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 is responsible for prosecuting
misdemeanor crimes in Rogers District Court. These include
DWI, domestic abuse, traffic violations, hot check
violations, etc. The duties also include condemnation for
municipal growth. 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 federal
cases - this would include lawsuits filed against any City
department. 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.
JIM CLARK, DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY
In November of 1997 Jim became the deputy city and
prosecuting attorney. In 2003, he resigned as the deputy
city and prosecuting attorney. In July of 2004, he became
an alderman until he reclaimed his position as deputy city
and prosecuting attorney in February 2008. Prior to
November 1997, Jim was in private practice since 1984. He
was a journalist, prior to going to law school.
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
HOT CHECK COLLECTION PROCESS
If you are a Rogers’ citizen who has received a hot
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.
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.
addition to the face amount of the check, the offender
must also pay a merchant’s fee of $25.00 as well as a
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
Rogers, Arkansas 72756
Phone: (479) 636-0100
Fax: (479) 631-0091
Hours of Operation
8:00 am – 5:00 pm