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super lawyers brianAttorney Brian A. Vandiver is a Partner with the firm and primarily represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.

Brian routinely advises management in labor and employment compliance and litigation, in areas such as employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation (e.g., Title VII, ADA, ADEA, Arkansas Civil Rights Act), wage and hour (e.g., FLSA and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act), Arkansas common law (e.g., at-will doctrine/wrongful termination, negligent hiring/retention, defamation, outrage, invasion of privacy), employment contracts and separation agreements, unfair competition (e.g., non-compete agreements and trade secret misappropriation), Arkansas unemployment benefit claims, ERISA litigation, medical and military leave (e.g., FMLA and USSERA), and affirmative action (e.g., OFCCP).

Brian also represents clients in various legislative, public policy, and constitutional law matters, in areas such as labor and employment, freedom of speech, free exercise of religion and RFRA, right to bear arms, due process, right to jury trial/civil justice reform, and separation of powers.

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Practice Highlights

  • Arkansas state and federal courts, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit, 2003
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Stephen M. Reasoner
  • Best Lawyers in America, Labor & Employment, 2008 -present
  • MidSouth Super Lawyers, Labor & Employment, 2009 – present
  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, 2013 – present
  • UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, past adjunct faculty member (Employment, Employment Discrimination, Disability)

Professional History

  • Federal Bar Association (Employment Section)
  • DRI (Employment Committee)
  • The Federalist Society
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association (Board of Governors, Governance Committee, Mock Trial Committee, Labor & Employment Section)
  • Special Olympics Arkansas, Board of Directors
  • Salvation Army of Central Arkansas, Advisory Board


  • J.D., UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., Hendrix College, 1997
  • Arkansas Bar Association Golden Gavel, 2005
  • Arkansas Business 40 Under 40, 2010
  • Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Arkansas Class VII (2012-13)
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Arkansas State Advisory Committee
Contact Information

8201 Cantrell Rd., Suite 230

Little Rock, Arkansas 72227

Phone: (501) 954-8073