Getting to know Stephen Giles!
Mr. Giles has more than 40 years of experience in the practice of law. He counsels his clients through complex real estate matters, and his clients rely on him for his insight on land use, zoning and development issues.
But why do they rely on Stephen? Because, Stephen spent nearly 17 years as the Deputy City Attorney for the City of Little Rock where he was responsible for trial and appellate litigation as well as land use and real estate transactional matters. He also drafted city ordinances, resolutions and city code provisions for action by city administrative and legislative bodies.
After his 17 years as Deputy City Attorney, Stephen opened his own solo practice, Stephen R. Giles, P.A. When he entered solo private law practice he was retained by Walmart Stores, Inc., as Arkansas Outside Land Use Counsel on hundreds of new stores and store additions spanning over twelve years.
Now, at Dover Dixon Horne, Stephen works with and for local and national clients as well as several Arkansas municipalities, public water and wastewater providers, property owners, and real estate developers seeking legal assistance with land transactions, annexation, zoning, subdivision, condemnation, site plan approval, environmental, and other development permits/entitlements for projects on a state-wide basis.
Even though Stephen has over 40 years of experience in law, he is and always will be a musician at heart. He plays keyboards quite well and performs with several local Arkansas bands.
Q: What led you to a legal career?
A: Starting in elementary school, I have always been comfortable with public speaking. During college I was drawn to the idea of using that interest by becoming an attorney.
Q: What do you like most about being an attorney?
A: Interacting with people to assist in resolving legal matters.
Q: What advice would you give to an aspiring attorney?
A: When forced with challenging issues and situations, keep your head up, think positive and do not hesitate to ask your colleagues for assistance and advice.
Q: What do you think are the biggest challenges facing young lawyers today?
A: Learning to practice law ethically and successfully in an ever-expanding profession. (and finding your niche!)
Q: What is your favorite holiday and why?
A: Christmas, because it brings the whole family together.
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, BA
University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville, JD
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