University of Arkansas at Little Rock,
William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D.
Robertson, Oswalt & Associates
1302 Cumberland St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Bonnie Robertson founded her law firm in 2001, immediately after passing the Arkansas Bar Exam.
Very quickly, she understood what it takes to succeed. “The difference between a good family lawyer and other lawyers who simply practice family law is the recognition that our job is not to ‘win.’ Our job is to listen to our clients, counsel them to think and act in a way that serves the ultimate well-being of their children and/or the preservation of their estate, and then fight hard to serve those goals. If your clients know you did those three things throughout representation, you’ll succeed.”
“I don’t love every day of my job. In fact, any family lawyer can relate when I say that some days are extremely difficult, mentally and emotionally. But I’m privileged to work in family law, because I get to truly help people through one of the most traumatic and stressful times of their lives. I have a tremendous role in that part of my client’s life, and I have to do everything in my power to get my client a good resolution.”
Outside of her practice, Bonnie is an adjunct professor at William H. Bowen School of Law. She travels any opportunity she gets, and she loves raising her two amazing teenagers (Ethan and McKenna), and watching her wonderful step-daughter (Alexis) fulfill her own passion in the medical field. Bonnie’s husband, Brian, is her most valuable business partner, always providing balance and insight into the challenges of running a business.
Bonnie is grateful to all of her co-workers, including her law partner (Chris Oswalt) and her office manager (also her mom, Deanna Rust) in helping to maintain a high quality of practice.
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