The firm’s former members include a past President of the Little Rock School Board, a past Arkansas State Representative, and the past president of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Former member Hillary Rodham Clinton went on to serve as First Lady of the United States, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Secretary of State.


The present firm membership continues this tradition of public and governmental service and activity in civic and charitable organizations. Present members of the firm include a former United States Bankruptcy Judge; a past President of the National Association of Bond Lawyers; and the recipients of four of the annual Outstanding Lawyer Awards of the Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations.

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We are a full service business law firm that focuses on commercial business transactions, complex commercial litigation, state and federal regulatory and administrative law, real estate and environmental law, estate and trust planning and administration, state and federal tax planning and disputes and international law. Rose Law Firm is the oldest business of any kind in Arkansas, the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi River and one of the oldest law firms in the nation.