Abtin Mehdizadegan,is an Associate at Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has been practicing labor law for over four years and joined the Section in 2013. Abtin’s practice focuses on traditional management-side labor and employment defense. He is active in the Firm’s litigation practice and has represented clients in administrative hearings, in trial settings, and on appeal. When he is not in the courtroom, Abtin advises clients in matters relating to compliance with federal and state employment law, affirmative action obligations for federal contractors, drafting and negotiating various employment agreements, and issues relating to employment-based immigration. Prior to joining the Firm, Abtin attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Prior to law school, Abtin attended the University of Maine.
In 2017, Abtin received the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award from the Pulaski County Bar Association, was named by HR Professionals magazine as a Rising Star in Employment Law, and was honored by Arkansas Business magazine to be named in its 20 in Their 20s: The New Influentials edition.
In his spare time, Abtin serves on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, volunteers with a local great dane rescue, and enjoys doing pro bono work for the Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas. This self-described “loyal” attorney is a great member to get to know.
Favorite Book:"The Stand" by Steven King
Favorite Movie: "The Royal Tenenbaums"
Dream Vacation: Japan
Hidden Talent: Cooking
Midnight Snack: Limes
Favorite Class in Law School: Jurisprudence