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Mark Stodola
Attorney, Of Counsel
Mark Stodola - Attorney, Of Counsel
(501) 707-6149

Professional Experience

Mark Stodola concentrates his practice in the areas of government relations, business and regulatory transactions, and real estate. He is a member of the firm's Business and Corporate Law Practice Group and Government Relations and Administrative Law Practice Group. He has served as general counsel to the Little Rock Airport Commission and represented various cities and counties throughout the state. He has provided government relations services to state and national trade organizations and has assisted clients on a variety of legal and regulatory issues, particularly in the technology, telecommunications, transportation, medical and entertainment sectors. From 2006 to 2018, he served as mayor of Little Rock. Prior to that, he served as city attorney of Little Rock for six years and prosecuting attorney for the 6th Judicial District of Arkansas for three terms. Stodola joined the firm in 2019.

Practice Areas

  • Government relations
  • Business and regulatory transactions
  • Real estate

Court Admissions

  • Arkansas state courts
  • Arkansas Supreme Court
  • Federal District Courts of Arkansas
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • Mayor's Council of the Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, member
  • National League of Cities, past president
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors, past member of leadership council
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association member, lecturer
  • National District Attorneys Association, past vice president
  • Arkansas Municipal League member, past president
  • Arkansas City Attorneys Association, past president
  • Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association, past president
  • Arkansas Bar Association, member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, member

Community Involvement

  • Rotary Club of Little Rock, member
  • Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, member
  • Quapaw Quarter Association, member
  • Downtown Little Rock Partnership, member
  • Little Rock Rugby Union, member

Presentations and Thought Leadership

  • Lectured to the Senior Level Russian Procuracy in Moscow and Ekaterinburg, Russia.
  • One of five speakers internationally who were invited to speak to the International College of Judges and Lawyers, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Spoke at several national conferences on the state of the nation's infrastructure, sustainability and the future of work.
  • Has written for a national audience on the future of work.

Noteworthy

  • Received national recognition with the Local Leaders award given by the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps).
  • As mayor of Little Rock, prioritized economics development, city innovation and technology, and public safety as the city's foremost obligations.
  • Also as mayor, partnering with the private sector, the federal government and private foundation grants, spearheaded the revitalization and development of Little Rock's Main Street, where his “Creative Corridor” plan, along with the development of the city's state-of-the-art Technology Park aggregates arts and culture with science and technology.
  • Named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers List in the practice areas of general litigation and government/cities/municipalities.
  • Teaches as an adjunct professor at the Clinton School of Public Service.
  • Previously taught at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Business, and Webster University.
  • Served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice and guest instructor for the FBI and DEA.

Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas
  • B.A. in Journalism and Political Science, University of Iowa
  • Graduate of the Harvard Program of Instruction for Lawyers
  • Graduate of the FBI's National Law Institute
  • Graduate of the National College of District Attorney's Executive Prosecutor Program