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Stephen B. Niswanger | Little Rock Litigation Lawyer

Stephen Niswanger Lawyer

Stephen B. Niswanger

Lawsuit & Dispute, Collection, Real Estate, Contract, Construction, Work Outs

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Steve Niswanger is the managing member of the firm and has about 17 years experience in business and general litigation and transactions, with an emphasis in contracts, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, real estate, business torts, partner disputes, trade secrets, and construction. He has been recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the Southeastern U.S. In addition, he received the 2013 Award for Arkansas Corporate Litigation from Corporate International magazine. Mr. Niswanger has spoken at numerous seminars on the topics of collections, construction liens and disputes, and bankruptcy. He is a member of the American, Arkansas, and Pulaski County Bar Associations. He received his B.A. degrees in English and Public Policy from Duke University, cum laude, in 1991; and a J.D. degree with high honors in 1995 from U.A.L.R. Law School, where he was an associate editor of the law journal. He was admitted to practice in Arkansas in 1996. He is an alumnus of Greater Little Rock Leadership and the past Lt. Governor of Division 21 of the Kiwanis International Mo-Ark District. He is the past president of the Downtown Little Rock Kiwanis Club, which supports Camp Pfiefier, a charitable institution dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansas' at-risk 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in Central Arkansas. He also serves on the Board of Youth Home, Inc., which is a charitable institution dedicated to helping Arkansas' most emotionally troubled adolescents and families become healthier contributing members of the community.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I have had a couple of significant appellate decisions in the last few years. In Falcon Steel, Inc. v. J. Russell Flowers, Inc., 635 F.3d 369 (8th Cir. 2011), the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's conclusion that a supplier of steel had a construction lien against the entire project of 4 partially constructed barges. This opinion is significant because it will make it easier for sub-contractors and material suppliers to enforce constructions liens against incomplete projects. In Whitbeck v. Bradford, 2012 Ark. 439, the Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's decision that the doctrine of res judicata applies to settlements and that a confirmation of sale is a final and appealable order. This decision is significant because it confirms old case law concerning settlements and their preclusive effect.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Local knowledge is important to the success of your case. A lawyer who knows the judge and the jury pool will have significant insight about personalities and personal inclinations. This knowledge will allow the lawyer to create better strategies for your case.

Are you involved in your community?
I am involved in the community. I am the past Lt. Governor of Division 21 of the Kiwanis International Mo-Ark District. I am the past president of the Downtown Little Rock Kiwanis Club, which supports Camp Pfiefier, a charitable institution dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansas' at-risk 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in Central Arkansas. I also serve on the Board of Youth Home, Inc., which is a charitable institution dedicated to helping Arkansas' most emotionally troubled adolescents and families become healthier contributing members of the community. Further, I am on the Advisory Board of Partners Against Trafficking Humans (PATH), a non-profit organization dedicated to stopping the trafficking of mainly young women for sex.

Position Organization Location Duration
Owner Niswanger Law Firm PLC 212 Center St., Floor 11, Little Rock, AR March 2005 to the present
Adjunct Professor of Law U.A.L.R. Bowen School of Law Little Rock, AR Fall 2013
Member Williams & Anderson PLC Little Rock, AR 1995-2005
School Degree Major Graduation
U.A.L.R. William Bowen School of Law Juris Doctorate, with high honors N/A 1995
Duke University B.A. English and Public Policy Studies, cum laude 1991
State / Court Date
Arkansas 1996
  • Member of the American, Arkansas, and Pulaski County Bar Associations
  • -Stephen B. Niswanger has been recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the Southeastern U.S. by Goldline Research
    -Stephen B. Niswanger has received the 2013 Award for Arkansas Corporate Litigation from Corporate International magazine.
    -Stephen B. Niswanger is B/V Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mr. Niswanger, the principal of the firm, has been involved in the following reported cases, which we invite you to review: 635 F.3d 369 (8th Cir.); 614 F.3d 780 (8th Cir.); 548 F.3d 638 (8th Cir.); 347 F.3d 1076 (8th Cir.); 371 B.R. 380 (E.D. Ark.); 2012 Ark. 439; 367 Ark. 397; 363 Ark. 167; 355 Ark. 578; 353 Ark. 539; 351 Ark. 637; 347 Ark. 651; 343 Ark. 1; 342 Ark. 655; 342 Ark. 632;  340 Ark. 351; 339 Ark. 322; 332 Ark. 284; 2013 Ark. App. 185; 2011 Ark. App. 267; 2010 Ark App. 473; 99 Ark. App. 424; 80 Ark. App. 30; 76 Ark. App. 505; 69 Ark. App. 257.
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(1991) Bachelor of Arts, Duke University. Verified with DegreeVerify. June 18, 2013
(1996) Licensed as Attorney in Arkansas. Verified with Arkansas Bar Association. June 13, 2013

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212 Center Street
Centre Place Building, 11th Floor
Little Rock, AR 72201

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  • Serving the Little Rock MSA, Central Arkansas, and the surrounding area.

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