Rose Law Firm, Smith Hurst, PLC to Merge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 8, 2022) – Rose Law Firm, a full service business law firm with locations in Little Rock and Fayetteville, announced today an agreement to combine with Smith Hurst, PLC of Rogers and jointly operate as Rose Law Firm effective April 1, 2022.

Rose Law Firm managing member David S. Mitchell, Jr. will continue to lead the firm. Smith Hurst, PLC managing partner Rebecca Hurst will join as a member and will be in charge of both Rose Law Firm Northwest Arkansas locations. She will also be a member of the firm’s executive committee. Smith Hurst, PLC founding partner Jim Smith will join as of counsel.

“This is a robust combination of the state’s two most sophisticated business law firms,” said Mitchell. “We are extremely excited to work in unison with these prominent and well-respected attorneys to continue advancing our growth strategy across practice groups and sectors of industry expertise.”

The merger will expand Rose Law Firm’s capabilities in Northwest Arkansas and will bolster the firm’s ability to serve high net worth families and support businesses, large and small, across the state.

“This strategic partnership of complementary practice areas, as well as the shared values of excellence, value, innovation and personalized service make the uniting of our firms a truly historic moment,” said Hurst. “We look forward to being a part of the third century of Rose Law Firm.”

Both firms are deeply committed to pro bono work as well as giving back to the local communities. Most recently, Rose Law Firm celebrated its 200th anniversary with a $200,000 philanthropic initiative to benefit legal aid and nonprofit organizations in the state, which included Arkansas Access to Justice, Center for Arkansas Legal Services, Legal Aid of Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law, Arkansas Bar Association and the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Smith Hurst, PLC attorneys serve on numerous boards and are philanthropically involved with nonprofit organizations such as the Northwest Arkansas Council, the Walton Arts Center Corporate Leadership Council, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and Morgan Nick Foundation.


About Smith Hurst, PLC
Since 2011, Smith Hurst, PLC is a leading business law and private wealth law firm with attorneys serving clients throughout the state, country and internationally. Experienced thought leaders in their areas of practice, Smith Hurst, PLC attorneys are routinely brought in by businesses and individuals to represent them in some of their most important business law-based and transactional matters as well as wealth planning and preservation matters. For more information, please visit

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