Your Partners in Moving Mountains, From the Ozarks to Pinnacle

The ARlaw approach to the practice of law is a bit uncommon. While many firms see the case, we see the people. Central to our work is meeting each and every person where they feel most comfortable – because everyone matters. It’s people-first priority; it’s what clients deserve. 

When partnering with a law firm, the experience should be all of ours, and we want to share in the partnership together. Our clients are a part of our team, and ARlaw believes in the uncommon notion that attorneys should foster a genuine, accessible experience for the people and communities who trust us to be a part of their journey. 

ARlaw attorneys are experienced in providing guidance and counseling through life’s common hurdles. From debt planning and management, family and relationship changes, to honoring the rights of our elders, we relate and relieve clients of the stress that can come with legal matters such as these, and more.

Prioritizing individuals who need a hand in navigating temporary legal setbacks is driving passion behind ARlaw. With compassion, we endeavor to move our clients to the next chapter in their lives, because a better future is waiting. 

ARlaw is not afraid to take a stand for you, stand firmly with you, and maintain a firm stance on what is fair and right. We can promise this because we are firmly guided – by honesty, compassion, and transparency.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate

Call 479-480-4900 today to arrange your consultation. 

Attorney Vanessa Cash Adams

Vanessa Cash Adams knows Little Rock. Born and raised in the capital city, Vanessa understands the unique needs of her community. Both professionally and personally, she is dedicated to making her hometown a more vibrant place to live for everyone who calls it home.

For nearly 15 years, Vanessa has dedicated her career to helping fellow Arkansans find safety in their financial futures. With a holistic, empathetic approach, Vanessa focuses on more than just solutions; she also educates individuals, families, and business on the benefits of bankruptcy, giving her clients the tools they need to fully enjoy life’s next chapter.

Vanessa completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, where she served as contributing political and government writer to the University’s newspaper, the Arkansas Traveler. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, where she served on the Honor Counsel and as treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta.

Vanessa currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Debtor-Creditor section of the Arkansas Bar Association. She is a member of the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers and the Pulaski County Bar Association. She is licensed to practice in Arkansas state courts and in the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.

Attorney Jon Cigainero

Jon calls Northwest Arkansas home and it’s where he first discovered a drive to help people conquer financial roadblocks and worries. His dedication to practicing bankruptcy law is rooted in the belief that everyone is entitled to a fair quality of life.

A natural problem solver, Jon uses a thoughtful approach when putting his clients on more prosperous paths to financial wellness. Guided by his own experience, he understands firsthand how circumstances and setbacks leading to temporary debt happen. His mission is to explore bankruptcy and debt relief options for his clients that alleviate the stressful situations that we all might experience at some point.

Jon attended college at Baylor University on a scholarship, and after graduating went to work at a John Deere dealership network in Eastern Arkansas as a service manager and agricultural technology consultant. After saving for four years at John Deere, Jon fulfilled his dream of attending law school at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Graduating with honors, he then began his legal career as a law clerk for the University of Arkansas Office of General Counsel and moved to private practice afterwards. Jon’s practice is focused on bankruptcy law, and he is admitted to practice law in Arkansas and Missouri.

Jon enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of helping others through difficult times that are often caused by issues outside of their control.

Attorney Charlie Cunningham

Born, raised, and educated entirely in the Natural State, Charlie’s motivation and drive for Arkansan families is evident in his practice, which he has dedicated to helping individuals and the ones they love most in issues involving family including divorce, child custody and modification, DHS, guardianship, prenuptial agreements, and everything in between. Charlie is known as a zealous advocate for his clients in front of any judge. However, knowing how sensitive family matters can be, he works diligently to assess the needs of individual clients and develop a strategy that achieves their desired outcomes.

Charlie first knew that a career in the courtroom was in the works after winning back-to-back Arkansas state debate championships representing Little Rock Central High School. He then attended the University of Arkansas for his undergraduate education as a double-major in History and German. In law school, also at the University of Arkansas, he won the Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition and received overall best speaker.

After law school, Charlie clerked for the Honorable Waymond Brown at the Arkansas Court of Appeals, then spent several years arguing dependency neglect cases for DHS child protective services. Since he has entered private practice, he has argued in courts across Arkansas in a variety of practice areas including complex divorces, custody, adoption, guardianship, and DHS cases.

Attorney Dustin Duke

For nearly the past twenty years, Dustin Duke has fought for those in his community who need someone in their corner the most. His work as an attorney in non-profit Legal Services instilled in him a passion for helping underserved and marginalized people who deserve fair representation in all legal matters, specifically in Elder Law, Probate, Civil Rights, Landlord-Tenant dispute, and Family Law.

Dustin has spent his legal career helping people in need. He believes in keeping his clients well informed and updated throughout the legal process. Dustin understands that a good line of communication with clients is necessary to ensure that expectations and needs are met. He works to ensure his clients understand their options and are well educated before helping them make decisions with their legal problems, whether that is planning an estate, probating an estate, or helping a loved one planning to pay for nursing home care, or protecting a loved one through a guardianship.

A resident of Little Rock, Dustin’s background in public service has honed his passion for protecting the rights of our community’s vulnerable populations. His motivation and energy for practicing law is to help be a voice for the underrepresented Arkansans he considers neighbors and friends.

Dustin is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Dustin got his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Broadcasting. While in school, Dustin was involved in various student organizations and helped start a student newspaper, The Campus Voice. Dustin is licensed to practice in Arkansas state courts, including Arkansas trial courts, the Arkansas Court of Appeals, and Arkansas Supreme Court. He is also licensed in the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. He represents clients in courtrooms across Arkansas. Dustin is a past recipient of the Arkansas Bar Association’s Equal Justice Distinguished Service Award and the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission’s Champion of Justice Award.

Attorney Katie Freeman

Katie L. Freeman is an ARlaw attorney the Northwest Arkansas office. Inspired by her personal life experiences, she describes her passion for and dedication to family law as a career that “chose” her. Raising a blended family of her own, Katie knows firsthand how to help modern families experiencing difficult dynamic changes thrive.

Focusing on all issues involving the family, which includes divorce, custody, paternity, child support, adoption, and guardianship, her compassion for others in situations similar to ones she has been in, makes her an empathetic partner who provides zealous representation on behalf of her clients. She approaches every person, every problem, and every case as if it were her own.

In college, Katie developed a strong desire to choose a career path that allowed her to assist the vulnerable and those in need and decided to pursue a career in the legal field. After graduating from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville with a degree in Political Science in 2011, she went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2014. Since then, Katie constantly strives to be anything but the stereotypical lawyer. She is licensed to practice in all Arkansas state courts, but she mainly takes cases in Carroll, Benton, Madison, Sebastian and Washington counties. Katie is also a certified attorney ad litem for domestic relations and probate cases and enjoys working with children in this capacity.

Katie has been in private practice for her entire career and has gained experience in the courtroom and built a rapport with the local judges. For contested family law matters, she is the exact attorney clients need – familiar with the law and comfortable in the courtroom. Katie enjoys being able to provide experienced advocacy for her clients and being able to support them through an unfamiliar, sometimes overwhelming, process.

Office Locations

Fayetteville Office
2405 Old Wire Road
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Little Rock Office
415 N McKinley St
Suite 830
Little Rock, AR 72205

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