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Leading Little Rock criminal defense lawyer

Jeff Rosenzweig has been championing the rights of the accused since 1977 and has accumulated a long list of accomplishments in criminal defense, civil rights, election law and attorney contempt and ethics matters.

His high-profile criminal cases have included advocating on behalf of Jessie Misskelley, one of the West Memphis Three teens convicted of brutally murdering three eight-year-old boys in 1993 and released in 2011 after the discovery of new DNA evidence; providing post-conviction representation to former Governor Jim Guy Tucker, who was convicted in the Whitewater tax conspiracy; and representing Gary Dunn, who was charged with the beating death of an Arkansas Tech student but was released in 2011 after two hung jury trials.

Recognized accomplishments

Attorney Rosenzweig’s efforts have earned him significant recognition. He is listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, was named one of the Top 50 Arkansas Mid-South Super Lawyers in 2011, has been included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America and was honored twice by the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as the Champion of Justice — an award that is now named after Attorney Rosenzweig.

He has been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for 20 years. The AV rating is the highest awarded and denotes superlative ethical standards and legal ability.

Practice areas


  • 1977, Arkansas
  • 1978, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • 1985, U.S. Supreme Court

Law school

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University


  • Arkansas Bar Association (Chair, Criminal Law Section, 1991 – 1992; Member, House of Delegates, 1990 – 1994)
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President, 1989 – 1991; Board Member, 1999 – 2005)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Co-Chair, Habeas Corpus Committee, 1989 – 1990)


  • Author, “The Crisis in Indigent Defense: An Arkansas Commentary,” 44 Arkansas Law Review 409, 1991
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, 1991 – 1995
  • Member, Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Practice, 1997 – 2003
  • Chairman, Arkansas Capital Resource Center, 1994 – 1997
  • Author, “TSW #33,” May 12, 2012


  • Duncan v. State, 726 S.W.2d 653 (1987), 831 S.W.2d 115 (1992)
  • Pickens v. State, 730 S.W.2d 230 (1987)
  • Clayborn v. State, 647 S.W.2d 433 (1983)
  • Atkinson v. Lofton, 842 S.W. 425 (1992)
  • Reeves v. State, 339 Ark. 304, 5 S.W.3d 41 (1999)
  • Stte v. Robbins, 339 Ark. 379, 5 S.W.3d 51 (1999)
  • Allen v. Rutledge, 355 Ark. 392, 139 S.W. 3e 491 (2003)
  • Sanders v. State, 352 Ark. 16, 98 S.W.3d 35 (2003).

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