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Rogers’ City Attorney is responsible for providing legal counsel for the City and is an elected office with a term of 4 years, with the current term expiring in 2016.

*THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR LEGAL SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC.*

• The City Attorney’s office is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor crimes in Rogers District Court. These include DWI, domestic abuse, traffic violations, hot check violations, etc. This office does have county-wide jurisdiction for municipal cases. Additionally, it is the duty of the City Attorney to defend the City in all state and federal cases - this would include lawsuits filed against any City department.

• The City Attorney does not handle felony cases, landlord/tenant issues, or domestic related issues. Please see Benton County’s website for further information.

• The duties also include condemnation for municipal growth. A major function of the City Attorney is to consult with the various City department managers on any matters requiring judicial review.

• The City Attorney is responsible for the preparation of ordinances and resolutions.
 

BEN LIPSCOMB, CITY ATTORNEY
Ben’s career with the City Attorney’s Office began in February of 1991 as a deputy city and prosecuting attorney. He assumed the City Attorney title October 14, 1997. Since then he has been re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010.

CHRIS GRIFFIN, DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY
Chris was deputy city and prosecuting attorney from 2005 to 2008. He was in private practice from 2008 until he came back to the office in August 2011. Chris began his law career as a law clerk with this office in 2003 and 2004, while getting his law degree from University of Arkansas - Fayetteville. He has his undergraduate from LSU in Criminal Justice.

BONNIE BRIDGES, DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY
Bonnie graduated from the University of Tulsa with her law degree in 2005. Thereafter, she joined Jim Lingle in private practice at the Lingle Law Firm in Rogers. In 2008, Bonnie became part of the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. She worked under the authority of Van Stone for 6 years spending 3 of those as the sex crimes prosecutor. Bonnie joined the Rogers City Attorney’s Office in 2014 and is working as a Deputy City Attorney and Prosecuting Attorney. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Arkansas Tech University.

HOT CHECK COLLECTION PROCESS
If you are a Rogers’ citizen who has received a hot check:

• Bring the check to the Rogers City Attorney’s office located within Rogers City Hall.
• You will then be asked to fill out an Affidavit containing some information with respect to the hot check in question.
• A letter will then be sent the writer of the check requiring payment for the check to be made with the City Attorney’s office within ten (10) days.
• In addition to the face amount of the check, the offender must also pay a merchant’s fee of $25.00 as well as a prosecutor’s fee.
• When the check is paid, a restitution payment check will then be issued to you.
• It is important to remember that even if the check is for a very small amount, the $25.00 merchant fee makes collection of all checks worth your time and effort.
• Anyone with questions regarding this procedure should contact Rogers’ City Attorney’s Office at 636-0100 regarding this procedure.
• This service is available free of charge to all citizens of the City of Rogers.

 

301 W. Chestnut google it!
Rogers, Arkansas 72756

Phone: (479) 636-0100
Fax: (479) 631-0091

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
City Attorney Personnel


Ben Lipscomb
City Attorney


Chris Griffin
Deputy City Attorney

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